Quicksilver does ...Richie wrote:Checkie.... Cars and bikes have suspension.... Boats don't.
I mention this here because it's bound to crop up at some point in the future and I don't want the usual naysayers saying, "Oooh! They've got problems. They're messing about with suspension now."
We've been working on the idea of a suspension medium for the boat since 2005, and I mention this in many of the talks I do around the country.
Before anyone pipes up with, "That's illegal! There are restrictions on moving surfaces," consider this. If moving surfaces were banned altogether, water rudders would be banned and the WWSR boats of the world would have no way of steering. It's certain aerodynamic control surfaces that aren't allowed to move during a run. Our system only has influence in the medium of the water and no influence in the medium of the air.
"What if it doesn't work, though?"
We lock it off and call it an experiment that didn't work but was well worth trying.