Sailabout

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    GB5508 Rebuild - Soma's Project

    yes long rams get ugly from an engineering perspective
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    Corsair Pulse 600

    Thanks for the photo with Ians later clever design to maximise interior space. Do you have a photo of what that beam bolt goes into?
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    GB5508 Rebuild - Soma's Project

    thats why hydraulics get used, the cylinder can deal with a harsh environment in air or underwater and easy to custom design and make Nice if we could do that with linear electric actuators easily...
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    Corsair Pulse 600

    Thats poor engineering straight from a Corsair 24, I wonder if Corsair invented that or Farrier way back when? If the beam can move it creates a huge force, need to shim it. I wonder how a F22 looks like in that place?
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    Farrier bought by Daedalus

    Multihulls direct have F22 molds, I wonder who owns them, can they sell boats made with these?
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    what is it?

    how does the gen set run on a foiling boat?
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    GB5508 Rebuild - Soma's Project

    Soma what type of mechanism/power will push the boards down and hold them down?
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    Farrier bought by Daedalus

    Thats good news, so no more one laminate a week, which was perfect for the home builder but not so good for production I hope its a great success so Ian's name and designs live on forever, he certainly deserves that.
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    Farrier bought by Daedalus

    I wonder what they will do with the molds?
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    Farrier bought by Daedalus

    My observations were Corsairs, the debate is are they Farrier engineered or Corsair engineered? Not bitter and twisted just an basic observation., Not to confuse those 3 separate issues that effect all boats, design, engineering and build Yes shimming beams is important but if the bush issue has happened it stresses the inboard end and that exposes the next weak link.
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    Farrier bought by Daedalus

    1, 2, and 3 just says he engineered them well enough for his engineering, not as well as they could be, ( but thats my opinion) thats the old make it thicker and it wont crack? for the Corsair 24... Do your bulkheads line up with the ama beams? Does the traveler run between the aft beams? Beam hold down bolts sitting on multipiece stainless brackets in shear ( they are vertical) so close to the deck hull join you have a fight between lamination and backing plate and screw size? The ama molding doesnt hold the bushes in to the top strut outside pin so when they get pushed out the ama can and does go up and down the movement creates a huge force in shear on those 2 screws and the deck ( mainly the front) with the 1/2" bolt in it. If you dont catch it early it either shears the screws or tears the deck or both. Most catch to due to the leak it creates inside. Deck cracks under traveler where it turns down 90 degree in the cockpit as its taking the sheet load with zero extra reinforcement on the corner as bulkhead is forward at the aft beam. More laminate covers all of the above, better detailed design would also cure it. Ask a boat builder that fixes them, every time they look and say how was that ever going to work? Maybe Corsairs various owners changed everything after he left, then I am mistaken? ( I guess its a what to check when buying a 24, still great boats to sail thanks to the late Mr Farrier)
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    Farrier bought by Daedalus

    you have touched on the issue, Farrier should have just designed the lines ( he was great at that) then let a boat builder build it. There is lots of poor construction design detail in Corsairs and I assume Farriers. That made them slow to build and heavier than they should be but Farrier wouldnt be told....
  13. are we sure Susie is not thinking an aircraft carrier is a Megayacht as the wooden decks were treated with stuff with PCB's in it AFAIK Is there any megayacht base in an old navy yard anywhere?
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    Farrier bought by Daedalus

    the world of boat building..... Hudson learnt quick, added Hakes then seems they had the design, willpower, money and skills when they created the HH cats all in one factory, not something Gunboat ever had in one place IMHO? Whats the gossip on the Hearst Court case? Nice post on the front page.
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    Farrier bought by Daedalus

    no mention of HH Gunboats?
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    Max outboard WEIGHT for Corsair Sprint

    We have a few Dash mk1 and Mk2 with Tohastu 8hp here in Singapore, haven't busted a transom yet, Factory says rated to 8hp but seem unable to say which one?
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    Annapolis - Powerboat on Sailboat Crime

    Clearly the Yacht tacked and didnt give the powerboat room and time, lol
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    Farrier bought by Daedalus

    HH is safe as the yard owner is way richer than any of the customers
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    Farrier bought by Daedalus

    Corsair seem to be cheaper and you can get them
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    Team UK

    when the big bills start to come in and JR has to sell shares, just remember that means he can dump the cash straight into the team without paying capital gains tax and income tax.
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    Floating Dock for Trimaran

    how long did it take to get it out of the water?
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    Farrier bought by Daedalus

    laminating one thing, correct structural design is another.. then have a well designed boat thats 3 skill sets
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    Outboard Engine Propeller Guards?

    prop guards are for people that either cant operate boat or cant deal with the physics of the gearbox or skeg hitting you at speed and the damage that will do whether there was a prop or not Its like a McGregor 26 , its a solution to a problem that doesnt exist Now go and look at how many people get killed by jetskis....
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    Outboard Engine Propeller Guards?

    so when you run over someone and their hand goes into the prop guard it will cut it off, in the old days you just got a cut
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    Epic Boat Loss

    A couple of my mates got rescued in the Perfect Storm when the 75' was taking water all night, into liferaft in the morning, picked up by a bulker then helicopter off Cape Hatteras. Chopper auto gyrated onto the beach infront of the navel base. My mate said he was suspicious when the crew all changed into survival suits and then said we might have to ditch but we think we will make it.