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  1. i550

    Hope somebody finds that useful.... Also contains a bonus - a 100 kg bulb The file has patterns for making a plywood full size model (to be filled with foam or whatever) Please note: 80 kg bulb - all frames are 4 mm thick, backbone is 12 mm 100kg bulb - all parts are 9 mm. DXF has theoretical lines too, sort of. Both 80 and 100 kg version had been produced, both used on i550s... i550-bulb_to_share_v2.zip
  2. i550

    Hey there, What do you think of a no-cabin NO-MASTPOST i550? This would clear space up a bit under the deck... I think it's ok to give it a try, moreover it's easy to install the post at any time later, with no re-build at all.
  3. i550

    Just a few cents into bulb discussion... A guy in Russia built his i550 with a bulb shifted back to eliminate the weed-catching "nose". The reports from his side show no concern on stability or weight balance issues.
  4. i550

    Hi there everyone, does anyone have any links to pics of the Bellingham event?
  5. i550

    Hello again, Can someone help me to get in touch with Jerome, hull 270. He's moved to Brasil and his i550 along with him, I despeartely need his advice on shipping an i550 in a 20ft container.... Please, somebody, help. He mentiones some jigs that help the hull inside the metal box...
  6. i550

    . .......... Peter...very sexy ( )shape,,exquisite renderings,,and I'm sure not a measurement issue by any means! ...you've done a great job of adding what seems a complexity which actually simplifies the build!... ...personally I like having a bit of cabin-height,having some cleats at that height,,,,,and the shape you've made--if I -ever- get around to doing a build--I'd like to get the pattern from you. ...how many boats are in your area?? Thanks for that. I will share those as I get the final shape and unfold the pieces. Unfortunately, only two more hulls are under construction, another one a distance away, within 7h drive. I also doubt any of those will hit water this coming season. But, as we say it in Russia, "Moscow wasn't constructed within a day".
  7. i550

    Yeah, credits for the rest of the frames' shape go to you. Thanks for sharing those, once again! I was also considering leaning above-the-deck frame, or even moving the whole frame forward. One major reason for that is I want more space forward of my keel foil for the sleeve. It turned out my sleeve forward wall was too close to the frame when I installed it, making it difficult to reinforce the seam from inside... But mebby that's just my bug and nobody's else... Moving lip's upper edge forward will also allow lifting keel possible without removing the cap. Re. crew position, that's an important issue and it should be kept in mind. Our first cabin edges are flush. I am considering leaning the whole frame.This would allow for a clean surface for the hatch, structural integrity is there too. More open upwards, the well can be well taken care of in the sence of internal reinforcement. But this will involve additional efforts to make sure the hull's line are where they should be... What do you guys think?
  8. i550

    Using birch plywood for our i550 project we WERE UNABLE to build the cabin to the plans' patterns. So we drew our own version which colud fit on the existing frames with minor trimming. The cabin's new shape was designed so that plates could be fit without much torture, which worked as planned. For our prospective next hull the cabin have been redrawn completely, it became wider, longer forward, the cabin entrance height grew 2 inched, and all that without sacrificing the sleek looks of the boat IMHO. The frames changed, as well as a beam was added too. Anyway, the mast step didn't move a mil. Do you think we are pushing borders of rules with all these features? The hull will remain in it's original intended shape. Regards, Peter
  9. i550

    > Hi > > I really can't thank you enough. I just need 600 euros. Western > union is the only option since I can't access any of my accounts. > You can find the nearest western union online. I have attached the > details you need to send it below. > > Name: Tim Reiter > Address: 21 Nafpliou Street > Limassol > 3305 > Cyprus > > Thank you again. Please keep me posted with the details. I almost went to bank with the cash!
  10. i550

    Yeah I want a set of those digi plansif the price is really special! :-) You don't have to mess w plotting and I will just cnc-route 'em parts in a click... :-)