You'd have to spend some time in Cruising Anarchy. Brent Swain of the home-built-steel-boats hall of shame, declared that he knew more about sailboat design than Bob Perry and others. He also stated (to much well deserved and long lasting derision) that offset companionways would flood a boat in a knockdown, and therefore all boats with offset companionways are deathtraps.Huh, been here since 2004 and never read that one. So what is the punch line? It seems dumb.
Yeah, I noticed that too, checking IG instead of calling puffs Actually that multitasking option works well when sailing with reduced crew.Looks to me like the helm person would be tempted to multitask as everything is in reach, piss the crew off -- the crew in this photo look pretty bored
Figaro 3, but super fast and geared more for the Med conditionsLooks like a weapon. Figaro 3 on steroids.
Yeah, that's one of the cons. We often inappropriate joke onboard on that subject. A lot of pros thoughAccessible trickle down.
I like it!
My initial thought on the whipstaff was what a great space saver but it's gonna be impossible to steer between your legs if/when needed...
Not finding anything anything I do not like about it.
Other than that some of the local local yahoo's will ignore boat room with those foils and run them over like they run over a Sunday morning buffet.
What's it rate, ORR, ORRez, ORC, IRC, and unfortunately PHRF?
Why do Northern H people piss on new boats in this joint ?I 'sailed' the Eastern Med once among the Greek Islands. It reminded me of LIS with its humidity and perfect water skiing conditions.
I'm not shitting on this boat at all. I like it and said so up thread.Why do Northern H people piss on new boats in this joint ?
Good work Code7 , bloody cool boat and props for sticking your neck out and building a progressive boat that actually seems to work very well .
Would love some pictures of that whipstaff mechanism. Or drawings/sketches. Not too difficult to come up with one that would work. Much more difficult to come up with one that would work really well.A bit late to the thread... thanks Ed for sharing our Code-X project!
Steering on Code-X looks a bit radical but actually works really well.
A huge amount of hours went into design phase, we studied numerous concepts and cockpit layouts in the pursuit of performance and (relative) simplicity.
We wanted the cockpit to be as clean as possible, helmsman positioned relatively fwd for light air trim (also this side foil concept likes relative central fore/aft crew positioning).
Without a visual reference, steering feels conventional as tiller.
Actually what is more interesting is the super simple linkage below the cockpit floor.
Whipstaff action translates via light carbon torque tube 3m aft to the rudder quadrants.
System is super light but robust and reliable at the same time.
Paul manages to amaze with his concepts every time
Code-X is an ultra high tech build, carbon everything, below 1200kg, retractable electric drive/LiPoFe4 pack included.
Boat #1 is already sailing, went trough extensive sea trials and we are blown away with the level of performance.
Chosen side foil concept works well in full wind range, fully retracted in the light, helping with RM above approx 7kts of BS, benefits of reduced hull drag at higher speeds.
What we really like is the great boat handling, owner-driver at the helm doing 20kts (at 20Tws) with relaxed atmosphere on board is not a common site
Medium conditions?I 'sailed' the Eastern Med once among the Greek Islands. It reminded me of LIS with its humidity and perfect water skiing conditions.
it's an interesting question - torque tube twisted by the whipstaff makes sense. but how does the tube connect to the quadrants?Would love some pictures of that whipstaff mechanism. Or drawings/sketches. Not too difficult to come up with one that would work. Much more difficult to come up with one that would work really well.
That makes sense. I saw capital 'Med' and figured Mediterranean conditions...Medium conditions?
It's funny you mention a vacuum in the Greek Islands, a place notorious for blowing dogs off chains. I can't imagine this boat would be designed for Mediterranean conditions (which seems like a lot of everything). But designing for medium conditions makes sense. Most J Boats are optimized for 10-12 knots of wind speed, because it turns out, that is what most J Boats sail in.