Jump to content


Doug Lord

Member Since 25 Dec 2003
Offline Last Active Today, 04:01 AM
**---

Topics I've Started

Argoknot Foiling Tri

05 December 2016 - 05:23 PM

 
 
14j94yd.jpg

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.....
 
 
DESIGN
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
 
20ijse0.png

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.
 
 
Specifications
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
 
11sefli.jpg

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?