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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Originally Posted by outbound View Post
. What I don't understand is how this can be done in frameless construction such as origami given plate is formed to shape in basically the same way as "tortured" wood construction.

P.S.- a dog, a baby and a motorcycle helmet. What's not to love. Only thing missing is they should all be in the cockpit of a sail boat.
I have done some "tortured" wood kayak building, or at least I have heard that phrase applied to getting multiple complex bends and shapes out of a single piece of ply. You can see how the deck gets twisted in multiple ways. Is this how Origami steel building works? I always assumed it was more "folds" without those complex convex curves. A bunch of flat surfaces.

My girl in that pic is ready for some AC72 racing in that helmet! Really though we were about to go out for a mountain ride on the snow machine with dogs a chasing. Fun times for sure. Now she is 5 and is already my jib trimmer.