Hugh Welbourns's DSS 25

Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by Doug Lord, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. Doug Lord
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    Doug Lord Flight Ready

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    How do you know it "tripped over its foil"?
     
  2. Paul B

    Paul B Previous Member

    This person "Bolland" is simply a journo, and not a very good one at that. Simply writing the party line of those who have a vested interest is not very good reporting. That article reads like a sales brochure, not journalism.

    By the way, that article is more than a year old. Some of the things written in it have since been dispensed with by none other than the Designer of the system. The magical 27 footer that is talked about in the article has since been excused by the Designer as not the appropriate style for the appendage in question, hence the poor performances shown in the YouTube videos of it sailing.

    The magical 30 footer discussed in the article seems to have since been shown to be slower than the non-foil-equipped sistership.

    I would have bet that a non-foil-equipped version of BBB would be faster than a Magic 25 in all conditions and all points of sail. Who knows if the foil is holding them back, or if there is some other reason for the performances shown to date.
     

  3. Cheesy
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    Cheesy Senior Member

    It looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck......
     
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