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Kristian Seascape

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  1. Seascape D2 aka 14

    For those who don't use Facebook...
  2. Seascape D2 aka 14

    actually she floats quite nicely. There are some things regarding deckgear that needs to be optimized, but the general consensus after a first day of sailing in 15kts of wind was that she's all fun (despite January temperatures). Pics/vids will follow once they are uploaded.
  3. Seascape D2 aka 14

    probably not crucial but if it does it will help the sales...
  4. Seascape D2 aka 14

    Since this is a prototype we need to try out the ideas. This is an experiment to confirm or reject an idea that you will need to move DB from forward slot (when doublehanding with jib+mainsail) to back slot (singlehanding, mainsail only) in order to balance the boat.
  5. Seascape D2 aka 14

    As we plan to sail the two prototypes + use & abuse them in order to see what works and what doesn't, before going into full production mode. We spent quite some time on generic ergonomic research with full size deck mockups before making the first hull. So, I am keen to verify the ideas in real life situations. Shapes are not carved in stone and can change if the testing proves them wrong... Aero is a great boat, really a benchmark in singlehanded dinghies. One would say, so it Melges 14. And another would say VX EVO (i love this one and I would like to have one, although it would just share the space with my A Cat under the shipyard roof, as I do not have time to sail...). Point is, world of dinghies is crowded and anyone can find something to like. We try to use our Seascape approach to create something that is fun and simple to sail either with wife /kids or even alone if you don't have partner. But we definitely won't tackle dedicated singlehanders as that was never our goal... I wish you all a Merry Christmas and happy New Year.
  6. Seascape D2 aka 14

    Jib has a self tracking track in front of the mast, but it does not interfere with the mast. Weightwise... you can go very light but then the drawback is the durability and usable sailing life. Aero is way smaller boat, we deliberately went for a wider hull with bigger hull stability in order to allow the beginners and weekend sailors have fun. World definitely does not need another skiff where you need to be best case an ex-gymnast to sail and have fun. Actually we are very similar size like 29er or RS500...so weight wise we are quite on the target...attached is the benchmarking that can give some of the insight into our thinking. As always, we try to do an established things a bit different and we'll see in few days how this baby works. But sure, this is a well populated segment and everybody can find something that fits his wishes... D14-firstinfo 3.pdf
  7. Onefly foiler

    it all comes down to the price. At the moment a proper Moth is simply out of the question regarding the price for a regular civilian. If they make something that hve reasonable sense and allows people to be bitten by a foiling bug and start having fun, then it is a good one. Market will show whether the idea has some potential or was it stillborn.
  8. Seascape 24 launched

    so, if I understood correctly, boats that were at least 3ft longer on the waterline and about one tonne heavier were faster upwind in short chop? The answer lies in the immortal words of Montgomery Scott "Captain, ye canna' change the laws of physics"
  9. Seascape 24 in the works

    Zero, I can send you the manual online, just drop me an email at kristian@thinkseascape.com The rig values are way too small. Verticals can and must to to 30 in a breeze. Will post some values for rig trim. Cunningham should be long enough, at least others are not complaining If we are taking about sail trim, you need to change your train of thought ...with the boats that don't have backstay, it is very important to keep as much tension in the mainsail leech as possible. Use cunnningham and vang to bend the mast and flatten the sail but keep it sheeted tight if possible (for upwind). At the same time, do not oversheet jib. Keep enough volume in the shape so it will pull you over the waves and good twist to spill that power over the top. This way you will have good pointing and speed which will allow your foils to work, again giving you lift and pointing. We were pleasantly surprised to see how well the boat points upwind. Off course in 25kts and big waves you can't compete with 35 footer, but in flat water you will be amazed at the tacking angle a well trimmed 24 can do... Jib #2 is about 3m2 smaller, flatter and made of stronger cloth. Most of the boats are sailing in lighter conditions and the sails suit them. For heavy users like Whisper, we are considering making the complete suite of heavier cloth. Regards Kristian
  10. Seascape 24 in the works

    Glad you like it. Boat has a lot of potential but it does not sail by itself. Especially upwind in a breeze it needs proper trim on the mast and with sails. When loosing confidence/patience or both, remember that the boat came 2nd in the class on the last year's Silver Rudder race, which is 136nm singlehander. And they also had 20-25kts at the upwind part... Upwind you need to be proactive with trim, flatten the mainsail (cunningham and vang can do wonders on how the boat feels) but do not reef main to early with big jib up. Rather change it to #2 which will make boat much more balanced... If you have any doubts or questions, don't hesitate to contact us. P.S. regarding the part with your daughter...when caught out in 25kts with kids, we just rolled up the jib and sailed upwind under mainsail alone. Still doing 5,5kts but kids having fun, laughing and eating sandwiches...
  11. Seascape 24 in the works

    The 24 would be a natural choice due its light weigh and lots of power but she lacks enough structure to make it stiff enough for the foil induced loads. However, Sam is very keen to make 27 fly. We even discussed foils arrangement and other bits/pieces. The only missing part of the puzzle is an owner who is willing to finance it
  12. Esse 750

    Hard to judge Esse but they have rather good reputation in Europe. For your next boat you need to decide how do you want to use it. Crewed/shorthanded/singlehanded? Is habitable interior a bonus or you want only to race with them? What support you can get from the yard and /or local rep? Are there more of its kind around you? I know it is kind of a blasphemy to say that you can make logical decision because buying a boat is always illogical move, but there are plenty of modern boats on the market. Have fun.
  13. Bente 24

    Not really. With claimed 1.400kg it weights little more than Seascape 27, 500kg more than Seascape 24 while having 10m2 more sails than Seascape 18...
  14. Seascape 24 in the works

    @ Boot Dusseldorf: Seascape 24 wins European Yacht of the Year Award. Parents are very proud.
  15. Vendee Globe 2016?

    Coddiwomple Krisy with a K...go look at next weeks weather...Jeremie has far better routing opportunities in front of him than Armel and Alex who will be working their fuckin rings out negotiating a maze to get a decent runway to flare burning territory. You clearly hate anything that smells or looks like chickin :-) Ha! Actually I met Jeremy while living in France and like the guy a lot. He deserve better position but initial breakages handicapped him a lot. Otherwise, he would be fighting with Armel and Alex. Anyway... looking at the models, I do not see what you predict. In a week time Armel could be at Acores while Cock Master is still around midd way between CapVerdes and Canaries. But as the situation is very unstable many things can happen. Armchair Admirals love this because they can always claim they knew what is going to happen