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    Beefing up the insides for JSD

     The guys doing those specific pieces are actually in Bilbo's neck of the woods:  FLiNK Limited Rosemary Jubilee Road Totnes TQ9 5BW UK
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    Beefing up the insides for JSD

    most of the strong point carbon constructions I have seen splay the uni's - which I imagine is both to get bonded surface area and also to make sure that you have sufficient fiber alignment to the range of load angles. The bonded areas requirements are surprisingly pretty low - even with a 4:1...
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    Beefing up the insides for JSD

    I have seen a whole bunch of composite rudder gudgeons, which have a wider range of load angles.  And composite tack points for asym's - which had a decent arc of potential load angles.  This just seems like a question of proper design.  (I might comment in my own use of drogues I agree with the...
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    Beefing up the insides for JSD

    just a thought - did you give any consideration to building essentially aft facing composite chainplates.  Composite chainplates are typical and normal today on race boats (it is also common to have composite emergency rudder gudgeons).  You are talking about enough composite work already...
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