Somebody ask for a fast rowboat?

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by pdw, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. pdw
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    pdw Junior Member

    Well here is the solution....the Moonlaker build by Franz Lipton.
    Seen in Austria last weekend.

    Patrick
     

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  2. marshmat
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    And I thought I had a hard enough time keeping a Windsurfer upright....
     
  3. messabout
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    messabout Senior Member

    In addition to an extraordinary exhibition of skill and daring, I assume that this skipper is also capable of walking on water. He is by all means good at what he is shown to be doing.

    Let me start a friendly argument...That thing looks fasr BUT I'll bet a foiler moth, a 49er, and even an International canoe will blow its doors in. The spectacular rowboat thingy would lose to a Thistle or Lightning on a tight 3 or 4 pin race course. For sure if the weather was flukey and had frequent shifts.
     
  4. wet feet
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    Very spectacular and its nice to see the product of a creative mind in the hands of a capable sailor.I would echo the suggestion that there are faster boats out there,but RS 700's and Musto Skiffs can simply be bought.This projectile is a unique creation and I am glad somebody took the time to create it and extend the spectrum of sailing craft.
     
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  6. lewisboats
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    lewisboats Obsessed Member

    so where does the rowing part come in?
     

  7. messabout
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    messabout Senior Member

    The boat part of this vehicle appears to be a rowing shell that has been decked over. It might hav e been a fours with coxswain in its' former life. I too admire the sense of adventure, departure from the norm and the craftsmanship of the builder.
     
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