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Member Since 07 Jan 2006
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In Topic: Watertribe race reports

19 March 2014 - 08:35 PM

There is a good write up in Tampa Bay Times about windsurfers


In Topic: WaterTribe Everglades Challenge Multihulls (Class 5)

27 February 2014 - 07:56 AM

Crazy R, take it from one crazy to another - but that bottom rudder fitting and support looks ... a little fragile. Hate to see you retire because of an annoying breakage there .,, because your boat will be quick.

yes, it looks fragile. the bottom and upper supports are basically same, there is also carbon fiber/plywood plate running full length of cassete on backside (flat side) of the rudder, But I agree, it is something need to be seen. it is a payoff of building ultralight boat, i doubt that the boat tops 110 lbs. If I break it, I'll make it stronger next time :)

In Topic: WaterTribe Everglades Challenge Multihulls (Class 5)

27 February 2014 - 01:56 AM

Alright, the first full assembly of CrazyProa planed on Friday, hope I'll have a time to test sail her before starting horn :) Leaving PA tomorrow AM. Epoxy in some places still tacky :)

In Topic: WaterTribe Everglades Challenge Multihulls (Class 5)

07 February 2014 - 06:33 PM

I guess we all can pass horror ICW bridges stories, like tacking out of 50 ft wide channel against 20+knots wind, because bridge operator just shut a bridge in front of you, or hanging on a piling just in front of the bridge and speaking to bridge operator on VHF, who repeatedly tells you that he will open it for you as soon as you arrive.

I wont even mention the one story when I had all routes preplanned in my GPS for my small boat (22 ft clearance) and decided to take A-cat (30 ft clearance) instead for a ride. Yes, I was sleep deprived. Yes, I tried to flip the boat at the last moment, No, it didn't work because this old piling which I managed to drive between hulls, while capsizing the boat. yes, the boat stuck right where, mast on the bridge and one hull in air, resting on the piling.

In Topic: WaterTribe Everglades Challenge Multihulls (Class 5)

06 February 2014 - 02:02 PM

Hey, Chris. I guess you have to wait until the boat is built to get all answers, because some of them i still don't know. :) i have a blog, which I'm failing to update, it has some of answers
There is also a tread on russian sailing forum following the boat from conception to build. It is in Russian, but it has lots of drawings, photos and ideas, some discarded, some evolved.