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Old 01-16-2014
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Re: Rallies Gone Wrong

I think this incident might point more to some design evaluation than anything else...

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The first thing you’ll notice about the Alpha 42’s sleek lines is the reverse angle, wave piercing bows – the first on a production cruising cat. “Reverse bows basically extend the waterline without adding weight and they reduce pitch,” said Tarjan. “Other benefits are a much more comfortable motion at sea and reduced windage. Wave-piercers are also easier to steer and maneuver in waves. I collaborated with Pete Melvin of Morrelli & Melvin for the reverse bows on the 110-foot catamaran that I’m building in collaboration with Wally Yachts [the Aeroyacht 110]. The Alpha 42 is the ‘baby version’ of the 110-footer, and we’ve moved the mast further aft to keep the bows buoyant.”
...and/or the timing and passage choice for such a new boat. As someone said over at SA - having Hull #1 (if that's what it was) abandoned due to something like this is not great marketing.

Here's a link to photos of the build.
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Last edited by smackdaddy; 01-16-2014 at 03:02 PM.
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