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Re: Bob Perry's take on Wolfenzee's dream boat

Bob/Jeff- Thanks for the explanation. It finally makes sense. Now I understand the very beamy round the world racers with smiling Frenchmen on them as being another critter. They are functioning as semi planning hulls nearly all the time so these rules don't apply. And they have nearly no weight to them so less boat in the water. I do understand why the sliver project should result in a very fast boat. What I don't understand is the current generation of French/German cruisers carrying their beam all the way aft and nothing in the last few years not having chines it seems. I would expect with more volume folks will throw more stuff under the berths aft. And in cruising mode they will rarely if ever be planning. Still, to my untrained eye it seems the evolution of "modern" cruising boats is to have beamy and beamier hulls.

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