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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

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I'm comfortable with drunk. You just post away and we will translate it.
I have some drunk friends. I like them. It cuts through the shitski.
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

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How do they design pressure cans to take the pressure? Not Mikes drum skin, flat ,supported by the edges, shape. Check the bottom of pop cans, beer cans, aerosol spray cans, and some propane bottles. They are concave , taking the pressure in compression, on an arc , the same way origami hulls take the pressure. You don't see flat, drum skin type bottoms on such pressure containers, for good reason. Nor do you see framing..
....................... the same way origami hulls get their strength from shape.
They have absolutely nothing similar to a boat hull. Not the shape nor the loads. Forget drink cans and gas bottles we are talking boats here.

Brent you have been told before why pressure vessels are invalid comparisons to boat hulls. Engineering isn't a belief system if you come up with an idea you have to show it's valid. Just saying something repeatedly doesn't make it a fact.

Pressure vessels are a completely different scenario in scale, shape, relative plate thickness and in the level of restraint of the ends. They are also carefully designed for their purpose that includes the end cap shapes. End cap shapes resist buckling but they bear no resemblance to the shallow curves of a boats lines.

In a metal boat hull a huge amount of reserve strength is thrown away if the plate cannot ultimately form a membrane under large strain. If you have tension of one side and compression on the other there is a large amount of material contributing very little to resist collapse. But pre-compressed tension members make this even worse and that's why your designs are so weak for the material they use and why a small amount of additional material added sensibly to your design adds a large amount of strength.

This is a long way from the marketing hype claiming extra strength with less material. Just a classic case of the emperor’s clothes.

Here's Bernard Moitessier's steel sailboat "Joshua". But Joshua was extensively transverse framed so Brent was misinformed again.

The damage at the turn of the bilge is from the plate stretching between the close transverse frames as the hull impacted on a rocky shore. You can see that where blows hit the transverses no damage occurred, where the blows struck the plate ( repeatedly) the plate has stretched between the transverses absorbing the impact energy, the transverses also limit the extent of the damage.

Stretching is significant because to stretch the plate past yield it must be in tension. You cannot develop tension without being able to develop a membrane stress by restraining the plate with supporting structure. Buckling collapse uses significantly less impact energy.

You can see how close the transverse frames are. Gringo mentioned before was also extensively transverse framed with a similar transverse frame spacing as Joshua.

Steel is immensely tough but you have to design with it properly to get it's full strength. If you want to get full tensile strength of the plate in can only develop that in TENSION !
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Yeah, Mike is right. Silly comparisons. But you revel in silly BS.
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Drunk might be good right now, I might know where there is some sheet to ski on, but snow!?!?!?!?! I seem to be on the wrong side of the NA continent! maybe 10" where we normally have 5-6' or about 2 meters for you metric inclined folks vs about 20 cm right now! not good, altho snowing a bit at my area, might open tomorrow, about 30 some odd days late! not good for this snow skier dude......

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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Frankie sitting outside this morning waiting for the rig to go in and the cove stripe to be applied.

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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

OK, Bob... dumb question #n...

It looked to me that the exhaust exits the boat amidships around the waterline.. I get that.. it would be a pretty long run aft to the transom..

If she's heeled over and motoring, when would it become a problem with too much back pressure as the exhaust submerges?
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Check out the "Perry Sliver" thread on SA - full discussion of the exhaust being routed to both sides..
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

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Frankie sitting outside this morning waiting for the rig to go in and the cove stripe to be applied.

To paraphrase Elvis, that's "just a hunk, a hunk of burning bulb".
That ought to stand up to whaterver winds may hit her.
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Bob, are you going to give us any info on the performance you expect from FL or do we have to wait for sea trials?

I'm particularly interested in the min. AWA and what sort of speed it will make on a beat.

I'm assuming well into double digits on all points of course.
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Frankie sitting outside this morning waiting for the rig to go in and the cove stripe to be applied.

I'm just amazed at how well you've hidden the woodstove pipe.
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