GC32 super cat

Doug Lord

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What a cool boat! http://www.thegreatc...eatcuphome.aspx

Specs:

GC32 Specifications

LENGTH OVERALL: 12.00M LENGTH HULL: 10.00M BEAM: 6.00M WEIGHT: 720 KG DRAFT UPWIND: 2.10M DRAFT DOWNWIND: 1.60M MAST LENGTH: 16.50M SPIN. POLE LENGTH: 6.60M MAINSAIL AREA: 60.00 M2 JIB AREA: 23.50 M2 GENNAKER AREA: 90.00 M2 AUX ENGINE POWER: 5 HP

FULL CARBON FIBER BOAT CONSTRUCTION


 
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Doug Lord

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Heres a shot of the daggerboard foils and a boat rendering from the website:

GC 32  daggerboard foils.jpg

GC32.jpg

 
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Doug Lord

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I thought I recognized the features of this boat as the work of Martin Fischer-and it is. A refined version of the foil system used on an A Class cat last year.

Martin Fischer (Hull, Appendages Designer)

Martin is in charge of the overall design of the GC32. Martin has a PhD in physics with a focus on fluid dynamics. He has been working on multihull design over the past 15 years and has become one of the most successful designers in the highly competitive Formula-18 catamaran class with his winning designs “Capricorn”, “Hobie Wild Cat”, and “Phantom”. Furthermore he was involved in several big multihull projects like Groupama-2, Groupama-3, Sodebo-Maxi and Banque Populaire-60.

 
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SeaGul

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If the market is those who dont have to ask about price - I think the project is doomed.... my guess $4-500.000 - not totally out of reach...

 

macca

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If the market is those who dont have to ask about price - I think the project is doomed.... my guess $4-500.000 - not totally out of reach...
There is another piece for the front page being put together shortly, it will have more info on the spec and costs etc, but for now I reckon its safe to say that if you gave me $500,000 USD you could almost get 2 complete GC32's...

 

SeaGul

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If the market is those who dont have to ask about price - I think the project is doomed.... my guess $4-500.000 - not totally out of reach...
There is another piece for the front page being put together shortly, it will have more info on the spec and costs etc, but for now I reckon its safe to say that if you gave me $500,000 USD you could almost get 2 complete GC32's...
well i must have got the $ value mixed up here - my guess was more 350.000 - but if its closer to 250 - its not that bad - consider the complexity and supposed quality -

refer a Marstrom 32 which is not that complex.

 

pitchpoledave

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If the market is those who dont have to ask about price - I think the project is doomed.... my guess $4-500.000 - not totally out of reach...
There is another piece for the front page being put together shortly, it will have more info on the spec and costs etc, but for now I reckon its safe to say that if you gave me $500,000 USD you could almost get 2 complete GC32's...
It looks great... but in this economy and with already several other good designs in this space I hope you make your money back

 

macca

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How do you do board cases on these wavy boards? is it some king of wet box with flexible seals?
There is a cylindrical bearing on the bottom of the hull and a pivoting bearing at the deck level, the case is shaped to the exact area required to get the foil up and down.

I will post more photos next week of the board fitment and systems when I am in Dubai.

more pics on the facebook page http://www.facebook.com/gc32racing

case.jpeg

 
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macca

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Currently we have on the sched:-

Germany, Austria, Italy, Netherlands and Spain A mix of stand alone events and combined with existing regattas.

We also have requests from Switzerland and France.

By the time of the launch in Dubai (15-18Nov) we will be able to confirm dates/location for the majority of events.

 

SeaGul

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So to start with - can one buy a set of those foils with cases?
Sure you can! with every complete GC32 you get 2 free foils and cases :)
...hmmm then I get a problem - where to stack the rest - when I put the foils on my tri....

will ask Farrier or Marstrom then... but the foils on the GC32 looks smarter... but can they be totally retract and taken out of the case from the top?

 

macca

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Ahh, well maybe you should park the tri and come race the 32!

But if you seriously want a set of foils you can PM me.

Of course we can remove the foil from the top of the case.

 
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