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      A Few Simple Rules   05/22/2017

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  1. The fix is easy and has already been stated. When my F85 hit the water I had a hum from both the C/B and rudder. Not loud but still it was a noise that I didn't need. If I liked noise I'd have a power boat. I sanded one side of the trailing edge to make a chisel point shape and I can now sit back and enjoy the quiet. Neither make any noise at all.
  2. I saw a 20ft cat with this foil configuration 10 years ago in the Netherlands.I think it was by White Formula of the UK. I just checked their web site and can't find it, but they do have a foiling 20ft boat. Maybe find out if they changed and why would be a good idea.
  3. It would be interesting to hear about your build as it progresses. I have a friend who built a wing mast for his 30ft cruising cat from ply and glass. All the fittings were built into the mast. The first mast was too flexible so he built another with a larger sectional shape and that worked great for 6 years until it broke. Out for a sail on flat water in a moderate breeze and it just folded. Now he has an alloy wing section.I understand the alloy section is heavier and the boat is also slower. Ply/glass mast cost $1500 to build and the alloy section was more like $13,000 fitted out. There is a saving to be had if you can make it so it doesn't break.
  4. " I am looking for a fun boat. I should have been more specific as to what I want to do. This would be a newbuild, scaling up the dimensions.Thinking about a 20 foot beam. I like the idea of a stressed ply construction, wetting the ply. would use 6mm okoume. Thanks Groucho Marx. That's pretty much what I had in mind. Need info on the crossbeams." Back in the 80s I was looking at building a Malcomn Tennant design 32ft stressed ply cat with a wing mast. Boat design called "Red Shift". Hulls were 4mm gaboon (okume) with 200gm glass each side and a cedar stripped deck. May just be the ticket if you can still get the plans. http://www.tennantdesign.co.nz/index.php?page=red-shift
  5. May be worth a look. http://www.sailingcatamarans.com/sango.htm
  6. Self righting is neat:-
  7. Chidz, sorry but I won't be there. I had planned to at least do the one lap dash but can't even make that now. Just poor planning on my part as I thought it was on the following weekend.
  8. Take good care of those plans.
  9. So same fit out . That is a good price for a much larger mast.
  10. "My mast for the F32R cost me 21500 Euro and I bought a Axxon mast http://www.axxoncomposites.com/en/" The currency conversion has that a bit more than what I paid, but it is also 1.4m longer. Was that with all the fittings or just the tube?
  11. Not sure if you can do this on a 750, however on my F85 instead of nylon /plastic pads I used fibre glass plates I made with thickened epoxy either side to glue to the beam pads on the hull to get a prefect fit. Just put packing tape on contact area on the beams to ensure release once the resin has cured. Then unfolded and bolt down. The excess thickened epoxy gets squashed out. Once cured, open up and just clean up the excess. No gap, no movement, no noise.
  12. Nelson I think you could use your current beams. At least if they are the same as the F82 beams you could. Building the floats is a "walk in the park" compared to building the beams. I like the F85 floats but have not sailed the F25 or 82 to make a comparison. Maybe Evil could tell what he thinks.
  13. Both are 12.6m masts.
  14. If you just get the blank carbon tube from C tech the price is not so bad. I was quoted around $8,500AUD. If they completely fit it out with carbon fittings, as they did for me, the price goes up by a huge amount. Were they quoting a fitted mast? My mast fitted with sheaves, 5 cleats and diamond wires but without halyards and stays it only weighed 57kg and over 7kg of that was the diamond wires. I had them put hi mod carbon down the side to improve the stiffness through the minor axis and they could have reduced the weight by another 3kg but I chose to keep the weight and increased safety factor. (This is the 12.6m mast) I'm retired and offset the cost by making some etching presses. I had already bought a lathe to make one for my misses. It was cheaper to buy the lathe and make her press than get someone else do the machining. (browny points plus as the lather was handy making stuff for the boat too) So I just made half a dozen more etching presses and that helped pay for the mast. I'm extremely happy with the C Tech mast.
  15. I'm very interested hearing how the float rudders go. The single rudder seems OK upwind but your pic shows how the float rudders could come into their own once the kite goes up.