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  1. A bit of fun and a chance to win $500 on the Race Forum http://crew.org.nz/forum/index.php/topic/13087-win-a-day-on-bucket-list-or-500/
  2. I have posted this here rather than on the Multihulls page as a) the speeds required are just guesses and Bucket List is designed so that anyone who knows how to sail can race it. After any teething troubles are sorted out, Bucket List will be sailed upwind and reaching. The gps recordings will be shown on http://harryproa.com/?page_id=1620 Upwind: It will be sailed upwind for 5 minutes, shunted, then upwind on the other board for 5 minutes. What will be the distance between the start and finish points? Answer in nautical miles to two decimal places. eg, if it sails at 10 knot
  3. Best part of 5 years since I spoke about easy boat building at the club. Thought some of you might appreciate an update. The method has evolved to the stage where we can build without any cutting, grinding or sanding of cured laminate, no fairing or mould polishing and no hand laminating. The first complete boat to be built this way is the T60, a 7.5m long tender for the C60, which is currently being built by Ballotta in Peru. 90% of the C60 is built the same way, the rest using conventional methods. The time and cost savings are significant, the dust and mess reduction large. The
  4. HI, Does anyone know the dimensions of this mast, or where I can find them? It is for an 8m trailer sailor. Thanks in advance. rob
  5. There are two methods. Presume you are talking about the one in the video. It is not like tortured ply as the panels are only bent in one direction. The sides are parallel for the middle 4 m of the 6m hull, and the ends squeezed together. The bulge at the bottom that this causes is either manipulated or cut off and replaced with polystyrene and glassed over. This is my preferred method as it acts as a very good collision bumper and inbuilt buoyancy. Where there is a sharp bend (gunwhales, seats, hull bottom, the foam is replaced with uni glass so that it bends to the correct radius. On
  6. A beam with the "carbon look", 5.5 metres long, trampoline tracks, stainless inserts and compression tubes (the works), for a boat with righting moment of 7000 kg.metres is a paltry $Aus9500. $8,000 if you can live with it being painted. The "easy build method" statement has been made a lot of times, including by me about the system in the video. Do you know of a quicker way of building 95% of a hull, deck, bunks and cockpit than folding it up out of 3 sheets of material that took a week to lay up and laminate on a flat table? A bit more detail about the the moulded hulls stateme
  7. Build is on the Gold Coast. Builder is an excellent infuser, but has peculiar ideas about time. Owner is a German, but I get the boat for extended sea trials before it is shipped. State of play is that the lee hull is now closed up, the foam glass ends and paint to go. The guy is Derek Kelsall, the method KSS. One of the multihull pioneers and the most experienced and innovative foam boat builder in the world. 80 something year old pom, still going strong, currently living in Waihi. I copied what he has done with infused panels, and simplified it for harryproas which have much
  8. A video my daughter put together using the construction photos of the professionally built 15m/50'ter that was started shortly after my talk and is discussed in this thread. Way behind schedule for various non boat reasons over which I have no control, but slowly coming together. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5idbIo1 ... e=youtu.be rob
  9. ScottieE, So it does. Silly me. Not much help for the CC, or for getting out of NZ in a cruising proa. I'm happy to go round in circles on these points if you, The Rev or anyone else can add anything to the conversation. Samin, I got over W in the CC the same day Jason banned it, 12 years ago. You bought it up last week when you thought you could score some more cheap points. 18 months ago, you gave me a hard time about my version of the banning, said you would ask Jason whether my version of events was correct or not. You have piked out of answering ever since. As you know, m
  10. Reply to some questions from the closed Rob vs Tim thread. I have lost the originals, so anything that is not clear, please say so. markm, Pretty much correct. That was the state of play when the ISAF introduced the ban. There were Atlantic proas (80-90% of weight in the ww hull) and Pacific proas (80-90% of weight in the leeward hull). Both pretty dangerous for shorthanded offshore racing, but sailed quickly until they fell over or broke. I combined the two and made a harryproa, which has the rig and rudders in the lee hull and the crew, accommodation and all the gear in the ww hull
  11. Oops, missed this. Gold Coast. rob
  12. Hulls and beam are indeed sorted, although I am having second thoughts about the single beam idea. The rig was on hold until the 16m table was built as I wanted to build a mast from a flat panel. The infusers are raving perfectionists so the table has taken a while, but it is now complete. In the meantime, and based partly on my hulls, we have got a lot of work (see above) which has taken priority. Tough for my sailing aspirations, but I can live with it as the deal for the new proa is a good one. The new build will be photographed and detailed as it happens. For the record, the cost
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    Ye of little faith. Tim will apologise for misleading everyone, blame it on disappointment about the overweight and do what he should have done in the first place. Detail the 75 kg calculations (maybe the hours as well), then explain where he went wrong. With a bit of luck, he will learn a bit of humility and not be so quick to attack others in future. And Gary will apologise for being unprofessional, give his take on why the weight was so high and we can all discuss how it could have been done better/made lighter, which is what the forum is all about. Rob
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    Perhaps you should have. 75kgs vs 125kgs, with more to come is pretty embarrassing for professional builders. (sorry gary, unfortunately not joking) I disagreed with you when you wrote this, but it looks like you were partially correct. However, you have a really low opinion of your fellow sailors if you think they are gullible enough to believe that one of the most experienced composite boat builders and multihull sailors in NZ, with the help of one of the most careful designers, really put all that time and effort into designing the hulls for his pride and joy but "never rea
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