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    Emmeloord, the Netherlands
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  1. 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
  2. Special Edition F22 F by Ian Farrier

    The -F is full carbon, a bit difficult to retrofit
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. Race Replays

    The vk links require a login
  9. Race Replays

    Yep, still, great service by rudder. Thanks
  10. Corsair 760

    And interior moldings, as far as I can see, which would account for the higher waterline...
  11. Corsair 760

    This is not a dash, but a 760
  12. Single handable? Go for a Nacra 500 or the 5.0. If it's blowing more than 20 knots, just add a second person. It doesn't have any nose diving tendecies and handles waves very well.
  13. Oh dear . . .

    That's a... That's a... That's a dick boat. It is very rude, now you point it out. Yes, and thanks for pointing it out. Cracked me up. 😄 Boattest: https://youtu.be/gOiy9vkPqKI But it proves that you can have a monohull with a good keel and still dry out. Still, going multihull solves most problems...
  14. Oh dear . . .

    The Malango 8.88 is an example
  15. Farrier F-85SR

    Yes, it does take up a lot of time. The pics above are actually about 5 years old , see www.nyker.nl/index2.html 85F might be difficult to work in. Out here I have to heat up my shed everytime I want to work on epoxy as the temperature is about 0-5C or 30 - 40F this time of the year. My shed is well insulated though. I hope to finish construction in a few months and then start filling and fairing. It has taken me almost 3000 hrs until now. All in my spare time, without neglecting my family too much .... ... .. . I really like the whole building process. I could have sped up things if I had not wished to build ( almost ) everything by myself and if I had devoted all my spare time to building the boat. I know people who've build an F-82 or F-32 in less than four years.