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I am impressed. Nasty even for the tanker!
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Not exactly extreme but pretty fast for the first FT-10 in the Netherlands.



Not too shabby for a 33' foot 3500# boat eh?
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Downwind......even cows form Montana sailing on a turd can do it...

It's upwind that men are men and sheep are sheep....

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Cows from Montana can't hit 22 knots downwind and neither can my boat. Neither plane for shyte. Besides, I didn't see 17-22 upwind there either Alex. Of course, the FT-10 is just a racing toy, no interior to speak of. I showed one to Fredia and she said "You'll be sailing by yourself".

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I think GUU is saying that he has a hard time catching the sheep when he's upwind from them...they can smell him coming.

Unfortunately, the camera, whether it is video or still, really flattens out the waves... making it very easy to underestimate how big they really were at the time of the video.

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Charlie...That's not what I meant, and you know it well....I didn't say 17-22 upwind...what I meand was that downwind its easy to get big speeds....it's upwind that is hard...besides...the ladies in my boat video, as can be seen, don't look like they are having a bad time, or even tense....unlike the FT crew that looks like they are about to crap their pants..and the rudder guy...how do you say oversteer in Dutch??? maybe he has Parkinson....

Now...that day, on the video, if I am not mistaken...we may have reached 15kts once or twice..we were at 12 most of the day...but for proof...you're just gonna have to call Joel then...he filmed it...
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Hell, I WISH I could see 12 knots anywhere other than surfing some big assed wave. I don't know what the Flying Tiger's top upwind speed is, not 12 I'm sure, unless they'll plane a bit upwind. That Tiger's only been over there for a couple of weeks so I can imagine they were scared spitless. The cool thing about the FT-10 is that they were designed as a low cost under 50K club racer and have more than delivered on that premise. You could buy one with sails and all for 40K when they first came out 18 months ago.

Bob Perry's gonna be working on a FT-13.8 which oughta knock the socks off the SC-37 for under 200K. Looking forward to seeing it.

Nobody said your boat wasn't fast, least of all me. I'm still looking forward to coming over for a ride someday.
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You know that its rough when Alex puts his two best helmsmen on the wheel!

Mighty fine looking crew there. A pair of real Jack Tars they are!

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Somebody around here said something like.
"You know, if that Bob Perry guy keeps at it, he might just design a decent boat one day".
God, I want one... that ,or his new one, the one built in the PNW, now out of china? gimme strength, where the hells thecuban, she'll hold me back.
Paul, the FT-10 is the one you're talking about, designed on SA and built in China. It's little Brother the FT-7.5 (with aft chines) is just now becoming available. The FT-13.8 is next but the official designing hasn't taken place as yet. It's supposed to be light, fast, carbon and have a decent interior as well as sell for under 200K. Can they do it? I really don't know.

BTW, I believe there's a full up FT-10 with trailer and full suit of sails available in FL for 50K. The owner's in a bind because of the economy. I think it's hull #39.

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You know that it rough when Alex puts his two best helmsmen on the wheel!

Mighty fine looking crew there. A pair of real Jack Tars they are!
Actually I think Alex got scared and ran below. Fred And Luis had to take over. :

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