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    Default Downhill at 38 knots

    Ragamuffin at speed in the 2014 Sydney to Hobart



    What an awesome ride that would have been!
    CHRIS

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    Chris, thanks for posting.
    They're handling her like a skiff, a 100 foot skiff.
    regards from Canada

    ian

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    Quote Originally Posted by ian View Post
    Chris, thanks for posting.
    They're handling her like a skiff, a 100 foot skiff.
    It more or less is a 100 skiff!!

    Watching video's of those big monohulls planing in open water is almost as good as being there.

    I have done better than 25knots in my little 22ft cat (and broke the mast that day), and I can assure you sailing at that speed its a pretty thrilling ride. Was just off the breeze like in the ragamuffin video except I had a mast head spinnaker up as well. That is my favourite place to be when sailing.

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    Here is another one for you. The couple in this video specialise in building fast cruising mono hulls and have a philosophy of going fast enough to stay away from bad weather systems



    It is only short but a nice way to go cruising.
    CHRIS

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    We were surfing the HMB Endeavour replica down 10m waves in the southern ocean at peaking at 18 knots and cruising are 12-14knts. Not quite the same, but a sailing a square rigger at those speeds was different to say the least. I love the southern ocean, but it can become a scary place at times!

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    Too fast for trolling !.
    Rob J.

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