I recommend "Yacht Rating" by Peter Johnson.
Complete over view of all rating rules since yacht racing started.
I was going to try this,I wasn't able to seal the hole effectively and ended up dragging water around.The idea was also to keep the rudder in the...
something like this,not mine but what I based mine on.
Quite a few boats like this have now had extensions fitted,all with positive results.
Paul B,could you give examples of foil types you think would be of use in this case and similar cases? I am thinking of a new keel for my boat.
The first boat under IOR that had a successful fractional rig was notable. Anyone know what boat it was? (I'm thinking a Farr design?)
oops!! should read 600mm!
It is now summer here:) and the boat is being raced now,general feeling is the boat is better balanced and faster alround.
Thanks for the comments so far.My situation will be in selling stock plans for a small boat.The plans would be sent via e mail,I don't think I can...
Does anyone sell boat plans in electronic format? how do you stop the purchaser from passing the files on to friends etc?
I have a model yacht..it cost me $50 per knot.
statistics are great! you can make them say whatever you want.
I doubt this type of hull form would perform well at 30 degrees heel.
You would need to keep this hull as upright as possible for best results....
He used to be passionate about other subjects too,canting keels spring to mind.
His threads over the years on this forum and others show a...
What resin are you using in this process?
Thanks for sharing the method,I build small r/c yachts and this may work well for me.
Nothing further to add,depths of winter here.Further testing this coming summer.
I am pretty sure its an improvment all round.Especially in light...
sheath both sides of the ply with carbon fibre cloth.
using the same cloth weights as for fiberglass you will acheive a stiffer hull for the same...
yes a racing hull.22 foot trailer yacht.
plank movement is very minor at this stage.
See my "stern extension " thread in the sailboats forum for...
6 oz cloth or 3 oz? I want to add as little weight as possible.
Thanks Frosh,Pretty much what I thought.Any other opinions?
Ok ,first results are in.
race day didn't bring much wind and we ended up sailing very slowly for 7 hrs.
Anyway we finnished alongside all the...