craigjv

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About craigjv

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    Whistsunday Islands, Australia
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    multihulls, offshore cruising, boat design, marine rescue
  1. craigjv

    Corsair Pulse 600

    I love the look/idea of this thing Groucho.. can you start another thread about it? It much prefer to read about it right now than the Pulse. (Just jealous, cant afford one yet)
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    NEW ASTUS 16.5

    I thought the same- unless its just that the camera has the wrong date setting...
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    TS42

    https://www.google.com.au/search?q=TS42&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi2tP_E5YfMAhUDL6YKHcmRCiAQ_AUIBygB&biw=1536&bih=798 yeah, not bad.. Full foiling would be better ;-)
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    PLEASE SAY A PRAYER FOR RAINMAKER'S CREW

    I am sure there was easily enough pressure to blow the hatches out from below. Yeah maybe.. They should be designed to NOT be washed off a deck by seas though, recesses are shown in pic and they all look intact too.
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    PLEASE SAY A PRAYER FOR RAINMAKER'S CREW

    Looks like its been stripped of hatches, winches, some hardware etc (one winch left that I can see). If done by human hands it wouldn't have been an easy job- But easier to imagine than Neptune taking them...?
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    F-22 Update

    +1
  7. craigjv

    Corsair Pulse 600

    Looks like it still maintains the'Weta' experience; it looks as wet as a beach cat, thats a pretty light sea-state. Probably a bit less payload/weight redistribution and it will perform better- How well does that submarining foredeck cover keep the vegemite sanga's dry? Looks fun!
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    NEW ASTUS 16.5

    The only other possible PITA looks to be opening the cabin hatch with the dagger foil raised any amount.. Seems like the board needs to be fully out of the slot or lowered fully to open it?
  9. craigjv

    Corsair Pulse 600

    it now has the farrier folding system AFAIK It is not like I would design and as such cannot be called the Farrier Folding System™. It is thus an unendorsed copy and details so far are fairly sketchy, but I would not have the beam pivot points so close together. I would also have concerns about the fore and aft strength, particularly if folding on the water while motoring, or in small waves. If thinking of buying, then be sure to check these aspects carefully first, and just don't presume it is okay because it looks a bit like my system. Otherwise it has some interesting features, and is certainly a good try at filling the gap in the market between the F-22 and Weta. Ian Farrier Farrier Marine Designs that work Sorry Ian, I edited it but you got my post before I had. The "farrier folding System" was words out of my head, as anything that looks like it I automatically attribute it to you You will note in my edited post that they state "Similar in concept to our larger Corsair models however the new folding system uses a solid “V-shaped” lower strut on all four beams." So basically a bastardisation of your system they originally used I guess?
  10. craigjv

    Corsair Pulse 600

    from this page http://sail.corsairmarine.com/development-update-14 Folding System The biggest modification is the folding system. We have moved away from the soft lower strut system which was simply too hard to use and in reality didn’t offer the rigidity we required for this product. We have now replaced this with a new anodised aluminium folding system. Similar in concept to our larger Corsair models however the new folding system uses a solid “V-shaped” lower strut on all four beams. The complexity of the geometry involved is particularly high as the buoyancy of the float will dictate how much you can push the float through the water when you are folding. Not easy to setup however after testing the boat on the water, we struck off another milestone with this project by confirming that it is now an easy single person job to fold both on the water and on the hard. Another important feature to mention here is that the capshroud does not need adjustment when folding the boat. Likewise, the trampolines require no adjustment when folding as they self-tension when the folding system is opened out. -
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    F-22 Update

    But at least he can back it up. I'll be sailing in the Chris O. 22 worlds next week. We're expecting a huge turn out! I've heard almost a hundred imaginary boats will be on the line. I hope the weather's nice. OMG that came around quick! I put my entry in ages ago and have heard nothing? I sure hope my entry was accepted....Me and my crew are so amped for this regatta. In fact we've been dreaming of it, you could say. Which pretty little 3D rendering will you be bringing??? Ah, you'll have to come along and see! (bring your laptop, i'll bring my USB stick) & one of Chris O's designs is sure to be displayed in the American Sailing Hall of Fame too; on a digital screen next to the uPturned bust of DougL...
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    Corsair Pulse 600

    According to this development update from mid April; the screecher runs off the bow, the sprit is an optional extra.. http://sail.corsairmarine.com/development-update-15-on-the-pulse-600
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    F-22 Update

    ?+1.. IMHO, this would fit the original design brief perfectly
  14. craigjv

    Radio Control Multihulls

    Well done Doug; it took a long time but it looks like its worth the wait- for the observers AND for you! What will ChrisO, ZeroTheHero and others have to do with all their time now..? Maybe they'll go out and do some sailing, or design a boat that someone ACTUALLY wants to buy? I have to hand it to you; your resilience to their attacks over a prolonged period was admirable; many other grown men would probably have gone home and hung up their skates, but you stuck to your guns. It looks like it did a couple of rapid wobbles when its up on the foils, was that due to the small wavelets, your controlling or something else unknown? Anyway, well done. Next step, upsize!