I hope you keep us updated on the progress of this design and build.
Having been a working practical engineer I hope you do not get too shocked...
Complete and utterly wishful thinking.
Or not thinking.
Show the tiniest bit of engineering to compliment the fantasy.
Quoting a list of...
Why do you say this was an unlimited budget?
Everything seems to be fairly simple elements, including the rig.
If that fold system would work without other elements it would be interesting.
Is there a better description on how the ama stays upright, and how...
I use to work for an aircraft manufacturer.
We had significant trouble keeping 3 hinges in line, and the tolerance or free play of the joints was...
How will you lock the joints?
That many joints will have a lot of freeplay.
Getting the akas to hold the ama in one place will take a lots of...
I probably baited you.
As I said, your father was a hero of mine for a long time.
I still remember the quote in his first book about...
Bones to pick? No
Although I would like more sail area after it got a board.
I guess having an opinion isn't acceptable. Characterized as...
Have you sailed the 16?
A novice needs to be able to go upwind. It's a safety feature.
If it had a centerboard or a leeboard it would...
Why not just use big ship antirolling fins?
Or build a blimp. No rolling there.
Let us know how it goes.
But if you want to avoid antifouling, why not plate the sides also.
What are you going to do to protect...
Windrider 17's are notorious for not going to windward.
I assume it comes from not having an actual centerboard (or dagger or leeboard).
The thing that I have a hard time with is "inventors" who present an idea (incomplete usually) and never prove it by making a demo.
Easy to say...
Are you a PHD, or an English major?
Interesting your method of referencing previous content.
What are you hiding by limiting who can see...
No question you are right.
Of course I never flipped my Tornado.
Some would say I wasn't sailing hard enough.
I might say it was good...
How could you name your boat Exlax? Oh, sorry, wrong spelling!
But more appropriate, IMHO.
Simplify your ideas or you will never get done.
You need 6 months hard sailing before going on the EC.
Many near stock, good boats have had to...
You are not going to be going fast enough to generate turbulence.
You are making things hard for yourself.
Why make rockets when you...
Add foam to the wing, shape it, then glass it.
The ply in the middle will do nothing for strength, just act as a base to put the foam on.
Kleppar - good luck with your fleet.