AYRS meeting - Bernard Rhodes - Trimaran design, build and voyaging

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by John Perry, May 29, 2020.

  1. John Perry
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    John Perry Senior Member

    The Amateur Yacht Research Society (AYRS) is now holding meetings to present and discuss boat design topics using the Zoom video conferencing system.

    On Saturday 6th June at 19:30 British Summer Time Bernard Rhodes will give us the first part of his presentation on building a 21 foot trimaran then sailing this boat across the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. There is some discussion of this boat at this thread: KLIS trimaran: owners wanted https://www.boatdesign.net/threads/klis-trimaran-owners-wanted.63173/ and a picture of the original boat is below.

    Befor then, this Saturday 30 May, at 19:30 BST, we have a Zoom meeting that will be an opportunity for people to share their experiences with antifouling treatments for underwater surfaces. So, if you have used any kind of antifouling treatment do tell us about your experience with applying it and how well, or how badly, it functioned.

    The link for joining our Zoom meetings is: https://plymouth.zoom.us/j/9161080000

    - all who are interested in boating/boat design are welcome.

    To join the meeting wait until a few minutes befor the start time then click the link above. If you already have Zoom software installed on your computer or other internet device you should be directed to Zoom when you click the link to the meeting and you can then join the meeting. If you click the link to the meeting but you don’t have the Zoom software installed then I think you will be prompted to download and install the software before you can join the meeting so it is probably best to have the software installed beforehand. You can get the free Zoom software at www.zoom.us/download . Plenty of instructions available on-line.
     

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  2. trip the light fandango
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    trip the light fandango Senior Member

    Anecdotal evidence. I've mixed copper powder-200 mesh with the last coat of epoxy and then with the antifoul primer with good results. There was no trials or experimenting with various quantities. The more copper you mix the more resistant it is to attack one would think, I used about 500grams . The primer seemed to be better at deflecting growth than the antifoul itself after adding the powder. I didn't add any to the ablative [fairly soft] antifoul, I wasn't confident understanding the chemistry. I have a mostly moored fibreglass Tremolino with high tidal movement. I admire the Kliss trimaran.
     
  3. John Perry
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    John Perry Senior Member

    Yesterday evening (evening in the UK that is), Bernard Rhodes gave us a fascinating talk about how he designed and built a small plywood trimaran (photo above) to travel the world and to escape from what he found to be a dull job working as an apprentice in the shipyard at Barrow-in-Furness. This was back in 1966, so the pioneering days of 'modern' multihull sailing.

    Bernard's presentation yesterday covered his preparations for voyaging and his travels from Cumbria UK to the West Indies including storms and calms, boat repairs and parties with other world voyagers and also a period during which he worked with Dick Newick completing the famous racing proa 'Cheers'.

    Next week we will have the second part of Bernard's presentation, this will cover the continuation of his voyage to New Zealand where he settled on Waiheke Island, the place where still lives today. So all welcome to join us on Zoom on Saturday 13 June at 19:30 British Summer Time (which will be Sunday morning for Bernard in New Zealand). The link to join the meeting is, as befor:
    Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting now https://plymouth.zoom.us/j/9161080000

    For those who are not familiar with Zoom, it is a video conferencing system that has gained popularity in recent months. To join the meeting simply click the link above a few minutes befor the meeting start time and if you have the Zoom software installed on your computer or other internet access device you should then be directed to the meeting. You can get the (free) software at www.zoom.us/download. The software you3 need for a Windows or Apple computer is the top button in the list, it is labelled 'Zoom Client for Meetings'. There is also Zoom software available for Apple, Andriod and Linux. Plenty of further information about Zoom is available from the internet.
     
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  4. aabella
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    aabella Junior Member

    Thank you very much for given us the opportunity to listen Bernard Rhodes. It was two very interesting talks. Because I am not very fluent in English, I am very grateful that you have uploaded the first talk. Will you do the same with the second talk? And, if this is the case, where can I find it?
    Regards, Andrés.
     
  5. John Perry
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    John Perry Senior Member

    Glad you liked the talks.

    A link to the recording of the first of Bernard Rhodes talks:

    https://plymouth.zoom.us/rec/share/w9R0CfLt2nlOZ6_zxWTvVI4rBpWmaaa8hCRLq_Bfzk7Ekf6XI_FplUmUzCFrBD84

    A link to the second talk should appear on the AYRS website within a week or so - look here: Meeting Reports – Amateur Yacht Research Society https://www.ayrs.org/topics/meetings/

    The Zoom system has a delay between a meeting taking place and a recording being available hence the delay in the links being posted to the AYRS website.

    The AYRS has been holding video conferencing meetings on a weekly basis through the period of the corona virus restrictions. Now that these restrictions are partially relaxed in many parts of the world we will reduce the frequency of meetings - our next meeting is scheduled for Saturday 11 July 2020, subject to be confirmed (sugestions welcome). We will probably continue at monthly frequency through the rest of the summer. AYRS meetings are open to all, details at Upcoming Events – Amateur Yacht Research Society https://www.ayrs.org/events/
     
  6. aabella
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    aabella Junior Member

    Thank you very much again. Regards.
     

  7. zombat
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    Ah, I am late. Did someone record the meeting?
     
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