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  1. Corsair Pulse 600

    I love it! I just wonder what the pulse 600 crowd is going to do when a strike 20 built for 5k turns out to be faster than the pulse 600.
  2. Corsair Pulse 600

    There are several boats that have chased the small, high performance trimaran niche. Motive 25, Seacart 26, Diam 24, Multi 23... Then we have the searail 19, Trailer tris, Astus trimarans, Windriders. I would love to see a 6.5m ish trimaran take off, but I think it won't come from a builder like corsair. Look at the huskey 6.5, which could be built for less than 10K. I would love to see a class like the i550, except the boat would be a trimaran. http://trimaranproject.blogspot.com/p/mamacocha-first-husky-6.html How much faster would the pulse be compared to the huskey 6.5? 30K faster? 40K FASTER?
  3. Corsair Pulse 600

    There's nothing I'd like more than to see a boat like this take off... But I doubt it will. Look at the numbers, for every 100 sailors, there is one racer, and for every 100 racers, there is one multi racer. How many mono racers switch to multis? That number is lower yet. Want cheap OD racing? get a lightning, or a thistle... The world just sucks sometimes.
  4. Radio Control Multihulls

    How are the foils scaled? The T foils appear larger in scale when compared to a moth or rave.
  5. Radio Control Multihulls

    Does the T-foil/iflap combination offer any advantages over the Cfly approach? Just for fun here is a video of a hobie trifoiler vs. a rave
  6. Radio Control Multihulls

    It's good that you don't place emphasis on the recognition of your designs. It doesn't really matter how much you suck at your hobby, as long as you enjoy it, right? Hopefully, posting your sage advice on the forums 24/7 doesn't get in the way of all of your handyman jobs.
  7. Radio Control Multihulls

    So, eh, how many Chris O designs sort of made it to the front page? Your level of congratulatory sincerity matches the relivance of your opinion as a "designer."
  8. Radio Control Multihulls

    Congratulations Doug! The new foil shape looks to have promise! Dick Newick said he likes to spend 1/3 of his time designing, 1/3 of his time sailing and 1/3 of his time building. Don't forget to sail the boat and have some fun. You are only a couple of iterations away from a kickstarter project! If some crazy bastard can start a kickstarter project for potato salad, you could start one for a foiling trimaran.
  9. Radio Control Multihulls

    looks like progress to me.
  10. Radio Control Multihulls

    Here is another funny Chris O spoof post... Now, back to the topic at hand; intelligent,elegant and economical boat design! Here is a prototype of a "skin on frame" canoe made from duct tape, PVC pipe and Hefty Bags. I call it the Garbaggio Special. Although any type of garbage bag would work, I have found through extensive testing and personal experience that Hefty bags make a superior canoe. Beaching is an important activity a boat should be able to endure. If you can't drag your boat hundreds of yards across the sand and gravel because it's too fragile, then it simply is a poor design - indeed it is. Indeed. This particular design also has several other striking features; it can be disassembled - for storage - or for transportation purposes. It also can be re assembled into a tent! Now how many other boat designs can boast such versatility! I dare say none, for I am a designer of intelligent design! When I'm not using my PVC canoe for sailing and paddling expeditions to those beautiful secluded gunkholes in the deep, deep forest, I use my PVC canoe to pursue my other interests, like botany for example.
  11. Radio Control Multihulls

    Chris, U funny! Calling yourself a designer... What's also funny is that Eric Sponberg posted catamaran beam scantling equations on boatdesign.net - Are you saying he isn't a designer of merit?
  12. Radio Control Multihulls

    Chris, Good to see that you have developed an interest in math. What scantling equations do you use for your multihull designs?
  13. GC32 super cat

    Another decent Chris O spoof post which he threatened to sue over...... Now, back to the topic at hand; intelligent,elegant and economical boat design! Here is a prototype of a "skin on frame" canoe made from duct tape, PVC pipe and Hefty Bags. I call it the Garbaggio Special. Although any type of garbage bag would work, I have found through extensive testing and personal experience that Hefty bags make a superior canoe. Beaching is an important activity a boat should be able to endure. If you can't drag your boat hundreds of yards across the sand and gravel because it's too fragile, then it simply is a poor design - indeed it is. Indeed. This particular design also has several other striking features; it can be disassembled - for storage - or for transportation purposes. It also can be re assembled into a tent! Now how many other boat designs can boast such versatility! I dare say none, for I am a designer of intelligent design! When I'm not using my PVC canoe for sailing and paddling expeditions to those beautiful secluded gunkholes in the deep, deep forest, I use my PVC canoe to pursue my other interests, like botany for example.
  14. Radio Control Multihulls

    Here is another Chris O spoof, posted under the name Chr!s 0 Another Satisfied amateur boatbuilder-owner! I always enjoy seeing photographs of my designs once they have taken shape. It gives me a great deal of pleasures. A distinguished southern gentlemen commissioned this design for a simple, economical bass boat. The design was wildly successful considering I was somewhat limited by the scope of the customer's skill set and budget, but I'm always up to the challenge of creating a design that is right for the owner in every respect. After all, that is what separates the great designers from the rest of the pack. I especially like the team logo embossed on the captain's chair, that too was my idea. This timeless design is very versatile; one can use it as a work boat, for leisure fishing, for undocumented immigration to a foreign shore filled with opportunity, or for a romantic moonlight cruise with that special someone. Like the illustrated example, the design can be motor driven, used with a single or double paddle, or can be fitted with a recycled beachcat rig, which can be had through the used market for a very reasonable price. There is in an inherent, intangible beauty in simplicity, which in this humble designer's opinion, makes this offering one of my most elegant designs to date! Enjoy your new yacht Mr. Southern Gentlemen, and job well done! If you are interested in the plans for any of the aforementioned vessels, or any other design I have seen and subsequently copied, email me at chrisweggiesail@buttcrack.com, I will respond to your request quickly, until the check clears; and after that you will never hear from me again.
  15. Radio Control Multihulls

    Here is another Classic Chris O spoof post, which he threatened to sue over... that was kinda funny,,, This boat was commissioned by a fellow who was very active in the Nigerian Sex slave trade. He needed a boat that was stable, beach-able and had plenty of room below for cargo (ha ha). It's easily driven hulls allowed for the efficient transportation of his future women of the night. It's cedar strip hulls and recycled beach cat rig make it an economical boat to build and operate. I am told he is quite happy with the design and that kidnappings of young women is up 300% in Nigeria! Now that's innovative design that works! The shallow draft makes this boat perfect for raids, camping, and events like the Everglades Challenge, for those of you who like men and paddles