Russell Brown

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About Russell Brown

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    Port Townsend WA
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    Sailing, boat design/development.

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  1. Russell Brown

    Race to Alaska best boat

    If Rob could show us that just one of his boat's sails well and is ready for a race, this would be worth listening to, but he can't. I'd honestly like to see him design, build, and race a proa. Until then, it's vaporware. He can talk all he wants, but it takes more than that.
  2. Russell Brown

    Race to Alaska best boat

    My thought is that Time Machine has a short main hull and the main hull has to carry all the load until fully powered up.
  3. Russell Brown

    Rapido Trimarans - 2 x New Folding Models Coming !

    Thanks for that Paul. Now I'm sorry I said anything. Just for the record, I don't know anyone involved.
  4. Russell Brown

    SeaCart 26 Centerboard

    When you figure it out I'd love to know what's going on there. the CB pin installation and how the flaps are installed are quite interesting to me.
  5. Russell Brown

    Firewood

    Anyone use the pressed sawdust logs? I'm sick of chopping wood and thinking about buying a ton of that stuff. Tried a couple and they seem good.
  6. Russell Brown

    Rapido Trimarans - 2 x New Folding Models Coming !

    It would be good to know what caused the workmanship that Thom showed. I feel like he had a valid reason to display his views and I would probably have done the same had I found that kind of work after a purchase. I'm as exited as anyone about the Rapido series, but Thom's concerns are valid.
  7. Russell Brown

    Race to Alaska best boat

    The autopilot isn't as useful as you might think on the R2AK because of all the shit in the water. I used mine a bit but mostly for making a sandwich in lighter air or for spinnaker take downs. The one time I put my head down I had a weird feeling and looked up just in time to flash past a large log only a couple of feet away. Hitting a small log at speed would destroy some of the boats that enter this race. A large log would sink most of the mono's that enter.
  8. Russell Brown

    Nesting dinghy designed to plane under power?

    Dang, this guy ticked the boxes, especially for planing with low hp.
  9. Russell Brown

    Race to Alaska best boat

    Don't sail at night and it's not so cold, plus the chance of hitting logs is so much less. It's also so much more fun without sleep deprivation.
  10. Russell Brown

    Nesting dinghy designed to plane under power?

    You build the boat, I'll get you the hardware.. Oh wait, I'm out of it and the guy that machines the parts retired. Shit!
  11. Russell Brown

    Race to Alaska best boat

    You still haven't sold the L7? That would be a good boat for the R2AK and the price is such that you could laugh your way up the course.
  12. Russell Brown

    Rapido Trimarans - 2 x New Folding Models Coming !

    I thought it was more like sharing a cool project on the forum than an attempt to advertise. Lots of corners get cut in production boatbuilding, without which we wouldn't be able to afford them, but this seems like a high end product and my hunch is that the quality is good. That being said, the inside of your boat looks manky. Why did you buy it if the guts look that bad?
  13. Russell Brown

    Nuclear Sailing

    I know, Let's give them some money.
  14. Russell Brown

    Nuclear Sailing

    I would think that that type of development would start with models and prototypes, not with flashy promotion.
  15. Russell Brown

    Alcatraz

    Alcatraz was good value on this forum. Hope he gets a good price for the boat.