Midwest Puddle Pirate
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Gardner, KS
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Water jet cut templates are not available. In fact no templates are available. The only thing we have is a class rules PDF written in Portuguese with a few keel measurements on the last few pages. We took those measurements and measurements from the keel and input them into a program called Winfoil that's designed for model airplane wings, then generated a NACA foil shape that's very close. Winfoil will generate lofted templates based on the chord of the top vs chord of the bottom. Tonight we'll make templates out of whatever we can find at the hobby store. Then it's time to pull our party hats way down over our ears, 'cause the fun is just beginning.
As far as class rules go, it took hours of searching the internet to find some that are written in Portuguese, there are none in english. I doubt that anyone is going to spend the time to search them out, then translate them, over the grand prize of a bottle of spice rum. Also, there is no keel sump. The keel bolts directly to the flat bottom of the boat so no worries about hull modification.
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John USYacht 27 "Cora Lee"