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Re: Why a racer for cruising discussion...
Oooh! Titanium! Boats are always faster with titanium, just like motorcycles!
(Are you serious? Is there such a thing?)
You are kidding but one of the Open 60 boats on the last vendee globe had a keel in massive titanium (the foil) with a lead bulb. It was the first one to break. well, that is true that the boat had already more than one circumnavigation with that keel and that the stress forces on the keels was misjudged by all NA. It broke, as all the others that broke due to metal fatigue.
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Last edited by PCP; 05-05-2013 at 10:30 AM.