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New SUI website

Postby John Archer » Sun Mar 23, 2014 7:19 pm

Like the new look website guys well done!

Different topic, is Alex Cammas planning a full foiling Musto Skiff?!
https://www.thedailysail.com/dinghy/07/ ... 18ft-skiff

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Re: New SUI website

Postby paul manning » Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:30 pm

John

A university graduate carried out an engineering exercise on foiling a Musto.

There are a number of issues.

1. The rudder would need mounting on a gantry well aft of its current position to balance correctly.
2. You'd need to take the spinnaker off, as the apparent wind would be too far forward for a spinnaker as deep as ours to be usable. Note, in the upper wind speeds, the spinnaker already starts to stall, so it's right on the limit at the speeds we're already sailing at. Of course the sail could have been designed to be more efficient at these upper limits but it wouldn't provide such good light airs performance.
3. All these foiling boats still have a high level of aerodynamic drag which needs addressing as the designs develop to improve speed further.
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Re: New SUI website

Postby duchonic » Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:57 am

if a laser can fly, any boat can fly!
as long as it feels like flying the musto is fine for me!
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Re: New SUI website

Postby John Archer » Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:45 pm

Nic, you've seen a laser fly? In some other way than dropping from a height?!

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Re: New SUI website

Postby paul manning » Wed Mar 26, 2014 2:03 pm

John, yes, they actually have a bolt on foiling kit for a Laser.

I'm not sure what it's performance is like though, although I expect it reaches just fine...
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Re: New SUI website

Postby John Archer » Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:19 pm

Eh?! I'll take your word on it Paul, can't be many less suitable craft!


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