J boat size
racer triangle or distance
sloop or ketch or schooner ?
mast made of carbon...
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...