<blockquote id=“quote”><font size=“1” face=“Verdana, Arial, Helvetica” id=“quote”>quote:<hr height=“1” noshade id=“quote”>Originally posted by lorsail
<font color=“red”>(1)</font id=“red”> My F3 hydrofoil has raced against a much larger 2 Meter and convincingly beat it-by large margins.
<font color=“red”>(2)</font id=“red”> It has raced against a Formula 48 catamaran and sailed a circle around it. It has raced against larger monohulls on a triangular course and finished before the monos reached the weather mark.
<font color=“red”>(3)</font id=“red”> Amerca One and the Spinnaker 50 my first of their kind rc spinnaker boats each have almost half the boats necesarry to have an AMYA class and are raced as strict one designs.
<font color=“red”>(4)</font id=“red”> The national champion in the 36/600 class was going to use my spinnaker system in that class and I’m developing a 3R that will utilize an rc spinnaker. Those two boats are the only monohull boats that allow an rc spinnaker system
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Ahhh once again, facts are facts unless they come from Doug… Steven, … don’t be misled by what you read here as posted by Doug …
Please refer to the above numbers…
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(a) no one saw it, no photos exist, no class held the race, and the race was not sanctioned by AMYA CLass - if it indeed was really raced. Considering Jerry Grigg is/was the only known 2 Meter boat in the U.S. - this claim is questionable.
(b) ask who was sailing the other boat, a phone and an email address and follow up with that individual to find out the results, dates, wind conditions, location, etc.
<font color=“red”>(2)</font id=“red”>The boat (F3) is larger than an F-48 Multihull, and unless Doug was sailing it against the NIGHTMARE owned by Bill Hojnacki from Hawaii, there are no other registered F-48 multihulls sailing in the U.S. at this moment in time. Perhaps it is deemed worthy to ask the same questions as noted above in #1 - who was sailing, location, dates, and any witness names/emails who actually saw the event take place. Again - no photos, no proof, - just hot air.
<font color=“red”>(3)</font id=“red”> America One and the Spinnaker 50 - hmmm, let’s see, America One is out of production, and the Spinnaker 50 - well that is really an interesting tale. At 50 inches, the Spinnaker 50 is equal in length to a Marblehead. Doug has declined to make his Spinnaker 50 available to be raced against the Marblehead, and finally after being pressed, he admitted it was too heavy to compete. This MEANS … that you get to pay the same (or more) for a Spinnaker 50 <u>WITH</u> a spinnaker, yet the weight won’t let it get out of it’s own way - THUS, it has to be called a one design, so it doesn’t have to compete with lighter and faster 50 inch boats. Even though … IT HAS EXTRA SAIL AREA IN THE SPINNAKER! So, you can order one, and like I mentioned about the foiler, there aren’t many/any to race against, there have been no National Regattas - either sanctioned by Microsail OR by AMYA. I’m sure you can use your own judgement here on the value of having one of these high tech wonders with no one to sail against, and no active fleet racing, and never a National Championship - even sponsored by the builder ! If you want 50 inches of monohull speed, you certainly won’t find it in any of the Microsail monohulls. Look toward a good competitive Marblehead - it will be faster than anything Doug has to offer of the same style and size.
<font color=“red”>(4)</font id=“red”> Key word to note in Doug’s post … the word “WAS” ! Important to note that after well over a year of Doug telling us this, the spinnaker concept was never used, and didn’t appear.
And finally, isn’t it interesting to note there was no response from Doug as to Roy’s claim…<blockquote id=“quote”><font size=“1” face=“Verdana, Arial, Helvetica” id=“quote”>quote:<hr height=“1” noshade id=“quote”>you should know that while Doug is the most prolific poster on this internet site neither he nor a boat or even a part he has designed or built has ever won a signifcant r/c sailing event of any kind in any class anywhere in the world.<hr height=“1” noshade id=“quote”></blockquote id=“quote”></font id=“quote”> Which must mean what Roy has posted is TRUE - and a matter of fact!
First I heard about a retractable pole spinnaker equipped boat. Got any photos? Oh, that’s right, can’t afford a $5.00 Wal-Mart camera with processing to CD of digital photos! Something that your “secretary” could post for you on this forum!
More hot air? Perhaps!