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Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by oldsailor7, Jul 22, 2009.

  1. redreuben
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    redreuben redreuben

    So what did he change on the main hull ?
     
  2. redreuben
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    It's going to vary a lot with the ply, timber for stringers, sheathed or not etc.
     
  3. buzzman
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    rr
    Yeah, I know, but assume lightweight okume 5mm and 'normal' douglas fir or similar stringers etc....

    I only need a rough and ready rule of thumb. Am actually tryoing to guesstimate the weight of a driffernt 24' tri, so just looking at a guide to assist with 'guesstimate' for weight...

    Approx is close enough...
     
  4. SpiritWolf15x
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    Thinner, lighter, longer.
     
  5. redreuben
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    redreuben redreuben

    You should be able to ballpark it from the materials list.
     
  6. buzzman
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    Me and math, we don't get along..... :)

    I was kinda hoping one of the B24 builders could give me an off the cuff guesstimate....

    Which would be near enough for my purposes.
     
  7. cavalier mk2
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    If you post the materials list I can crunch the numbers. Failing that post the skin thickness and stringer size for more of a guesstimate then Paddy can correct us.
     
  8. bruceb
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    just weight for it

    :rolleyes: Buzz, I have weighed most parts of my 24, so this is closer than a guess. A float built in 4mm with light coatings will be about 135 lbs. That is working hard at keeping it light. The main hull "should" come in around 650 lbs. It is really easy to add a couple of hundred pounds with heavier material choices, sloppy building and too much epoxy. I think a very carefully constructed B-24 should come in between 1200 and 1300 lbs bare, and an all out weight reduction build could be at least 150 lbs lighter. You might not want to go very far offshore in the "light" one;)
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  9. buzzman
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    LOL....yeah, light is good for inshore racing, not so great offshore!

    Cheers, Bruce, that's near enough for my purposes.

    So "roughly" between 475 and 590kg.

    So a truly bare boat - ie: not yet glassed, epoxied or bolted together, would probably be at the lower end of that scale.

    So I could get it on my trailer within the "750kg GVM Unbraked Trailer" legal limit.

    Probably need brakes by the time it was fully rigged and loaded for a trip away though..!

    lol
     
  10. bruceb
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    light

    The trailer better be pretty light, but yes, or make two trips.
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  11. oldsailor7
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    Buzz said:- "LOL....yeah, light is good for inshore racing, not so great offshore!"
    Sorry Buzz but I disagree.
    Light is good for inshore AND offshore, providing the "Light" is structurally sound.
    Newtons three laws of motion. :D
     
  12. bruceb
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    Light and safe?

    I guess that's why I have air bags in my 24 :cool:
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  13. oldsailor7
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    Good ONYA Bruce.
    You must be sliding toward Spring now while we are in the Fall.
    I guess you will torn between concentrating on getting your 33 up and sailing and early racing with the 24.
    What a wonderful dillema :D
     
  14. outside the box

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    "For those interested"
    A few updates on what is happening behind the scene as we gear up for the next stage of development of the Buc 24" Trimaran test mule, Bruce we will get the info to you soon as you will see from the updates we have been fairly busy, let alone contract work which I will enlighten you in an email, sounds like all is going well your end.
    All updates as usual are at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ezifold-Yachts/212821925457790?ref=hl
     

  15. ThomD
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    KHSD 23/24

    Better late than never?
     
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