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Everglades Challenge

Post by terrulian » Thu Nov 26, 2015 10:30 am

I know a lot of you guys are from the southeast and maybe you know about this. It is the kind of thing that I love about boats. As they say about our Single-Handed Transpac race to Hawaii, it's a "bug light for weirdos with boats." Anyone ever participated?

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Post by jacquesmm » Thu Nov 26, 2015 10:53 am

Several of our builders have asked for a design to enter that race.
If one commits to build the boat and enter the race, I will design it.
I am thinking of a boat in this style:
https://chantiermer.wordpress.com/productions/wabi-17/
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Re: Everglades Challenge

Post by Woods Designs » Thu Nov 26, 2015 11:10 am

My new 14ft Zeta trimaran would be faster and a lot quicker/simpler to build. Only 7 sheets of ply for the whole boat. Plans are now finished, available from Jacques

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Re: Everglades Challenge

Post by terrulian » Thu Nov 26, 2015 11:30 am

Sorta makes me wish I'd built the sailing version of my V10.
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Re: Everglades Challenge

Post by jacquesmm » Thu Nov 26, 2015 12:40 pm

Woods Designs wrote:My new 14ft Zeta trimaran would be faster and a lot quicker/simpler to build. Only 7 sheets of ply for the whole boat. Plans are now finished, available from Jacques

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OK then, I don't have to design that raid boat but yes, I would love to sell some plans and kits for the new Zeta.
I like the Zeta 14.
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Re: Everglades Challenge

Post by jacquesmm » Thu Nov 26, 2015 12:43 pm

Just checked and I think I will be able to sell a complete kit for less than $ 1,000.00.

20% off for one kit on Cyber Monday!!! Email me, one only.
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Re: Everglades Challenge

Post by Woods Designs » Thu Nov 26, 2015 3:22 pm

I just sold the first set of plans to a Frenchman (not via Jacques). USD1000 for a kit sounds like a great deal to me, I know how much I spent on my Zest which I built in 2 days in September. And although that is similar to the mainhull of the Zeta you also have to buy materials for/make two outriggers. The ones I made for my 10ft Duo I did in two days (one day to cut out stitch and glass the keel joint. One day to make the inside fillet joint and fit the deck). The Zeta outriggers are longer of course, but still won't take long to build. If you are quick you'd get it ready in time for next years EC

There are many rig choices you can chose, from a dinghy like the 420 to the smaller beachcats. Or even buy new! The deck gear is very simple indeed

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Re: Everglades Challenge

Post by Woods Designs » Fri Nov 27, 2015 4:22 am

Quick update. I just sold another Zeta plan set to an English couple

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Re: Everglades Challenge

Post by topwater » Fri Nov 27, 2015 9:25 am

Jacques seeing how you are not going to design that boat for the challenge , how about designing it for a fast
comfortable daysailer . I have been looking for a boat along that design and size and rig to build. Kinda like
a modern sharpie.
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Re: Everglades Challenge

Post by jacquesmm » Fri Nov 27, 2015 4:20 pm

topwater wrote:Jacques seeing how you are not going to design that boat for the challenge , how about designing it for a fast
comfortable daysailer . I have been looking for a boat along that design and size and rig to build. Kinda like
a modern sharpie.
How about the CK17?
http://bateau.com/proddetail.php?prod=CK17

Owners of the CK17 love it. It is a good expedition boat: designed to take a tent for camping, rig is easy to move around, wide enough for sailing, narrow enough for rowing in an emergency. Thanks to it's flat bottom, it will plane faster than a vee hull.

There is also the OT16: much more oriented towards rowing, better performance but less capacity.
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