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    Trimaran sailing; sailmaking; boat rigging; SeaRail 19 Trimaran Google Group

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  1. Has anyone ever kept stats for capsizes of F/C boats? I know of an F242 that capsized in SF Bay practicing for a race (boat was righted). There was a recent F28R capsize in SF Bay during a race (boat was righted). Way back when an F31 capsized going around the Faralones during a race (boat was a total loss). Be nice to compile stats and conditions.
  2. Is Grateful boomless or boomed? Many F25Cs are boomless.
  3. You don't get the bouncy or torque on the pulpit by that loose weight up there. You also could move the mast more forward giving you a little more tongue weight. It's not a big deal since the mast doesn't really weigh that much (or you couldn't be sliding it back and forth single handed). Only problem I have (my mast support is on the trailer) is I can't launch with the mast down which means I have to raise the mast in order to do any trailer maintenance (my boat has no pulpit). I also can't jack the boat off the trailer without removing the mast completely in the yard. My F242 didn't hav
  4. Go for it. If you build it, it will be the best boat you will ever sail.
  5. That or shear loads failure. Lotsa shear load when raising the mast. Depending on the geometry, could get shear loads while sailing if rig is canting (or just loose).
  6. I thought so too, at first. But then looked at it from in front and above and saw how fat the amas were. Also the masts are pretty short. As far as boomers go, though; things I would not like about it (I'm a boomer); facing wrong direction; lotsa work when not sailing (rowing just isn't something I would choose to do); funky tiller arrangement and no way to reef. Could be a fun boat for some fitness junky, though.
  7. You could have removed the load from the pulpit altogether by moving the front mast support onto the trailer. This makes it a little harder to raise/lower the mast while on the water, though.
  8. solid metal, right? Non-compressible for all intents and purposes.
  9. If you have a gofundme I'll help pay for the fish n chips.
  10. I think it'd be a great tool to test hull forms for drag. You can tell that there isn't a lot of true knowledge (science) among designers, just a lot of "this seems to work" based on what has worked in the past (art). Print a whole boat in 72 hours.
  11. 3D printed boats exist now and may become a new way to make a custom yacht. The article says that they are lighter, but the examples they give are actually heavy for their lengths by multihull standards. https://www.3dsourced.com/feature-stories/3d-printed-boats-future/ The article surprised me with their list of materials being used in "additive construction" which is sorta cool since it resembles a video played in reverse of a caterpillar eating a leaf. Fiberglass, carbon fiber, metals....thought 3d was only plastic before reading the article. Boats do seem to be construct
  12. Lots of "put it together" steps for the Ninja. Weta a bit simpler assembly. But at least there are videos of a Ninja sailing whereas I haven't seen any Rockets on the water in video (if anyone has seen one, please post) ... and their website goes back to 2014. Seems a lot of diddlin and not much buildin for 7 years and counting.
  13. I watch the History channel once in a while. One of the things that struck me recently was a description of innovation as something that someone makes and then everyone discovers that they need it. Don't think the Rocket is an innovation in that sense. Weta, though, was/is. Its price point is about where the Model T was a century ago. Within reach of anyone who wants it. Does most things anyone would want a boat to do.
  14. There is a smaller version, a TomCat 6.2 which is trailerable with demountable amas so 8' wide on the road, 11' wide while sailing. One is listed in Latitude 38 for sale in N. CA. Looks like a nice day sailor with an all up weight of about 900 pounds.
  15. Not at all related to the OPs needs, but there is a small daysailor catamaran listed in Lattitude 38 which is 20 feet long and trailerable. A TomCat 6.2.
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