Good luck with the event. I hope the winds will be perfect to favor the multihulls. Do you expect any catamarans to show - or will they be primarily trimarans?
Please be sure to ask the organizers to take and post many photos - I believe most of us interested in multihulls would like to see close-up details of how each owner provides “his” solution. Winch installations, gooseneck, rudders, cross-beam attachments, etc. are all of interest. Seeing the boat on the water and how it floats is also helpful
Ernst - please post a note in German to Klaus (I think) and tell him he needs to find “PINK” carbon fiber to go with the name of his “Barbiedolls” boat !
Also, is there a finish listing? I would like to know how well the catmarans performed against the trimarans if possible? Which sail numbers were your “Nightmare” design - I think you said one or two would be racing?
unfortunately they didn´t sail any “race” -…- I think they mostly just cruised up and down the lake, with heavy gusts and rain - trying to keep their boats upright.
Eric Gielen was there with the only “Nightmare Mk.VII”-Prototype, which was the last boat I built for somebody else, before I had to “retire” due to health problems.
As there where also three new german carbon trimarans made out of a new set of moulds (including the new “BarbieDolls”), even for myself the Mk.VII is hard to identify. Eric even changed the B-rigg (?) with SKAUT on one picture (AUT 07)!
But Eric´s boat has some yellow/orange painting on the decks of his carbonhulls - you should be able to identify it.
The guys around Jens Krauss - the organizer of the Aartal-Event - copied pretty much of my lines and displacement distribution.
Anyway - those germans (Krauts) seemingly don´t like Austrians being better - or even equal - with their own technical abilities -…-
But at least they are now at about the technical level I had in 2000-2001 when I designed/built Mark Baldacchino´s “Nightmare Mk.I” and Hannu Jarvela´s “Nightmare Mk.II” aka “Code RED”.
“It´s not easy to be a genius these days - 9 years ahead of them!” - ggg
PS: There was only one superbly built Mini40 catamaran from Michael Scharmer (IOMchen) - allmost unnecessary to say, with the configuration for cats I´m suggesting since years as well -> with only one rudder and one centerboard in the centerline of the cat! (and trimaranfloats as hulls as I also have been suggesting!) -…-
But do you think they EVER said “thank you for your advice” to me?-…- NO - they didn´t.
It is “entirely” their own “achivement” -…- ggg
I don´t really consider myself as a “genius” - just a joke - it was hard work and lots of training -…- but in relation to most of these “other” guys -…- who knows -…- ggg -
-…- and I really don´t care, what will be written on my gravestone - if there will be any in the future -…-
Michael Scharmer`s cat (IOMchen) -…-
you could use the Mk.VIII floats as well -
or 2) take the cross sections of the floats, but the keel rocker line of the Mk.VIII mainhull and adapt them.