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Member Since 12 Oct 2009
Offline Last Active Aug 01 2014 02:50 AM

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In Topic: Foiling Week

13 July 2014 - 02:32 PM

I have a rudder for a foiling cat in my shop right now.


The bottom skin is entirely missing and the bottom six inches of the vertical fin is split open.


I just sat staring at it for about a half hour and I think I have a reasonable plan to rebuild it but..WOW..it just couldn't be much more fucked up and still worth rebuilding.


If I had a mold. I would simply build a new one and be done in a couple hours instead of taking all day.

I'd be sending that back to whoever built it.

In Topic: What is the Best Dinghy to go Cruising and Camping In??

24 June 2014 - 02:40 AM

Simple. A Canoe.


Or a modernized version a la Meade Gougeon (hull patterned after the rob roy version iirc):


In Topic: SL33?

27 April 2014 - 02:33 AM

That latest GC32 vid looks promising. I guess illustrating the value of stability on foils was Groupama C's gift to the cat world. Oh and the value of a lower end plate +/- canting.


A buddy of mine designed the SL 33 (I don't know what units he used) and it is a great boat, but clearly the foil design and/or settings have not been optimized on the boat in the vid. This is odd, because much of what went into ETNZ's foiling package was trialed on their SL33s, so that platform has seen more foil package development than just about any other.

In Topic: Philippe Kahn's "505"

26 April 2014 - 05:09 AM


Smashing Perfectly Good Guitars.



Given the proboscis, I thought this might be more apropos:

In Topic: ICs needed in Texas,

26 April 2014 - 05:01 AM

On the national canoe theme, Lust Puppet is still in Annapolis somewhere. $3k. Not nearly as pretty as manowar, but a good solid boat that has stood the test of time. Carbon spars, no trailer, has a dolly.