Quite certain that's not why the backstays broke.Something that might interest only me: I can't help but notice how far inboard he has his backstays attached. I believe I've always seen the runners attach at the very corners of the transom -- presumably because the wider spacing reduces their effective loads via geometry. Not to say that his set-up was the reason the stay busted, but... interesting.
1400l per side, not much different than 13 fat bastards hiking.......Jesus is that 1400L total or 1400L each side?
They must be extra fat where you are! That’s an incredible amount of water ballast when you consider a Figaro 2 has 250 and a Class 40 has 750. I’d be interested to know what it does to the handicap and what sort of fill, transfer and dump times you get1400l per side, not much different than 13 fat bastards hiking.......
We will be reducing bulb weight so the boat can do cat 0 easily but righting moment will be from water ballast when required.
All this has to be designed yet though. The project has just started.
Class 40 has 700# per side as I understand it. The 1400 they are looking for in the Ker must be totalThey must be extra fat where you are! That’s an incredible amount of water ballast when you consider a Figaro 2 has 250 and a Class 40 has 750. I’d be interested to know what it does to the handicap and what sort of fill, transfer and dump times you get
I thought that too but from what he said it sounds like it’s per side. It was my understanding that the class 40s have a 1500L total limit which has to include the transfer pipe as well as all the plumbing. When I was helping a friend with his old Class 40 a few years ago the class measurer fits a water meter to a pontoon hose pipe and then fills the tanks through the deck breather, for this all the baffles and valves had to be open and the whole system is filled and mustn’t exceed 1500L. In reality this meant that we ended up with about 710L on the windward side because we had a massive chamber between the two tanks. To get round this designers and builders now use 2 independent tanks that take the full 750L and do without the transfer pipe so when they tack they have to dump the old ballast and fill the new tank.Class 40 has 700# per side as I understand it. The 1400 they are looking for in the Ker must be total
No one has really optimised a class 40 for irc racing, apparently if you applied Palanad’s IRC rating to her finishing time in last years fastnet she would have won the whole race by an hour over Sunrise…Just going to throw this question out there and see what people can advice. I've dreamed about Class 40's for years, so am looking at the "vintage" Akilaria RC1/2 so:
How does the Akilaria RC1 or Akilaria RC2 perfome against their IRC or ORC (or even PHRF) ratings?
If I were to buy one I'd plan to do a few of the Class 40 events, however most events would be inshore and offshore IRC or ORC events (mixed solo, DBL and Fully Crewed). So before going down the path of finding one I'd love to know if they can actually perform on handicap in these rating systems.
I look forward to your thoughts on this.
I should have the rating in 10 days. We will switch to ORC for A2B.How did it go? Did you get your rating
number? Still doing Annapolis to Bermuda under PHRF or switching?