WishBone Sailing Rig

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by brian eiland, Aug 17, 2003.

  1. T0x1c
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    Meaning you use them as mold and add UD eglass/epoxy layers?
    Seems strange to use tapered poles with a stayed rig, where compression is constant along the length?
    Indeed, buckling is the problem with elastic fiberglass. At least it would give some breath to the sail in gusts.
    Wouldn't aluminium profiles make a better option for compression, especially with the central I flange? The aluminium profile is only the third of the cost of a traditional rigging, the rest is supply and fix of accessories, which is the same or more work with fiberglass.
     
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    The bigger load is in tension on the windward side. So no problem here
     
  3. brian eiland
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    A-frame Masted Catamaran Molds for SALE

    I posted this quite some time ago, and likely there are other references to this 50 SMG vessel in this subject thread,....just didn't have the time to go looking this morning.

    But what did catch my attention was another posting on the forum that the molds and project are for SALE,....and at a very reseasonable price.
    http://www.boatdesign.net/forums/boat-molds/smg-50-catamaran-moulds-sale-53235.html#post736712
     
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    I was just looking quickly back thru this subject thread, and this portion of your quote jumped out at me.

    Where do you find anything resembling this?
     
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    This Dutch Multihull broker says on this topic that Catalac uses weak sails as a fuse against capsize ---> Link

    Quote:
    ‘‘ . . . . Van Catalacs is bekend dat bij plotselinge windvlagen, bijvoorbeeld uit een onweersfront, de zeilen uit de lijken waaien voordat het jacht kan omslaan. Een paar nieuwe zeilen is goedkoper dan een uitgebreide reddingsoperatie. . . . . ’’

    Translation:
    ‘‘ . . . . Of Catalacs is known that in sudden gusts, for example from a thunderstorm front, the sails are blown out before the yacht capsizes. A couple of new sails is cheaper than an extensive rescue operation. . . . . ’’

    To me this "catamaran anti capsize fuse - sail blow out solution" seems to be difficult to achieve as it means that new sails are just strong enough for normal use and after a little wear they aren't strong enough for normal use any more.
     
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    Angelique,

    It puzzles me to no end in this age that we don't have a set-able sheet release, based on sail pressure.
    Should be no need to shred the sails.

    Watching AC45's capsize I again wondered why something automated wasn't available. I watched one boat round the leeward mark, come up into a tack and just sail the boat into a bow stuff and fall over the side.
    At no time was either sheet thrown off. Well the jib was released when they were 60 degrees over on the side.
     
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    That sounds a lot better as a multihull anti capsize fuse than the above mentioned sail blow out solution, so who brings it to the market ?

    Or are there any objections to it ?
     
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    Bucket List https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttXu3pRTzs8 has such a device. There is a sketch of the device at https://au.groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/harryproa/files under sheet release. It is tripped by heel or pitch angle, works best on wide proas with unstayed masts, but 2 of them would also work on a cat or tri in most circumstances.
     
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    Rob,

    I didn't see anything but an advertisement.
    No sketch either - couldn't get in.

    Far as i can tell its a fantasy.
    If it is real why would it only work on your boats, not others?

    Is it adjustable for heel angle?
    How fast does it work?
    Where is it put in a sheet system?
     
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    You're a clever chap to know it is a fantasy before you have seen it.
    Google harryproa Yahoo chat group and sign up.
    As I said, it works on any boat that heels or pitches, but the wider/longer the boat, the better, to reduce the wave effects.
    With unstayed masts easing the sheet when sailing downwind allows the sail to weathercock rather than hitting the shrouds, which is much more likely to prevent a pitchpole or diagonal capsize.
    Easy enough to make it adjustable for heel angle, although for Bucket List it is a set and forget arrangement.
    Works immediately the heel angle is reached.
    On BL, it is located after the winch in a 1:1 mainsheet. The main is self vanging (wishbone boom), so the loads are all sideways and relatively low. 2 turns around the winch would be adequate in most situations. Lead the sheet from the release back around the winch in the opposite direction and there will be almost no friction to slow it down when released.
     
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    Pfeiffer adjustable tension cam cleat

    Here is a photo of another releasing cam cleat that I utilized on the centerboards aboard a Louisiane 37 cat, and on the centerboard and rudder of my Firefly trimaran design. Both worked very good.

    http://www.boatdesign.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/4907/size/big/cat//ppuser/399

    I'm pretty sure they are no longer manufactured.

    I could well image a scaled up version for big sheet loads with perhaps a solenoid in control.
     
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    Rob,

    I'm familiar with how everything you do is wonderful and better than everyone else.

    If so it seems you would want to actually show it instead of stuff it away in a site for your enthusiasts.

    I'm sure I registered for your site once upon a time. I just don't care enough to go do hide and seek to find the reference. I've done that with you before.

     

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    You were "puzzled" about anticapsize devices, I provided an answer. Your call whether you look at it or not.

    I'm happy to discuss anything I have written that you disagree with, but please be specific. On the relevant thread, please.
     
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