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    Fillets are far from perfect but are a good tight fit. Next will be an interceptor bulb ala bieker
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    Main foil fillets using hi tech flagging tape also carbon hinges carbon tube 3 mm inside diameter with 3 layers of 100 gm biax carbon Plus 100 gm glass tape wrapped over and squeezed between a alloy L section and a 1 inch square steel tube
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    Rope 2 to 1 purchase about 10 kgs or so and I have a winch handy ! these were the carbon lateral gudegons
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    Today Danny and I finished the mainfoil locking struts more or less. I then played with mainfoil flap and with the help of Eric put a carbon reinforced gudegon on the side of the rudder boxes so I can cut a slot and insert a heim joint for the rudder cross linking tubes
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    Also a little work on the main foils hinges and flap . I had to glue an extra 3x 4 mm on fir on to the flap fairing to fill in the gap . This then needed reshaping rather carefully to fit with very little clearance .
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    Weekend of fabricating and watching Danny tig weld. Ss torpedo for the trailer to support the keel bulb . And the ss hinging struts to lock down the main T foils . He has welded unp the struts but I need to clean up the threads for the heim joints .
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    Ah a return to Blue Arrow . I have an F18 HT bimare which I have retrofitted with exploder A3 foils multi purchase foil adjust and T rudders . Works a little scarey at speed downhill!! Only problem with the electric rams are their speed amperage demands . How are you sensing height
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    What sort of cat is your ram control on. And what are you using as mainfoils ??
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    Hi Lars. your rudder control looks interesting . Mine is very simple 4 :1 purchase to pull the end of the rudder back in the slider . This will be lead forward to the traveller fixed block where I have a spare sheave thru a cam cleat then across and back to the other rudder box . This way I...
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    Foiling Trailer sailer

    Glued together rudder box with slider for the top rudder location. lots of fore and aft movement 6.5 cm so a couple of degrees down to nearly 5 degrees up . tiller are foam 20mm sandwiched between to 4 mm x45 fir with 6 and 9 mm plywood side plates then wrapped in 2x100 gm carbon biaxial with 3...
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    Foiling Trailer sailer

    horizontal foils for the rudder rudder box and tiller windows cut in to cabin top and bevel
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    Thanks for your interest . I guess I am putting my money where my mouth is ! With hindsight I could have built her quite a bit lighter having seen Julian B 89 er scantlings mine look massive but light compared to Dave Gerr Hereshoff or Niven‘s rule s or ABS and similar to Dudley Dix...
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    A little carbon glass laminating of the socket on the main T foil horizontal and flap . I created a hollow in the forward main horizontal foil and glued core cell foam onto the flap Which I then shaped in a reverse P shape prior to laminating . Very heavy laminate. 100 gm biaxial carbon and 25...
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    Oh split hockey sticks makes quite good channel section for the top of the rudder box .
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    Interesting times and slow boatbuilding . Cold weather minus 18 c here and -24 C at the hill but 30 to 40 cm of powder in places so worth it. The 22 nd was my last day of work with a retirement party after .somewhere in this week I contracted Covid and became symptomatic on Christmas Day and...
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    Rudders are being shaped and faired prior to making the bottom rudder gudgeon
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    Fiddling away .to actuate the flap on the main foil I needed to make 2 bronze rod ends and tap them for the 3/16 ss rod which will be the pushrod . Quiet afternoon on the unimat lathe . I finished prepping the main foil for shear webs and reinforcement around the ss 3/4 inch T ees which I then...
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    I had a pleasant package from upfront. My Kaver 0.9 furler. Really nice !! I made a fixed eye carbon filament wound prod attachment just beyond the sheave box which will deflect the bobstay. And yet another Bakelite special I made a double sheave angled turning block which will sit on the...
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    Foiling Trailer sailer

    Also I had a play with the t foil over centre mechanics . Actually seems to work . I have now received my heim male rod ends so can set about fabricating in 25 mm square section tube .
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    Foiling Trailer sailer

    Bakelite/ tufnol phenol reinforced fabric !!! Old hospital flat sheets in 5 mm makes reasonable sheave box sides and glues quite well . I have made the boom vang attachment. 6 layers of 400 gm uni 4 layers of 100 gm biax and a little sacrificial glass cloth vacuumed on . A little bit of yellow...




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