- The design concept has been pieced together over the last few months by
Robert Neeley (Red Blooded) and Richard Edlin for the intended use in 2
handed racing and fully crewed coastal and offshore events.
- The hull is designed to be easily driven in doing so has been kept narrow
by today's standards the sheer is moderately high in the bow running aft
to low freeboard in the stern with fully 'U' shape sections under the
waterline forward slowly changing to a flat run aft.
- The accommodation is small but functional and has been designed around a
structural grid system. The interior layout consists of two single bunks in
the forward end with a removable dinette table under the forward hatch to
starboard midship is a semi private toilet. A wet locker opposite is the
navigating area. At the aft end of the toilet and navigating station is a
structural bulkhead tying the mast chainplates and keel socket together. On
the aft face of this bulkhead is are movable galley unit; the quarter births
are separated by the diesel saildrive unit which forms part of the
- The deck has been laid out in such a way as to save weight and to be
operated by two people as easily as sailing with 5 people.
- The sail plan consists of a triple spreader rig with top mast stays. It is
a fractional design with the stays connecting at the gunwale. It has running
backstays with separate top mast control lines and check stay connecting to
the runners. This is to allow for the roach in the mainsail. The head sails
consist of a mast head drifter and 3/4 hoist drifter: These would be
attached to a permanent furler fitted to a track and car system atop of the
rotating prod and extending 1 .5 metres forward of the stem. Extending
forward 1 metre more is the prod end with gennaker tack line block. On the
forestay is a non overlapping blade and storm jib.
- The sail plan is offset by a deep narrow keel fin with all the ballast in
the bulb. The keel fin has been designed to fit into a tapered slot top and
bottom for easy removal.
- The rudder is transom hung for the same reason as the keel. We feel the
keel, rudder, rig and sails are the areas most gains in performance are to
be had so we decided to allow for easy alterations in existing boats for the
future. The construction of the keel and rudder is carbon fibre and hull,
deck and internal grid is all foam and glass. The engineering is all done by
High Modulus to 'ABS' specifications.
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