2017 Everglades Challenge

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by Doug Lord, Mar 1, 2017.

  1. Doug Lord
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  2. Cholsson
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    Film of Randy sailing Sizzor

    Does anyone have film of Randy sailing the updated Sizzor?
    Randy builds one of *****ing coolest trimaranish boat on the planet with wing-sails and all, but I can't find any film of him sailing? Did he?
    He's like a ghost, sailing around in EC 2017, and no one can catch that.
    Its exists more GoPro-cameras than people in Florida! :)
    And all photos are on land or in drifting nowindcondition!

    And from previous year, nothing either?! Whats the secret


    best regards from cold and windy Sweden.. :)
    Chris
     
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    Chris, there's footage of Randy launching Sizzor in the 2011 EC in this video:



    Are you familiar with the parallelogramming action of the amas?

    Adrian
     
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    Thanks :) but as I said he is ghost, show some sailing. Its better quality video of Loch Ness monster. I know it can fold. But with wing sail, planning amas it would be cool to see some action!

    Chris
     
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    It seems Randy may have really designed a wing sail that can be left up all the time, and allowed to weather vane... if so this could be a serious advance.

    I will be interested to see I find he shows up with it at an A-Cat event, and how it goes compared to the standard rigs.
     
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    Randy

    I would have thought at such an event the sky would be seething with drones !
    Pity.
     
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    After listen to the pod-cast about Randy's new wing sail, it actually was a secret with patent and all. Very interesting anyway and looking forward to see the other boats and some sailing videos. :)
     
  10. Manfred.pech
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    "Another boat" is Elderly Care (swedish: äldrevård) of the 78 year old Meade Gougeon, a canoe with hinged floats and an interesting sail, sailed since years in EC and always a bit more refined. Here are some details: https://photos.google.com/share/AF1...?key=VUpoaVJCaVl4dFdhNGVlLUd6RjNUOWhyMnpFa3dn .

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    Nice! It's always fun to see how others have solved different problem like centre board, jib, lines and so.
    Thanks for sharing ä.

    Chris
     
  12. Manfred.pech
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    Second behind Sew Sew (Sizzors) in Class V was danceswithmullet Channing Boswell. The little Trimaran was made from foam, glass and epoxy in a short time http://www.duckworksmagazine.com/13/designs/ectri/index.htm#.WM0h9KKmnfB .
    To lift the beamy main hull a foam "log" was glued to the bottom. But look yourself wether this was successful: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxhwUz1zuU8 (from 9:36).

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  13. Manfred.pech
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    There have been successful boats before. With his selfdesigned und selfbuilt Trimaran Roger Mann sailed 2013 to a new class3 EC record. He needed two days, 16 hours and seven Minutes to finish: http://watertribe.org/jollyroger/2013/03/ .

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    Further developments: http://s1263.photobucket.com/user/rogermannorg/library/TriRaid 560?sort=3&page=1

    http://s1263.photobucket.com/user/rogermannorg/library/TriRaid 560?sort=3&page=1

    http://s1263.photobucket.com/user/r...dHj6QzHRCZTTfgkiTWhTZ1v4E.jpg.html?sort=3&o=4

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