Hickman Sea Sled Information

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by DogCavalry, Feb 12, 2021.

  1. DogCavalry
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    DogCavalry I aim to misbehave.

    An interesting exchange. The designer, Jacques Mertens, was a bit misinformed. But the torsion question is an interesting one. Do fast catamarans suffer from torsion problems?
     
  2. BlueBell
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    BlueBell "Whatever..."

    Not necessarily, but they certainly have higher torsional loading than monohulls.
     
  3. DogCavalry
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    DogCavalry I aim to misbehave.

    Sleds would be less than cats, but more than V hulls.
     
  4. DogCavalry
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    DogCavalry I aim to misbehave.

    Baekmo posted a sample of work a few weeks back to illustrate functionality of some software. But the image was of a sled hull. That makes him the only guy on the forum at the moment who has actually built one. Maybe if we ask nicely, he will tell us about it. (Gather round kids, and listen to the tale I tell ye)
     
  5. Mr Efficiency
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    Do not use round drains, only rectangular slots, the former are much less effective, with equal area.
     
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    BlueBell "Whatever..."


  7. DogCavalry
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    DogCavalry I aim to misbehave.

    More great stuff!
     
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