New DragonFly or Stuff Done Right

I often see what I think is bad design being foisted onto the inexperienced.  And I call them out.  Sometimes I see designs that look good to me.  The new Dragonfly looks pretty good to me.  Finally amas that are big enough.  A snakey look. Flowing beams.  And of course the required aft swept bows.  I assume they also have improved on the single stainless pin swings in favor of a composite bushing?

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If I may,  all the same features that I put in my 31′ swing arm tri 10 years ago, less the swept bows.

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4 thoughts on “New DragonFly or Stuff Done Right”

  1. Your mention of a 10 year older design of your own with the same features implies that you came up with it first. A bit disingenuous don’t you think?

    1. I never imply. If I think smething, I say it. Swing arm trimarans go back at least as far as Westall in the 60s. I assumed everybody knew that.

    1. Dude, I assume you think this is news to me? I have sailed on one. I gave joint multihulls lecture with Jens back in ’07. They used to look frumpy and had small amas. And severe weather helm. This unit looks much better to me.

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