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Old 12-19-2011, 06:43 PM
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Please identify this contraption

half way through this clip there is a very minimal planing or foiling trimaran/trisomething (pink/purple sail):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWINygISxDE
Does anyone know anything about this sailboat?
I am asking because it's design is very close to something I have been contemplating building, ie. a lightweight hydrofoil that uses small planing hulls to get enough speed up to fly. Cheers
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Old 12-19-2011, 07:10 PM
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The clip stirs the spirit of old geezers like me. Wow! Go fast boats including the dude on the kiteboard.

The ski or foil thing is hard to make out. By virtue of the brief clip, it is certain that it works. It looks more like skis than foils, but if so, how did the driver get it up in the first place? Could he have been towed to get the skis on top? I wonder if he is using front steering as on an iceboat. Fascinating contraption.
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Old 12-19-2011, 07:12 PM
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At 2:04, I guess? It looks so rustic that it is probably some home-built, one-off craft. I've had a similar idea back in university days. Never went too deep into a design stage, nor tried to build it though... Nice (well, not so much) to see that someone else had a courage to do it.
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Old 12-19-2011, 08:10 PM
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Fantastic video-I posted it in "Great Multihull Video" in the Multihulls forum.
The boat you're refering to , if I remember correctly, a takeoff on the Hobie Trifoiler. I'm pretty sure I read about it here and you can probably find it in the archives: http://foils.wordpress.com/
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Old 12-19-2011, 08:23 PM
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If it helps I saw something much like that off of Cote D'azur a couple years ago.

But the 3rd related video (Rudenko) down on the right caught my eye and after hitting the mute button it was great...thanks for that!
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Old 12-20-2011, 02:31 AM
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Ha, it shows just how obsessed I am with this idea that I didn't notice that vid! Thanks for the info.
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