It’s been a little quite in the last week so i thought i’d post a quick update.
I had originally planned to use the hull blueprints from Bryn at racingsparrow.co.nz but after some discussions with him i’ve decided to put that on hold. Many hulls have been built using these plans but they haven’t been in the open sea (rough weather). I’m just waiting back from Bryn to see if he would be interested in helping design the hull, if he isn’t then i’ll continue to hunt around for a more suitable plan (up to 2 meters in length). If anyone knows someone with interest in sail boat design and this project then direct them towards the forums! Something i haven’t really documented on here is the desire to have a racing sail boat, or at least one that’s pretty nippy. Although i understand design decisions may need to come first. Perhaps a hull based on one of the Volvo Ocean Racing sail boats?
In the background i’ve been busy talking to various companies to see if they would kindly sponsor us, including a company that deals in Satellite Communications. I’ll post a blog entry up announcing the agreement shortly 🙂
As soon as i’ve got some plans together of the hull i’ll start to make the Balsa Wood construction ready for the fibreglass (or Carbon Fibre) layer.