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SuperFoiling

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Created by Gizmo > 9 months ago, 2 Jan 2018
Gizmo
SA, 2838 posts
2 Jan 2018 5:15PM
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I know its not exactly 'LandSailing' but this is what technology is up to.
Lots of good videos on the home page.... Got me thinking what could be done with technology and a land yacht?
Alright any suggestions along this line / subject..... What would you do?

www.superfoiler.com

Gizmo
SA, 2838 posts
2 Jan 2018 8:21PM
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Anyone notice the boom shape and setup?

Cosmicsedso
8 posts
12 Feb 2018 5:54PM
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They obviously went to a lot of trouble to keep the drag low on the SuperFoiler. And they don't do the same sort of high speeds that we do.
Drag! Thats what I am concentrating on anyway.

Cosmicsedso
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12 Feb 2018 6:03PM
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Re The Boom.
The whole idea is to get as much of the mainsail as close to the 'tramp' as possible. They guess the end plate effect is worth a 10 to 15% improvement. The only reason it doesn't go all the way back to the traveller is that there would be no way to get all the crew across the boat during tacks and gybes. The 'tramp' is not like we know. Its actually made of sailcloth, so its really a hard surface. End plate effect is why most passenger jets have winglets at the end of their wings. It just cleans up the flow massively.

landyacht
WA, 5778 posts
10 Jun 2018 8:30AM
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interesting looking at the pics.lots of added on pieces and stays going everywhere. rather narrow masts for the sail shape and size. there seems to have been all sorts of messing around with the ama hulls to reduce nosediving. . .



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