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  1. Nice fairing and paint job, and be glad you did not have to fair and paint this: F-45R side F-45 and F-45R under construction in Philippines, with #3 started in foreground Ian Farrier Farrier Marine Designs That Work
  2. Correct, too busy with the F-45, F-33, and F-22 at present (more photos soon). The F-85 was an interesting custom build, but custom boats take a lot of time, and we now want to concentrate on production molded boats only. The F-85 will be revisited once we have F-22s popping out at the required rate. Ian Farrier Farrier Marine Designs that Work
  3. Tools in every thread hasn't stopped FARR, C&C, Fred Barrett, Ian Farrier has & lets not forget Bob Perry laying it ALL open for everyone to ask about. So that's BS.It is not BS but arguably a good business rule. Some may get away with it however you can quickly do a lot of damage as well. The business I work in, the entire industry I work in and the majority of businesses I know would never engage in an Internet forum such as this. Many business prohibit any employee engaging in any form of social media. Public communication with clients or existing customers seems to work fine if
  4. Are you saying Corsair did this........ My understanding was Ian worked for Corsair before leaving them. Corsair retained the folding design. Ian, can you confirm? I licensed Corsair as a builder from 1984, and a condition of the license was for me to have full control over both production and marketing. I then setup all their production and control systems from 1984 to 1991 in order to develop and build the F-27. However, design and policy differences arose in 1990, and I decided to leave full time involvement in 1991 - all past history and detailed at: http://www.f-boat.com/pdf/4
  5. Tools in every thread hasn't stopped FARR, C&C, Fred Barrett, Ian Farrier has & lets not forget Bob Perry laying it ALL open for everyone to ask about. So that's BS. It is not BS but arguably a good business rule. Some may get away with it however you can quickly do a lot of damage as well. The business I work in, the entire industry I work in and the majority of businesses I know would never engage in an Internet forum such as this. Many business prohibit any employee engaging in any form of social media. Public communication with clients or existing customers seems to work fi
  6. I prefer to communicate more with clients, and am happy to publicly answer any questions or clear up any misconceptions on public forums like this, or the f-boat forum. https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/F-Boat/info I believe it is all part of good customer service, and also did exactly the same when I setup and ran Corsair. Ian Farrier Farrier Marine Designs that Work
  7. Ian, I respect your boats and your work......... Please don't go there. You may or may not agree with or like Corsair but please show a bit of maturaty and professionalism. I prefer Holden over Ford but have grown out of the bull$1t of bagging them. A bit one eyed perhaps? You don't have anything to say about the derogatory comment in this thread on my designs that I was responding to - or are such snide comments about my designs okay? But I see what you mean, however my comment: "I prefer not to design over powered boats with no room, no comfort, and no resale value" was dire
  8. Six, or two more than the number of F-27s produced at around the same stage after the #1 prototype was launched. A bit of a surprise perhaps, particularly with our minimal 'pay as we go' budget compared to back then. But maybe we also like to take our time simply to drive you into a frenzy, OR, we simply like to do the job right, and not rush something that 'will do' into production. http://www.f-boat.com/pdf/Newsletter33.pdf How many boats have you produced, or do your constant vendettas against others take up too much of your time? http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?
  9. Again, it is not a Farrier Style folding system - the struts are too long and too narrow based for me. However, photos or a video will quickly resolve any questions. The real Farrier Folding system works quite well, and a simple video like the one below shows how. Just to make it harder we asked a man with a broken arm to do the folding : http://www.farriermarine.com/videos/F-22Unfolding.mov Ian Farrier Farrier Marine Designs that work
  10. Looks like you still don't get it Peter - I design tough roomy cruising boats that also just happen to be fast, plus they go to windward very well. I prefer not to design over powered boats with no room, no comfort, and no resale value. Still fast enough for most: http://www.f-boat.com/pages/News5/Race-to-Alaska.html http://www.f-boat.com/pages/News5/F-22RaceResult.html http://www.f-boat.com/pages/News4/F-9AXWinsGovernorsCup1.html Ian Farrier Farrier Marine Designs that work
  11. it now has the farrier folding system AFAIK It is not like I would design and as such cannot be called the Farrier Folding System™. It is thus an unendorsed copy and details so far are fairly sketchy, but I would not have the beam pivot points so close together. I would also have concerns about the fore and aft strength, particularly if folding on the water while motoring, or in small waves. If thinking of buying, then be sure to check these aspects carefully first, and just don't presume it is okay because it looks a bit like my system. Otherwise it has some interesting fea
  12. it now has the farrier folding system AFAIK It is not like I would design and as such cannot be called the Farrier Folding System™. It is thus an unendorsed copy and details so far are fairly sketchy, but I would not have the beam pivot points so close together. I would also have concerns about the fore and aft strength, particularly if folding on the water while motoring, or in small waves. If thinking of buying, then be sure to check these aspects carefully first, and just don't presume it is okay because it looks a bit like my system. Otherwise it has some interesting fea
  13. Thanks for the details Nico - looks like they do some nice work. Ian Farrier Farrier Marine Designs that work
  14. The standard F-85SR mast is very fast as it is - as demonstrated in the recent 'Race to Alaska' by Mail Order Bride, and I've now managed to obtain a very good photo of MOB from Nick Reid, which shows the rig well: http://www.f-boat.com/pages/News5/Race-to-Alaska.html The taller unlimited rig is about as tall as one can go, and still be manageable, but probably not a good idea in windy areas. Wayne was thinking about changing to the taller mast before the race, but I think he is now probably glad he didn't - the standard rig is still quite tall. However, sounds like the Dragonfly mast
  15. Good to see Corsair doing their first ever trimaran design from the ground up, and it is good to have a bit of action in that size boat. It will be interesting to watch how it goes, and, if successful, it could help boost the whole trimaran market segment, which is good for everyone. However, a small point of order - my name or the full "Farrier Folding System™" cannot be used in association with any trimaran or its folding system, unless it has been designed by, or checked over and endorsed by me. There has already been damage done by copies that have not performed well, or worse, have f
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