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by Paul Scott
Fri Oct 27, 2006 3:37 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Designing to Steve Clark's proposed new rules
Replies: 180
Views: 122049

Phil- When you said you had a low Cp, without giving anything away that you don't want to (and given the paranoia about giving out Cp's among the TP52 crowd, I understand if you don't want to..), did you go under .53? I've been obsessing around .50(!). Which worked on some gunnish long sailboards. P...
by Paul Scott
Mon Oct 23, 2006 3:58 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Designing to Steve Clark's proposed new rules
Replies: 180
Views: 122049

Phil- Good point. It was originally my intent to put some EPU on the frame and start sanding. ...but six weeks stuck at home recovering from sugery, hearing the siren call of Vacanti Yacht Design Software, has brought me to this pointy headed state. I think Norman Mailer ( in Tough Guys Don't Dance ...
by Paul Scott
Sat Oct 21, 2006 5:12 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Designing to Steve Clark's proposed new rules
Replies: 180
Views: 122049

Mal- I agree. I got things down to the high 22's with kind of round sectioms, some overhangs, and scant rocker. When I saw the stability numbers, though, I blanched. I did another iteration really round and a 85mmish draft and got the same ballpark. But I wonder if the resulting narrow WL beam on th...
by Paul Scott
Fri Oct 20, 2006 4:08 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Designing to Steve Clark's proposed new rules
Replies: 180
Views: 122049

Mal- The new rule at Beam min. (i.e. the 750/100/300 rule) does typeform to a large degree esp. concerning Wetted Surface and Underwater beam cross section. WS at B min seems to come in between 29+ sq ft(ish) and 35+ sq ft(ish) pretty much no matter what design shenanigans I go through. Given how bi...
by Paul Scott
Thu Oct 19, 2006 4:55 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Designing to Steve Clark's proposed new rules
Replies: 180
Views: 122049

Steve-

"Prudence is but experience, which equal time equally bestows on all men, in those things they apply themselves equally unto."

Thomas Hobbes, LEVIATHAN, (1651), 1.13

It would be a beautifully sculpted piece of spruce and carbon, anyway. Pipe indeed......

Harrrrumph

Paul :twisted:
by Paul Scott
Thu Oct 19, 2006 3:19 am
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Designing to Steve Clark's proposed new rules
Replies: 180
Views: 122049

Mal- Or STEVE, That's what I'm hoping. Does Appendix IV/5/c (...at BMS, nowhere between the heights bwtween 100mm and 300mm above the keel shall the outside of the hull be less than 750mm in beam.) imply that the hull has to have a minimum freeboard of 300mm? Is there a minimum freeboard? Paul :?:
by Paul Scott
Thu Oct 19, 2006 1:27 am
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Designing to Steve Clark's proposed new rules
Replies: 180
Views: 122049

DC Rules Appendix IV, #5, sub c: "Beam shall be measured at a... BMS located between 1300mm and 2600mm forward of the stern. At BMS, nowhere between the heights of 100mm and 300mm above the keel shall the outside of the hull skin be less than 750mm in beam" Is the BMS 1300mm in length? Or is it a po...
by Paul Scott
Mon Sep 25, 2006 9:14 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Lowering Sails - Rule Change Proposal
Replies: 20
Views: 19131

Steve- Good call. Not being able to lower the sail on a windsurfer was considered a real safety concern in the really early days, until we showed the club/commitee boat that you could pop the universal out of the board, put the rig and centerboard across the board or on our lap, and accept the tow s...
by Paul Scott
Mon Sep 25, 2006 8:53 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Outriggers
Replies: 28
Views: 24939

Phil- Good post, and I agree wholeheartedly. As I've posted elsewhere, I'd like to see shrouds, leeboards, or spars attached to the seat. (I know leeboards are a problem vis hyfrofoils, and I'm willing to give leeboards up unless some language can be found to make leeboards ok, but hydrofoils not.) ...
by Paul Scott
Mon Sep 25, 2006 8:02 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Design Commision for
Replies: 0
Views: 3904

Phil R.-

I've commissioned a design before (40' lightish (96 DLR cruising sled by Bob Perry), so I thought I'd ask, if you don't mind, who are you considering for your DC? Do you have a short list, or a particular designer in mind?

Paul
by Paul Scott
Sun Sep 17, 2006 8:04 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Wonk report ?
Replies: 16
Views: 16086

Phil- I made a cardboard model from your (very clear) description, and I finally understand what it is I've been scratching my head at all these years. Thanks. Steve- Constantly amusing topic, yes. Thought you'd like to know that when I showed Bob Perry the lines of some of the canoes on the web 7 y...
by Paul Scott
Sat Sep 16, 2006 10:54 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Wonk report ?
Replies: 16
Views: 16086

Just looking at the piece in the Sept. Seahorse about Neal Pawson's OUT95, which is described by Seahorse as a winged canoe. It's 30 feet long. From the photoes it has some similarities with Steve's latest. Anyway, what's interesting is that Neal says that 'to achieve all round performance a planing...
by Paul Scott
Sat Sep 16, 2006 6:52 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Wonk report ?
Replies: 16
Views: 16086

Hey Karl-

Any lines of Lust Puppet around, so I can see how much stern tuck there is? Is there a stern rocker tuck/how much you have to move the seat at speed back relationship that you've noticed??

Paul
by Paul Scott
Wed Aug 30, 2006 5:24 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Class Promotion
Replies: 24
Views: 21488

For what it's worth, I was talking to the Musto Rep down at the marina the other day, and he said that much to his surprise, most people were buying the Musto not to race, but just to go out and have fun on FAST. Kind of like a funboard, I guess. That's why I suggested the Herreschoff approach, abov...
by Paul Scott
Mon Aug 21, 2006 4:11 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Class Promotion
Replies: 24
Views: 21488

I thought I'd expand on my idea ofvideo w/music. L. F. Herreschoff wrote a description of a sailing canoe a bit old fashioned in style, but generally sums up my image of a sailing canoe- "...the sailing canoe has more beauty, longevity, and we might say, verve, than any of the man made objects. In w...