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post #10 of Old 05-27-2009 Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by KeelHaulin View Post
I'd say that the tubular CF frame probably has enough internal buoyancy to keep the frame, rig, crew afloat while not sailing. In that sense; it is not zero buoyancy, if it were it would go to the bottom of whatever lake or bay they were sailing in when it stopped. Seems like a small planing hull would be a better choice since it would reduce friction while sailing in non-hydroplaning conditions. (A design like the Moth is more practical IMHO).
I have to agree with the "bottom of lake" scenario. In the article they claimed "zero buoyancy", but I guess they stretch the truth a little.
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