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      A Few Simple Rules   05/22/2017

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  1. Congratulations Ed!
  2. Sorry to see that Dick passed. Fair winds...
  3. The way I see it...there's about a 6' span of unsupported track. Even with the car to leeward when under load, that's still a pretty big load. The ends look well-braced fore-aft, but less so athwartships. Also, on a normal jib sheet arrangement, the sheet is turning 45-60 degrees...a bit less load on block than at the clew. With the shown rig, the sheet is turning 120+ degrees, depending on whether it leads forward or up the mast. Either way, load on block (and track) is in excess of the load at clew. A big boat...quite a big load on the sheet for a #3 strapped in at 20-25 knots wind speed. If you study the picture closely you will see that the track is supported 4 places, (2) at the ends just outside the coach roof and (2) on top of the coach roof.
  4. I shared an early evening couple glasses of wine with him a couple years ago and he is even more fun in person than he is here. He's a good guy with a great sense of humor.
  5. That's what we decided to do Rasp, rent it. We develop a new design every year or two so no need to own the software if it won't be in continuous use.
  6. "Transparent Aluminum" (aluminum oxynitride) exists: http://www.azom.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=8095
  7. For our faster boats (18-25 knots) we send the exhaust out the corners. Not relevant to this design but the displacement boats get underwater exhausts with cowls to create a low pressure zone at the outlet. These also require atmospheric bypasses to aleviate back pressure at rest or slow speed.
  8. Pretty tough plane.
  9. I get the impression that places that build boats like Betts or NEB also have some NA's/designers on staff. Isn't this often the case? I knew a Webb graduate who worked at NEB, designing parts of some of the boats they were building. Some do and some don't. In our case we are a big company with separate styling and interior, mechanical and systems, and hull design and structural engineering departments within the overall design and engkneering department. Our designs are attributed to the company rather than the individual unless the customer wants a different designer in which case he or she is the designer of record (except we always do the hull design ourselves). I agree with Bob that Will would do best working in a pure design office for awhile.
  10. We hire interns during their breaks, mostly from the University of Michigan or Webb, several of whom we subsequently hired full time.
  11. Congratulations Will. Betts' yard will be a great place to intern.
  12. It would be good to remember that when pulling a skiff up over a transom that the bow will want to point high into the air until the cg of the skiff passes the transom or roller. This may make it hard to get the big skiff's bow down below the cabin overhang as it is pulled forward. You will want a downward pull as well as a forward/aft pull. A sail/traveller track recessed on centerline with a removable pennant or tackle might help in this regard. At 80 lbs the Spear should be easy to handle manually. Lasers ditto.
  13. The Cheetahs were built to different scantlings than Reinell's own boats so the basic laminates were ok. The first 4 boats were balsa cored and were pretty stiff structurally. From hull 5 onwards they had solid laminates. A bit heavier but still plenty strong. Reinell did put some cheap tacky stuff in the interior though, but that can be changed out relatively easily. The hull performs well but pointing ability is limited due to poor sheeting angles to the toe rail. they would give a Catalina 27 a good run in heavy air but got eaten up in the light stuff. I won several races with mine. Not the best boats in the world but servicable. Sometimes I still call them Cheapa 26s though.
  14. I was involved in the second attempt to build the Evergreen boat after Bob drew the lines. Bob would come in and teach us design every week or so and we would develop designs on our own. We also learned building techniques, a little engineering and liberal arts courses related to marine studies. I graduated after the hull was built and the arrangement was settled on (basically center cockpit with lab aft and accommodations forward) but before the house went on. My house design was a bit more contemporary than what was built by the traditionalist students who came after me which irked me somewhat. The boat was named Seawulff after my roommate Red Wulff who died in a canoeing accident the spring before graduation. Out of that class only four of us that I know of did anything in the marine field. One Julia Maynard worked for Mystic Seaport, then built a traditional style cruising boat featured on the cover of WoodenBoat which she cruised around the Pacific and who now is part owner of Haven Boat Works in Port Townsend. Another became a successful ocean going tugboat captain. Eric Jolley is partner with Paul Bieker doing all sorts of cool stuff. I am a designer at Delta Marine in Seattle designing, at first, commercial fishing vessels and now giant gold plated stinkpots (well we did design a 150 ft sailboat which never got built. RATS!).