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  1. Flex‑A‑Rail White 44" Long at Sailrite
  2. Building a International Contender

    Larry's boats were made with Baltek planks (veneer over balsa core) and a ply deck. The one I saw looked very nice, a few lbs over minimum. A few years ago I posted a Freeship model for the Contender on the Yahoo group, if that still exists, as a starting point for lines. Plans used to be available from ISAF for a plywood plus strip plank for the curved parts of the hull. KP
  3. Check the Facebook page "West Coast Moths" and you can hook into the mailing list...typical sites are Redwood City, Alameda, Richmond YC, Mission Bay...upcoming event at Huntington Lake also.
  4. Foiling Stability and Control

    Clive Everest reported ( in Dinghy A) on an electronic control system on a Moth-like boat, including a microprocessor control model of his own design. The actuator was a RC boat servo acting on the rudder horizontal, as I recall.
  5. 3D Printing a Foiler

    While short on details for obvious reasons, that's an extremely fascinating paper from MHI. Would love to find that documentary somewhere! I'll ask my Wing Nut C Class friends to look for it... Saw it. It's a giant robotic Rob Patterson laying pre-preg into an equally gigantic mold. On the C-class scale you'd use the organic Rob Patterson, as it has arms long enough to reach into all the necessary spaces. DRC Tape laying machine
  6. Any Texas IC or Contender For Sale?

    Gil ( in California ) has two Contenders for sale...one a club boat, so reasonable for a beginner. He drives every year to Florida so I guess he can deliver it on his way there....I do not remember what price he mentioned. The other one is a beautiful Bonezzi (varnished) with CF for about $8k.
  7. Need 29er Parts and sails

    Try the Light Skiff http://www.lightskiff.de The designer (Schappi) is on the lighter end of the Contender fleet, so this one is designed for 40 kg and up.
  8. Never let go of your boat!!

    Contender is a good first trapeze boat...e.g. you can teabag without the boat falling on top of you. There are probably a couple in the Texas CB lake sailing group...ping FishingMickey. Price will be a fraction of the RS or Musto.
  9. ....got stung by the 'WASZP'?..OD foiler...

    Any happy owners out there? The web site mentioned a ship date of 15June....so the big boxes should be getting close....
  10. ifly : competition for the waszp???

    Clive (in the foiling Cherub) commented that getting enough windward heel leads to an insecure feeling on the wire..since the trap wire is closer to vertical. Perhaps the simple solution is just to trap higher before heeling....at the cost of pulling the rig over during a tea-bag. Also, the kite foilers manage without a wand. Maybe the trap gives enough mobility to do the same....with some painful practice.
  11. Craigslist Finds

    I agree with your thinking but WTF is going on with the mainsheet? Classic 70's rigging, before they figured out that you need lowers to the gooseneck and an 16:1 vang. Then you can use mid-boom sheeting and get rid of the traveller.....
  12. ....got stung by the 'WASZP'?..OD foiler...

    In "Performance Advances in Small Boat Racing" (Walker, 1960), Walker talks about the Suicide Class. It was measured on true sail area only, and evolved to the simple wishbone rig. They could change the leech tension by moving the wishbone up the mast with a halyard. This was long before the advent of the modern windsurf rig.....
  13. Flying Cherubs

    Where is the electronic control?
  14. DC Designs

    When you download Delftship it comes with some examples. One is a chined tug. To see the developed panels, go to the view task. As for designing a chined shape, I have not done it....but I would start with the tug example and work backwards.
  15. DC Designs

    The free version of Delftship will develop plates....