Micro Cruising Multihulls

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by Skint For Life, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. teamvmg
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    One version of the Hirondelle had keels and one had daggerboards can't remember which
     
  2. Richard Woods
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    The early Hirondelles had boards. Later ones keels. Later still they were made wider and were fitted with the first Aerorigs, but only a few of those were sold

    Not sure about the Weekender. Boats like this are often beached or kept on drying moorings and I'm sure if you stand on the bow it will tip down. In any event the LAR keels look tiny

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  3. Trailerprone
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    One more time

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  4. Skint For Life
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    The Little Barrier Express is a very nice looking boat
     

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  6. basil
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    I believe the Little GBE molds were destroyed in a factory fire - Brisbane Australia a couple of years ago.

    What about this - plans will be available later in the year - can't wait

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  7. basil
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    Or the same designer has a 6.6 metre bi plane rig cat that might do the job
     
  8. oldsailor7
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    Sounds Good ---but I can't buy his argument that asymmetric hulls are better than symmetric hulls are. That old chestnut was proved to be a myth 55yrs ago.
    Hulls, whether Mono. Tri or Cat, should be designed to have the least induced, frontal and skin friction drag as possible.
    All the leeway resistance should be provided by properly designed underwater foils. End of story.
     
  9. Richard Woods
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  10. Richard Woods
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    This was posted on my forum today

    "Richard, thanks for such a fun design!

    Don't let anybody say a Wizard is slow - Saturday sailing in Southern California out of Marina del Rey, heading up the coast past Santa Monica.

    Wind 12-15 (whitecaps just starting to form)

    upwind @ 10 kts

    downwind with masthead spinnaker @ 16 kts!! "

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    redreuben redreuben

  13. Steve W
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    Wrong boat.
     
  14. jamez
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    Yeh, pretty sure the Little Barrier was an in-house design by John Brown Multihulls. Don't think that Malcolm Tennant had anything to do with it.

    I always thought of it as an upmarket Jarcat.
     

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    Learn something everyday, lol, never heard of little barrier, certainly looks like the Great Barrier, I can see the scale now.
     
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