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  1. Farr 38 (11.6) Sail RTW?

    The NZ 11.6's are generally fairly solid and don't seem to have any major issues. I know a couple that have cruised the pacific etc. While a capable boat that could do it, would be far from the ideal choice for a short handed RTW boat.
  2. mayday

    I guess no Beneteau bashing..............
  3. mayday

    Anyone know what kind of yacht it is?
  4. "I don't know Hugh Welbourn personally," said Dalton. "But I have seen a few designs he did in the '80s, which were basically pigs." I think Welbourn got what he deserved, considering he is the one with the big mouth. Who knows how he even got an feature in the NZ herald as he in certainly not a well known designer here, let alone "Legendary". "Legendary British yacht designer Hugh Welbourn has strongly criticised Team New Zealand over their America's Cup spill, describing it as "careless".
  5. Missing yacht from RHKYC

    I wouldn't call not having a HF penny pinching. A modern Icom + tuner + backstay or aerial + modem = the cost of 2-3 satellite phones these days, and then if the boat loses power its not going to work. Satellite phones are portable, can be put in a waterproof case and contain their own battery. Most long distance cruisers have a healthy respect for mother nature and won't risk bad weather to keep a schedule.
  6. J/111 Goes Sailing...

    I'm sorry but in your link I can see one big canter and no sportboats, unless you call a Ker 40 a sportboat. It did exceptionally well in that race compared to the races it has entered in since then, must be the Mr Clean factor. Looking at the overall results in racetrack in my opinion if I was looking to spend big bucks buying a new 35fter to race in the NZ fleet(no measurement rules), the J-111 isn't much of a step up in performance for the extra outlay. It is competeing against similar size boats from the 80's/90's, and is below boats like the Ross 10.66 higher ground which was built in 1989. If you really want a step up in peformance I suggest you look at the new Elliott 35SS which is sailing about 15% faster than the J-111 http://www.salthouseboats.com/production-boat-elliott35ss.html
  7. 20+ Footer - Building in Hawaii

    The D6 design is aimed to balance high performance with ease of sailing. The size, construction, layout, rig and keel are all sized to give exciting sportboat performance in a package that doesn't require the entire crew to have a lot of experience sailing high performance yachts. I want to be able to take my friends out yacht racing. The base design will carry a reasonably heavy keel bulb that will provide stability exactly when needed; when it's windy and things are starting to get a little bit out-of-control. This keel configuration will also work well for anyone who sails solo or double-handed. That said, the D6 design has been designed to accommodate higher performance, and can be easily "turboed" with a few modifications: Lighter weight bulb Longer sprit Large spinnaker My boat will have the long sprit and big spinnaker, and retain the heavier bulb for Hawaii's strong breezes. The winches are the smallest available and are there primarily to hold the spinnaker sheet in big breeze so the trimmer gets some relief. They will also serve to adjust the forestay and halyards, and just about any other line on the boat. You don't have to have a bigger spinnaker with a longer sprit, you can have the same size spinnaker and make jibing easier and gain speed with the same size spinnaker. I guess we have the benefit of sportboat evolution in NZ, every boats different in search of speed, and get modified on a yearly basis which the performance based handicaps here promote. The disadvantage is no one design racing.
  8. 20+ Footer - Building in Hawaii

    600lbs seems alittle overkill, E6.5's etc have 220kg and they never fall over, E7's have 250kg. That said you can't sail shorthanded one of those boats all that easy. The hull form looks pretty good, speed wise I don't think it would touch a shaw but it looks alot more forgiving and a good reaching boat if it will plane heeled. I wouldn't have thought you would need winches on a boat this size or weight and the short prod will have a negative effect on performance and make gybing a pain in the ass. But apart from that excellent work and looks great!
  9. 20+ Footer - Building in Hawaii

    Not bad, the weight of my shaw 6.5 was 320lbs painted. Keep up the good work.
  10. Elliot 5.9

    E5.9 is 28 years old.
  11. 20+ Footer - Building in Hawaii

    I'll have quite a nice hull plug that I'd be able to build a few hull bottom parts from, so a "kit" could be supplied with this part and as many of the other pre-made panels as someone required. The original concept of this design was to be a kit boat similar to the i550, but these panel built boats have compromised hull forms that have no appeal to me, and I couldn't rationalize spending the time and money for this. I use the term "cruiser" very loosely; the boat is very powered up. The rig is a couple feet taller than the Melges 20, with a larger big spinnaker (I will have a small spinnaker too). The keel is about a foot deeper with a heavier bulb than the M20, but the all up displacement is only 50 kgs more, which the slightly longer hull easily accommodates. I’ve drawn a single rudder, but have been thinking it would be better with twin rudders I’ve concentrated more on actually building the boat than producing pretty drawings and renderings. I have a lot more detailed working drawings that I will work to clean up and post. But today I’m working towards getting some foam on the hull plug. Good work on actually building the boat instead of pretty renderings! I'd recommend making the prod as long as possible for much easier gybeing and sailing deep downwind.