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havent we been through the Typhoon thing already  and hey! i said tempest first!
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yea sorry noticed that afterwards!!
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Originally posted by hurricane

what about typhoon?? i think thats an awsome name

or we could have the tempest

Hi Hurricane,

Just to put both of these names to bed, they are both existing classes. The Typhoon is an old, 14' 6", centreboard design by Ian Proctor. The Tempest is a 6.7m keelboat which is still popular throughout the world, this boat was also designed by Ian Proctor in 1965.

Ian  (Yorkshire Dales S.C.) 

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mr proctor is into the whole glorification thing then?
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Generally speaking longer boats are less responsive, although generally faster.  For us older guys, who are generally heavier a long boat is a good idea.  Perhaps there's room in the market for a 3 person asymmetric - similar to a 18 foot skiff but not so extreme?  Wider on the waterline, racks like a 49er and weighting not much more.  Perhaps only the 2 crew on the wire?  The yardstick would probably be around 800 and being able to carry weight might be OK in light winds as well as the strong stuff.  Price might be a problem although it would be shared 3 ways.
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No, on second thoughts, being inherently more stable and less twitchy because of its length, even a less agile helm ought to have the benefit of relaxing on the trapeze.  However the kite might have to be 40 sq metres and that might be difficult to get into a shute - that's where we need a bit of innovation.
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Originally posted by redback

Generally speaking longer boats are less responsive, although generally faster.  For us older guys, who are generally heavier a long boat is a good idea.  Perhaps there's room in the market for a 3 person asymmetric - similar to a 18 foot skiff but not so extreme? 


16 foot skiff.
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any links to the 16 foot skiffs?
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Originally posted by bigwavedave

any links to the 16 foot skiffs?

http://www.skiffs.org.au/
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Skiff v Tornado?  See who wins? http://www.skiffs.org.au/MISC%20IMAGES/tornado.htm
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