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post #15 of Old 09-29-2011
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Project Amazon had many unique features including a keel that canted 30 degrees to either side. The keel was modified before the race and this led to a fuel leak from the tanks integral to the keel. This is why she never finished the race - money was an issue as well and the plans were modified by the builder without Eric Sponberg's permission.

But she was fast - From Eric Sponberg's site:
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