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Re: Bob Perry's take on Wolfenzee's dream boat
Now I remembered another quote from another designer......"a canoe shaped DWL is one of the fastest boat styles." ALtho his boats I am remembering the basic wording from never were as fast as the rating implied. Not sure it truly would place per say as boats equal to it. No I am not talking about BP! Considering what this person did to company, not sure I want to say the name.
I can see where a canoe style underbody, DWL etc would be best for a typical go anywhere, get there reasonably fast in all conditions as a good starting point. If one wants to go down wind, has the ability to go down wind, then a wider flatter stern would be a better choice, as one can then put up a chute and plane some. BUT, one still needs a hull that can go up wind! One can not always be an unlimited hydroplane or equal per say, and only have one speed forward in a given water condition if you will. So there will always be some give and take based on the how and where you sail.
Hence why for me, a boat design that has the potential to plane some is nice. As bob can probably attest, around here, you are either going up wind/current or down wind current, or current opposite the wind! Not really sure what reaching is per say!
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