I always thought it was the best sailing magazine in the world. Even in newsprint, many issues were keepers. Especially Lee Helm.
Then Richard built one of my 63 cats and has sailed it more than any 10 normal people. And he does amazing things with it.
I understand that it will keep on much the same.
Reliable ISP, my host notes on phone that they have a major outage today and are working as quickly as they can to get it back online. It was down all weekend, possibly due to the remnants of typhoon Songda. At least I still have internets. I see that my website is down too.
Online Metals oddly has one of the nicest plastics surveys I’ve seen. I keep bugging them to carry G-10, but not yet. They do have a GPO 3 which sounds similar to G-10.. I will have to get some and see.
I’ve been modeling and producing shop drawings for this little unit for several years now. it looks like they might be in production soon. The idea is to be as simple to operate as possible for beginners. More details as I learn them.
One of my customers in Hawaii has started a dialog with his senator about the recent pointless dificulties with the USCG MSC in Washington DC. If any of you in the biz have any suggestions-
Military Legislative Assistant
Office of Senator Brian Schatz
722 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
I am a big believer in how a congressman can change the USCG after how in the early 90s I worked with Rep. John Miller to get the USCG to adopt a design rule. A few days later the second in command at the USCG MSC was in my office. We got a rule for catamarans. I think the story is here in the blog somewhere from long ago.
I thought it looked familiar. It needs the ama design update. http://sarasota.craigslist.org/boa/5792085107.html
Foam/glass. Reverse bows. There will be many more progress pictures. He is an experienced builder so it should go fast.
Guys, thanks for the positive response.
Slammed with deadlines right now but will soon track down a reliable way to make them instead of me and an iron. Also have to find a wholesale shirt seller. Soon.
He did ask if this would be on the multihull blog. It wasn’t really a wood as an engineering material festival, so why not hang out with Woods instead?
I did make this company tee shirt for the Wooden Boat Festival. On black. Turned out pretty good. Is there any interest in these?
I tried photographing the actual shirt, but the camera could not figure out what to focus on and always blurred.
I found this container ship trimaran in Pacific Maritime magazine. KNUD E. HANSEN A/S was design office proposing these con/ro ships. By eyeball it looks like that would be too much weight to get in under 1/10 magic fineness ratio on the main hull. And I can’t believe that those tiny amas so close in would help much in a beam-on wave situation. it sure seems like a catamaran would be a better choice.
I see that the Choy catamaran ImiLoa is for sale. http://www.ebay.ca/itm/CATAMARAN-SAILBOAT-43-CSK-Rudy-Choy-Design-ImiLoa-/232058125191?hash=item3607bdfb87:g:HnEAAOSwj2dXj8UL#viTabs_0
ImiLoa was kind of famous here in the PNW back in the old days. First, let me explain who Larry Christensen is. Back in the 60s he designed and built a 37′ trimaran that was years ahead of it’s time. Invictius had a huge dagger board, was wide, and had big amas way out there. And it was rigged to excel upwind, for its time. Unlike the famous Atlantic ocean trimaran designers who were using 3 strand halyards and had huge forestay sag, back then.
Larry basically schooled a whole generation of builders and sailors here in the PNW, including me. And he did every race he could, including a couple of Transpacs. Am doing this from memory. Anyone actually knows more, do share.
So ImiLoa came to the PNW to do the Swiftsure. They were bragging that they were going to clean everybody’s clock, including Larrys. “Wait,” Larry said, ” You are telling me that you don’t have boards on that boat?” “No.” “You won’t even finish on the same day that I do.” They didn’t.
I see on the specifications and the boat, that it has boards now. Larry must have taken them to school also. Does anyone recall what year that was?