The West Coast Speedsters (W, United States of America) - 2018-06-03
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
Roo
33.55(D)
30.73(D)
21.08(D)
21.52(D)
24.33(D)
47.66(D)
Roo Jr.
Jay-Anthony
Barton
Marc
Aron
RD
Taty
Amado
Terence B
Juvannie
Nagel
Alexander
Terence C
Bimbi
Chen
Average
Roo (12461km):
74 days ago

HR Waterfront Park

Naish SP95 replica

NP EVO 8 6.4 RDM

Vector Volt 33

GW60

Morning service at the church of wind, not many in the congregation so some speed worship to be had. River level down another 3 feet and waterflow getting back to normal. Found I'd broken the bridge on the lower camber so 3D printed one overnight to get it sorted. Didn't realise the difference in speed but sail felt more powerful and balanced today. Plugged in my 1 hour fin to up my numbers for this year. Added another 2 knots to my best from last week. Wind started to fade after an hour so binned it for today, looks like a windy week on the way. Will have the AFTTR finished on Thursday so can start testing the twist/flex of fins and foils next weekend.



Comments
Barton


W
United States of America
74 days ago

Roo, keep on cranking up the numbers Cool.

Curiosity queston: is the plastic used in the 3D printer strong enough to last on the camber bridge or is this just a temporary fix until you can get an 'official' bridge. Second question: did you 3D scan an original part so the printer could replicate the bridge?

Looking forward to reading more about the details and results from the AFTTR...

Roo


W
United States of America
74 days ago

Yes it's trong enough, PLA plastic. Built the design in solidworks, oriented the load structure then printed a permanent fix. Stronger than the original. AFTTR will be presented and demoed at PSU engineering building in Portland at 2 PM on Thursday this week for the final year capstone presentation. Then it's mine!

Barton


W
United States of America
74 days ago

Solidworks - cool. The Mechanical Engineers that reported to me were all very proficient at Solidworks. I kept looking for an excuse for OTJ training with Solidworks but never had the time (or the excuse Undecided) to learn it. For now, Chief Architect and SketchUp are meeting my needs.

AFTTR - Roo will have a new toy! Enjoy!! If the situation/timing was different I would enjoy watching the presentation (if it is open to the public). Unfortunately, I have another commitment on Thursday, as you know.