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  1. A lighter option is the carbon section that Southern Spars were doing for the Christchurch production boats. Would be more $’s but I might be interested in sharing freight etc if you went that way.
  2. No but Allyacht Spars could probably do you an AYS 200 if you’re using it on an F22.
  3. I’m not sure what a Tacoma equivalent is in Aus. The Toyota Hilux here in dual cab form weighs 2.25 tonne and is rated to tow 3500kg. Being a diesel it has plenty of grunt and allied with the mass is a great tow vehicle for the Farrier/Corsair boats. I’ve been doing that for 5+ years on highways and find it very safe. The same would apply to any of the mainstream dual cabs available from Ford, Nissan, Isuzu, Mazda and VW. I have no direct knowledge about the Chinese or Indian utes but they seem capable too.
  4. Sorry for the delay in replying. I’ve been busy doing bigger boat stuff. I agree balance is a key factor. However as you move the balance factors around it does give some unintended consequences such as those outlined by Simon. It’s a very interesting area of development and while it has some great minds addressing the issues there isn’t an unlimited pot of money to really go radical in the fleet. It’s very much incremental.
  5. Was that the boat that was a complete nuisance at the Weymouth A Worlds? Clogging up the ramp regularly and pestering the sailors all the time. Two hulls and goes in the water - yes like an A Cat.
  6. It might be a power to weight ratio thing. That happens in C board A Cats versus straight board boats. At or below about 7 knots the straight boarders rule but as soon as the wind increases the greater flow over the C boards gives lift and they take off. The extra weight of the Nacra would mean that performance payoff occurs a bit higher in the wind range.
  7. Yes dumb idea. Corsair/Farriers are designed and built as cruiser racers. That means hull shape, weight and build schedule/ strength are at the opposite end of the spectrum to foilers. The serious attempts at generating lift and not even foiling were strongly advised against by Ian Farrier. He reluctantly agreed to build some float C boards for the 85/82 crowd with the express instructions to lift them progressively as the wind increased. I’ve seen the results of that advice not being followed. Foiling requires a whole range of new sailing skills and a much higher level of expertise than
  8. Ah get it now. You don’t have the Farrier folding system. It is very user friendly.
  9. That’s interesting. I wouldn’t think there’s much weight difference between the Colligo lashing setup and an 8:1 cascade with decent size shocks. Maybe I’m not understanding your setup and also I only need to lengthen by about 60mm. No strength required also as the halyard on a winch does the work. Got a photo of the setup?
  10. The plan built F22 requires the rig to be eased to fold. Not sure about the factory boat but there aren’t too many of those around. Plywood had one so he would know. the procedure with Collego rigging is to tension the rig with a halyard attached near the end of the rear beam and loosen the lashing just enough only on one side and re-lash. Only takes one or two minutes.
  11. What you’re suggesting is all soundly based and has been done over the evolution of foiling A’s and remaining within the box rule and general engineering issues. Rigs have moved forward slightly but much further introduces twist issues in the platform and sailing balance factors. The dagger boards have moved significantly forward to gain separation from rudders. The rudders have been moved back a little bit within the limits of the box rule by using longer gudgeons. Not to say there isn’t further development available. That’s the essence of the class.
  12. But back to the topic. IMHO the F22 is the best day sailor money can buy. But good luck getting one at the sort of prices mentioned above. When they were still in production in NZ I costed out a top of the range on the water with all racing gear and electronics on trailer and landed in Aus at around AUD$150k. There was a big waiting list though - over 100. I got a plan built one new and haven’t looked back. Best boat ever even with my bias showing!
  13. Yeah I used to think foiling wasn’t sailing quite a few years ago until I tried it and decided it is crazy fast sailing! Then I got too old and just do fast sailing!! The mid fleet A Cat fleet foilers don’t go quite as high as floaters but those further up the skill and equipment range do. Differential rudder lift and better boards have changed the game.
  14. Not sure what foilers you’ve seen but contemporary A Cat foilers go upwind at over 20 knots as high as floaters.
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