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Re: Aureus XV
This is a wonderful design Paulo, don't let me be misunderstood.
But I still would't even do the ARC with it unless I had an engineer on board
E.g. I wouldn't like the hydraulics to let me down when I want to roll the solent in a squall. Manual back-ups will always be a B plan on boats designed for push-button sailing, in this example it would mean going on deck to lower the sail.
Not so, instead of pushing a button you will have to do exactly the same you have to do on your boat: from the cockpit you will use the winches manually. No need to go on deck.
Regarding the hydraulics its funny you have so much doubts about it when your boat has a swing hydraulic keel
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