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Doug Lord

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Argoknot Foiling Tri

05 December 2016 - 05:23 PM


F101 Foiling Trimaran

18 November 2016 - 10:05 PM

No specs on F101.com website unless somehow I missed them. Fairly high takeoff speed since the Q23 flies in about 5 knots and the Whisper claims to takeoff in 5 knots. Target price: 15,000 pounds.....
Long central hull gets the rudder and main foil further apart, removing some of the limitations and bad habits that other foiling boats suffer from.
All carbon construction: main hull, foils, floats, beams, 2 piece mast.
Very simple, well thought out control systems.
All up weight: 80 kg
Sail area: 8.5m2 main + 7m2 gennaker
Target crew weight range: 70-120 kg
Take off wind speed: 8kts
Target boat speed range: 10-25kts

New Flying Phantom Essentiel

30 October 2016 - 05:26 PM

There is a new Flying Phantom: The "Essentiel". It uses surface piercing foils like the NACRA 17 and A Cat.
Length: 5,5m / 18’
Width: 2,55m (EU road legal)
Weigth: 170kg
Mast: 9,1m aluminum
Hulls construction: Epoxy glass sandwich
Main sail: R Polyester laminate / 17sqm
Jib: R Polyester laminate / 5sqm
Code 0: R Polyester with furling system / 20sqm

Uptip Foils

24 October 2016 - 04:41 PM

For those that think I invented the name for these foils see page 26 of this report(thanks to Xlot!)  :

catamaran vs trimaran under 20'-design for speed

23 October 2016 - 07:27 PM

Seems to me that there is an awful lot of room design-wise for small trimarans that could compete with beach cats in every category:

speed, comfort, ease of sailing as well as making extraordinary small foilers that would be much easier to fly than almost any other kind of foiler?