Thursday, 4 September 2008

It takes a village to raise a child



I've been sailing moths for so long that, as someone once pointed out, I sold my first boat to Noah. Boats have changed, designers, sailors and builders have come and gone, but one thing that has remained consistent is the great culture we have. It was something that Major Tony Hibbert mentioned at the World Championship prize giving. People really care about the health of the class and I'd like to thank you all for the comments and emails you continue to send with regard to the Mach 2 project. I'm not going to post them, that's only because some of you talk at some length about your less than happy experiences in purchasing new moths.. But the good thing is that you tell us in no uncertain terms how it should be done. I respect that. We are listening. But dont pre judge.

Line drawing of the hull. Do you like it?

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

i very excite,very excite!

Hepialidae said...

Wow... not much boat there. Me likee :)

Kerem said...

Looks great. No doubt in AMAC & your skills but my question is how you will manage McConaghy QA issues. Thats what will make or break this new venture. Learning Mandarin already?

Anonymous said...

Wow, this is giving me a hard on......

Anonymous said...

Simon gives me a hard on!

He is our gay icon, we love him.

Love
Rocco

PS When will we see you again on our shores again?

Anonymous said...

whats going on with the transom?

Hepialidae said...

less boat = less weight in theory, so cutting away the transom means less deck and hull and less weight! Good idea - the poms have been doing it in a slightly different way for a couple of years now by angling the transom forward a bit, but the job on the Mach2 is a bit more dramatic and certainly sexier (at least according to the drawing)! The foils look very BRish though, willing to give some idea as to if they've changed much Si?

Anonymous said...

Rocco sad now!

Anonymous said...

LOL i hope u have a drain planed cos it might catch a bit of water in that stern and is that a blunt bow

Anonymous said...

Why you sad roocco?