I thank you very kindly for addressing that so well. I hope you do not think badly of what I said . Maybe that Was some of the hot blooded brittish in me. However I tried quite hard to be somewhat diplomatic with my statments., but the comments on the 35' seemed a little Harsh when I read them in the earlier thread .Mostly b\c I've heard so many times my old man say just how difficult it was to design a boat in that era that did have different design specifications than other boats of the time. And yes the larger versions were attrocious(different sizes require different design parameters) And just for Clarification The reason that boat sank was b\c of wedges having been driven between the laminations on the tunneltop during rigging leaving a great gaping hole after she was under way.. (heck Bill Seebolds first offshore boat sank at the dock & he is One of the greatest OPC\formula one builders of alltime) Go figure ehh..
I am truely agree with your statements of the collabrative efforts of all of these boats, and the tremendous talents of all of the parties involved. And most Especially the teams involved with each one. It just saddens me sometimes to see one of those tallents often deleted\forgotten during topic discussion. Anyhow I do to this day believe that this trio of , Linder, Adams , and Luhrs could put out a cat that could run the #s off of the best there is today given the opportunity (composite or Wood\composite.)
Ken Adams jr.