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DRAGONFLY – Second Development by Alistair Warren

After competing in the Australian Worlds I started thinking about a new boat.  Monkey fulfilled her role of getting to the event and being a test bed very well but there could be some improvement. Orignally I had planned to build the new boat for the worlds after Germany. I knew that life was going to be busy when I got back and that I would not have the time, and it was busy.Henry was born Febuary 2009 and we had some properties to sort out, and work to go to .As it got nearer to the German worlds I talked about a new boat with my wife and we decided that I would have just about enough time to get one together  if I had the hull made (I really wanted to make it myself but time was ticking). There was only one person to go to that was Andy. I had been working on some new designs as soon as I had access to cad when I got back form OZ but even late 2010 the design was not finalized. I ended up going for a double chine boat with a fair amount of rocker. The hull was designed with, to a certain extent, the intension that I may build her  and that I wanted the mould to be fairly straight forward to make. This also coincided with design ideas I had, I liked the simplicity of Andy’s designs and this is where part of the inspiration for the shape comes from.

 For the full article see Sliding Seat March 2012

 
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Development of a new Asymmetric design -Jet 

 

Jet is a new Asymmetric Canoe (AC) built by Steve Clarke who was inspired to build a new boat when visiting the workshops of class boat builder Rob Michael of Razorback Boats, the main developer behind the asymmetric version of the fast, super sleek IC.

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Development stories: Monkey PDF Print E-mail
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Monkey: The joys of sailing your own hand built IC 

 

Alistair Warren describes his thought processes in the design, build and development of his new rules IC..... 

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Development Stories: ASBO launch PDF Print E-mail
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Asbo: First Impressions

Asbo finally took to the water at Stone SC on the Monday of our four day Nationals.  As always it was all the final details that took the time and when I realised that I would not be ready for the Saturday I texted Phil Robin to apologise for my absence.  He bet me a pint that I wouldn’t be there on Sunday so that really forced the issue!  I had determined to complete the fit out before arriving as there is nothing quite so embarrassing as boat-building at a Championship and I figured I was better off working at home with all my own facilities than scratching about in a dinghy park. 

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