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CHEETALOPE without mast under tow at 20 knots.

We towed the wooden Catnip at 12 to 20 knots to see its behavior at full speed. I easily crossed the large wake of the towboat, a large Skibarge. About 9 inches of the starboard lifting foil can be seen in the water with little spray, while the port foil is punching thru the large wake. The rig was stable while crossing the wake numerous times.