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Wing Sail 360

Hello, I have just completed drawings for a new set of sails for my RagWing Racing Trimaran and I will be starting construction as  soon as the materials are delivered so expect the coverage for the construction to show up … Continue reading




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Catamaran Stand Up paddleboard SUP

This is a Stand UP Paddlcat. It is being developed for the Race to Alaska straight human powered attempt. Because of this it has several different features that you would not normally think of on a SUP. In the R2AK 2015 I … Continue reading




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First Flight of Customer Stork in NZ.

Just got a note from Chris Keogh and a video of his first flight that went well. Now there are two flying Storks in NZ. He has made some changes which include a CH701 style tail which appears to work … Continue reading




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Islander Catamaran plans

The Islander catamarans goal is to be large enough and capable enough to take a couple on long trips to remote Islands comfortably. It is as big as it can be and still towed home for storage. It has stand … Continue reading




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RagWing Islander plans update, Phoenix Trip.

http://watertribe.org/jollyroger/ Currently I am working in Phoenix and will be here for at least a month working my regular job for Honeywell Aerospace. So I am not getting anything done on my current project except for drawing. I am making … Continue reading




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TriRaid 560 photo links and Plans.

https://www.facebook.com/roger.mann.5201/media_set?set=a.1420949201472939.1073741829.100006736182617&type=1 http://s1263.photobucket.com/user/rogermannorg/library/TriRaid%20560?sort=3&page=1 http://smalltrimarans.com/blog/?p=10791 Here is the TriRaid 560 coverage on the small trimaran site. For plans please go to the designers web site metzboats.de Thanks, Roger    




TriRaid 560 Splashes!

The TriRaid RM prototype splashed on a very small sheltered lake with NE winds 5-10 mph,  lite rain, lite 60 lb equip load. Although with the lite winds and the fact that  I was playing around jumping from spot to spot and folding … Continue reading




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RagWing Aircraft Update

See here for recent news. http://rogermann.org/ragwing/ragwing-aircraft-update/  Roger




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TriRaid 560 sees daylight

 Main hull. Amas in build. The build for this new design has gone together just like it should but not always does when you buy plans. Klaus Metz (www.metzboats.de) supplied me with the dimensions of panels and also with a … Continue reading




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TriRaid 560

Current state as of 10-31-18. Design work is Klaus Metz. See http://www.metzboats.de/ It is a Expedition Trimaran especially designed for races like the Ultimate Florida and Everglades Challenges. Building started 10-21-13. One big goal was reached as I was able to … Continue reading




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