6.5 to 7.5 metre performance/cruise multihulls

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by Gary Baigent, Feb 27, 2015.

  1. Gary Baigent
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    D mast finished, weighs 26kgs with all rigging. Chook is size reference to prove that this is full size and not a pond toy?
     

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    Good one Gary!
    Cant wait to see it sailing.:):):):):)

    Tony
     
  3. santacruz58
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    Your build is progressing well. Looking forward to see sail/mast rigged. Are you using sea stays on Frog's beams?
    A little barb thrown out?
    nelson
     
  4. Gary Baigent
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    I've built two airfoil shaped thin ply and carbon stays but haven't fitted them - and with the Frog floating I'm a little surprised about the deck and beam main hull width and support and ... the boat has shrunk once in water so I'm thinking that maybe, I don't need those supports. Anyway the first few times sailing will be in light winds and I'll be able to see/feel if the structure is robust enough to carry the various rig loads. The stay connecting positions are halfway out on the beam so that is not a large cantilever distance, see already posted photograph.
     

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    Finally got the Frog's D mast up.
    Had an interesting visit from the owner of a Newick 40 trimaran with half moon floats; he may come over to Cox's and use my very high tech pohutukawa tree to drop his mast and make a few changes.
     

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    Hoy Gary, that looks like a Limmershin. Do tell. I like that design and want to know if the new moons are worth the effort.
     
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    According to the owner the design is a RACA 40.

    (There is a Limmershin for sale up north)
    http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/boats-marine/yachts/multihull/auction-1086159906.htm

    I asked DN about the half moon amas when he spoke at a club night a few years back. He reckoned they worked well but were more complicated to build and didn't fit the fashion for bigger floats. Most of the examples I have seen here with these floats also have lifting foils as well.
     
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    Thanks Jamez. I haven't seen the Raca 40 before. I did acquire plans for Limmershin some time ago and the New moons didn't look too terrible to build out of cedar strip.

    That's a more complete picture set than they had a while back on the Limmershin, they are laid out well for a fast long distance cruiser for 2, the plans show lots of water stowage etc....
     
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    Heard you Kiwis were getting rattled with some tsunami action, how are the boats doing?
     
  10. Gary Baigent
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    Further south from halfway down the Waiarapa coast may be in direct tsunami line at full tide - but who knows?
     
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    Hang in there, obviously some of your favorite trappist libations would help the philosophic outlook and improve your chances by making it impossible to walk to the beach.
     
  12. Gary Baigent
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    Good advice, Cav.
     
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    Cheers mate. We'll get our turn on the US west coast one of these days.
     
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    Drop a couple of nukes down that crack and you can secede properly and won't need a wall ! ;) :D
     

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    Now Red we take our crackpots seriously up here and the ones that won the election got the nukes. They might decide California lacks core values and drop a few down the vent to help them leave but I'm in the Pacific Northwest where we worry the Canadians may build a wall to slow down the stampede. All these are good reasons to have a boat. Remember, Mother Nature's faults are equal opportunity and tend to cross party lines.
     
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