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  1. T&S And another one a few hours East of Portland.
  2. Columbia has been scheduled for 2:42 pm local time (total 2'36") and Charleston is about 2:47 pm (on the edge total ~<1'). As for the nice bone crusher, a visit to SC would teach him the finer points of Southern Hospitality. Just saying when the lights go out, watch out for BUBBA.
  3. The original bulb design has a pointed tail and making the flat beaver tail versions was documented on Chad's blog.
  4. Yes, building one for myself. I am shaping the plug on the lathe. symmetrical, about a 63-00xx or 64-00xx section, 150 lbs. minimum 3.5" cross section to keep within the rule. I think that since the Brett Murray LCG bulb has a cross section greater than 6 inches at about 34" in length that my bulb plug will easily be fatter than 3.5". Also my lathe will accommodate about 38" between centers so that will be a limiting factor and determine max diameter. T Timber, Now that you have started a build, when will your pin color change to red? Also your building the i550 #42, moose and squirrel blog may have been hijacked. Remember, without posted pics it did not happen.
  5. From a post #2884 back in Sept 2015: Squirrel, A few updates to research for the map. #172 Wild Child has been sold and moved to Detroit MI with #557, #281 Hot Canary is on loan to Bill in St Petersburg ,FL (Murray Yacht) (for sale) #286 Slight Barbaric moved from Maine to San Diego back to Charleston SC. (long Road Trip) #573 Warren has started his build in Boutilier’s Point NS Canada #19 The Edge splashed on Lake Pymatuning Aug 2nd 2012 (low number completed) #87 As noted Tim is all wet…… Congrats. #336 Has changed hands twice- Chris NC to Joe FL to Ben in Savannah GA (Dumpster Dive) #231 Chad’s Knot Racing is racing. Got wet about two years ago. #129 Jeff sold the boat to James Nichols in I think Nashville. Everglade Challenge. #74 Pipe Dream is/was for sale #108 Lunatic Fringe sold to someone near Chicago area???? #350 Lee moved to San Fran and has splashed Okey Lah Sept 2014 # Monster Inc as started (Cobble Hill BC Canada) #472 Matt has gotten Honey wet. March 2014 #550 Time Machine goes from no pin to green pin #437 Big Bad Wolf splashed in Singapore # Des Clark in Hobart TAZ For Sale http://www.gumtree.c...boat/1085480883 #401 Steve For Sale TAZ http://www.gumtree.c...boat/1087606830
  6. The traditional "newbie harassment message' would go here. This is smaller than the 14-18 ft full size requested, but a RC cat with free plans. instructables.com/id/RC-Wing-Sail-Catamaran/ Doug's photos of his RC fleet is impressive. Good luck 99 and keep posting on your project.
  7. https://www.melges.com/?p=store/list
  8. i was looking to move a Vipper mast 125 miles. The planning was to use a contractor friend's 24' extension ladder lashed on top of my Expedition. I was going to lash the two rails to stiffen it and 2x4 blocks for the offset extended section. Also padding the rungs with pool noodles. This would have left 3-4 feet unsupported on each end. I did not get a chance to use this setup because another friend was at a near by regatta and picked it up for me.
  9. Recently Dwyer started making the DM-4 in a 29 foot stick, but just a few years ago it was available in the 24' 7" length. .An inner Sleeve and a short section made up the differences. Early on, Lunatic Fringe had a mast come down. If I remember right, it was a compression post failure. Wild Child lost an old Kenyon H section about five years ago. The last i550 mast I remember coming down was a CF stick during a race on the west coast last year.
  10. Cutting a slot in the power box will not work. Removing gear teeth from a power train is the problem. For a power tool crowfoot head you start with a drive gear two idler gears (right and left) and the gear on the socket. All four gears must mesh, so there is a math test involved. The other issue, A good production quality unit is not in the budget of most boat owners. Ebay does have used tools, but you need to find one with your hex size and then adapt it to a cordless drill. Cleco DC Electric_SP-1020EN.pdf GearWrench has a nice flair nut ratchet wrench. you may find the size wrench you need not in a set. http://www.tooltopia.com/kd-tools-89101d.aspx?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=paid_search_google_pla&scid=scplp6816996&gclid=CPjO5PL6j80CFU07gQodqVIFxQ
  11. How to guide from CST might help some. http://www.cstcomposites.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/How-to-track-your-mast.pdf
  12. Merry Christmas to all i550 builders. Do we know where production hull one is going?
  13. I know as engineers and designers we to easily fall into taking the deep dive on a problem. Why not download an existing bulb design program instead of developing your own spreadsheet. These freeware/ Buy a beer programs do elliptical sections. Most are for the model sailboat enthusiast, but still may have usable information. http://www.onemetre.net/Design/Bulbcalc/Bulbcalc.htm https://bulbcalculator.wordpress.com The i550 pointed tail and beaver tail bulb designs are a refined shape. The sections max width is moved down to lower center of gravity. The Quest 30 I sailed on had a modified section (I had to fix a divot I made) and there are some photos of the Benatue bulb in old Sail magazines. When on ProE daily I was modeling my foils and planned to use the CFD software to analyse the flow. However with the new position there is no time. You mentioned above you're an engineer. Do your research and then take your design above to the next iteration.
  14. Yes, I miss TTB's build type and the frames can be worked into the hull build. The other interesting build is south of you. Looks like Rocky put down the bottom, added the frames and stringers. Then he hung and stitched the side panels. http://slowpokei550.blogspot.com/2012/04/catching-up.html History wise, I've been following the i550 from Iboat days. Must be the brain is getting old.
  15. There have been a number of different build techniques used or considered. the original instruction had this stitched on the floor and blocking to align the hull symmetrical. Today most use the basket method like the Time Machine has been done. the PNW group after the first boat, South Africa 471, Lee's 350, 472 Honey, The SB18 is built on a strong back with upside down sections to attach panels. To my knowledge it has been talked about but has not been tried on an i550. The question comes down to how a builder feels he can best build his boat.