new designs are a bit like reinventing the wheel

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by Mikthestik, Apr 28, 2016.

  1. Mikthestik
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    Mikthestik Junior Member

    I have been trying to learn more about multihulls cats in particular. I am waiting for Chriss Whites book on multihulls to arrive. I have found Roger Wood site very informative with videos and pictures. and have designed some variations on his designs. That is to say I have done calculations on a boat like Flika with different lengths beams sail plans etc. this gives me a lot of enjoyment. BUT If I was in the market for a boat buying one from Mr wood is the way to go.
    I thought I might publish the numbers. What it amounts to is an overweight eclipse with a Lugsail unstayed mast with sad 16-17. It won't win races but it would be very hard to capsize and should go anywhere in the world eventually.
     
  2. redreuben
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    redreuben redreuben

    His name is Richard Woods.
    If your going to torture his designs you could at least get his name right.
     
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    pogo ingenious dilletante

  4. Mikthestik
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    Mikthestik Junior Member

    Thank you for the book title. Sorry Richard I think I had a diabetic moment.:eek:
     

  5. Mikthestik
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    Mikthestik Junior Member

    I ordered the book, got it for ~£10 inc postage. I have done loads of calculations which prove to me if I want a catamaran I would buy it from Richard Woods. I can't explain why I would prefer a catamaran to a Trimaran except that a trimaran always has one float out of the water, its a visual thing. Visuals should be ignored. I had a car which was a very ugly shade of bronze (I was told) the car was everything I wanted it to be. When driving it the only bronze I could see was a little on my wing mirrors. Were I to take my own advice a trimaran would be the way to go, for it has one great advantage which is the capacity of a monohull.mik
     
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