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Candela Seven; hydrofoil based, electric runabout...

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  1. YachtForums

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    Sweden-based Candela boats has introduced a foil-based, electric boat capable of covering 60 miles at 35 mph...



    Aerial footage running side-by-side with a traditional deep V hull...

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    Nice, I want one for my magic carpet ride to Bimini and back. :cool:
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    Pretty amazing. It a going to take a while for that the technology to become affordable but very promising. Foils have so much to offer and are starting to appear everywhere.
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    Excellent! There must be quite a brain in there to keep her stable.
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    I don’t think the brain is the issue. look at how A cheap consumer drone can stay level or at how so many games uses a phone or tablet accelerometer as control.

    the system used to move the foils on the other hand must be complex ...
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    Exactly. I didn’t mean the human brain, but the computer that’s “flying” the boat.
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    Hydrofoils was the big thing when I grew up in Norway a few years ago, like in the 60s..:cool:
    Love to see them roar in and out of the fjords.
    Later the ferry services switched to big power catamarans cruising @ high speedS in rough water like the hydro

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    I remember my first time on a hydrofoil ferry in Australia.
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    I remember my first time on a hydrofoil jet bike. One of the insertion vehicles we built for special forces.
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    Any more details and you have to kill us..?:confused::D
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    I crossed the English Channel on a hovercraft. Twice.
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    How was it? Noisy..?
    I built a model hovercraft way back as a 13 year old, great excitement until I discovered girls, beer and mopeds the following year.:cool:
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    It was the Hoverspeed ferry. I recall the noise being like a commercial airliner. The interior was as well. It didn’t feel like a boat, and riding up and down the ramps was amazing. On one trip the seas were quite snotty and the motion was very uncomfortable. They went through a lot of barf bags, and I was pretty close to putting my breakfast in one as well.