Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 30-09-2008, 21:49   #46
w42
Registered User
 
w42's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2007
Boat: Whitby 42
Posts: 68
Quote:
Originally Posted by David M View Post
Good gawd...look at the thickness of that mast compared to the people near it.
It is at least 6 feet wide at the base.
__________________

__________________
ABYC Trained
I post, therefore I am (an expert).
Censorship alive and well.
Lighten up people!
w42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-09-2008, 21:53   #47
w42
Registered User
 
w42's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2007
Boat: Whitby 42
Posts: 68
Here is another flying two hulls

Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_3675.jpg
Views:	219
Size:	426.1 KB
ID:	5287  
__________________

__________________
ABYC Trained
I post, therefore I am (an expert).
Censorship alive and well.
Lighten up people!
w42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-09-2008, 22:00   #48
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by David M View Post

"I predict 50 knots!"

As an Afterguard, it looks like Larry is really getting in there and getting his hands dirty with this project
__________________
Merlin Hawaii is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-09-2008, 22:09   #49
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by w42 View Post
And to make things more complicated, the each helm has two wheels. One for the rudders, one for the trim tab on the center dagger board.
And, talk about a daggerboard!!

With the board down, US 87 draws 20 feet!!
__________________
Merlin Hawaii is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-09-2008, 22:41   #50
w42
Registered User
 
w42's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2007
Boat: Whitby 42
Posts: 68
Quote:
Originally Posted by Merlin Hawaii View Post
And, talk about a daggerboard!!

With the board down, US 87 draws 20 feet!!

Yeah, I cant wait to see them really push this thing. It is either going to be spectacular speed or spectacular disaster!
__________________
ABYC Trained
I post, therefore I am (an expert).
Censorship alive and well.
Lighten up people!
w42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2008, 04:39   #51
Registered User
 
BlueWaterSail's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Honolulu, HI
Boat: 36' Magellan "Steady Beat"
Posts: 186
Quote:
Originally Posted by w42 View Post
Yeah, I cant wait to see them really push this thing. It is either going to be spectacular speed or spectacular disaster!
that's why they're all wearing crash helmets ..

BWS
__________________
BlueWaterSail is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2008, 05:06   #52
Moderator Emeritus
 
FrankZ's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Chesapeake Bay
Boat: Bristol 35 Bellesa
Posts: 13,565
Images: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by Merlin Hawaii View Post
They said it's not worth the weight of the additional reinforcement that would be required to keep it level

Not that it will happen, but if they break this one, she looks like she would make a rather impressive display.
__________________
Sing to a sailor's courage, Sing while the elbows bend,
A ruby port your harbor, Raise three sheets to the wind.
......................-=Krynnish drinking song=-
FrankZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2008, 07:53   #53
w42
Registered User
 
w42's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2007
Boat: Whitby 42
Posts: 68
Quote:
Originally Posted by FrankZ View Post
Not that it will happen, but if they break this one, she looks like she would make a rather impressive display.
Its not known for sure, but there has been speculation that it has been engineered such that the "twist" of the platform helps keep the leeward ama bow "up", thus helping prevent pitchpole disasters (a risk should you bury the bow in a wave).

Also, the CF structure has been designed to withstand loads of 60 tons.
__________________
ABYC Trained
I post, therefore I am (an expert).
Censorship alive and well.
Lighten up people!
w42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2008, 10:29   #54
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by FrankZ View Post
Not that it will happen, but if they break this one, she looks like she would make a rather impressive display.
I think one of the biggest dangers of a boat like this, is hitting an object in the water at speed,

When they're really up and running, they are sailing in the wake of a lead boat that is scouting for floating debris
__________________
Merlin Hawaii is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2008, 11:22   #55
Senior Cruiser
 
Roy M's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Southwestern Yacht Club, San Diego, CA
Boat: Searunner 40 trimaran, WILDERNESS
Posts: 3,042
Images: 4
It's now, apparently, here in San Diego. I hope to get over to see it sometime soon, and if it's sailing, that 160' stick is going to be hard to miss.
__________________
Roy M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2008, 11:26   #56
Kai Nui
Guest

Posts: n/a
Just so she doesn't become floating debri At those speeds, I would think they would want low flying aircraft to do the scouting. Really adds to the operating cost, but then again, it's only money
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2008, 11:35   #57
Eternal Member
 
imagine2frolic's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Las Brisas Panama AGAIN!
Boat: Simpson, Catamaran, 46ft. IMAGINE
Posts: 4,508
Images: 123
Quote:
Originally Posted by David M View Post


"I predict 50 knots!"


No matter what happens in the A's/C I hope it does 50knts......
__________________

__________________
SAILING is not always a slick magazine cover!
BORROWED..No single one of is as smart as all of us!
http://sailingwithcancer.blogspot.com/
imagine2frolic is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
san diego

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Anyone headed to La Paz from San Diego soon? Roy M Cruising News & Events 1 12-04-2008 10:59
Hello from San Diego Red Charlotte Meets & Greets 5 09-07-2007 22:41
Hello from San Diego Red Charlotte Liveaboard's Forum 5 09-07-2007 04:02
Hello from San Diego Reel Deep Meets & Greets 7 15-05-2007 22:34
hello from san diego rebel heart Meets & Greets 5 09-12-2006 16:57



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 14:28.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.