A copy of the original hand drawn class 5 Pacific Magic plans have been uploaded to the articles section of the sea breeze site. These are freely available to down load and use for personal use. Pauls gift to all landsailors.
Im very happy to be the first to thank both Paul and yourself for the availability of these plans and notes. I haven't looked through them yet but they are ready for it thanks to you guys (and everyone who contributed to the design I guess).
You should see if any of the Vic guys going to Lake Gilles are prepared to bring some of Pauls tube back to build one.
I've beeen pondering it. Just a quick question though; is the wall thickness measurement given for the NQ tube in the Lefroy mini construction thread correct? 3mm seems very beefy for a landyacht, although an un-stayed design such a PM would be placing a great amount of twisting pressure on it. Just going off what was said in the frame/chassis design thread thats all.
Anyway, its not that I dont want the tube, just at present my designs are based on stayed rigs due to me recycling water-yacht rigs. I'd just be getting it for stock and causing someone trouble for that doesn't sit well.
Thanks Paul for posting the plans... well done ,it must have taken a while to document everything......10/10
Seeing them i will concede ...yes it looks that many changes have occured in the past 20 years.
The biggest problem we had with this design was on the day everyone agreed to use wheelbarrow wheels, it was always intended to use 400x 8 wheels within one year of the plans being released people were putting big wheels on the yachts and the chassis is not really suited to it. So within 2 years of the design starting it was all over and done with.
Here we are in 2008 and for the first time a class of landyacht that specifies 400x 8 wheelbarrow wheels is the biggest class in the world championships. Only a year after they were introduced.
I hearby denouce my title bishop cunningham of the church of the hol!y landyacht and rename myself Mr Nostradamus Prince of the bleeding obvious
Some 8 years ago, when we got the Pacific Magic plans, we did not have the necessary wheels, so we tried many formats.
This weekend we rescued the old Pacific magic and went to Argentina, 350 km from our home in Santiago.
But there was no wind during friday and saturday, first time there with no wind for two days!!!!
The trailer shown on the pictures, it turns into a 3 seat landsailer once the other landsailer are unloaded.
Here are some pictures:
Great photos, I love the idea of the trailer turning into a 3 seater as well! What was the name of the place where you guys went sailing...or tried to go sailing?
Damn, I like this photo!! I want to join your landyacht club!!
you can get your body ready before you go by drinking coca tea. here in Australia the nearest equivalent is Bong water! without sugar. totally vile stuff,Iguess you'd get past the beagles leaving Australia, and going through NZ