Light Fighter-13' beachcat w/unstayed rig

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by Doug Lord, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. Doug Lord
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  2. champ0815
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    champ0815 Senior Member

    Interesting concept, how do they handle the forces of the rig?
    In a picture on their website it looks like the front beam is one piece carbon with the mast stub and some small longitudinal elements to distribute loads into the hulls but this would require massive reinforcements in the contact area... .
     
  3. lucdekeyser
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    lucdekeyser Senior Member

    the shoe fits

    on one of the pictures it shows that the beam ends are like a symmetrical flattened carbon rhombus that fits like foot in a deep footprint in the hull deck and is clammed close from above at each end of the rhombus. One side of each rhombus pivots around a pin to allow the mast to pivot forward to allow ease of putting on an taking off the mast. It looks like a clever arrangement. No rolling the cat on the side; no pole dancing in the wind with the mast; ...
     
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