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Old 03-20-2013, 06:52 PM   #61
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Fantastic video!!! I didn't know that the boats have hydrofoils! Do all the teams have them?
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:13 PM   #62
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That ain't so good. There is a picture somewhere of Willy riding on her hydrofoils.
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:27 PM   #63
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That ain't so good. There is a picture somewhere of Willy riding on her hydrofoils.
Did Healhustler do that? I remember it well.
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:31 PM   #64
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That ain't so good. There is a picture somewhere of Willy riding on her hydrofoils.
Doesn't Willy have a single ultrasonically assisted hydrofoil?
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:39 PM   #65
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Did Healhustler do that? I remember it well.
Yep. Maybe Larry will put it up again. A thing of beauty it is.
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:40 PM   #66
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"Fantastic video!!! I didn't know that the boats have hydrofoils! Do all the teams have them? " SeaHorse II

The 45's that raced last year did not have foils. The 72's that will race this year all have foils. It'll be pretty wild. It looks like they have little or no directional control while they're flying as there is little rudder in the water. Maybe the foil strut helps with steering, I don't know, but I doubt it.

I saw them flying on foil past Alcatraz last week with Giggitoni. It was very impressive.
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:57 PM   #67
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Yep. Maybe Larry will put it up again. A thing of beauty it is.
I'm not Larry but here's the picture.
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I'm not Larry but here's the picture.
And think of what Willy could really do if she wasn't dragging all those anchors along behind her.
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:10 PM   #69
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...or Willy showing off her bulbous bow!

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Old 03-20-2013, 08:11 PM   #70
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Perhaps the hydrofoils could be used as anchors when Willy wasn't underway. They have big, flat, angular surfaces and would probably dig in even better than a Rocna. When Eric was ready to get underway, the "anchor foils" could be hauled up, attached to the quick-release fittings on the hull, and off he'd go.

This would eliminate the need for the ten or fifteen anchors Eric currently carries on his boat.
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:21 PM   #71
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This would eliminate the need for the ten or fifteen anchors Eric currently carries on his boat.
You guys are just plain mean.....It is kinda nice, however, to see Willy with a new "bib & tux!"
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:20 PM   #72
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I looked and looked for the hydrofoil picture but can't find it. Strange things happen in my computer. I have the bulbous bow pic. Need them both when I go to the Willard Rendezvous in early May.
Craig would you please send me the picture on the hydrofoils? I managed to pluck it off the TF page and on to my desktop but it's only 20KB.

Marin I'd love to buy some more anchors but I'm financially sick now. The AK house hasn't sold yet and it's caught up w us. Can't even buy a Nordic Tug.

When I get the "bib & tux!" on Willy you'll be the first to see her Walt.

Meanwhile here's your boat that always has a bib & tux.
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:03 AM   #74
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When I get the "bib & tux!" on Willy you'll be the first to see her Walt.

Meanwhile here's your boat that always has a bib & tux.
Thanks for the reminder...I almost forgot that pic. She's a looker isn't she? I love this little boat! (Sorry for the arrogance, guys but I love the lines of SeaHorse. If only she was 7 knots faster! )
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:14 AM   #75
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Seahorse, your boat is l-o-v-e-l-y! Your boat is a "Grace Kelly" while mine is an "Ernest Borgnine."
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:18 AM   #76
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Thanks for the reminder...I almost forgot that pic. She's a looker isn't she? I love this little boat! (Sorry for the arrogance, guys but I love the lines

. . . . . and who wouldn't? That is a lovely boat.
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:36 AM   #77
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.....while mine is an "Ernest Borgnine."
You've got to be kidding! The "saltiness " of your trawler is its biggest attraction! Not to mention the job you did on her systems. For Chr--t sakes, Mark...Ernest Borgnine?
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:42 AM   #78
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You've got to be kidding! The "saltiness " of your trawler is its biggest attraction! Not to mention the job you did on her systems. For Chr--t sakes, Mark...Ernest Borgnine?
But I place Ernest Borgnine in high regard.

See Grace Kelley and Ernest Borgnine pictured at the end of this article:

http://www.ask.com/wiki/Ernest_Borgn...#Personal_life
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You've got to be kidding! The "saltiness " of your trawler is its biggest attraction! Not to mention the job you did on her systems. For Chr--t sakes, Mark...Ernest Borgnine?
Salty in a McHale's Navy kind of way?

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40 kts?! Wow. America's Cup or more like X-Games?
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