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Old 12th January 2008, 12:35 AM   #4
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Zaventem, Belgium
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wouldn't that be increadibly hard to sail? making a simple jibe would require all the strength in ones legs by the looks at the drawing because you have a 'backdrag' of over a meter behin you that needs turning. Though thats not realy the point in formula but still. Also in stronger winds, over 14 knots lets say with a formula sail wouldn't the speed be much lower because of the bigger surface still 'attached' to the water? Also, what i don't really get, is the spine submerged or is it really basicly a floating serenty with a formula on top? Because in that case i really don't see it working ...
also, wasn't jim drake working on a simular project, not with a spine, but with a double planning area, a sort of rsX class type of board. i saw drawings of it on the 2007 website ...
Haiko, AKA crazychemical
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