X-Beam and the Giant

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by brian eiland, Nov 12, 2006.

  1. brian eiland
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    Appears as thought there was a cruising model of this idea somewhere along the line (don't know the date of this design?) It didn't have as much arch in that X member as I was thinking was needed for the round-the-world racer.

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    Brian. Multihull structure thoughts Page 38 nbr 565. Jim Brown x beam 80 foot working cat may be of interest. The jpegs on page 38 are bigger and more readable.
     

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    OldMulti,
    I have yet to see some sort of dates on that article about Jim Brown's design?....and on that Growler vessel??

    I may have missed seeing either of those 2 design ideas back before 2000/2001,..as I only became computer knowledgeable when those 'real big cats' were preparing to race around the world in 'The RACE'. Up till that time my sources were strickly printed magazine articles.

    I became concerned that 2 friends, Randy Smyth and Cam Lewis were going to get on one of those big cats that was being finished up with construction VERY close to the start of 'The RACE' , ...and thus had very little sorting out time. Then they were going to be taking that big cat into the southern ocean and racing down those huge waves. Anyone that has experience in surfing BIG waves, particularly storm/wind driven ones knows the perils. There was absolutely NO chance to turn one of those big cats around to pick up a crew member that might fall off or get washed overboard. I knew there would be very little (if any) up to date news reporting in the USA, so I walked into a computer store and signed up for lessons,...and particularly how I might track this race via computer.

    Interestingly that new to me at the time, 'surfing around the web' brought me to this 'Boatdesign' site, and I subsequently signed up to build a website of my own, and to be hosted by same. The owner/webmaster of this site was EXTREMELY helpful this task. I'm forever grateful.
     
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    Brian, after inquires I cannot find any further info on Growler actual launch. But it was about a 1996 build. Paul Nudd is on these forums occasionally so he may chime in. Jim Brown designed Lazy Susan about 1985. But a rumor I have heard from 2 different sources is at about that stage a large 64 foot Brown tri construction was started in a factory in the Philippines which was nearly finished before they realized they could not get the 64 foot tri out of the factory without demolishing the factory on top of the tri. Result somewhere in the Philippines is a 64 foot tri going very cheap. Supposedly the group that got Lazy Susan designed built the 64 foot tri due to nerves about the Lazy Susan design. There is only a few people, probably with the name Brown, who would know the real truth.
     

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    Ha...ha.
    Heard similar stories a few times
     
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