Tank Testing

In “The Yachting Monthly” in 1937 about tank testing
“Will designing in the future be only an affair of tanks and tunnels?  Far from it.   At the time that Ranger was laying low all opponents, the Seawanhaka and Scandinavian Gold Cup trials were in progress.  The boat that generally handed it out to all and sundry, including tank model “Sixes”, was the old Totem, designed in 1930 by Billy Luders, and only a light weather craft until the Rule change (to Rule 3) made alteration possible”.
I will include clippings as I find them so that you can start to envision the potential or not of this boat.
With that,  Seven years after she was built, with an keel change, she was spanking the competition. She was always the fastest in light wind.  What is light wind, 10-18 knots? That sounds like the predominant summer, racing, breezes to me.  plus.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007
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