New Catamaran Foilers

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by Doug Lord, Nov 18, 2014.

  1. Doug Lord
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    NEW DNA A CLASS CAT:
    new F1x A-cat unveiled – DNA performance sailing http://dnaperformancesailing.com/new-f1x-a-cat-unveiled/
    BIG NEWS:
    Although the rudder rake is synchronized as standard, the rudder rake system has already been separated in a port and starboard system to -eventually- offer rake differential at the rudders. Customer boats will not feature this ex-factory as yet, although DNA team riders will feature such to test the structural integrity of the various masts currently available during the 2018 season. Rudder differential will increase righting moment and thus speed, however loads on the rig go up too and we do not want to see customer masts failing.
     
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    DNA F1X--- Notice the seal between the bottom of the main and the tramp-particularly on the bottom picture:

    DNA-F1x-catamaran-Garda-images-1.jpg

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    Pretty cool layout/design solution with the traveler track on the trailing edge/bottom of the rear beam. And the mainsheet purchase system hidden between the tramps.

    I think that is brilliant. Not only does it prevent dust from falling into the track/traveler/blocks. It also prevents things like clothes from getting stuck in the traveler. Not to mention the uncluttered deck layout, and the aero advantage, which I guess was the main reasons behind this solution.

    Only the argument of less dust exposure should be enough to consider putting it on other boats.

    Even though I've never sailed these boats, I remember finding a video of the release of the first DNA F1, and thought it was just amazing. I loved that they had put so much effort into the aero. I mean, even the steering bar is part of the aero shape!
    And this revision looks even better.
     
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    D35 Trophy: New Foiling Platform coming-from: D35 Trophy: New Foiling Platform coming | Catamaran Racing, News & Design https://www.catsailingnews.com/2018/05/d35-trophy-new-foiling-platform-coming.html

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    Just a teaser from the official fb web of the D35 Trophy.
    A new D35 foiling platform equipped with T foils. When allowed to be distributed we will have all the details as usual.
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    From the picture above it looks to me like the boat will use T-foil main foils with a curved daggerboard to allow the lee T-foil to be canted similarly to the Vampire foiling cat that has been using a single wand controlled canted t-foil on the lee side for several years very successfully. No word whether or not the new boat will use wand altitude control. More as soon as Martin gets it......dl
     
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    Befoil 16--- www.befoil.com
    "Befoil 16 is a foiling catamaran for sailing schools and beginners. It's safe, accessible and simple. Together with naval architects from VPLP we created a foiling boat that can be used by almost anyone - teenagers, sailing schools members and visitors or people on a holiday in a vacation club.

    Another goal was to create an accessible foiling boat - so that even sailing schools could afford it. By using low-cost fully recyclable materials such as thermoplastic for the hulls and aluminum for the foils, we manage to keep a low price while making a robust boat."
    Befoil 16  2.jpg Befoil foiling cat.jpg
     
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    What an interesting world we live in where US$17500 is considered low price for a trainer......
     
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    The nexus of global monetary inflation and diminished demand due to a shrinking market of people willing/able to get into hobbyist sailing.
     
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    Goodall Design C2 F18 "convertible" mods from catsailingnews:
     
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