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Topic: any new boats?
Posted By: allanorton
Subject: any new boats?
Date Posted: 24 Jan 06 at 2:59pm

Is there anyone on the forum who is planning to lauch a new boat this season, if so, what is it, is it a new class etc.?




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Posted By: JimC
Date Posted: 24 Jan 06 at 3:12pm
If I don't get made redundant in June I shall almost certainly start on a "new rules" International Canoe. Knowing the rate at which I finish boat building projects it won't be sailing for 18 months from now though!


Posted By: allanorton
Date Posted: 24 Jan 06 at 3:14pm

Originally posted by JimC

If I don't get made redundant in June I shall almost certainly start on a "new rules" International Canoe. Knowing the rate at which I finish boat building projects it won't be sailing for 18 months from now though!

What are the rule changes, will new hulls look significantly different?



Posted By: Isis
Date Posted: 24 Jan 06 at 3:38pm
Its not a new boat but my cherub Comfortably Numb should be hitting the water this season after many years underuse, a couple of years in a field and now a significant makeover.

Atum Bom should be ready in time for Sailboat too and belongs to an occasional forum user

Slightly strange question though, why do you ask?


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Posted By: Scooby_simon
Date Posted: 24 Jan 06 at 5:01pm

I am planning (but subject to dosh which is very tight at the moment) a new single hander.  Details are:

18 feet long

10 feet wide with T Foil rudders

9.5M mast (ish)

Approx 14.25sqm mainsail

Approx 16sqm Kite

All carbon construction, so target is approx 100KG

It will rate around the same as a Tornado once I've worked out how to sail it. 

It's going to be a on-off build by John at stealth marine and is currently called the "stealth 18s".  But this will probably change. 

Just need to find the cash first!

 

So if someone buy's my Inter 17, I'll just have to build it

 



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Posted By: far canal
Date Posted: 01 Feb 06 at 12:33pm

It will rate around the same as a Tornado once I've worked out how to sail it. 

 

it would rate the same as a Tornado whatever !

 

good luck



Posted By: Pierre
Date Posted: 01 Feb 06 at 12:47pm
This year oi will mostly be sailing Ospreys.  'prolly.....




Posted By: craiggo
Date Posted: 01 Feb 06 at 1:48pm
I'm involved in two projects this year which are both linked.

The 1st is a hydrofoiling Stealth F16. John has kindly built us a one-off F16 with daggerboard slots moved further forward to get better balance when up on the foils. The hydrofoils are now complete with hyraulic MTB cables linking the wands to the foils, we are however still working on the rudders and rudder stocks. The aim is to try and investigate the potential performance benfits of foils on cats, with a view to putting them on a C-class. The problem is project 2 is taking priority.

Project 2. is a new wing for the C-class cat Invictus. Following our poor showing at the C-class champs in 2004 we have repaired the hulls, and work is well underway on a Cogito style wing, with slotted flap. If all goes well we will be chucking it on the water in time for some of the big cat events in the summer, or at worst Grafham Cat Grand Prix in October !


Posted By: JimC
Date Posted: 01 Feb 06 at 2:02pm
Originally posted by allanorton

What are the rule changes, will new hulls look significantly different?


Its only a proposal at this stage. Basically the proposal is to reduce the min weight a bit and to return the IC to the box rule that was used before 1970 something when they changed to one design hulls.

Since the current canoe shape was designed there have been changes in what the typical dinghy looks like - generally finer bows and the waterplane further back, and the smart money is that a new Canoe shape wouild reflect that.


Posted By: Hector
Date Posted: 01 Feb 06 at 2:16pm

Originally posted by JimC

Originally posted by allanorton

What are the rule changes, will new hulls look significantly different?


Its only a proposal at this stage. Basically the proposal is to reduce the min weight a bit and to return the IC to the box rule that was used before 1970 something when they changed to one design hulls.

Since the current canoe shape was designed there have been changes in what the typical dinghy looks like - generally finer bows and the waterplane further back, and the smart money is that a new Canoe shape wouild reflect that.

Jim, What is the point of that? Surely a 'proper' canoe will never look at all like a 'typical dinghy' !



Posted By: Scooby_simon
Date Posted: 01 Feb 06 at 2:17pm
Originally posted by far canal

It will rate around the same as a Tornado once I've worked out how to sail it. 

 

it would rate the same as a Tornado whatever !

 

good luck

 

Good point; Perhaps I should have said, It will (hopefully) go as fast as....



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Posted By: andy_cherub
Date Posted: 17 Mar 06 at 10:10am
Originally posted by Scooby_simon

Originally posted by far canal

It will rate around the same as a Tornado once I've worked out how to sail it. 

 

it would rate the same as a Tornado whatever !

 

good luck

 

Good point; Perhaps I should have said, It will (hopefully) go as fast as....

Dude why dont you just widen an A class????!



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Posted By: feva_sailor
Date Posted: 20 May 06 at 3:25pm
cause it would end up a!!!!!!c_class


Posted By: farmerwest
Date Posted: 18 Jan 07 at 8:49pm
ive got a 4 year old topper wins races easy!! toppers are better than oppies as you dont need a new boat evry year! i have a mat whos topper is 25 years old still dose well in national compitions!

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Posted By: bigseaman
Date Posted: 13 Mar 07 at 5:38am
I am currently mending my sloop. just before seasons end i had a rather unfortunate encounter with some motorized water bikes and in the mist of things left the situation with a large hole in my stern. needless to say I was a little chapped.



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