C Class: The Story of Rocker / Steve Killing

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by Doug Lord, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. Doug Lord
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    Doug Lord Flight Ready

    From Steve Killings website -

    Some excerpts:
    "Perhaps a larger wing, with more wetted surface but less induced drag would be a better tradeoff. But we might also be realizing the fact that a C-Class hull 25' long and less than a foot and a half wide is already a very efficient, low drag torpedo and that the gains to be made by foiling the boat are just not there."

    "After this fairly careful experiment in foiling, we are comfortable concluding that hydrofoils don't perform in this configuration on a C-Class catamaran."

    From the CSYS paper:
    http://www.stevekilling.com/books.htm
     

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  2. Doug Lord
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    Doug Lord Flight Ready

    See the attached PDF in the first post for Steve Killings description of Rocker and Alpha and lots of info on the wing rig sections and Rockers hydrofoils.
     
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