Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Double Trailer and 505 CAD Models

To build JB's double trailer, I modeled the entire thing in 3D using Solidworks. Evan Thompson made a model of the 505 hull from the line drawings on the class website. Contact me by email if you would like the Solidworks files or the trailer construction drawings (PDF).




Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Double Team

The new double trailer has been finished and is ready to roll to Wrightsville Beach, NC this weekend.


I'm pretty stoked about this unit and I have to again thank Craig and Evan Thompson for all of their contributions to and help with the project. Also, thanks to Sno Bird Trailers for delivering an excellent product.


More Pictures

New Double Spinno Bushings

It has been a busy month, sorry for the lack of new postings. We will have a lot of good content coming up this month and next as we resume our work on rigging JB's boat. JB also just took delivery of his new double trailer. More info and pictures to follow.
I did a parking lot modification at the midwinters this year in an attempt to get the pole to release off the mast fitting more reliably. The experiment was successful and I have now made some larger bushings to replace the stock stainless ones. The idea is that you don't want the pole to seat as deep onto the fitting.