How did the canards work; meaning what triggered them, how were they controlled, etc.? I assume you've been following this thread and I'd be curious to know what you think about the idea of a computer controlled tunnel device as I have described. I think a lot of people are focused only on the race boat sector and some seem blissfully ignorant of the bigger picture, which in my mind are the many air entrapment type boats in the recreational world.
I know that so far, there haven't been any blow-overs in the larger offshore world (in terms of recreation), however I am equally sure there have been many in the smaller sport boat world. It just seems the best approach is to create a solution for a potential disaster BEFORE it happens rather than to wait until a boat-load of recreational boaters are killed and the sport goes through another black eye as it has recently. In racing, there is an assumption that something can go wrong that can result in injury and/or death. Not that losing three great people is "the cost of doing business" but the risks are known. No so in the recreational world.