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    Posted: 24 Mar 15 at 2:18pm
Boats like the Volvo 65's put the crew inside?

Looking at all the water that floods across the deck surly the crew would be safer, drier, warmer and thus more efficient if they were under cover?

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Wheres the fun in that? It isnt exactly 'Life at the Extreme' to send 8 blokes into the southern ocean to sit in the dry with the heaters on!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ifoxwell Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Mar 15 at 4:46pm
I do agree but it is a race, and if its faster to make the boats slipperyer so that they water flows over them better and the crew stay safe, warm dry, fighting fit etc......
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And sail the boats from their iPads?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Medway Maniac Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Mar 15 at 11:32pm
Main crew requirement would be proof against sea-sickness  Dead
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They spend more than half there time below decks any way dont they? and it coud be a large clear canopy so they can still see out, just keep the weather off them
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New Open 60s have sliding canopies to protect the cockpit.

In a Volvo, there's a lot of protection from the stack.
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Originally posted by ifoxwell

They spend more than half there time below decks any way dont they? and it coud be a large clear canopy so they can still see out, just keep the weather off them
Yes, of course, you're right.
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Originally posted by Presuming Ed

New Open 60s have sliding canopies to protect the cockpit.

Canopy forward

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Post Options Post Options   Quote ifoxwell Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Mar 15 at 2:52pm
Now thats what I'm talking about... cant believe you'd build a new boat with out one then?
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