looks like thursdays child used ropes and a curved track lower point and braced upper pivot
how did the rig do
was that boat converted to doubles...
has anyone made a rudder that stays up right as a boat heels ?
ie a turntable on the stern or other device ?
powered by gravity or some motor or...
LOCALLY HURRICANES #1 mostly at anchor or dock on BARE POLES or roller UN FURLING RIGS
followed by racing idiots with too much sail in too much...
I wonder if the old boys had the right idea with top masts that near all ocean sailing boats used
and often lost without putting the boat in peril...
she had a single center mounted CB under the deck
as the f-27 rig was not standard maybe added the CB also
I did not build the boat or add the rig...
my W-31 had a F-27 tri's rig on her and sails full batten main +big jib
it was an older alloy mast that the f-27 racer/owner replaced with carbon...
the symbol looks like a sextant
post a picture of the whole boat +rig it can't hurt !
there are lots of one only a of few small boats
I donot expect cruising foiling kite boats to be next weeks fad
or even next years
it will take years of development on lots of different bits...
there will always be guys who want a simple day sailor
several boats I have owned never had motors
I sailed miami to key west no motor with the...
future is foiling
and computers reacting far faster then a person can
and are getting so cheap multi-units can be used to limit failures
built to a price boat
not the cheapest but near the bottom
and not really an offshore go anywhere boat
or built like one or priced like one
a real far future sail boat will not have or need
lead ballast or deep keel
flip or sink
it will be a cat so no lead and have positive...
I have sailed a flying jr with the jib placed in the main's position
up wind in high winds that were too much for the main alone
and I needed to...
I long ago had a dream/idea of a hydrogen supported kite
but the size/volume needed is too big to support the weight
figured was needed at the...
I have very limited kite watching on the local beaches
and some cat ownership several hobie 18 and a poly-con 31
and some how think cats and...
why are more boats not using kites that limit heeling/capsize
instead of old style masts ?
how close winded are kites ?
what is the cost of...
A CREW MAN MOVED 1'' ON THE RAIL
would have a far greater effect on fore-aft trim
then 2 kilos
really this kind of BS is not doing the sport...
2 kilo really all this bs over 2 kilo
tempest in a teacup
the stupid is strong in this snafu
lets embarrass mega buck sponsors
How much weight was in the king post ?
how big dia and long is the king post ?
how hard is it to replace the post with a class legal one ?...
I repaired my $20 hobie 18 by cutting a hole in the deck
and after the glass work inside was done
the hole was covered by a deck plate 6'' plastic...