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Old Dec 20, 2009, 12:51 PM
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Hi Robert,

I think you would be pretty close to the money if you did design something closer to what you have mentioned.

In the 'Emo" thread i did try to explain why the Australian TS2 design was so successful. It was its ability to hold on to its rigs for much longer upwind and then its further advantage of a lower presented sail that would ensure it was superior downwind as it did not nosedive until everyone was laying flat. It was regarded as a heavy wind boat and seen as a breakthrough design. What was not realised was that the low cockpit and a rig set nearly 2" lower than all the conventional flat decked boats was its real advantage.
Once designers in the UK woke up to this old boats gained a new lease of life with the myth of the superior wide boat quashed.
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