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Old Aug 16, 2012, 06:24 PM
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Tippecanoe T50

Someone mentioned the Tippecanoe T50 in an earlier post.
I built hull No.49. Great kit and Will Lesh is a great guy.

I used a carbon fin & rudder, IOM bulb and stayless carbon rigs, kept everything as light as possible.

My T50 is now going through its 3rd incarnation. Fundamentally the boat is too light, its a rocket downwind and behaves well generally till the wind gets up, I am adding some belly to the hull to hopefully get the ballast up to the 3kg mark also raised freeboard at the bow.
I like the fact that a wooden boat can give the carbon rockets a scare sometimes.

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