F18 hull drawings

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by waynemarlow, Dec 18, 2014.

  1. waynemarlow
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    Has anyone got a 3D dxf file of a F18 hull I could use, I just want to compare a number of hulls for volume etc, it will save me having to measure one properly over the Xmas period.

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  2. Doug Lord
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    F18

    Write to Martin Fischer -he's a member here, a real nice guy and has responded to my e-mails-don't know if he'll send you a file but he might.....
     
  3. Richard Woods
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    I spent some time looking at (older) F18's as they form the outriggers and rig for my Strike 20 trimaran

    I'm not sure how one set of hull lines will help you? I found the F18 hulls varied from high and narrow to low and fat, some looked very odd to my eyes.

    I think you'd be better taking basic measurements from a few boats and then estimating the lines. (I don't have any lines plans myself). That way, as you also know which boat is which, you can pick the fastest hull concept.

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  4. waynemarlow
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    Thanks Richard

    In that 90's 00's most of the hulls are not un-similar, in was only when the Shockwaves arrived that we suddenly had F18's on steroids and volume further and further forward.

    When you did the calculations for the Strike what approx. total volume did you use ?

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  5. Richard Woods
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    The average old F18 hull seems to have a total displacement of around 600Kgs, which is 100% buoyancy for the Strike 20

    The first Strike 20 has now been sold, it will be built in France using Nacra 5.8 hulls and a Tornado rig

    Richard Woods of Woods Designs

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