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Joe Hanley and Jayne Sagar

One last question (and you can slap me if you want to lol :-) .....

In your opinion Bud, is the westsail design somewhat constrained by it's heavy layup?.. what I mean is, if the layup was lighter, or more calculate (bearing in mind the fomula of the day and uncertainty of FRP design ... the ballast to displacement ratio would be higher leading to a stiffer boat able to carry more sail area?... same displacement, but more b/d ratio...??.. I get the impression that WIBC thought the same, or am I just getting old lol >>>???

I don't mean to be pedantic Sir, it is purely my wierd train of thought. :-)


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