Hydrofoil trimaran on youtube

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by Red Dwarf, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. Red Dwarf
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  2. Submarine Tom

    Submarine Tom Previous Member

    Yes, I am.

    Why do you ask?
     
  3. Doug Lord
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    Doug Lord Flight Ready

    Theres more about that here somewhere-they haven't sailed it yet as far as I know. As best I can tell they're using fully submerged foils with manual altitude control. Boats like the Rave, Osprey and Skat use the same type of foils but uses a wand based altitude control system.
    Found this:
    Glen Roberts selfmade Hydrofoil trimaran, 15 year project, test run 2012 Description, Epoxy glass, plascore skin construction. Dimension 26ftx31ft with 3 T foils 9ft tall, with trailing flaps controlled by 3 foot pedals, powered with a 30hp longshaft suzuki 2 stroke. Next stage mast, rigging, sails and tramp. The goal is to sail level and 5ft clear of surface with a smooth fast ride. I've trailered the boat from home, about 30 min drive to the boat ramp, and i can't help but wonder what a fantastic marketing tool *(Any Sponsors)*
     
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