Graeme Delaveau multihull design

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by redreuben, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. redreuben
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    Nice link thank you
     
  3. simon
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    Does anyone have experience with his designs? Nice looking designs. Are the flat bottoms prone to slamming?

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    Hi Simon, I'm building a Delaveau 25' Tri. Given that the flat portion of the main hulls ie. the bottom are so narrow I doubt slamming would generally be an issue. Flat bottom is not an unusual configuration for a tri main hull. Most common would likely be the Tremolino possibly followed by Marples Seaclipper 28. Both well regarded designs.
     

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    Flat bottoms make the rocking world go round

    I have a mate with Schionning Wilderness. It has a flat bottom and slaps a lot. He is considering putting a curve on the front section. I think a tri would have less of an issue than a cat as a tri leans a lot more than a cat so a flat bottom is not flat when sailing hard.

    cheers

    Phil
     
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