mount gay 30 sailboat plans

Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by daizda, Jul 10, 2007.

  1. daizda
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    daizda Junior Member

    Hello everybody!
    This is a great place you have here!!
    Well, I´m writing because I have been looking for proyects to build a sailboat, and I really liked mount gay 30 sailboat, What do you think about it??, do you know anyone better in that size? Do you know where can I find the plans??
    Well, Thank you very much.
    I´ll be waiting for advices and ideas!
     
  2. Crag Cay
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    Crag Cay Senior Member

    Hi Daizda,

    The world of 'open' style boats around 30ft is in flux at the moment. Apart from your part of the world, the Mount Gay 30 has never really gained momentum. However Dudley Dix does have a set of plans for home building.

    At the moment, there are efforts being made (principally by the French) to promote an alternative 'Class 9,50', but it is still a little early to catagorically say if this is going to be anymore successful. One 'doubt' hanging over it is a rumour that the ISO is going to revise its RCD STIX allowance for built-in buoyancy, which these boats rely apon to gain their CAT A categorization.

    Sorry about the lack of specific links, but if you Google some of these topics, you will find lots more information.
     
  3. daizda
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    daizda Junior Member

    Hello Crag Cay, Thank you very much for your fast answer. You made m look again and find again one boat I saw at the begginig of my search, the Didi 34, what do you think about it?
    Well, thak you very much!
     
  4. SloopJohnB
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    SloopJohnB Junior Member

    Try Geoff at Van Gorkom Yacht designs www.vgyd.com.

    He has both VG30 (MG30) and Open 30 designs.

    The Classe950 rule looks like a updated verison of the W30 MG30 & LD30 rules with less constraints.

    The Classe950 is alot less extreme that the Open 30 rules.

    The W30, MG30 & LD30 rules have died it didnot get to critical mass. The Classe950 looks like it should get more traction.
     
  5. daizda
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    daizda Junior Member

    Thank you very much sloopJohnB, I´ll take a look right now!
     
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  7. HydroNick
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    HydroNick Nick S

    Currie Mount Gay 30

    Knowing that this is a very old thread...
    Just saw a Mount Gay 30 designed and built by Clint Currie (Currie Yachts). He has now bought it back and is in the process of renovating it to pristine. Nice looking boat and apparently mega fast. He indicated faster upwind than a Farrier F-25c...which surprised me.

    http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/199...62699/Anacortes/WA/United-States#.U90iVuNdWtd

    Not sure how long the link will last, particularly as Clint has now bought the boat. From the blurb on the boat....

    CY 9.5 is a 30 foot version of the renowned Whitbread 60 with offshore capability, water ballasting and leading edge design. Through form stability and an extremely low center of gravity the CY 9.5 carries an exceptional 66 square meters of sail upwind and 136 square meters downwind.
     
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