AIT Around In Ten

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  1. Manie B
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    I am starting this thread as a new home to all fans, dreamers and supporters of AIT. We all know that this subject got some folks blood boiling and there were many heated discussions about it over and over. But times have changed and the websites closed down, and there were all sorts of problems - and there was no "home" for AIT anymore.

    Boatdesign.net has prevailed as one of the most prominent websites for all things "boating" so rather than go and put together a new website lets focus our energies in one place - Boatdesign.net

    If you want your own thread of your own designs and build always start the heading with AIT that way it identifies it clearly e.g. AIT John Citizens 10 footer.

    Love or leave it - Sven Yrvind is leading the pack at the moment and as a very experienced sailor is perfectly capable of completing the adventure. Read more here

    http://www.yrvind.com/
    http://www.boatdesign.net/forums/all-things-boats-and-boating/yrvind-39341-25.html#post674228

    here is some more of other hopefuls
    http://www.microyacht.com/

    I have my own ideas and will post them on this thread on Boatdesign.net
    lets make this the permanent home of AIT

    So for the enthusiast let kick off with discussions on basic hull design and more specifically extensions like swim platforms and appendage designs, what are your thoughts?
     

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    WTF is AIT? :confused:
     
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    What does AIT stand for in the boating world? There are many meanings to AIT.
     
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    Self abuse seems like such a quaint old idea.

    Proving you can take the pain just gives in to Sadists.

    AIT = Ain't it Tiny?

    I won't get mad, since it is such a waste of time.
     
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    AIT is less claustrophobic for those of us who use the metric system.
     
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    This way, everybody's happy...

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  7. WestVanHan
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    It means-around in ten (feet length).

    Nothing I'd do,but admire their tenacity and practicality.

    Masochistic...perhaps..but no more than spending most of your life at a job/career you may hate to save money to buy/build the latest /greatest boat and then find yourself too feeble to do it.
    And why not? Beats the hell out of watching the stupid TV for much of your life,like what most people do.

    Limited cash ? Build it cheap and now...and if family is not in the way...go.

    BTW in college I lived in an old VW van for 18 months,which lent a clarifying simplicity to things.
     
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    I can't think of anything worse for me to do than circle the earth in a 10' sailboat and at any age.
     
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    The Loftsman The Loftsman

    Amazing

    To each his own and the world needs more madmen to push the envelope!

    Cheers



     
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    The difference of opinion is what makes the world go round, and enables myself to feel superior (in spite the demonstrated truth). But at least I feel self justified, and so does someone else.
     
  11. Manie B
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    aaaaah well I knew full well that by starting this thread the barrage of "comments" will fly :p:p:p why was I not surprised :eek::eek::eek:

    Ok just for those that really did not know - AIT - stands for around in ten.
    A couple of years ago there was a website for the "challenge" to build a ten foot yacht to sail around the world to beat Serge Testa's record of going around the world in a 12 (twelve) foot boat called Acrohc Australis

    http://www.acrohc.com/

    It was a very popular topic and it had some heated debates on many different websites and of course the naysayers were a dime a dozen.

    Fact is it is a boat

    Now Sven Yrvind is going to do it - FACT

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRVEla0A-IU
    http://www.yrvind.com/present_project/?attachment_id=2349

    The original websites had a multitude of all sorts of crazy ideas and even more crazy people building some seriously off the wall crap and that gave rise to many a "wize ***" slinging some seriously nasty comments around.

    The difference is this time we knew what was coming - that's why this AIT thread is on Boatdesign.net which is still the best boat and yacht design website IN THE UNIVERSE :D:D:D

    So the reality is that a 71 year old man "Sven Yrvind" with years and years and years of sailing experience is getting very close to launch and test his boat.

    So lets get back to the successful design and testing of 10 foot yachts that can go to sea. Sit back and think: How could or should this be done - constructive information and thinking is the way forward.
     

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    Good initiative Manie. Hope this thread can remain focused on "how" rather than "why?!?" . I personally would hardly even want to spend a weekend in a boat that small, but I respect those that take on the challenge, it's no small task and the risks are very high. People should be allowed to pursue their dreams.

    I'll add a few links:

    A nice article about thought and build process by Gilbert van Meel, 2008, who planned to join the original race with Skippy:
    http://www.duckworksmagazine.com/08/gatherings/ait/index.htm
    Site: http://www.beaufort2.nl/Skippy.html
    He certainly applied the KISS principle.

    Triloboat by Dave Zeiger:
    http://www.triloboats.com/AiT10x4.pdf
    From his PDf, the original race rules I assume:
    " The Rules for a race around the world in a ten foot sail boat:
    •The boat shall be exactly 10ft long. Any rudders, spars, self-steering gea
    r or other protrusionsbeyond 10ft must be removable.
    •The race will start in the Bahamas in January 2009.
    •Anyone can take part, any age-group, male or female and from any
    country in the world.
    •is a single-handed race. Apart from the skipper (Racer), no one else is allowed on-board once the race has started.
    •The boat can be self designed and self built or designed by someone else and built by someone else.
    •The race is restricted to monohulls (No catamarans or trimarans). "


    A bunch of tiny boats that crossed oceans:
    http://www.microcruising.com/famoussmallboats.htm

    10 feet boat Yankee Girl made some long crossings:
    http://www.sailingbreezes.com/sailing_breezes_current/articles/Nov05/yankeegirl1.htm
    Edit: One more link on Yankee Girl:
    http://www.sailingbreezes.com/sailing_breezes_current/articles/feb06/yankeegirl.htm
    -Read the section "Analyzing Yankee Girl: A remarkable ten-foot boat", interesting stuff
     
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    FACT IS I'm one of the nay sayers.

    No thanks. I put this on the level of painting pictures on the head of a nail.

    Ya'll do your own thing, there is nothing interesting here.
    I couldn't even find the how interesting, but that was a good idea.

    Signed
    Narrow minded in Texas
     

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