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Old 27 April 2003, 15:01   #11
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Amazing concept cant wait to see the pics of this boat in action well done
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Old 27 April 2003, 19:32   #12
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Charles, interesting pics. How do these hydrofoils cope with debris in the water? They look a bit vulnerable to the odd milk crate or log.

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Old 28 April 2003, 04:10   #13
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The leading edge is fairly sharp, so it just slices through everything. If you really had to hit something serious, the design is such, so that the 5 specially adapted s/s bolts securing the foil on either side will shear off (which actually happened to me). It was just a matter of hoisting the rib out the water and, re-tapping the holes and then screwing in the replacement bolts.
I had great fun 'decapitating' buoys left in the water with my hysucat!
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Old 28 April 2003, 15:42   #14
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Did you manage to show the pics of the seats to the guys in S.Africa and was there any raised eyebrows as to how far foreward our fuel locker is cheers gavin
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Yes gavin
They were extremely impressed, so much so that they are considering building one with jockey seats, to see how it goes. The weight issue more forward is not really an issue with the Hysucat, as long as its trimmed correctly.
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Old 29 April 2003, 08:57   #16
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We shifted the weight foward with the fuel locker, as the 75 fichts are heavy motors, and this is to balance the boat better.....
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