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Design 'Porn'

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Created by Gizmo 6 months ago, 31 Dec 2017
Gizmo
SA, 2834 posts
31 Dec 2017 7:56AM
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This has just cropped up in a news feed.....










Hiko
1181 posts
31 Dec 2017 9:30AM
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Wow !!!

kennatt
25 posts
1 Jan 2018 5:30PM
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that looks an interesting mast base,looks like bearing on top and adjustable lower mounting ,very clever,any idea what make,looks commercially built. Wonder what the rods running to front wheels do,rear ends look fixed so not steering links.I want one Iwant one NOW.

Test pilot 1
WA, 1426 posts
1 Jan 2018 8:25PM
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The rods running to front are tensioned to prevent main upper tubes bending under "two wheel" loads!
It also looks like the boom can be offset at the mast

Chook2
WA, 1201 posts
2 Jan 2018 8:08AM
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Nice find Gizmo!!!!

Looks like a ride height adjustment to the front?? Or suspension dampening via the silver control wheel??

Hiko
1181 posts
2 Jan 2018 8:51AM
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Hydraulic adjustment to the front via the pump handle on the floor of the seat?
It looks as though there may be a mast canting mechanism as well?
Beautiful engineering by some one who has access to some great facilities

landyacht
WA, 5765 posts
10 Jun 2018 8:41AM
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the designers house backed onto a aeronautical scrap yard in bristol.John Glens designs focused on maintaining wheel alignment over all sorts of crap european beach terrain.His Glen5 yachts and variants did really well until JP krischers T framed seagulls, french plumes, and then Mike Hamptons OTT,s evolved.these yachts allow the wheels to flow, twist and bend over the terrain whilst the chassis can load up energy power the yacht, and are much simpler and practical to build.
But yes i do love the bling

landyacht
WA, 5765 posts
10 Jun 2018 8:43AM
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Hiko said..
Hydraulic adjustment to the front via the pump handle on the floor of the seat?


handbrake through seat

landyacht
WA, 5765 posts
10 Jun 2018 8:50AM
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Test pilot 1 said..

It also looks like the boom can be offset at the mast

predecesor to rowlock free booms. when sail shapes evolved to allow sheeting further back on the boom and better sail shape control, bling like this became unnecessary. if you can do everything that a radial rowlock and outhaul does just by holding the boom with your hand,then it has to go



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