New Designs New 41 Powercat December 18, 2012 kurt 2 Comments I’m working on this 41′ powercat while here in Copenhagen. Sort of a more serious, friendly look at a powercat design.
2 thoughts on “New 41 Powercat”
Every time someone comes out with a new take on bows or sterns some curmudgeon comes out and complains about the look. But leaving that aside, doesn’t this take on the bow have the worst of both worlds. A trivial saving in weight, horrible spray problems, and less buoyancy if one stuffs a bow. Maybe not an issue in this design, I can see it for racing to a rule. I just don’t see it as practical. Oh yeah, and less working room on the bow.
Sure people said some of that when plumb bows were generalized. But there I guess the designers were probably saying the weight increase was trivial, while there was more buoyancy forward, WLL, and efficient use of materials… And they were right in that case. I hope the whole line isn’t going this way.
X bows have many advantages. much better ride in waves. see earlier post. http://multihullblog.com/2012/03/are-x-bows-just-a-fashion/