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Originally posted by bovlike

Boats that could be built super light using modern materials versus their original weight vs power ratio


All of them!
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sorry I did not wright that getafix did I just used copy and paste from his post. I was saying that the 505 is made out of carbon so he would strugle to make that lighter than it is.

 

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Originally posted by bovlike

I was saying that the 505 is made out of carbon so he would strugle to make that lighter than it is.


Actually you can and people used to make a down to weight 505 out of wood or even uncored glass.
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arr I have found the Quote button

 

Originally posted by getafix

Boats that could be built super light using modern materials versus their original weight vs power ratio: Osprey, Hornet, Fireball, 505, Solo(!), Blaze X, ISO, Buzz, Boss, L5000, L4000, L2000, RS400, RS200 ... you could go on a long time

One boat I always thought was right for a bit of garage customisation was the N12, now if you took a bigger stick, higher aspect upwind sails (think i14/49er) and big assy plus added nice wide hiking racks (B14 style) then I think you might be on a winner, have to go for a shute for the kite so perhaps a foredeck-less design might be best 'donor' to start with (no way would you want to get as far forward as a bag for launching!)

T-foil rudder might help in the nose dive/pitching dept and would probably need to bond in some foam bouyancy as dodging the bags as you run across rack-to-rack might be a bit of an obstacle course.  May as well go for a dagger bd as well for good measure.

Basically a big rig, 12ft, lightweight B14 with raking rig......

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you could take all the lead out of them that would help! not sure how much the new ovington one's have in them but I am sure it is a lot
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