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Old 18-12-2009, 04:14   #1
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Righting Moment Data - Fisher 46

Where can I get righting moment data for a fisher 46? Currently re-rigging mainmast in Sardinia. Northshore yachts no longer build Fishers and cannot help. Specifically I need the RM30 figure for further calculations.
Wyatt and Freeman, the designers are no longer active as far as I can tell.

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Alan, have you actually talked with one of the Northshore principals. Yes, they no longer build the boats...but surely they have retained the design work. Perhaps it's a matter of reaching the right person? And perhaps knowing who that is could come from the owner's association, if it's not apparent to you.

If that fails, I think you can deduce what you want to fair accuracy by using Dave Gerr's The Nature of Boats.
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This was a very low-volume, somewhat odd-ball, yacht, so you may not get very many replies.

The best people to talk specifics, about any boat, is with the Yard who build/built them, the Designer/NA, and the Owners’ Association(s):

Builders ➥ Northshore Yachts
Fisher 46

Owners: ➥ Members reception page
Fisher Owners Association

& ➥ Intropagina

Designers: Gordon Wyatt and David Freeman ???

Evidently Gale Rush now owns the Fisher 46 molds, and may be able to advise.
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A naval architect will calculate.

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As I recall someone bought the Fisher 46 patterns a year or two ago and built one in steel.

I saw quite a long thread on the Fisher 46 last year when I was considering one.

Try here for a start:
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Photo submitted by the FOA illustrating the new Fisher 46 being built in Holland by Gale Rush the future owner and present owner of the 46 mould, as mentioned in the article text. If you are thinking of a 46 then take a look at the classified section of the main website where Gale has a classified advertisement.
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