Re: pedal catamaran?
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "John Welsford" <jwboatdesigns@x> wrote=
> I can see what you are getting at, but suggest that to draw a comparison =between a Redninskoyter and an IOR racer is pushing it a bit, about the onl=
y thing that they have in common is the beam length ratio, everything else =
is vastly differnent.
That's exactly why I made the comparison,
saying that an overly simple measurement
system would give the wrong impression.
> And even then a couple of them have diisappeared in the North Atlantic an=d they are said to be prone to pitchpoling in certain conditions.
Interesting. That's what my tests predicted,
but Marchaj claimed that a full-length keel
would cure that. Apparently not. Hmmmm
> But then, if we weren't prepared to take some risks, we would never allow=ourselves to be conceived in the first place.
- --- In email@example.com, Lew Clayman <lew_clayman@y...>
"Doesn't sound all that secret to me ;-)"
First heard of it way back in 1971, so you're right. The key is to
use "Non-Newtonian" liquids, egg whites being an example with which
we all are familiar. Smear those biodegradable egg whites on your
rowboat. Should be a law against fish being slimey.