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Mar 19, 2017, 08:44 AM
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Dominion 2-HW-Trapeze Power Ballast System


I may be able to eliminate the trap wires from the D2 version of this system since it is only carrying a maximum of 2 lbs. That will reduce some drag if it works.
No word form the sailmaker yet.....

20+ year old Super Scow with trapwires/line on ballast system:

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Mar 23, 2017, 07:22 PM
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Dominion 2-HW Foil Cant System


These two shots show the foil cant system for the D2 and the resulting change to the angle of heel of the boat. The cant system is controlled between two positions with epoxy coated balsa wedges.
This is probably the most important part of the foil system after the foil rake adjustment.
Getting closer to getting in the water so I wanted to review this setup.

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These two shots show the maximum optimum angle of heel of the boat at minimum and maximum foil cant. Cant is the change in the angle of the foil athwartship(side to side).
At zero cant the max optimum angle of heel is 7.5 degrees. At 4.5 degrees cant, the maximum optimum angle of heel of the boat is 15 degrees.
In both images, the foil is adjusted for maximum altitude which is adjustable plus or minus about 2".



Mar 24, 2017, 07:09 PM
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Dominion 2-HW


Talked to Scot(my sailmaker) a little while ago today and he thinks he can get my sails within the next couple of weeks. He is definitely going to make a "traditional" gaff main as well........


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When Scott gets the "A" rig sails finished, I'm going to get him to make a "traditional" gaff main for the boat -a bit smaller than the "A" main. The original Dominion used a traditional gaff and the D2 "A" rig is a "modern" version of a gaff and I want to get video of the boat foiling with a traditional gaff......



Mar 24, 2017, 08:21 PM
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You should look up Rod Carr next time you need sails. He usually can deliver within one week, two at the most.
Mar 25, 2017, 07:46 AM
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D2


Scott has made sails for me for 25+ years and does a great job. Delivery is usually quick -if I order at the right time of year. I dealt with Carr many years ago......
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Mar 27, 2017, 02:25 PM
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Dominion 2-HW


One of the last jobs and one I almost forgot about is putting white tape(or white paint) on all the black carbon sheets on the deck. I may need to add waterproof vents to each hull if it doesn't vent well enough through the midship(radio/battery) compartment.



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