Loose Cannon

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  1. Loose Cannon

    bluewater multihulls

    Hmm. I never would have thought that (brain thinking leeway from out to in, etc.) Thanks for the insight.
  2. Loose Cannon

    Why are multihulls more expensive to maintain?

    What specifically are you comparing, a cruising mono vs condomaran cat? Then yes the cost is more as you have 2x engine, longer runs on wires and sheets and probably a bit more ‘stuff in it. AND the yard will nail you for storage, haul etc. however if it is a racing boat, vs a f-boat, I might argue that.
  3. Loose Cannon

    Corsair Trimaran

    great pics, thanks for sharing. i always loved how Ian would help people optimize their boats.
  4. Loose Cannon

    Corsair Trimaran

    The 242 has no cabin sole, just inside of hull. The 27 has a bilge so to speak with wood drop ins. The water bladder goes there if you have on. If not, it is a bit clunky to walk around but you can get a couple inches of height. The structural grid would remain there.
  5. Loose Cannon

    Corsair Trimaran

    I have found that being long of torso, I could not sit up straight in a 27 or 28, but I can in a 24. That surprised me. (Also broke my heart as there was a great 27 in south nj at a compelling price at the time). So for that and other reasons I am going 242 until we either get f22 production to actually happen or I get an f33 and a big truck to tow it with.
  6. Loose Cannon

    Fduck Foiling!

    Um, I was looking for a print of that photo for my wall....?
  7. Loose Cannon

    Fduck Foiling!

    Wow, where can I get a big beautiful print of that on canvas?
  8. Loose Cannon

    Shorthanded Mass Bay Series

    Do they let multihulls in?
  9. Loose Cannon

    Corsair Trimaran

    Couldn't agree with you more.
  10. Loose Cannon

    Corsair Trimaran

    Sorry to tell you - but there was a 2007 with a carbon centerboard in Alameda for sale significantly cheaper, and it looks to have sold. I agree with you - they are fantastic boats, particularly for the east coast typical winds, and I dont understand the issue around Mk1s, or sprints in general.
  11. Loose Cannon

    who are they?

    Bob the builder?
  12. Loose Cannon

    Vakaros Atlas vs Racegeek D10

    Sorry, work getting in the way of my mental vacation of dreaming about boats and racing. Apologies for the metrics in the post, that was mostly iOS autocorrect. Distance to Line, Time To line, SOG, COG, VMG (which is really the only thing I care about once past the starting line - although I would swap VMC for VMG on a distance race). while those can be delivered - or are at least promised in the products we are discussing, the accuracy of those measures (is my iphone refresh rate as good as a paddlewheel speed measure?) and the calculations of those measures are my area of concern. Similarly, my development of polars to validate my input from the hairs on the back of my neck and the sounds from the boat is also usually dependent on an understanding of true wind direction (how the heck do I get that easily with a rotating mast) and true wind speed. Any 'windshot' is a fixed moment in time. So those are my objectives. I am glad to live in a world without a hole in the bottom of my boat for a paddlewheel speed unit, and glad to spend cash on sails and regatta fees rather than electronics. Thanks
  13. Loose Cannon

    Vakaros Atlas vs Racegeek D10

    While that would solve the viewing issue, it would not have the metrics - dot, time to line! Wind! Veg, etc that I am looking for. thanks for the suggestion though, that is why the forums are so valuable
  14. Loose Cannon

    Vakaros Atlas vs Racegeek D10

    Any mounting solutions for either for rotating mast? I don’t want to buy two for f24 beams and think there should be some solution for rotating mast mounting so I can see from the cockpit AND amas
  15. Loose Cannon

    Farrier bought by Daedalus

    And is there any F22 production ramping up? I heard that NZ team is completing the last one built there, and then packing up the moulds for shipment to USA. I could use a F22 rudder setup once they get that set of moulds operable....