Try a Cherub day - 2/3 September - Grafham WaterLet us know if youâ€™d like a go
Started by ross_burkin, May 21, 2008, 04:14:49 PM
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Quotewould it be possible to build a wooden hulled boat that would take the strains from an 05 rules cherub? i know that time wise this could take longer and be a lot more complicated, think i would be more inclined to throw a Â£100 or so at a wooden design hull as a bit of a laugh rather than spending many pennies on a carbon foam boat.
Quote from: Iain Christie on May 23, 2008, 09:32:03 AMIf you want to understand foam construction a bit more, then feel free to pop up one weekend when Simon and I are doing the Slug, and I think you'll be surprised just how simple it is compared to wood.
Quote from: tim_unerman on May 22, 2008, 07:50:16 PMJust remeber you can still have a low carbon boat that is under weight. Pocket Rocket has only 1 layer of glass and 1 layer of aramid either side of 8 mm foam on most of the hull with only a small amount of carbon in high stress areas. The bulkheads are all carbon which is the important bit. Which if you work hard can be made quite cheapely using out of date prepreg at a fraction of the cost of normal carbon.But if you also look at the weight calc for Pocket:When first measure 2006 nats 50 kgnow with new deck and wheelie bars 52-53kg est.Replacing the ex RS 600 mast tubing in the wings and replacing with lighter weight option (6kg saving) 46kg.So having a glass / aramid or even an all glass hull if still a light weight option