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  1. The current f-boat vs fboat controvercy has nothing to do with copyrights and illegal ( or not ) copying IMHO. The F7 looks to be build from the molds that Multihulls Direct was building for Farrier Marine, see http://www.f-boat.com/pages/News6/FactoryApril2017.html The main questions are: Who owns these molds and does MHD have the rights to build boats from these molds?
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    F7 Folding Trimaran...This is interesting

    Looking at the main hull bow, it looks like they kept the holes for the bow pole and trailer winch in the original position, as they are now quite far back. Seems to me that MM just added some foam for a sacrificial bow.
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    F7 Folding Trimaran...This is interesting

    Looking at older copies of the website, I don't see anything missing: https://web.archive.org/web/20180115232040/http://www.f-boat.com:80/recentnews.html
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    F7 Folding Trimaran...This is interesting

    And the logo looks like it has been copied straight from Ian's F-45 http://www.multihullsdirect.com/f-45.html
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    F7 Folding Trimaran...This is interesting

    Actually they have the same address and contact phone number as multihulls direct.
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    Anyone have a Catri

    A dutch Catri broke its beams, about 7 years ago. They are quite thin IMHO
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    Farrier F-85SR

    A bigger foot means a lower aspect ratio on the main sail. A lower aspect ratio means less efficiency, so it'll cost you upwind performance.
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    Corsair 970

    A new danish production trimaran is the black marlin Vision boats I,ve been on the prototype ( before its first sail ) and its a very spacious boat. It’s also very fast and has a modified version of the dragonfly folding system.
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    Marley Point 2018 50th Anniversary

    Great write-ups, gentlemen. Thanks for letting us in on your adventures. One question: were oars allowed? I guess these could help the boat pointed in the right direction under such circumstances, with one crewmember sitting on each float to row forward or backwards. file
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    Special Edition F22 F by Ian Farrier

    The -F is full carbon, a bit difficult to retrofit
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    Ian Farrier

    I'm still building one of his designs. The building book that accompanied the drawings makes building easy and even though he was very busy he was very approachable and very quick to answer any questions. His efforts made it possible for many people to build a high performance multihull by just following the book. My thoughts go out to his family and friends. Thanks Ian. You will be missed.
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    DIY Wing Mast Questions

    Not as good as the single shackle attachment upfront, no. I've made the deck layout such that I can set up for a rotation limiter, but also the other way around. The mainsheet is at an angle and compression in the boom will help rotation.
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    Recommendations for first time boat build.

    And even building an F85SR takes a long time, if you do it without sacrificing lifes pleasures like family ( you might be single now but that can change ), work ( you need to live and pay for the boat. A second hand boat is cheaper than building your own ), and recreation ( = sailing when the weather is nice ). In the end the only valid reason for building your own boat is the desire to build your own boat. And even then it is way easier, cheaper and faster to buy a second hand F-24 and then build a smal runabout to take you to the mooring and back. I started of with a very valid 5-7 year build expectation, but it might take eight years to finish my boat as I have to put in much more hours than I expected. In the mean time I keep enjoying sailing my Nacra 500 though.
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    F-22 Update

    Actually, the foils on the F-22 are an old idea ( see http://f22r.blogspot.nl/2013/06/curved-lifting-foils.html ) but the T-rudders are new as far as I know.
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    DIY Wing Mast Questions

    Colligo has a very nice 'double cheeky tang' fitting that is throughbolted with a titanium bolt. A loop on the inside ( of both sides ) will hold the forestay. The outer loop is the side stay. I plan to use it on my F-85SR