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August 10, 2010

Sven demonstrating his new boat

By Beppe Backlund, Webmaster

Last weekend I visit Sven to se how his boat project advanced. I had my little camera with me and in this film you can se the results, Sven demonstrated how some parts of the boat is working.

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Some extra pics from the inside.

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August 1, 2010

THE RIG


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To get an idea how the rig will set up and to figure out the sheet leads, I asked and got permission of my kind neighbour Logpart, to move the boat into their place.
I attached eight small wheels to a pellet and put the boat on the pellet. She moved along nicely. It was the first time I saw the boat from a distance longer than about three meters. I liked what I saw. She will be a good boat.


I put up the mast. At first there was some confusion with all the ropes but I soon got the grips on it.
The rig is special in that it is stayed but got no standing rigging. It is a bit like a windsurfer mast. It can move around and it has al those advantages. Instead of holding the mast with my hands I use running rigging. The mast has a wing section and is rotating. In addition to that if I lean the mast to windward the boat will get a lee helm if I lean the mast to the lee the boat gets weather helm.
As all the shrouds are movable there will be no chafe sailing downwind. The lee shroud can be slacked after setting up a backstay and the boom can be let out 120 degrees making it more course stable and less likely to gybe. Instead of a spinnaker pole fitting there as an extra gooseneck and its toggle can easily be removed to save windage on a beat. I have a long and a short boom, a long and a short wisker pole for different wind strengths and the can easily be changed without leaving the cockpit.
My sponsor Göran Marström the Olympic Tornado Medallist, came and had a look. He did not object even if it was not his way of doing things. My boat is way to slow for him.
To be continued?


click on the pictures to make them bigger
To get an idea how the rig will set up and to figure out the sheet leads, I asked and got permission of my kind neighbour Logpart, to move the boat into their place.I attached eight small wheels to a pellet and put the boat on the pellet. She moved along nicely. It was the first time I saw the boat from a distance longer than about three meters. I liked what I saw. She will be a good boat.


I put up the mast. At first there was some confusion with all the ropes but I soon got the grips on it.The rig is special in that it is stayed but got no standing rigging. It is a bit like a windsurfer mast. It can move around and it has al those advantages. Instead of holding the mast with my hands I use running rigging. The mast has a wing section and is rotating. In addition to that if I lean the mast to windward the boat will get a lee helm if I lean the mast to the lee the boat gets weather helm.As all the shrouds are movable there will be no chafe sailing downwind. The lee shroud can be slacked after setting up a backstay and the boom can be let out 120 degrees making it more course stable and less likely to gybe. Instead of a spinnaker pole fitting there as an extra gooseneck and its toggle can easily be removed to save windage on a beat. I have a long and a short boom, a long and a short wisker pole for different wind strengths and the can easily be changed without leaving the cockpit.My sponsor Göran Marström the Olympic Tornado Medallist, came and had a look. He did not object even if it was not his way of doing things. My boat is way to slow for him.To be continued?




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