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Re: Interesting Sailboats
I loved this boat since the first time that I read about! I have plans to build a RG-65 radio controlled scow to test the concept.
If I win the Lottery I will ask some designer like Finot to build a scow like the Pogo 12.50 but with the scow bow.
Hi, welcome to the thread
, at leat as a poster
They are thinking in changing 40 class rules to allow more freedom and particularly that kind of bow.
Some posts back I have posted an interview with the designer of that boat and he says that there are some disadvantages with that bow, particularly with up-wind sailing with waves and that seems pretty obvious to me. But that concept showed that a bow has not to be sharp to be efficient. I will bet that we will start to see some more moderated approaches in racing boats and performance boats.
Funny, when I saw that bow I remember something that I have read and never understood on a XVI century book about how should be built a good "Caravela" (discovery sailing boat) and they talked about a well rounded bow. Well after seeing the efficiency of that boat I started to understand what seemed an oddity to me
That kind of bow survived till today on some Portuguese traditional boats, like this one: