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    Far North Queensland, Australia
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    Get o;ut in the North Western Pacific - with a camera person & take some pics of the 'tsunami rubbish' & wake the world up to the severe ocean polution & help make a way forward to fix this horrendus problem before it's to late. Oh - & fishing - cooking - being happy - & did I mention 'Sailing' ha ha Ciao, james
  1. Ben Lexcens designs

    Can someone translate this to English so I can understand it? -thanks Australian kicked the seppos arse even though your guys tried everything under the sun to cheat. Every protest, every time the boat was measured it was proven legal. The tank testing was proven legal. Benny was a genius. What is even better is that the yacht AII was not even quicker than the seppos boat (what was it named? no one remembers 2nd place). The Australians won by MINDFUCKING THE SHIT OUT OF THEM. Like we are mindfucking you right now. now go away and smoke a jeffery and relax loser Seriously, will you Aussies on this site knock it off with this seppo crap. You aren't mindfucking anyone but yourself. The ironic part about all this is that virtually every Aussie I have ever met in sailing was a really great person. Just spent the weekend with a bunch couldn't have been nicer and more fun. Guys like you do no service to the rest of your country. Grow up. Thank you - so very much for your 'wise' words - - I'm sure we will all take them very seriously - & no doubt pay the amount of attention to your diatribe - as it rightfully deserves. Great to see - yet anohter well mannered - worldly & well spoken American. Thanks for showing all of us - just who you really are as now we can - move aside & let the sewage flow into your backyard. james
  2. Ben Lexcens designs

    Gooday 'aquila'. The blokes name was Bob Miller- (19 March 1936 to 1 May 1988) then changed to Ben Lezan because of a legal issure with Graig Whitworth. Just a few of Bob's designs; Onya of Gosford; Rampage; Plumb Craxy; Ginko; Matila; Dancing Mouse; Hotel Tango; many M & W 32'; Apollo's 1, 2, 3, That's all I can pull of the top of my hat. but I'm sure there are many more. Ciao, james
  3. Radio Control Multihulls

    Gooday Doug & Roland. Golly gosh - you blokes are taking me back a day or 2. We built some winches for our RC boats back a day or so. They weighed approx 8 oz (227grams) - made out of motorized computerised gears - would pull 28 lbs (12.7 kgs) a distance of 34" (864mm) v ertically in under 8 seconds - powered by 2 nicads - that were at the top of the keel/c/b. We were using 8, 10 & 12 channel radios to controll all manner of 'tweekers' to gain more speed - which we seemed to do. I'm sure you blokes don't need all that stremgth - these days & could use much smaller (less weight) batteries. Somewhere - 3500 ks - south of me - in Sydney is a whole garage full of model boats & gear - probably 30 or more of them - might have to see if I can chase some of them up. Catch you guys later. Ciao, james
  4. Radio Control Multihulls

    Gooday Doug & Roland . Roland - what is this hull shape ??? With great ;respect - - is it very like the new 70' multijull class - - sure looks like it to me. As well as a SUPA KISS principle boat - it sure looks fast & stable - I personally might make it 15% wider - but that's just me - - or then why not try 'canting' the hulls out at the bottom by 7 degrees (*) because we already know that - - that works - really well & adds great sailing stability. Unlike Doug - I recon it can handle 15 % more weight & not slow it down at all. (ooops - sorry Doug) - However I'm really impressed with that hull shape ! ! ! Well done. Ciao, james Hi James, the hulls are inspired by an AC45 but slimmed down in width. This boat was a test to see if the hulls work well, I've build the prototype from pieces laying around in my workshop - the boat is 1m wide now, but if I had longer tubes I would have build it to 122cm, the class limit.. I'm on a mold now, when the mould is ready the next boat will be that wide, with a modified center frame & all the beams will be from carbon to increase stiffness and save more weight:) My older Cats did have canted hulls, I will do on this boat as soon as I have the first molded hulls. You're right, the boat will be able to handle about one pound of ballast, but far from the 3 pounds of Doug's boat . I will try to incorporate moveable ballast in the future - maybe a wing first? Cheers Roland Gooday bloke. I'm 'stoked' that you took the time to answer me. I've 'played' with a few models - in my time. Started off - being for fun & quickly drifted into 'research' with a few naval designers - & stayed in that area for some 10 to 15 years. 99% were RC c/w 10 & 12 channel radios - great fun & a very 'valuable' research tool. All good fun, for sure. The proposed sliding weight - I was thinking of - was more like 300 or 400 grams - something like I might imaging a skipper or crew or both might weigh - sailing a boat like that - but scaled down - of course. I'm very much into 'wing-masts' - as you might see - if you check out that section in these 'forums'. Doug, Gary & a few others - sometimes have a chat about wings. Built a few - but they were - real size - not for models. Have 1 on a 13 mtr x 10 mtrx 1800 kg - cruising tri. Having tried to pay some attention to the 'goings-on' in the multihulls big-boat area - I'd think you might look at - canting the rig before looking into a wing-mast ??? Seems - the 'big boys' in 'the big league' are having much success with canting the masts & from what it looks like - canting them by quite a few degrees & having a lot of success doing so. It sure will be something I'll be looking at doing - very seriously - but then I already have a wing-mast - so I'm just wanting to go 'cruising' more efficiently. Thanks again for taking the time & bother to answer me. I'm grateful - Keep well, healthy & smiling (that's sailing) - Ciao, james Good fortune to you & your very interesting projects. I'll sure be following your great progress. Ciao, james
  5. Radio Control Multihulls

    Gooday Doug & Roland . Roland - what is this hull shape ??? With great ;respect - - is it very like the new 70' multijull class - - sure looks like it to me. As well as a SUPA KISS principle boat - it sure looks fast & stable - I personally might make it 15% wider - but that's just me - - or then why not try 'canting' the hulls out at the bottom by 7 degrees (*) because we already know that - - that works - really well & adds great sailing stability. Unlike Doug - I recon it can handle 15 % more weight & not slow it down at all. (ooops - sorry Doug) - However I'm really impressed with that hull shape ! ! ! Well done. Ciao, james
  6. Older fast Aus multies

    Are you sure you should be saying nice things about a Kiwi boat on this thread? . David's Barker's design is without doubt - still contemporary & a 'work-of'art' for sure. Sometimes I wish he wasn't such a good artist & had stayed with designing multihulls. Hey Bill, get your drift :-) Silver Raven, DB was on to it all right. The line drawings for Sundancer in Gary Baigents book show a boat akin to a Schionning Line Honours or similar but drawn in the late 1960s. Barker was certainly a visionary multi designer/builder. Sundreamer is not comparable to used racing boats - she is (following the demise of near relation predecessor Stratosphere) a unique attempt to crate a large, fast, minimum effort sailing craft. My question is; was there a C4? Gooday 'jamez' & 'Matty' - james here - in Far North Queensland. Where are you blokes?? Northland ? - anywhere near David ? Haven't got $2m to get 'Stratosphere' back up & running & it would take all of that & many more years than I've got to waste. Equally I don't have the $400K NZD to give to Phil - or he'd have it already. DArn !!! Leroy wont sell 'Sundancer' & it's way past being able to recover. Matty - I didn't know about the CSM/polyester 2nd one out of the 'dreamer' moulds. I do know that a new state of the art 'Sundreamer' would cost the national debt which I don't have. Now jamez to your question - answer is - there has never been a C-4 - but the answer is - do not hold your breath but it is a possibility - that much I do know. Ciao, james
  7. Older fast Aus multies

    Are you sure you should be saying nice things about a Kiwi boat on this thread? Gooday Bill & others in this thread. - O.K. - I'm game. 'Sundreamer' @ $400k NZD = just over $300k AUD & if I had the money - it would not be listed by Phil Hart - but sold to me & trying to get ready for the NZ to Noumea race. 35 years old has something to do with what? I don't understand. It's still worth 1/2 as much again as being asked & would cost $2m to build a new one. Why would you spend that much more just to get another 6 kts??? Boat's still mighty quick, laminate is still strong, sound & dry, easy to sail with 2 people & race with 4 to 8 persons if you wanted to, dry to sail at high speeds & comfortable as all heck. Look up the web site & take a tour of the inside - not many yachts with that much comfort that only weigh 10,500 lbs & draw as little - 14"., sail well & go to windward - with the best. 'Nokia' & all those others are very fast , extremely wet, not comfortable & have absolutely no accomodation or creature comforts (but golly gosh are they ever quick). David's Barker's design is without doubt - still contemporary & a 'work-of'art' for sure. Sometimes I wish he wasn't such a good artist & had stayed with designing multihulls. M-F-Truck was not as fast as it was designed to be - by any means. I don't know of a 'top-shelf' supa fast multi in aloy - has there been 1 since 'the mighty P-D' ??? Now if quick is what you have in mind & cruising is the comfort level you wish to sail fast at - try - Peter Aschenbrenner's - Nigel Irens design - 'Paradox' cause that is sure a beautiful vessel but a lot more $'s than $400K in any currency. O.K.,everyone, enjoy this comming week's sailing & keep healthy & smilin, ciao, james