I will build components with Epoxy vacuum infused carbon and am planning on experimenting with elevated post cure temperatures.
The other pics attached show what I really wanted to see in my boat...I love the Banque Popular look...I wanted a shear line on my hull deck join and I wanted some shape in my topsides. There is strength gains in shape that flat panels cannot offer and since I am looking for very thin composites with minimal internal structure I had no choice but to spend considerable time redesigning Ernst's fine work.
Ihope Ernst,that you do not take this badly, we knowyour design works , your hydronamics seem to be effective, I figured that a little deviation in design efforts could only be good for growing this class.
So let the build begin.
there is no reason for me to take this badly in any way!
It´s actually the other way round.
After nine years of correspondence with about 250 persons,who only wanted to know/find outwhat I know - instead of being able to share their knowledge with me,
I felt very disappointed and also exhausted, because I seemed to be unable to find persons to discuss designconcepts which could lead to a promising future.
Most of them where even too lazy or simply had too little knowledge to understand why I designed my boats the way I did.
For example, I only sold TWO "Nightmare Mk.I" to the USA - and there where almost NO intentions to reproduce them there.
My conclusion was, my designs where still toosophisticated and too complicated to be reproduced.
Therefore I looked for design- and build-simplifications, while keeping up big safetyfactors to reduce capsizing danger.
The Mk.VII was the result!
Now - after giving out 107 plans of this boat for free - and approximately 13 free plans of the Mk.VIII,
Plus about 20 via the german Mini40 forum: http://www.rc-network.de/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=166
This group there had the ability to pick up some of my ideas and develop them a bit further,
but where unwilling/unable to share their knowledge on a worldwide basis.
So I did it myself in this forum!
And now I finally found someone who has the guts, to use my designconclusions as a BASIS, to develop a completely NEW hightech boat!
Please do understand this -
neither "Nighmare Mk.VII", nor "Nightmare Mk.VIII" - or Siris little "RT65 Race Trimaran" should be considered as "the end of the line",
but only as a stable and functioning basis TOSTARTFROM!
(Proverb: "This isn´t the beginning of the end, it is only the end of the beginning!")
Please also note - from now on I can only be reached at: email@example.com
, instead of: firstname.lastname@example.org
- as my old PC broke down.
This also fits for the free selfbuildingplans!