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    Posted: 30 Jun 05 at 7:10am
Do you think you could make some foils to go on a topper - drill them in, sand down the hull so it's more pointy and make a jib for it??! I think it sounds like a hilarious idea but I would like some imput!
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Lol yeah amazin idea, certainly be at the front of the fleet then .

Get a massive spinni aswell, god the poor 2 part mast wouldnt no what hit it !

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Ginger_69 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Jun 05 at 9:57am
you can allready get a jib kit for a topper i think and u would have to try and fin a way of keeping the centerboard down
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It wouldn't work, toppers can't go fast enough to get lift of speed.

And even if you could, you can't use spinnakers with foils.

Nice thought though.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote lozza Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Jun 05 at 11:00am

Don't think the hull is rigid enough for a bowsprit either.

If somebody had the moulds for the topper, could they make a carbon/epoxy version.  That would be interesting!

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How about fitting a jet-ski motor to it ... give a few Cherub sailors a scare!
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Topper's aren't that heavy... given large enough foils and enough breeze you could probably get one flying. Wouldn't happen very often though.

Support for the daggerboard is easy enough - fit it from underneath and give it a flange that rests on the hull skin. The rudder would be a bit more fun to arrange.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote tgruitt Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Jun 05 at 12:44pm

ellie, you do have some crazy ideas! here is what your foiling topper will look like, this took me over 30mins to make in Photoshop! (i'm not great with photoshop). I apoligise for this very lame effort!

I give you the new TopperMoth!

 

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I don't think Tom Gruitt will be very happy with his name next to that!!!!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Black no sugar Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Jun 05 at 1:57pm

Tom Gruitt, famous sailing photographer=tgruitt the jumping tiger

It's a Jekyll and Hyde case. One    with his photos, the other one  with photo-editing

(no worries, Tom, it's a funny idea anyway!) 

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