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3 rudders 3 foils
Posted by Brian Cunningham on Dec 29, 2006
Yeah, I suppose it would help to show those ;)
Why so many? As Jim pointed out, when healed the kayak will be just kissing the water.
They're also angled. This way they provide lift just like a hydrofoil. If I can get going fast enough, then that's just what I'll have. :)
You can see I also changed the central aka (crossbeam). I'm hoping this will keep the spray out of the cockpit. Though when all the canvas is up, I'll actually be hiked out to where the V is, 6ft out and 3ft above the waves. I'll really only use the cockpit when paddling.
I've also posted some analyis pictures on the album
In Response to: Re: 20ft outriggers by Jim E on Dec 29, 2006