High Performance MPX Foil/Self-righting Trimaran-The Test Model

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  1. Doug Lord
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    WOLF daughter of fire arrow--- Working every day on the new boat-and making some progress......
     
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    I wish everybody well in this perilous times-best of luck! I will continue, to the best of my ability, to make the WOLF a reality and one of the most spectacular small trimarans ever. I particularly wish my friends with Team Gitana and Team Banque Populaire the best!

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    Perilous times indeed!
    We will get through them.
    Any news?
     
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  4. Doug Lord
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    I finally got temporary computer access-with a permanent solution not too far away. I'm healthy and I hope all of you are too!
    I continue to work every day full time on the WOLF project-another couple of months or so to have it ready to build. But then comes the tedious money-raising part that may be fatally wounded by this god-awful disease. I don't give up though, so maybe I'll get lucky....... WOLF 14 conept model rig-8-7-18 003.JPG WOLF 14  retracted foils  8-13-18 007.JPG
     
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    How about posting some preliminary drawings? No more repetitive toy stuff on blue tarps. Or maxi French designs, please. A few of us want to see a reality - but sketches will suffice. Size, materials, you know, basic real world stuff. Thanks.
     
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  7. Gary Baigent
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    First used nearly four decades ago on Charles Heidsieck - but you already knew that?
     
  8. Doug Lord
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    Gary, it's funny that you keep on repeating that when the foil on Heidsieck was NOTHING like the Fire Arrow main foil or the main foil on the few other tri's using the foil system similar to Fire Arrow*. It didn't work in a remotely similar manner.
    * Maserati, Banque Pop(last and newest), Macif, and the greatest of the big boats Gitana 17. And there's Sodebo that probably doesn't have The Main Foil yet but will...
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    Gary, in the old days there were numerous airplanes built-all had wings but many didn't work--like Heidsieck. The Fire Arrow Foil System works and has been adopted by the highest performance sailing tri's in the history of peoplekind!
    Hope you and your family (and your beautiful boats) stay safe!

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    Gary, the foil was not adjustable and NOT designed to develop downforce. Furthermore, it didn't work.......
     
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    Waiting to see your copied revolutionary foil in real time reality. Been waiting for near a decade now. Maybe fantasies in your case suffice?
     
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    I may not have mentioned it , but the sliding seat on each side will have a tramp under it to make it less likely to lose something overboard.......

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  14. Doug Lord
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    These Fire Arrow(top two) UPTIP foils are my own design inspired by TNZ in AC34(?). They are the ideal ama foil because they are automatic and can be designed to require ZERO adjustment when foiling. Gitana 17, Banque Pop, Maserati, Macif, Sodebo and the new WOLF all use versions of this type of foil:


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    Talked to a potential investor a few days ago and expressed my concern about the prospects of financing a new experimental boat/business with COVID 19 hanging around. He said there couldn't be a better time with the desire of so many to get out of the cities and onto the water. He may be right.......

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