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its hard to fly screeches/MHG and Code 0 on retractable sprits there is just a lot of load to deal with.   We had a MHG on the 125 last year and we had issues with the bobstay and pole out line, oh and it all leaked.   

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@Editor on insta you called it boring and dated. What would you change? Seems like fun to me, just curious how you’d improve.

I like the more modern rig than the Melges and it appears that it will have a larger cabin without more weight. There was definitely not an option for a real head on the Melges 32 that I’m aware of.

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I like the design.  I like that it's simple and conventional looking.  I think the French shorthanded boats are fugly and the systems required for twin rudders, retracting sprits and such just add to complexity and opportunities for breakdown and water ingress.  It's spec'ed much sportier than the J/99 as well. I hope they sell a ton.

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I think it is silly to have a bow like that today. A fuller bow which means the knuckle is well above the waterline is proven faster in all fleets: from skiffs and planing dinghies, reaching back to FDs and 5o5 but certainly including Aussie 18s and 49ers, and of course so undeniably demonstrated by the mini 650 class and Class 40.

Such bows do not need to be ugly. Sure, the recent examples are not just ugly, but ugly. However, the 5o5 is one of the prettiest boats on the bay. That 5o5 bow is beautiful and very, very fast upwind and down.

I think it is silly to have a bolt on short sprit as shown. Short is stupid, I mean retarded. There is no excuse. Bolt on is also a dumb, dumb choice. A bolt on sprit where the sideways load is carried by the laminations on the sides of that sprit and the bow, is HEAVY and weak. The sprit should be like on a Mini 650: easily stowed, with side stays and bobstay, with vertical support (just the weight of the sprit) carried by a line(s) to the top of the bow pulpit. A Min 650 style sprit is dramatically cheaper and lighter, and can then be of an appropriate length, something like 12 to 15 feet. If you want to plane, you need the bow lift that comes from a long sprit. And of course, the longer the sprit, the faster and more fun. And cheaper!!!! And lighter!!!

I am glad it has a single rudder. Double rudders suck so severely.

It does not seem to have a lifting keel, so the keel and draft makes a lot of sense. Personally, I would keep the keel simple, as is.

But to ease trailering, and to make the boat more widely useful on lakes, the Gulf Coast, the East Coast, a lifting keel can have several big advantages. Structurally more efficient:

1) A win for reducing materials and therefore cost;

2) A win for safety, as impact loads get spread throughout the entire structure. With ramp or small hoist launches especially at lakes, groundings will be common;

3) A win for market, in that the boat might be 12' deep keel down in the Pacific, 7' keel down along the East Coast, and 5' keel down in lakes. Maybe make the bulb interchangeable to three different length foils.

 

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1 hour ago, carcrash said:

I think it is silly to have a bow like that today. A fuller bow which means the knuckle is well above the waterline is proven faster in all fleets: from skiffs and planing dinghies, reaching back to FDs and 5o5 but certainly including Aussie 18s and 49ers, and of course so undeniably demonstrated by the mini 650 class and Class 40.

Such bows do not need to be ugly. Sure, the recent examples are not just ugly, but ugly. However, the 5o5 is one of the prettiest boats on the bay. That 5o5 bow is beautiful and very, very fast upwind and down.

I think it is silly to have a bolt on short sprit as shown. Short is stupid, I mean retarded. There is no excuse. Bolt on is also a dumb, dumb choice. A bolt on sprit where the sideways load is carried by the laminations on the sides of that sprit and the bow, is HEAVY and weak. The sprit should be like on a Mini 650: easily stowed, with side stays and bobstay, with vertical support (just the weight of the sprit) carried by a line(s) to the top of the bow pulpit. A Min 650 style sprit is dramatically cheaper and lighter, and can then be of an appropriate length, something like 12 to 15 feet. If you want to plane, you need the bow lift that comes from a long sprit. And of course, the longer the sprit, the faster and more fun. And cheaper!!!! And lighter!!!

I am glad it has a single rudder. Double rudders suck so severely.

It does not seem to have a lifting keel, so the keel and draft makes a lot of sense. Personally, I would keep the keel simple, as is.

But to ease trailering, and to make the boat more widely useful on lakes, the Gulf Coast, the East Coast, a lifting keel can have several big advantages. Structurally more efficient:

1) A win for reducing materials and therefore cost;

2) A win for safety, as impact loads get spread throughout the entire structure. With ramp or small hoist launches especially at lakes, groundings will be common;

3) A win for market, in that the boat might be 12' deep keel down in the Pacific, 7' keel down along the East Coast, and 5' keel down in lakes. Maybe make the bulb interchangeable to three different length foils.

 

A fuller bow and where the knuckle is are not mutually exclusive and the plumb bow issues waterline length.   This is not a dinghy.  

That is a short sprit?    Dude, this thing will likely be fleet racing and should appeal to that market.   

A lifting keel is structurally more efficient?   Take it and run with it, I guess.   

A bolt on sprit if well designed is fine.   I've seen more than one retractable break - housing or sprit itself.  

Look, they're not designing the thing for Lake Whats-its-Nuts in Northern Italy.  Are you upset you can't get our on a wire?   

Remember that they need to sell these things.  They are appealing to a specific market.  

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, solosailor said:

There certainly are not many yacht clubs with hoists in NorCal, what 4 of them - 5x if you count Santa Cruz.  Some like Encinal could lift but not store a boat of that length.  Others certainly not with a fixed sprit.  

Wait, what? SFYC, StFYC, CYC, RYC, SCYC, EYC, TISC, Alameda Marina and I only thought about it for 10 seconds...

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16 hours ago, Alaris said:

@Editor on insta you called it boring and dated. What would you change? Seems like fun to me, just curious how you’d improve.

I like the more modern rig than the Melges and it appears that it will have a larger cabin without more weight. There was definitely not an option for a real head on the Melges 32 that I’m aware of.

That would require time, effort, knowledge, and a desire to enrich through your own efforts rather than provoking others to comment and provide enrichment.  I'm not saying that the commenter does not possess those resources, but I am suggesting that greater return on investment is achieved through provoking the community to provide enrichment while generating more comments and page views - or the modern term: engagement.

 

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I was reading the Highlights / Specs https://moore33.com/moore33/ and was wondering about a few items. It might be Fabrication talk but I don't know.

 

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DECK

Adhesively bonded hull to deck lap joint to be durable, damage-resistant, easily constructed for close tolerances between boats.  Rail hardware including pad eyes and stanchions provides through joint fasteners.

Deck framing to include:

  • Foredeck transverse ring frame
  • Cabin house edges
  • Cockpit support from the retractable outboard enclosure
  • Traveler partial bulkhead and rudder tube.

Deck, cockpit and transom exterior surfaces to be molded gel coat or with molded or applied non-skid.

  • I sure hope the hull deck joint is Durable. But damage resistant seems a bold statement. 
     
  • What do they mean Close Tolerances between boats? I hope they come off the production line 99.9% identical or to they mean when in a rafting situation?
     
  • What does "Cabin house edges" mean. Is the cabin top constructed separately and then attached?
     
  • Partial Traveler bulkhead makes sense to keep deck flexing to a minimum. With a  Frac rig that main will be big  and under tension up wind. It's not a jib traveler if you read the deck hardware section.
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Cost... It's all about cost. The cost to make the sprit retractable would be significantly higher that the fixed option. The additional structure required in the bow area to contain the pole would make her heavy in the nose and require more forward floatation (fuller bow) to keep it on it's lines which would affect how she goes through chop. So from a pure design exercise the fixed sprit is the best configuration. From a functional/user perspective it is the worst... Slip fees to contain the sprit would be higher at say $20/ft/month that sprit cost about $80 to $100 a month... Playing sword fish on a crowded line will drive up insurance costs and damage the boats on a regular basis. the general usability of fixed sprits that long is very poor but if it's a performance only question? It's perfect...     

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43 minutes ago, Meat Wad said:

I was reading the Highlights / Specs https://moore33.com/moore33/ and was wondering about a few items. It might be Fabrication talk but I don't know.

 

  • I sure hope the hull deck joint is Durable. But damage resistant seems a bold statement. 
     
  • What do they mean Close Tolerances between boats? I hope they come off the production line 99.9% identical or to they mean when in a rafting situation?
     
  • What does "Cabin house edges" mean. Is the cabin top constructed separately and then attached?
     
  • Partial Traveler bulkhead makes sense to keep deck flexing to a minimum. With a  Frac rig that main will be big  and under tension up wind. It's not a jib traveler if you read the deck hardware section.

Close tolerances would mean statistical process control/logging while manufacturing.

 

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11 minutes ago, Movable Ballast said:

Cost... It's all about cost. The cost to make the sprit retractable would be significantly higher that the fixed option. The additional structure required in the bow area to contain the pole would make her heavy in the nose and require more forward floatation (fuller bow) to keep it on it's lines which would affect how she goes through chop. So from a pure design exercise the fixed sprit is the best configuration. From a functional/user perspective it is the worst... Slip fees to contain the sprit would be higher at say $20/ft/month that sprit cost about $80 to $100 a month... Playing sword fish on a crowded line will drive up insurance costs and damage the boats on a regular basis. the general usability of fixed sprits that long is very poor but if it's a performance only question? It's perfect...     

They don't give any Rating, Rig or Sail measurement dimensions. I wonder what the TPS is?

I like the way the MC31 did their sprit but it is pretty short. I saw the one in SB at the dock and they remove it and put it away.

If the Moore 33 sprit is longer than 3' removing it will be an issue until you get docked. Better look out for those dock pilings as you swing in.

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Wait, what? SFYC, StFYC, CYC, RYC, SCYC, EYC, TISC, Alameda Marina and I only thought about it for 10 seconds...

Alameda Marina permanently closed.   TISC doesn't have enough draft for a J24, nor space for a 30ft'er, EYC has no space for a boat of that size and the 2 ton limit includes a trailer....   been down that with my 30.75' ride.  SCYC...  yes the only 3 ton in NorCal left but NOT on the SF Bay...  the sprit will likely have to come off to store.  CYC....   hahahahah, can't barely fit a Cal20 there, SFYC might be the only spot on the bay if you want to join that Yacht club$$++  don't know how long you'de have to be a member and wait for a space.  StFYC = can you fit anything beyond a J/80 there?      So where are all these hoists???   Only 1-3 possibilities ONLY if you belong to those Yacht Clubs.....   maybe.   Where is ONE hoist you don't need to belong to a yacht club to dry sail a boat of that size?   Name one.   

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The looks of the FT have always been polarizing and the Far East has dubious manufacturer support from what I’ve read (and that terrible reverse bow).

It will be interesting to see if Moore meets its claimed displacement and what the SA/D ends up being. I still haven’t been able to find a sailplan with specs. 

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2 hours ago, Matagi said:

Sorry, I don't see anything interesting / novel in this. Nothing that the FT 10 didn't do many moons ago. 

Or look at the Far East 31. And that is a 10 year old design.

FAREAST 31R drawing

That’s not very offshore friendly.

 

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Just now, Matagi said:

Anyone who thinks a 1,700 kg racing boat is offshore friendly should be thoroughly examined.

I guess you don’t buy into uldbs. Fine. No one is forcing you too.

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21 hours ago, Matagi said:

Anyone who thinks a 1,700 kg racing boat is offshore friendly should be thoroughly examined.

I guess you have not been aboard one of the many Olsons, Hobies, Minis, etc. which have raced to Hawaii or Bermuda, most of them short or single handed.  Displacement alone is not a measure of offshore capability.

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7 hours ago, kokopelli said:

I guess you have not been aboard one of the many Olsons, Hobies, Minis, etc. which have raced to Hawaii or Bermuda, most of them short or single handed.  Displacement alone is not a measure of offshore capability.

I looked it up, the Moore 33 as listed would be a bit lighter than a Moore 24 in Dspl/LWL, and a bit HIGHER than the Hobie 33.

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5 hours ago, Swimsailor said:

Why are there so many pics and videos of NOT Moore 33's on the website?  How about more than one rendering? Sailplan?  Does Alan Andrews not have some animation software?  

Sounds like they're still in the fundraising part of the build process.

I don't think a new boat bigger than an El Toro has come out of the shop since the mid 90's, it might take a minute for things to get going even if they convince someone to write the necessary checks.

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9 hours ago, stinky said:

Sounds like they're still in the fundraising part of the build process.

I don't think a new boat bigger than an El Toro has come out of the shop since the mid 90's, it might take a minute for things to get going even if they convince someone to write the necessary checks.

I'm not sure what any of that has to do with the lack of renderings and drawings of the boat on the website.  The website looks like an ad for sailing vacations not the next new awesome West Coast offshore boat.

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6 hours ago, Swimsailor said:

I'm not sure what any of that has to do with the lack of renderings and drawings of the boat on the website.  The website looks like an ad for sailing vacations not the next new awesome West Coast offshore boat.

The beneteau website is awesome !  But the boats......

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On 9/24/2020 at 11:24 AM, JL92S said:

Retracting sprit = leaks

Not if it is deck mounted like my Antrim 27.  Retracts and cants up to 30 degrees off centerline.  The furler is in a well below decks.  Jim is a very smart NA- furler is low and no holes in the hull.  Cheers!

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The Moore 30 was the basis for the "Ultimate Yacht Race" series 1988-90.  They raced around Corpus Christi couple times and what an interesting shit show that was.  Much more interesting, fun and spectator friendly than anything the AC has been in last 30 years.  Bring back the Ultimate.

https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1988-09-25-sp-4009-story.html

 

 

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2 hours ago, Kmullen said:

This one is mine. A few months ago some friends and I bought half a boat and a box of parts and We working on putting it back together. Should be a lot of fun once we get it sorted

A Moore 30 ? 

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On 9/27/2020 at 12:43 PM, Raz'r said:

Pretty sure the 33 displacement is not much different than any of the Santa Cruz legacy boats

Thinking the same thing, esp when the price point was mentioned.  (Wonder what the layup will be?  A bit of end grain balsa?) Looks from the rendering like it’s v’d in front of the keel, so if you can keep her upright, should smooth things out a bit.  Rocker seems to be tucked up a bit more in back (angle of the rendering?) than a lot of recent boats- she looks kind of New Zealand - ish, but a bit more beam.  Subtle, beguiling shaping.  Wondering what the SA : WS is with the blade?  And how much sail (and crew) you’d need to sustain 20k.  Lowish prismatic until the bow lifts?  

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On 10/25/2020 at 8:25 PM, Kmullen said:

This one is mine. A few months ago some friends and I bought half a boat and a box of parts and We working on putting it back together. Should be a lot of fun once we get it sorted

Cool ride.  Should be fun.  Keep it flat :) and have fun.

On a side note.... maybe I am confusing this with another boat from that era but I seem to remember the Moore 30 was not self-righting when knocked down in a heavy broach because of the wings.  And I also can't remember the name but I think someone clipped the wings on a Moore 30 for the rating.  Curious if anyone with a better memory and can comment.

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On 11/28/2020 at 7:48 AM, yoyo said:

Cool ride.  Should be fun.  Keep it flat :) and have fun.

On a side note.... maybe I am confusing this with another boat from that era but I seem to remember the Moore 30 was not self-righting when knocked down in a heavy broach because of the wings.  And I also can't remember the name but I think someone clipped the wings on a Moore 30 for the rating.  Curious if anyone with a better memory and can comment.

There's two Moore 30s.  One with wings and another that looks like a scaled up Moore 24.  I think kmullens boat is the latter.  There's some similarity between kmullens boat and a Wilderness 30, as far as hull shape goes (my creaky brain thinks it heard that they used the same mold).

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On 12/4/2020 at 9:32 PM, sam_crocker said:

There's two Moore 30s.  One with wings and another that looks like a scaled up Moore 24.  I think kmullens boat is the latter.  There's some similarity between kmullens boat and a Wilderness 30, as far as hull shape goes (my creaky brain thinks it heard that they used the same mold).

The one I vaguely remember seeing was squared off at the deck hull joint where the wings were clipped.  It was obvious the boat used to have wings.  Maybe it was a different animal.  

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I hope they reconsider an inboard or make an inboard option - inboard has so many upsides and well .. outboards suck.  

The weight issue is really a non issue - and the convenience is a key factor to owner happiness and batteries charging and other stuff.

I know you maths folks love this weight stuff - but it doesn't matter for your 2% factor of gravity - destiny of downwind performance in 10 knots of TWS.

Lets see some picture of the build.

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