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    Foiling

    Hi Bill. are you a sunfish owner/experimenter? If so, I can work on this project a little in my spare time, our of pure design curiosity. (As stated previously, I do not own a sunfish, but if I had one, i would want to make it jump out of the water!) I have solid modelling skills and ideas, but...
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    Foiling

    Could you safely change the aspect ratio of the sail by adding more sail area to the top with a small sprit and increase available power without changing out the mast? Obviously those interested in this thread are the adventurous tinkering type and realize that we are talking about putting a...
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    Foiling

    I'm trying to figure out some sort of tiller-based controls for the pitch of the rudder, so the sailor can change the angle of attack plus or minus from the standard 2 degrees specified. Not sure how this would affect stability or ride height but it should help to trim the attitude of the boat...
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    Foiling

    sunfish and foils
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    Foiling

    rudder foil per above specs. 2 deg lift NACA 0008 foil for high speed, 5.5 chord continuous for vertical, same foil for horizontal, 3.21 chord at tip. 2 pounds of maple (assumed solid) perhaps a little heavier if reinforced at the root of the horizontal (recommended) Now for the daggerboard. :) o
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    Foiling

    I'm interested in this project, and I'd like to try my hand at 3D modelling the foiling system for the sunfish. I don't own one (yet) but I'm interested in making sailing more fun for the masses, and thereby making sailing more popular and accessible . If you want your napkin sketches turned...
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