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Poll Question: Now many of us have actually seen them which do you think is best?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 2547 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Mar 12 at 9:16am
Originally posted by BarnsieB14768



Not wishing to knock what looks like a good design but curious about how this point has been tested and what the minimum crew weight has been so far to successfully achieve this in a wind and sea state at or near to the top end of the racing limit.
 
BarnsieB14768; I pointed this out some time ago, I have seen lightweight 49er crews that were highly skilled have big problems recovering a boat that has gone turtle ... I'm sure this is a side effect of the solid wings. I expect they will test all of this at the trials though ...
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Originally posted by Chris Turner

Can someone point out where the use of carbon fibre has been miss used?


RS400 foredeck, any Vauxhall Nova on an estate near you!
There are some awful examples in motorcycle accessories like the 'carbon tax disc holder'.
We ought to have got over it by now, my bike is 21years old with its carbon mudguards!
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well the next on trend will be technical renewables... like bamboo.

yep, you heard it hear first, by the next decade woodie boats will be cool again.





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Originally posted by rogue

well the next on trend will be technical renewables... like bamboo.

yep, you heard it hear first, by the next decade woodie boats will be cool again.

 
* sets the GRF stopwatch*
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Chris Turner Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Mar 12 at 10:25am
There was a foiling Moth at the last JEC composites show made from Hemp laminate...Didn't know if to sail it or smoke it.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote alstorer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Mar 12 at 10:29am
Originally posted by rogue

well the next on trend will be technical renewables... like bamboo.

yep, you heard it hear first, by the next decade woodie boats will be cool again.




LOL LOL LOL
 
Oh wait, you might actually be serious here?  Oh my. No.
 
As for polypropylene fibres- well they make for really cheap and nasty ropes... Plus, you're almost certainly using polyethylene fibres on your boat.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote G.R.F. Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Mar 12 at 10:36am
Originally posted by Bootscooter

Originally posted by rogue

well the next on trend will be technical renewables... like bamboo.

yep, you heard it hear first, by the next decade woodie boats will be cool again.

 
* sets the GRF stopwatch*

Check back to the beginning of the V twin thread, I did specify bamboo as a potential material, we've been selling kite boards built with it, and board shorts, did you know it eliminates jock itch? Natural anti bacteriological wonder material bamboo, difficult to get anyone that up to date in the Marine Industry I fear.

*Wood is good 

*In certain not varnished coffin applications Wink

Then again isn't Bamboo a form of grass?


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Like some other things - sailing is more enjoyable when you do it with someone else
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Post Options Post Options   Quote alstorer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Mar 12 at 11:20am
Smartphones aren't exactly subject to high structural loads.
 
I have heard tale of a smartphone manufacturer that decided that carbon fibre might be a good material for a case.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote RS400atC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Mar 12 at 11:24am
Originally posted by alstorer

Smartphones aren't exactly subject to high structural loads.
 
I have heard tale of a smartphone manufacturer that decided that carbon fibre might be a good material for a case.

Yours might not be!
I've seen a few broken ones :-)
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