|Dec 27, 2013, 08:52 AM|
The newest rc-trimaran!
I just received this single picture from a young man from Australia.
He has built this boat - a Mini40 trimaran "Nightmare Mk.VIII" -
all by himself from the plans I sent to him.
(the boat is not painted in itīs final colors yet).
He wants to use the Vodaphone colors.
I have several building pics of his boat,
if you are interested.
|Jan 12, 2014, 08:50 AM|
+ some hydrofoiling fun from Ian Holt:
|Jan 12, 2014, 12:26 PM|
This design of mine really works well under all conditions.
And the funniest thing is -
this boat wasnīt even designed by me as a model at all.
The original plan was to design a 20ft. beach trimaran for two crew -
means 5 times bigger therefore -
and also as a 40ft. cruiser/racer for offshore sailing.
Thatīs what it was calculated for.
And you just would have to add a 20" high cabintop
to have full standing headroom in the 40ft. version.
I wonder when somebody finally picks up the challenge
to build a big version for non-rc....
No matter if 20ft. or 40ft.
|Jan 13, 2014, 04:15 AM|
and also adjustable.
So you can still sail the boat with a normal rudder
and centerboard in the main hull -
or switch to foiling mode within minutes.
Ian is still experimenting with different angles of attack of the foils.
Currently itīs still impossible to sail a Mini40 with centerboard AND floatfoils
because of the increased wetted surface -
slows the boat down too much...
Draft is 12" - both for T-rudder and float foils.
The standard centerboard would go down about 18".
|Jan 14, 2014, 04:11 AM|
|Jan 20, 2014, 03:19 AM|
Just received this from Ian Holt:
Different Lake yesterday, it never seems to be good there when there
is some southerly in the wind, but there were a few healthy gusts.
See new video here
It did appear to go faster than then during the first outing, and once
or twice was going just too fast for me to steer. I think in strong
winds I will need smaller foils as I have too much lift. When
hydrofoiling at speed it currently rides very high!
|Feb 01, 2014, 06:20 AM|
Just received this from Tom:
Last weekend was good, was able to go out sailing for a few hours in just over 10 knots. Got my b rig up and running. Didn't have anyone with me to take any video I'm afraid.
Found a minor leak in one of the floats, think it might be coming in through the cross beam bolt hole. Will have to investigate.
Designing and applying some custom decals at the moment, already finished with the floats. Also will start building the float foils pretty soon.
Did you mention you were planning a new build? Have you made a start yet?
|Feb 02, 2014, 04:01 AM|
Hope you enjoy this one!. Nice breeze today and I tried out 4 rigs,
though too windy for #1 rig
Starting to get it to foil upwind which is a challenge. All about
getting just the right amount of power out of the rig,. Not too much.
I now have enough info to start making changes to the foils. The
port foil is good for foiling in lighter winds, the starboard foil
works well in a breeze, but only on a beam reach. There is a fine
edge between success and failure!
|Feb 16, 2014, 11:11 AM|
Latest news from Ian Holt!
We sailed 2 boats on Saturday - Daryn's Firedragon and my latest. #2
rigs used as the gusts early on were too much for the top rigs. The
Firedragon is similar to a Nightmare but with a narrower main hull and
floats with a little bit more rocker.
And here is the video:
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