This <u>IS</u> the PUB ! Sorry you took it personal.
Back to the post based on your provided quote… - it was made directly toward the comment about the F-48 and MultiONE <u>NOT</u> being an AMYA Class - so my response was to point out that it was “sorta” an incorrect statement of fact. No where else in that post did I comment or say anything about Doug’s other projects. Perhaps you are confusing “my” post with one of the many that Doug posts where questions about new ideas are directed to the Spinnaker 50 and America One as an answer.
Part Two - and most puzzling, is a FACT - not conjecture, that at least one person, perhaps more than one, on this form have posted photos of their “F-100 work in progress” regarding canting keel theory. I’m almost positive they have worked at it for a comparatively short period of time, as compared to Doug’s effusive claims, posts and conjectures.
Again - my question… “How is it someone else can be building a boat based on Doug’s theories, when in fact Doug hasn’t been able to do it himself?” “Why can they post photos of their “work in progress” but Doug can’t?”
Perhaps, you were confusing yourself with my other post about the Spinnaker 50 and the F3 and how I felt about sailing them? Unfortunately, Doug has deleted that post, but Greg seems to have found it and reposted it as a quote.
Twice I advised Doug, I was more than capable in providing reference to his boats that I had sailed, and that I would. Twice Doug has used my comments to project a different view of the “total” set of comments. The comments I made about the F3 and the Spinnaker 50 are based on my impressions and opinions AFTER SAILING them. They are based on experience. Doug just decided that it would be easier to take the positive things and ignore the areas where I felt there was a lacking… namely (and again) for all the “hoopla” of a spinnaker, the area size has little if any bearing on actual boat performance. I noticed NO neglibile increase in boat speed with the spinnaker up or down. It is my opinion that the spinnaker on the Spinnaker 50 that I sailed was more of a “Gee-Whizz” feature than a true, added speed option. On the F3, - which I also sailed - I commented that it could be tacked while up on foils and was very responsive. However, it was a downright “dog” when it wasn’t foiling, there was no way to raise the foils in light air, and it had a tendency to catch weeds resulting in even slower movement through the water when the foils were loaded with weeds.
Those were two (2) different posts - the first was made to your quote about the F-48. Meanwhile, Doug posted, then removed the second topic that I was responding to, and <u>THAT</u> is where you might have picked up on issues of the Spinnaker 50 and the F3.
to save you time - here is my post to which you seem to feel was personal:
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Originally posted by wgorgen
To hit a little closer to home, neither the F48 nor the MultiOne are AMYA recognized classes.
Does that mean we are not allowed to talk about those boats here?
Just a minor alternative view - if I may …
both boats (F-48 and MultiONE) are recognized by AMYA as part of the OPEN CLASS, and therefore are subject to acknowledgement and recognition as a member of that class. No different than the recognition of the Fairwind class as it grew prior to being it’s own class. (personal view: The F-48 and MultiONE Class probably could have grown faster had there been a major toy company building and marketing them - rather than starting out as a scratch-built class)
Photos of boats (F-48 and Multi1) actually sailing and on the water are available and posted in several places on the web - and in this forum. In addition, MORE than one person is building (or manufacturing) both the F-48 and the MultiONE - unlike “other” high technology ideas being professed but not built.
As noted elsewhere, there is a vast difference in something actually on the water or being constructed, versus the “vaporware or smoke and mirrors” we seem to be subjected to on a daily occurence.
I know of one person on this forum who has managed to post photos of his ideas, technology and his canting keel boat. The boat is not part of any recognized class, yet it exists in pictures, and I am rightly proud and impressed at his “quandrant” idea for tilting a keel. Seems he, in a period of several months has managed to do what “Mr. Technology” has only been able to “write” about for several years. Why can this one individual manage to build a boat (or be in progress of construction) in such a short period of time and the “self-proclaimed guru of technology” cannot?
Now since this is a “PUB” Forum, I must apologize to those at the other tables for getting so serious with my question. A few more beers and I could simply have “flipped” you off ! </font id=“Times New Roman”></font id=“size1”>
The grinning “Smilie” does not copy but was on the original.
Hopefully this clarification helps?