everybody, we have to re-vitalise rick. he's not as young as he used to be
rick and i both agree
KNOW that stoneage math is blunt and SILLY,...
also just read Cruising Catamaran Communique, and the old fossil who wrote that also recommended using the least amount of tension.
thanks earl !,
(one small thing though - do you realise that there are 195 countries in the world, and you have used some strange gibberish which...
interestingly, old books recommend
"Set no tighter than necessary to keep your mast straight", which implies a fraction of modern rigging...
ok, can anybody tell me what they recommend?
if your catamaran is the same size as a gemini, surely you don't put 1500kg all up on a rotating...
let me start you all off.
the Gemini cat recommends 500Kg on each stay for a fixed mast.
i'm thinking of 100Kg for a rotating mast
how much tension would you put on the forestay?
"bloody mast wouldn't rotate properly"
i think the best idea so far is
a shackle, then a chain link
maybe even a shackle afterwards...
mast flapping - good call
consistently overpowered - yeah
you've both changed my thinking. thanks
what about having a lever...
weird you should say that, i was just looking at them
points i've not come across
1/ i was not aware of forced over...
whats the single point look like? ball tang?
does it rotate easily? or do you have to do it yourself? how much sail are you...
need thoughts from you all.
want a rotating wing mast on my catamaran.
going to use this section with a single diamond....
there is a real fork in the road between us.
both our cases are strong
all of your reasoning is sound, and plain...
but what do you think! about all my advanced theories?
did i convince you that one and one doesn't equal two?????
still waiting for more customers . . .
comon guys, refer people to me. or put your own hand up. (it will only hurt if it's done truthfully)
i can help!
I have on spent long time pondering tri marans, and have come to the conclusion that they are brilliant!
as long as you make one...
If you take your calculations a step further you would predict a narrower deeper hull of the same displacement would plane...
the best boat i've seen yet
31' strip plank cat.
this is the best boat i've seen yet.
simple, built to last decades and still be stiff....
perhaps this will help.
just recently i did a bourbon taste test-a-thon.
tried every different bourbon i could lay my hands on. ultra expensive,...