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    West System v. ProSet

    Changing an aft cabin F82 tri to an aft cockpit. The traveller will need to be relocated to the seat tops and the rear of the compression module will need a hull to hull span. All else, from what I can tell, is relatively lightly loaded. Thanks for your input.
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    West System v. ProSet

    In the near future, I will be doing some revision to a corecell/carbon fiber/epoxy boat. West System or ProSet?
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    Spectra or polyester mesh for catamaran front tramps

    I'm thinking of the knot less spectra nets to replace the polyester wing nets on my f82. The polyester is pretty heavy and I'm hoping for something lighter and longer lived. Good thinking or not
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    West epoxy - bond aluminum angle to sheet foam?

    Why not make the skeleton out of fiberglass channel? See McMaster-Carr.
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    Smyth Wingsail via Jim Brown

    Think about the following design parameters: (1) maximize power, (2) maximize safety without compromising power, (3) maximize convenience -preserve the ability to moor the boat without dropping the wing sail, (4) maximize the flexibility of the sail plane -preserve the ability to reef (5) optimize sail trim --preserve the ability to induce twist in the trailing edge without the complexity of multiple elements or internal controls. With those parameters in mind it's both a clever and a simple solution to a variety of challenges. Nothing particularly new, except perhaps the 360 degree rotation, but the combination of all the elements and the simplicity of design is pretty cool. And --so far at least- it's proved pretty durable and pretty fast.