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by mikehoward
Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Boats
Topic: MicroTransat
Replies: 13
Views: 2365

Re: MicroTransat

Hello Robert, I do not envisage attempting to be too radical in our approach to designing a Microtransat Challenger, but I appreciate your response and offer. If you wish to see the initial brief I would be happy to send you a copy in due course. I am sure you experience would add greatly to our kno...
by mikehoward
Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Boats
Topic: MicroTransat
Replies: 13
Views: 2365

Re: MicroTransat

Richard Walker, the originator of this blog, and myself, Mike Howard, have decided to mount a challenge in 2018. Initially we are going to undertake a Feasibility Study in order to establish the design parameters for our vessel and its equipment. I will be the Project Manager. I have already had bri...
by mikehoward
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Gossip & other snippets
Topic: Flettner rotor ship
Replies: 3
Views: 1717

Re: Flettner rotor ship

The ship in the photograph is called E SHIP and is owned by the German Wind Turbine manufacturer - Enercon. The ship came into service on the 2nd August 2008 and is used to deliver Enercon's products Worldwide.
by mikehoward
Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Boats
Topic: MicroTransat
Replies: 13
Views: 2365

Re: MicroTransat

Yes, I think you might be classed as mad BUT what an intriguing idea! The members of AYRS may well be classed as 'amateurs' but within the Society we hold a wealth of knowledge gained during our years of gainful employment. More importantly, most of this knowledge has been accumulated during the pra...
by mikehoward
Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Hulls & Keels
Topic: Transonic hull
Replies: 6
Views: 1579

Re: Transonic hull

I looked up all the references to Transonic Hulls, including the ones you mentioned, Robert. It seems like Industry has beaten the amateurs of the AYRS to it in terms of coming up with a Correx Transonic Hull! However, I shall continue to invest a small amount of my time, energy and money in experim...
by mikehoward
Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Events & other announcements
Topic: Cordless Canoe Challenge at Beale Park
Replies: 1
Views: 566

Re: Cordless Canoe Challenge at Beale Park

We discussed the new rules at yesterday's meeting of the North West Local Group and the consensus was that they were counter productive. It seems now as if 'money talks' and the competition has been priced out of the hands of the average amateur competitor. That is a shame as the 'quirkyness' of the...
by mikehoward
Sat Mar 04, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Hulls & Keels
Topic: Transonic hull
Replies: 6
Views: 1579

Re: Transonic hull

I am assuming that these comments have been generated by my reference to Transonic Hulls in the report of the December meeting of the North West Local Group, which appeared in the latest edition of CATALYST. There are two members of our Group, one being myself, who have stumbled upon this design. I ...

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