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Islander Catamaran launched

Photos from the launch. Notes- with the 50 lb thrust electric motor at full charge it is steady at 4.1 mph, 50% power is 3.2 mph. Sitting a bit high in the front right now but when the rig goes … Continue reading

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Face Book Page links for RagWing and PuddleCat

There are now pages for both RagWing and PuddleCat on Facebook. www.facebook.com/PuddleCatCatamarans/ www.facebook.com/ragwingaircraft/ You are welcome to post to the community section on either and post photos, etc. Hope you enjoy. Thanks, Roger  

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PuddleCat Islander Catamaran

Islander Catamaran is due to hit the water this weekend with no rig but powered by electric motor just to see how it does, test new rudder and get some firm number on speeds with only 50 lbs of thrust … Continue reading

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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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