Historical multihulls

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by Gary Baigent, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. rayman
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    Teignmouth Electron was still in existence untill 2009. she was used for many years in the Cayman Islands dive charter trade.This pic taken 40 yrs after Crowhurst stepped off.
    From Tony Bigrass "Voyages of Miss Cindy"
    She has since been totaly destroyed by a hurricane.
    regards ray
     

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    Well built indeed. Many boats can keep going with regular care. Nigel Tetley sailed Victress to pieces thinking it was a close race. I can't figure out why anyone would build a Piver for racing without the float fins at least. Do you know if anything was added later on? Too bad about the hurricane, Teignmouth Electron would have been interesting to Golden Oldies Multihulls. Instead of the checkered flag it would have been up for the checkered past award. There is a lot of history tucked away around the world.
     
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  4. warwick
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    Two C Class cats

    I find some interesting photos of two older Class Catamarans in an 1974 Yachting annual. some others may be able to shed more on that little Americas cup challenge.

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  5. Gary Baigent
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    Stars, from gossip I heard, was heavy but she got ahead of wing rigged Nylex at one stage but Nylex soon overtook her. Nylex was the very first of the total wing C Class cats, the beginning of the end of soft sails although Nylex did lose out next challenge? to the US soft wing lightweight Aquarius ... but that was definitely the very last hurrah for the conventional boats.
     
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    Anyone know the history of these two cats?
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    A sketch of two multihulls By David Barker in the 1974 yachting anual.

    Is the open wing cat a bamboo bomber? as the article was written by Malcom Tennant, and the bamboo bomber is mentioned.

    Gary I hope you enjoy the sketch.
     

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  8. Gary Baigent
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    Thanks Warwick, I remember that D Barker drawing.
    That is not my Bamboo Bomber but Superbird, which was to Malcolm's plan ... because mine was "modified" (couldn't help myself); no cabin blisters, wider overall beam, taller wing mast.
    Superbird is still around but also much modified, renamed Superbird to Cruise, like its name more cruisy and somewhat heavier.
     
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    Thanks Gary for the added information to the sketch. You are probably not the last one to modify plans, as some will try to, with varying degrees of success.
     
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    ismotorsport

    the big cat is presumably a Choy

    The small cat is James Wharrams original 23ft Tangaroa, I assume after making landfall in Trinidad in 1957

    Richard Woods of Woods Designs

    www.sailingcatamarans.com
     
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    Gary would you have any idea what the trimaran is or was? in the sketch.
     
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    Looks like a Crowther Buccaneer 24, although the overall beam is too great for this design. Could be a bit of Barker poetic license.
     
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    Rotating Wingsail, and Foiling vessels, 1972

    Just ran across this old Popular Science magazine (1972) issue:
    Rotating Wingsail on C class cat, and multiply Foiling Vessels.

    http://books.google.com.au/books?id=IxqcYRVu67sC&pg=PA104#v=onepage&q&f=false

    http://books.google.com.au/books?id=IxqcYRVu67sC&pg=PA99#v=onepage&q&f=false

    I hope these links are correct, as this is the first time I have visited such a site. If nothing else it should take you to the issue of the magazine and then look at page 104
     
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    One of the most interesting things about paging thru old Popular Science magazines is to think about the optomistic presentation of "new" ideas, and where those ideas are today.

    Patient Lady 2 is one of the few who's basic idea is still used today. The Seamen's thick hydrofoils don't exist of course.

    Sea Knife doesn't exist but I wonder what happened to the boat. There have been a few boats which generally have similar ideas, but I haven't seen them survive either. It would be interesting to understand what actually caused them not to make it.
     

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    Sea Knife has become Double Wedge and has been patented 2000, updated 2005 and 2008.[​IMG]

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    http://www.boatdesign.net/forums/boat-design/quick-easy-3-man-canoe-plans-46038-9.html scroll down please to posting 134
     
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