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Re: Interesting Sailboats
Imagine a boat like this but 40' long.
I have checked that and you know, the bow of the Raison's Mini is similar to those. The difference is that the mini has a lot more freeboard and the bow looks a lot fatter on account of that. If you raise that bow more 80cm you will have the mini magnum bow.
Yes I can imagine a 40 class racer with that bow. What I could mot imagine till now is a boat with that bow that would look nice
...and I have a big imagination
But I an sure that with time we all are going to be more tolerant about more rounded bows because I think they are here to stay.
20 years ago almost all considered the big beamy Open boats will large transoms very ugly boats. Today most of us has accepted that aesthetically point of view and we can find them even quite beautiful. I guess that aesthetics are related with performance: fast is beautiful
...the problem is that the eyes take some time to get used to new shapes and forms.