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    Posted: 28 Feb 09 at 8:27am

Teething kids = sleepless nights = time to doodle boats!

 

The idea was to succeed where Bethwaite snr had failed and design a Tasar type boat (man/wife, fast and simple) that has a small assy kite yet can offer true apparent wind sailing (always faster to tack downwind than run square). Well, I thought I'd aim high...

The basic stats:

L = 4.3m (14ft) (might grow 0.2m with a raked bow)

B = 1.8m (6ft) as drawn, but may increase to 2.3m with mesh wings rather than flare

Total Boat Weight = 73kg

Design Crew Weight = 136kg

Mast height = 6.1m

Main = 8.6m^2

Jib = 3.25m^2

Kite = 11.0m^2

For those that know of, and care about, Bethwaite's critical ratios, this boat has:

SCP:Disp = 0.27 (increase to 0.31 at beam = 2.3m)

SA: WSA = 7.08

SA:Disp = 0.53

I will try and post the rig this evening, and tweak the hull a bit more. 

P.S. Unless I win the lottery, this only a fun paper excercise - so please, no complaining about yet more classes!

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Is it a souped-up Tasar or a (especially if you give it mesh wings) a B14 with less rag and less beam?
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Well, it started out as a tasar with kite (the white sails are tasar size), but it could be thought of as a scaled down B14 - which a scaled up tasar in many ways!  But the B14 is more of a beasty - a very beautiful one - with, what, 30m^2 of kite?  That puts it way beyond most weekend sailors grasp - especially the infrequent, time limited type.  The RS200 is so popular because it is a clearly managaeble boat, which is what I have tried to keep hold of.  So its sort of a tasar/RS200 that should sail to about 920-930.
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Isn't this what the 59er is all about ?
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It sort of is, and sort of isn't.  The 59er is targetted at 'elder' sailors who have gained a few pounds and lost a bit of mobility, I think the crew weight is minimum 150kg, which makes it too big for must hubby/wife teams.  It also has a pretty big kite which is offputing to hoist, gybe and drop, and presumably the automatic rig doesn't work as well as claimed, else people wouldn't have put trapezes on them.

 

 

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59er kite is 19m2 and is high aspect, having sailed one, its really not a lot of effort to get up and down, the chute is huge, and because its a wide boat its good and stable, but i'm off topic here, nice pics though!
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Thanks Phil.  I'm sure the 59er is an excellent boat, but I believe (rightly or wrongly) that it is perceived as being too much boat - it looks daunting even if it is more foriving than it looks.  As a very good sailor you may not struggle, but coming from a 200 with 9m^2 kite, I don't think my wife would find 19m2 so easy! 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote I luv Wight Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Mar 09 at 5:57pm
Something similar already exists ( though a bit in hibernation ) - the Suicide or Atkin 125. There's an SA thread.  The idea is low drag easy hull shape, small sail area, 1 trapeze, with a tradeoff of weight to length and beam. Rigs are small, ie Tasar, 29er, IC size, and  hulls would be Merlin Rocketish, narrower  but 22 foot long.

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my design - 22' 6" long x 4' 6" beam, and about 70kg hull weight with ply construction.


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I havnt got my memory stick with me which includes my design on SA but I'll try and pop it on when I get a chance.

Andy didnt think it would be too stable !
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Peaky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Mar 09 at 12:30pm
I've been following that thread on SA, they look quite good but 22' is pretty long - don't fancy keeping that in a boat park!  Also, I'm all for a bit of length, but isn't 22ft excessive?  The extra length is only good whilst displacement sailing, and would have a lot more wetted surface area (and weight).
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