1997[bolger] Re: FS vs. LS (was modern Light Scooner)
- Jan 26, 2000You know, this is one of those debates that has more merit than average.
Everyone who sails has at some point been outgunned by a longer waterline
attached to a pudgy hull and sails that look like yesterday's laundry.
Usually in light/medium airs.
The FS vs LS takes a different tack-which SAILBOAT would be faster on plane!
Around a triangular course or even windward/leeward, I'd actually have to
put my money on the FS in medium (non-planing) air, LS in light air (sail
area vs. displacement), but the really interesting one would be HEAVY air.
Also, there should be a drag race from a standing start over, say 1 mile,
broad reaching, to determine the true speed demon.
Just thinking of it almost makes me come unhinged (oooo...that is one awful
pun. Should've waited on Mr. Samson for that one :) )
Robert & Amy Lundy
St. Petersburg, fla.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: tjfatchen@... [mailto:tjfatchen@...]
> Sent: January 27, 2000 4:51 AM
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> Subject: [bolger] Re: modern Light Scooner
> BO> The LS is supposed to be "faster than anything but a C class cat".
> BO> Anybody know of other PB&F designs in the same speed class?
> BO> >>
> BO>The folding schooner is suppose to be faster than the light schooner.
> BO>Chuck C.
> Actually, I'd debate that. In terms of hull speed, of course,it has to
> be, but these boats reach their top speeds on the plane, where other
> aspects come into play. In terms of power (sail-area)/weight ratio, I
> think the LS has to be ahead. Also in terms of somewhere to place the
> (human) ballast, the part decked LS is streets ahead! Mind you, a
> non-folding folding schooner is likely to be a truly terrifying water
> Tim & Flying Tadpole
> PS Many years ago, tiring of thrashing trailer sailors in races,
> shooting fish in barrels and other low skill boring activities, we
> challenged the local folding schooner to some match racing.
> Unfortunately it never eventuated. We'll see if we can renew
> thecahllenge now the FS is coming back to life...or perhaps some of the
> US multitude of both could get together....
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