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Search: Posts Made By: pamakela
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 07-08-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,199
Posted By pamakela
I found a little free app which may be of...

I found a little free app which may be of interest to this community: Sailcut (http://www.sailcut.com/Main_Page). Haven't tried it yet but seems promising.
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 07-04-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,199
Posted By pamakela
Hi, thank you very much! I'm currently...

Hi,

thank you very much! I'm currently still in ideation stage and have a very rough design outlined. Once I've got some decent sketches and solutions nailed down I would certainly welcome some...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-30-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 3,688
Posted By pamakela
Hi, still considering using propellers but...

Hi,

still considering using propellers but also not willing to give up maneuverability of water-jets, I was considering an electric azipod style unit for sailing boats. A small azipod, naturally....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-23-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 3,688
Posted By pamakela
I've done some other research and background work...

I've done some other research and background work and found this article: New stretchable solar cells will power artificial electronic 'super skin'...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-21-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 3,688
Posted By pamakela
According to some research papers, battery packs...

According to some research papers, battery packs (and electric motors) should become much more common in the future in marine use. Remember, this is about a future concept and it's use in a electric...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-21-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 3,688
Posted By pamakela
Potential electric propulsion systems?

Hi,

for a motorsailer, what would be the best propulsion method that is electrically powered? I was considering water jet(s) because of their handling capabilities. But then I researched on their...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-17-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,504
Posted By pamakela
Yes, it seems like most people with experience...

Yes, it seems like most people with experience are against having automation, at least for learning purposes. This has made me think of an alternative scenario: what if the automation was a reward...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-16-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 2,241
Posted By pamakela
Please note that even though automation was...

Please note that even though automation was proposed, its purpose was to allow beginners to approach sailing and then as skills evolve, disable the automation. So far in just a few days there have...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-15-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,504
Posted By pamakela
Experiences on learning to sail

Hi,

I am currently in the process of designing a concept for a sailboat (and/or a service related to them), and one of my goals is to make sailing easy to approach and easy to learn.

So I'd...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-14-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 2,241
Posted By pamakela
The idea that I had about having a trimaran with...

The idea that I had about having a trimaran with water-jets in the amas.. one can perform sideways movement with two jets :) (they wouldn't tie the ropes though ;) )
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-14-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 2,241
Posted By pamakela
Thanks for the bulleted list, lots of good input...

Thanks for the bulleted list, lots of good input and points there. What kind of sailing boat or motorsailer would you think would be appealing to most people, if any? Remember, the solution does not...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-14-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 2,241
Posted By pamakela
Jeff, thank you for your insightful post. Here...

Jeff, thank you for your insightful post. Here are some of my thoughts..




Thanks, will look into these!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-13-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 2,241
Posted By pamakela
Hi, first of all I'd like to thank everyone...

Hi,

first of all I'd like to thank everyone for good input and discussion! I was a bit skeptic about automation and was thinking it could really detach the user from the actual hands-on learning...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 06-13-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,199
Posted By pamakela
Trimaran design

Hi,

I'm looking for resources on the design of trimarans. I have 3D solid, surface and even fluid dynamics software at hand but am lacking a good overview on trimaran designs. Any good resources...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-13-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 2,241
Posted By pamakela
Sail boat & service concept!

Hi,

I have begun working on a (industrial) design project relating to sail boats and services. I am currently investigating a concept of mine that revolves around making sailing easy to access...
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