a Q for Gary Baigent

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by rayman, Apr 2, 2013.

  1. rayman
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    rayman Senior Member

    Gary, in previous posts you have shown some mods to your mates old "piver nugget" You said about routing out the cross beams, how did you do that?
    from the inside to make a box beam or outside to make a "T" or "I" section? also the dagger board is now located foreward of the mast and inclined, also appears to be fairly long, does she pivot about that set-up easily. Piver claims "20 knots" thats rather fast isn't it?
     
  2. Gary Baigent
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    Gary Baigent Senior Member

    Routed out with basic router (wrecked one drill when I hit metal) - just ground out an open box, wall thickness around 12mm, quite a long job, then epoxy coated the exposed bare wood, then covered the open top with thin ply and some box weave glass. Saved some weight - but it would be much better to make new box beams, either in ply or paulownia (lighter, stronger) ... but yes, that requires more time.
    The dagger is actually vertical, yes, no problems tacking.
    We've had some good high speeds out of Marguerite Star in strong winds but 20 knots, maybe 17-18.
    Also remember Jacques' Nugget is completely gutted, no cabin just a long cockpit running to transom, rotating mast, new Doyle sails.
    He's sold it to a avid kayaker in the Firth of Thames. Now getting a much modified Farrier going.
     

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  3. rayman
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    rayman Senior Member

    thanks Gary, and was M Star an early 23ft or the later stretched 27ft . enquiring mind wants to know.
     

  4. Gary Baigent
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    Gary Baigent Senior Member

    Never measured the boat but always thought it was 24 feet.
     

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