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V Drive

V
Drive

Here’s
a different look for a Class 40, this one from Yves-Marie
Tanton
, (who has been around forever and we’re happy to see he’s still
at it.) Look at that aft section! From Tanton:

The Class 40 Tango, follows parameters set by the rule, to the
maximum of all dimensions. The result is a platform with a fine entry,
wide beam and transom. The shallow Veed in the stern is carried all
the way forward to the mid section at a constant angle to keep the buttocks
as straight and flat as possible. A true chine boat. The lines are carried
towards the bow in a deep and sharp section. The overall simplicity
of the hull shape hides the reasons behind everything. The twin outboard
rudders, placed well to the sides are out of the wake exit and are perpendicular
to the bottom angle. In case of hitting something, the rudders swing
aft, thanks to a “fuse” line built into the system. The
keel is designed to carry all of its lead into the shape of the bulb,
for maximum stability. The planform is designed to maximize the aspect
ratio available with an optimized sweepback angle. The sail plan represents
an effort to place the mast as far aft as dictated by balancing the
rig with the appendages. The deck plan, reflects the need of sailing
the boat single or double handed with the necessity of getting protection
from the elements. The Accommodation plan in its simplicity, offers
a couple of options, within the same built for strength structure. Here
we go!