The need for high speed

My new year resolution was to build a boat faster than 1.40, in the Swedish SRS handicap system, with mostly gears and materials from local hardware store. I have create an illustration and comparisment with some common trimarans and catamarans, and their “speed number” in SRS. (Higher number is faster). Will it be possible? 🙂



Gothenburg boat show and Bohusracet

The upcoming week, I will work some days at Gothenburg boat show, and Bohusracet. Bohusracet is the largest shorthanded race in Northen Europe. Its a inshore/outshore race, 180 NM long, and takes 1-2 days to sail. You need to fullfill some safety requirement, and the boat must be faster than 1.000 in the swedish SRS handicap system.

At the boatshow I also checked out the new Weta 2015 trimaran, with some modifications. Have never seen the Weta live before, and I checked out all smooth solutions and will use some of the technology on my new project.



Lessons Learned

First lesson was a great one. Hull geometry, design check list, Stability Index. Everything becomes clear what went terrible wrong during the evolution of Chryz10. For my next projekt I will try to use design-spiral, and have a clear vision, and start early with some calculation and measurement.