Wooden Boat Design Contest ; 12 Kn. @ 2GPH

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  1. illwind
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  2. tom28571
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    My thought is that the best way to find out is to pursue such a design yourself and send it off.
     
  3. illwind
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    Thanks, Tom. I have not developed the requsite design skills to submit
    a design by the April deadline, but I wanted to suggest a winning approach for anyone who might be interested.
     
  4. Eric DEBORDE
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    What about a stabilized Monohull / trimaran

    300 kg(hull only) / 11.80m by 3.5m / 30hp
    1000W & 8 knots
    Top speed 20 Knots
    Cruise speed 15/18 Knots & 4000rpm
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  5. illwind
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    Stabilized Moohull

    Thanks. Looks interesting. Does it meet the 8' beam limit for the Wooden Boat Mag. contest ?
     
  6. Eric DEBORDE
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    Just have to drop small hulls

    the cabin is 226cm Width
     
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    A canoe type hull is the most efficient. However, most of these contest cater to the more fantastic design. If you intend to win, looking at the tastes and tendencies of the judges is more important than the advantages of a particular design.
     
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    "Must include at least Spartan overnight accommodations (berths, head, galley) for two adults and two children"

    "maintaining a 10 knot cruising speed in a 2′ (0.6m) chop and 15-knot breeze while carrying 800 lbs/362 kg (family of four). "

    Does that tri meet those contest conditions?
     
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    self correction; "ama" not "alma" (sic).
     
  11. gonzo
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    Winning contests if about fulfilling requirements and appealing to the right people.
     

  12. illwind
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    design contest

    "...efficient cruising opportunities for a family in an attractive model with good seakeeping abilities and some reserve power ,,,it is a challenge to bring fuel efficiency to the market in a balance of practicality, pleasure, and beauty.

    We will award $1,000 prizes to each of the first place designs in wood, composites, and metal...."

    http://www.woodenboat.com/wbmag/designchallenge2.php
     
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