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after millions spent, i see the AC72 cannot point #264658
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hi al, great video on u tube,even if the AC72 does 100 mph, if it cannot point, it is a loser everytime, and you can see it, plus when the wind drops to non foil speed, the boat speed is perfect for fishing, no kidding, imagine the drag on those foils!i used to take kids sailing, they loved putting thier feet and arms in the water underway,..water would splash up..just like these foils!i recall hydrofoil designs were powerboat technology,plus the horizontal axis pitching is quite extreme,..the leading edge of the mainsail pitches just like the hull, imagine trying to trim that!..why the jib?
bruce

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Re: after millions spent, i see the AC72 cannot point [Re: brobru] #264662
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What are you talking about can't point?

They point about just as well as any other catamaran.

Re: after millions spent, i see the AC72 cannot point [Re: brobru] #264673
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Can anything else beat it?

And feet sure aren't foil shaped.

Re: after millions spent, i see the AC72 cannot point [Re: brobru] #264685
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Re: after millions spent, i see the AC72 cannot point [Re: brobru] #264690
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I think you guys are being baited.


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Re: after millions spent, i see the AC72 cannot point [Re: David Ingram] #264695
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Originally Posted by David Ingram
I think you guys are being baited.


Hard to tell with some of the egocentric keyboard superstar posts appearing lately.


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Re: after millions spent, i see the AC72 cannot point [Re: David Ingram] #264787
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Originally Posted by David Ingram
I think you guys are being baited.


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(low low low, sorry)

Re: after millions spent, i see the AC72 cannot point [Re: Team_Cat_Fever] #264788
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Originally Posted by Team_Cat_Fever
Originally Posted by David Ingram
I think you guys are being baited.


Hard to tell with some of the egocentric keyboard superstar posts appearing lately.


Like the guy who clams to sail the Hobie-20 in a 30mph
wind, with just the Jib ? That was lake Mohave i think ?

Bille

Re: after millions spent, i see the AC72 cannot point [Re: Bille] #264801
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and F-16 is just a fad?


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Re: after millions spent, i see the AC72 cannot point [Re: Bille] #264817
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Originally Posted by Bille
Originally Posted by Team_Cat_Fever
Originally Posted by David Ingram
I think you guys are being baited.


Hard to tell with some of the egocentric keyboard superstar posts appearing lately.
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Like the guy who clams to sail the Hobie-20 in a 30mph
wind, with just the Jib ? That was lake Mohave i think ?

Bille


Hey, don't lump him into that crowd. He humbly noted that he was the last one standing (or something like that)...

Mike

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Re: after millions spent, i see the AC72 cannot point [Re: Bille] #264828
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Originally Posted by Bille
Originally Posted by Team_Cat_Fever
Originally Posted by David Ingram
I think you guys are being baited.


Hard to tell with some of the egocentric keyboard superstar posts appearing lately.


Like the guy who clams to sail the Hobie-20 in a 30mph
wind, with just the Jib ? That was lake Mohave i think ?

Bille


Not sure why this is unbelieveable. I've done it on a M6.0 flying the hull to weather. I was only making about 70 degrees. All was fine until I got greedy and tried to sheet a little harder. That's when the big jib overpowered the rudders and I went for a swim. It's amazing what you can encounter if you do this a lot and long enough.


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Re: after millions spent, i see the AC72 cannot point [Re: catman] #264841
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Wow! Must have had that H20 post giving you some sleepless nights! It's his story, let him tell it. The guy has probably posted here once because he's excited about going out for a wild ride on his boat, don't throw him under the bus. Every fish I've ever caught was big to me!


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Re: after millions spent, i see the AC72 cannot point [Re: brobru] #264852
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"Every fish I've ever caught was big to me!"

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Re: after millions spent, i see the AC72 cannot point [Re: brobru] #264969
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just a observation and opinion...chill mon!..race 18 is on nb sports..i just watched oracle hit the kiwi boat on the start line, then kiwi boat goes into irons, we all know that drill..oracle goes on to win.
smiles to all
bruce i-17
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Re: after millions spent, i see the AC72 cannot point [Re: Bille] #265048
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Originally Posted by Bille
Originally Posted by Team_Cat_Fever
Originally Posted by David Ingram
I think you guys are being baited.


Hard to tell with some of the egocentric keyboard superstar posts appearing lately.


Like the guy who clams to sail the Hobie-20 in a 30mph
wind, with just the Jib ? That was lake Mohave i think ?

Bille


I'm Bille, and also the H-20 owner. I was trying to make
a crude joke, (that didn't work) ---------------SORRY !!

Bille


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