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  1. Sailing in smoke/bad air quality

    All I can say is wow. Interesting priorities!
  2. Wht havent' multihulls taken the world by storm

    She used to live up in the PNW and now she hangs in SF Bay.
  3. Wht havent' multihulls taken the world by storm

    She has new 'fishnets', new 'rags' by Randy and ready to go to the dance. I can only hope, after her being away from the left coast, she can make some new friends out on the bay! Life can be tough on a 'one off ' in a bay full of F boats and Corsairs.
  4. Wht havent' multihulls taken the world by storm

    You sure can build one damn fine boat! I'll take that photo if you're in it!
  5. Wht havent' multihulls taken the world by storm

    Maybe not the world by storm, but they control all trade routes in this dumb*ss's backyard!
  6. 2017 Race to Alaska

    Thank you Russell and Ashlyn! Your lives fuel many dreams. Norse Horse you rock, too funny!!!!! (and filled with bears)
  7. Centerboard Vibration/Hum

    F - Boat, wood / epoxy centerboard with a 30 degree taper towards a planed flat trailing edge. . Hum changes pitch relative to speed. Hum starts around 7 knots and will rattle your fillings at 18 knots.
  8. Centerboard Vibration/Hum

    What are the causes of centerboard vibration/hum and what are the fixes? Can the shape/taper of the trailing edge be the cause?
  9. Rebirth of the classics?

    Sometimes in the rush to embrace the latest greatest, the tried and true gets overlooked. I'm working on refitting a tri that is almost 20 years old and when she is ready I think she will hold her own against more contemporary designs.
  10. Neutral Helm

    This boat is a good candidate for discussion. The webpage above does a good job of explaining the design parameters and it would be great to talk with folks who has sailed her for some first hand experience. For a boat launched in 93, she was visionary but as time moves on, how have those design choices held up? The webpage shows the races she has done well in and that speaks for itself, but when using the formulas to calc COE and the like, she is outside those boxes. I get that it's about lifting the bow but is there trade offs in this design?
  11. Neutral Helm

    Will a trimaran with daggerboards in the amas that are positioned about 1.5 ft ahead of the mast and no centerboard in the mainhull, have a very heavy helm and easily "get in irons"?
  12. The G32 is self-righting with one person. Two videos on youtube - Round The County 2016 g32 and Gougeon 32 A Fast Trailerable Catamaran
  13. Aside from your length choice, you just described the G32. Jan Gougeon did some amazing things with his and you are correct, there was only 14 made. I have too many boats and would consider selling my G32.
  14. caption contest

    the instructions said wing mast.
  15. Do dolphins bow-ride catamarans?

    I was surfing at Salt Creek in So Cal back in the 60's on a morning where the ocean surface was so still it was like glass and as I was sitting in the line up waiting for a wave a dolphin popped up right next to me and scared the livin daylights out of me and then he blew on me and I have never smelled anything so rank plus it got on me as well.