MX Next-new dinghy design

Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by Doug Lord, Aug 18, 2012.

  1. Doug Lord
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    Here is the prototype deck:
     

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  2. maxstaylock
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    Looking at the deck plug photo, it looks like the shape of the hiking wings has been refined, to allow a little more fore and aft flexibility, well done. I still think you have quite a big cliff to fall off if you are hiking at the extreme forward end, but can't wait to see the finished prototype sending it.
     
  3. Doug Lord
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    Now there's a boat-sailing soon:
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    great to see photos of the boat sailing. I hope videos were taken at the same time

    is it the camera distortion, or does the mast invert with the spi up?

    keep us posted

    Richard Woods
     
  6. Andy
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    That rig is a mess. Early days though...
     
  7. Gary Baigent
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    Very interesting design - perhaps needs a small chord wing mast to make a less twisty rig.
     
  8. wet feet
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    The mast looks inverted to me too.
     
  9. Doug Lord
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    Looks like fun :)
     
  11. Richard Woods
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    Are there two different mainsails?

    Any video of it overtaking that Laser?

    The toestrap setup looks horrible

    Richard Woods
     
  12. Tanton
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    Tanton Senior Member

    Cannot resist.

    The ancestor, the Bee 13. Circa 1975.
     

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    Congratulations Doug!

    It will be interesting to see how it handles choppy conditions on the nose.

    That's where the wave piercing bpw should really show its stuff.
     
  14. Doug Lord
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    Thanks-but this isn't my boat! It I think Vlad and Ross have done a great job and wish them luck.
     

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