AC 36 Foiling Monohulls

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  1. OzFred
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    American Magic proto:
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    It's not a prototype, it's NYYC's boat 1.

    A very different hull shape compared to ETNZ. The bow is ugly, but I guess it will start to look beautiful if it wins.
     
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    Wrong: From Merriam Websters Deluxe Dictionary,p1473- "Definition of prototype- " a first full-scale and usually functional form of a new type or design of a construction(like an airplane)" If you're going to nit pik, knowing what your're talking about might help...... I like the bow.
     
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    You're the only one calling it a prototype.

    A prototype is a precursor to a full production version, they aren't built to be used as a production version might. Their purpose is to test aspects of design and construction. This boat could well be the one the NYYC uses in the qualifying events and America's Cup itself, it's a full production version, not a prototype. All boats used in AC events undergo ongoing development and testing until the last race is run. To that extent you might as well call all AC boats (or more broadly all racing boats) prototypes.
     
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    Actually according to Merriam-Webster* (note the hyphen and correct spelling or punctuation), it's "nitpick".Definition of NITPICK https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nitpick

    If you're going to nitpick, knowing what you're (note the correct spelling) talking about might help. :)
     
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