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Elan 400

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Originally Posted by JAndersB View Post
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Going back to the 400 I basically think Elan is doing the right thing making it slightly more traditional. I do not think Elan are prepeared to make the boats as extreme as the Pogos and then they will not plane without very big efforts. Accepting semi-planing speeds and improving up- and downwind and light wind speeds might be the way many are going today.
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The problem here is that you look at the Elan hull and the first idea is that it is a planning boat. Well, it is not, at least like a Pogo is. For that the boat should not weight 8000kg but 5000/6000kg.

Regarding how goods and fast the boat will be, well, let's wait for some racing results or at least comparative testing. I am not impressed with what I saw till know (Yacht.de sail test).

This does not mean that the boat will not be a great performance cruiser just that it is not what it looks, I mean, almost a racing boat.

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Paulo


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