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Old 20 April 2018, 18:10   #1
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Foil rib

Interesting modern take on hydrofoils.

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Yes it is interesting and will be to follow the progression of foiling, this the first time I have seen foiling with a motor Iím not surprised itís evolving as drag and friction affects all craft, it seems to be a little less cheaty on motor boats than with sail IMHO
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Yes it is interesting and will be to follow the progression of foiling, this the first time I have seen foiling with a motor Iím not surprised itís evolving as drag and friction affects all craft, it seems to be a little less cheaty on motor boats than with sail IMHO


Is it really performing that much better than a traditional rib with a planing pad? It seemed to porpoise a lot. Iím not sure why it is ďcheatyĒ on a sailing boat - itís applying the same principles as a sail under the water so if a foil is cheating so is a sail! If you are going to use free energy it seems logical to do everything you can to make the most of it.
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My pal has a volga foiling power boat its amazingly efficient but not exactly new im sure its from the 60's
Just a new take on old technology
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I had a Hysucat catamaran rib with the hydrofoil between the two hulls It was on the plane almost instantly and I'm sure was a lot more efficient. It really came into its own in the rough. If I could figure out how to put a diesel in one it would be the craft for me
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Is it really performing that much better than a traditional rib with a planing pad? It seemed to porpoise a lot. I’m not sure why it is “cheaty” on a sailing boat - it’s applying the same principles as a sail under the water so if a foil is cheating so is a sail! If you are going to use free energy it seems logical to do everything you can to make the most of it.


Levitation is sinister and best left to the occult

But I wouldn’t mind crewing on the Land Rover bar or helming an international moth!

That aside handicap margins in racing for hydrofoiling vs conventional sailing boats is huge, never the Twain shall meet
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