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  1. looking for S2 7.9 photos

    Happy to help. The boat will feel a lot different if you change blade shape from the original long chord / short aspect ratio to something narrower and deeper. I like semi-elliptical... curved leading edge that comes to a sharp point where it meets the trailing edge at the bottom of the blade. Don't mix glass and carbon unless they are off-axis from each other (or the glass doesn't do any work). Carbon uni @ zero and biaxial glass skins make a lot of sense. S-glass rarely worth the price premium over eglass. Phil
  2. looking for S2 7.9 photos

    just stumbled over this thread ... we build a few S2 7.9 rudders every year. All customers seem happy with what we provide. There seems to be a fatal flaw in the design/build as the transition from the blade to the head is very far back, where the foil section is thinner. Attaching a photo of the cross section of a factory built rudder, right where it snapped. Draw your own conclusions. The replacement is just being templated and will be shipping shortly. Phil Competition Composites Inc.
  3. Mousetrap Anarchy

    Give this 10 seconds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBFXzyp3sks
  4. Question re: cedar strip composite contruction

    Make some test panels and compare them. That's the surest way to know. EpoxyWorks had a good article on properties of strip planked vs plywood several years ago: http://epoxyworks.com/index.php/how-tough-are-they/ Phil.
  5. We did a set of carbon boards for a Florida boat 2 or 3 years ago. Probably still have the tooling kicking around somewhere... Phil
  6. what is it?

    We did a little write-up for a rudder upgrade we did on one of these several years ago: http://www.fastcomposites.ca/site/about-us/out-of-the-blue/
  7. Chapter 11 for Gunboat

    That's a question for the engineer... we just built 'em. But a big ass catamaran doing 20+ knots generates a pretty high load if someone puts the helm over. Phil
  8. Chapter 11 for Gunboat

    goes without saying. when the boards on the '60 had "issues", Gunboat sent a pair of our CBs out for load testing to failure. They did just fine. Phil
  9. Chapter 11 for Gunboat

    I don't believe any issues have come up with the centerboards (or rudders) we built for the 55s. But it seems a CB is not optimal for performance on these big cats. Pics below of a CB (we've got 2 in inventory), and a pair of rudder blades. Anyone want them? PM me. (reminds me of Monty Python "how not to be seen")
  10. Chapter 11 for Gunboat

    ....(just got around to reading back thru this subject thread) Foilman, where might I find a dwg (and photos) of the centerboard arrangement as originally designed for the 55? I've always had an interest in various CB designs, particularly kick-up variety on multihulls Brian We built the boards but didn't have drawings of the trunks etc. Not mine to disclose even if we did.
  11. Chapter 11 for Gunboat

    http://us13.campaign-archive2.com/?u=6c5b1a8cef77f996e0216784e&id=1707cf034b So the 55 becomes a "performance" 57? What are the odds of ever offloading the set of 55 rudders and centerboards they stuck me with.... Phil
  12. Small Boat Covers Mast up, Trailering or Over Boom

    http://www.gottschlingboatcovers.com/ make a nice canvas Fireball cover. You really want something breathable, and over-boom keeps it up off the side decks (assuming you've got a woodie, that's a good thing)
  13. Anybody here speak Swedish?

    Or just talk to a random Swedish person http://theswedishnumber.com/
  14. i550

    Just delivered our first set of i550 spars. Back story is that a few years ago we thought we'd build a boat. Same old story... when we had time, we didn't have money. And vice versa. But we'd commissioned the mast design from Eric Sponberg. We had a real customer step up this fall and commission a complete set of spars from us. He just took delivery today. We're pretty darn proud of what we built for him. Click the linky to see more, full sized, photos. http://www.fastcomposites.ca/site/marine/foils-a-z/i550/ Cheers Phil