Hobie/J24 Trimaran Conversion

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by Delane, Apr 17, 2005.

  1. ImaginaryNumber
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    ImaginaryNumber Imaginary Member

    Doug, here you are.
     

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  2. Doug Lord
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    Doug Lord Flight Ready

    Thanks, IN-I'm amazed-just plain amazed. I agree with oldsailor:

     
  3. Corley
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    Corley epoxy coated

    I liked your first interpretation better with the standard J24 hull.
     
  4. warwick
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    I agree Corley in using the original hull would have been a better idea. i understand there was an Americas cup 12 metre that tried a similar under water section at the back. It looked promising in testing but proved a failure when used full size. you may end up with extra drag for no gain.

    May be just adding floats may have been a better idea initially.
     
  5. Delane
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    Delane Senior Member

    After Gelcoating

    Almost ready to launch and establish new waterline.
     

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  6. oldsailor7
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    oldsailor7 Senior Member

    Delane.
    Your workmanship is terrific----but I for the life of me I can't see to what purpose. :?:
     
  7. Delane
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    Delane Senior Member

    My hopes are to increase speed through the slenderness ratio of 13:1 and reduce the form stability drag I had before. I'm still learning and figured that a Torpedo going through the water was faster than a bath tub. I may add water stays now. Thinking more on the rudder placement.
     
  8. Delane
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    Delane Senior Member

    Built this in 5 sections and each is sealed off and full of 2 liter pressurized PET bottles.
     
  9. cavalier mk2
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    The immersed transom is going to be turbulent..... Watch out for broaching with the deep bow, it is a lot to trip over if you get sideways.
     
  10. luff tension
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    luff tension Junior Member

    With all that extra buoyancy under the main hull and no changes to the floats you will notice a dramatic decrease heel angle while sailing, my guess is it will be slower and much harder to steer.
    How easy are the mods going to be to chop off once you have found they dont work?
     
  11. warwick
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    I think it is a good point Luff tension brings up how easy would it be to revert to the original hull form if it does not work out.

    On the Americas cup boat (one as designed one converted) with a cut off under water section there was a lot of drag, and reverted back to a more normal hull form.
     
  12. Delane
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    Delane Senior Member

    The Plan

    Yes I've planned to lower the Ama's all along for obvious reasons. I may launch today to see the new water line and to see if she's level or not. This will provide the new drop measurements for the new Ama mounting hardware.

    And yes if this mod doesn't work out, I have a chop saw and speed grinders standing by will not hesitate to cut it all off.

    I do know that she won't turn like she did and can except that and be prepared to use the motor to aid in turning in tight spots.

    With that said the jury is out in deliberation and only time and testing will reveal the results.

    Optimism is high, with a slight hint of worry. But I'm not suppose to say that right? :)
     
  13. oldsailor7
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    LOL Delane. :D
     
  14. Gary Baigent
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    Well, goodonyer, Delane mate, for following through a "revelation-ary"(I didn't say revolutionary) idea and actually producing something. But if you wanted a narrow main hull, imo, you would have been better off building one from scratch and not tacking it onto the bottom of a monohull. It's obvious that to do so (building afresh) would easily be in your skills and capabilities. However learning-the-hard-way is my middle name too... but you do really learn ... and I look forward to seeing your next improved project based on the hard won knowledge you're going to receive from this boat.
     

  15. Delane
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    Delane Senior Member

    Thanks Gary, and yes sometimes the school of doing something wrong verses doing nothing at all has it's merit.

    People spend good money every day listening to Professor's tell them stories (full of lies) to which they gain/draw no practical experience if not applied in some form.

    Time, money and options to follow.

    Stay Tuned!
     
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