:?: please explain.
Unless you want a "Roomeran" (ie: Piver), then my choice for a fast cruiser for a crew of four, is a Crowther Kraken 40. :cool:
Has anyone got any info on what Stuart Bloomfield is doing now?.
Olsurfer, you are quite right. The rudder should be balanced in it's self and play no part in balancing the whole boat.
It would depend entirely where the centre of pressure of the whole sail area is.
Usually it is at the same place or a small amount forward or...
Great stuff Doug.:D
A fellow sailor had his boat in a dock next to mine. He had rigged a copper wire from his mast shroud down to a metal plug in his keel to earth...
Jeez! Wouldn't it be simpler and cheaper to just sail a Windsurfer?.:rolleyes:
Thanks for claifying that Pogo. :)
Dart keels are just rectangular keels which have been diagonally cut in half.
Providing that they have the same area as the rectangular keels,...
I'm not sure what you mean by a "Dart " keel.
Would the LAR keel on a Crowther International 23 be one. ?
If so, it's a no brainer.
The one I...
A flat plate has a stall angle of 4deg.
So a sharp entry point of a foiled shape is going to be better than that.
Remember water,as a fluid, is...
Locks K40 was successful in every way. As a racer, or a fast cruiser for four people. It was a beautiful looking machine as designed....
Good Onya Freddyj.
If you build your B24 using a full epoxy coating system, it should last, kept in the water, for a very long time. But do use a...
With a helper we built my B24 in 6 weeks,for 448 man hours.
That was the basic boat.
Fitting out and attending to creature cabin comfort...
If it looks like an airplane, sails like an airplane, then it probably is a Kraken 40.:cool:
Originally Posted by CT249.
"The strange thing about soft wings is that people spend years on end making claims about performance, and never...
Doug, that isn't really a catamaran, but a trimaran with a skinny central hull. :D
(not that there is anything wrong with that).
Why was Lock Crowthers Kraken 40 trimaran so sucessful?