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Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by Guillermo, Mar 4, 2006.

  1. safewalrus
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    safewalrus Ancient Marriner

    Multifunction?
     
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    Story I heard at the time (and believed by the 'locals') he possibly hit something like a small branch, water was checked before run but....... (it happens)
     
  4. Guillermo
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    Guillermo Ingeniero Naval

    Something took my attention, about this Earthrace.
    If we visit their pages an look for Prototype...
    http://www.earthrace.net/view.asp?webpage=143
    we find the same prototype displayed here:
    http://www.diogenemarine.com/testing65m.html
    But they don't talk about the other one....(??)
    Diogenemarine is developing a new series of wave piercing trimarans, the C-Rex, backed by Craig Loomes Design and Dag Pike as consultor.
    I'm surprised. Anybody knows what's happening?
     

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  5. JonH
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    Doesn't seem like there's any design piracy going on, if that's what you're driving at Guillermo -

    If you go through Craig Loomes's godawful website, eventually you find:

    Wavepiercing Trimaran
    The grey test model pictured was funded by Diogene Marine of Mauritious to prove the concept for an 20m recreational vessel and a 53m passenger ferry respectively.

    Essentially a single wavepiercer demi-hull, with small stabilizers, early work on efficiency and stability is encouraging and development continues. The model has been fitted with acceleration data logging equipment so that comparisons can be made with similarly sized planing monohulls and catamarans in a known sea state.

    Further provisional design work is under way for a local client on a vessel of 22m length for a round the world speed record attempt, before retirement as a distinctive charter venture. Visit Earth Race's website for more details.
     
  6. Guillermo
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    Guillermo Ingeniero Naval

    Thanks, John.
    What confused me was Earthrace not crediting Craig Loomes.


    All:
    Interesting to watch in Craig Loomes pages the Earthrace trimaran wave piercing. Go to Craig's pages (http://www.cld.co.nz/welcome.htm) and look for Latest Site Updates, and then 17-02-05. Or go the 'Latest News' page.
     
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    hmmmm sounds like a cool new invention a flying floating submarine quick someone grab the ducktape and cardboard we got a project tackle lmao
     
  8. Bryan Campbell
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    hey guys i vote we all put our money toghther and buy a set of rockets from nasa strap them onto a small dingy and go for the around the world record ourselves
     
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    Careful Bryan that could be the committee aproach! all the rockets would be strapped on in different directions, all we'd do is go round in circles! . . . . . . . .Wadya mean the world is a circle . . .Oh!:rolleyes:
     
  10. Bryan Campbell
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    in that case i vote we strap safewalrus into the dingy with duck tape before we turn on the rockets anyone wanna start taking bets on how long he will last
     
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    Doesn't seem like there's any design piracy going on, if that's what you're driving at Guillermo -



    If you take a look at most commercial air craft , they all look alike.

    The reason is they all try for the same goals , cheap to keep at .80mach, low maint and simple pilot skills.

    Is it a wonder that all the boats designed to attempt a similar stunt look similar?

    Aint copying , its engineering the same problem.

    FAST FRE
     
  12. safewalrus
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    good idea Bryan but first you gotta get this walrus character into the boat, who ever he is (if you get my drift!):eek:
     
  13. Bryan Campbell
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    all we need is 2 hot chicks telling you to come into the boat with them then hold you down while we strap you in lol
     
  14. safewalrus
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    OK you got me! I like the bait!! now where am I going -round in circles? so whats new?
     

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    Onion Skins....

    Hello...

    Thing is - I and you or me and us or whatever Mr. Johnson - the English teacher who gives best prayer for me a C+ for in Englais is...

    THESE F'CKERS ARE DOING IT - and so my hat is tipped to them - if they pull it off or not - they built something - they put their balls on the line - and they tried...

    That is REAL *** - that is life beyond the trailer...

    Smokin'...

    SH.
     
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