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The unnamed 4m was designed and constructed to take part in a MicroTransat. The project was put on hold during 2008-2010, but is being reactivated as of 2011.

Communication systems:Edit

Telus-sponsored 3G wireless

2.4GHz Radio

Power Systems:Edit

12V Deep-cycle battery bank, charged by solar cells and possibly a wind turbine.


To do:Edit

To render the 4m operational, the:

  • hull needs to be faired
  • bow rebuilt (DONE, SWEP'11)
  • deck built (bow done SWEP'11)
  • deck mounted
  • mast, rigging designed (DONE, SWEP'11)
  • mast, rigging built
  • sails designed and made
  • control systems designed and implemented
    • rudder (DONE, SWEP'11)
    • sail (DONE, SWEP'11)

Rig Design:Edit

To minimize sheet loads, a catboat swing rig will be constructed. The mast and boom will be constructed of 2" OD, 0.12" wall aluminum tubing, all in a single piece. The sail will be approximately 4m x 1.5m, in an approximately gaff-rigged shape. The mast tube is supplied by Belleville Metals.

Control Systems:Edit

Control systems on But Actually are constructed with durability in mind, at the expense of speed.

Rudder:Edit

The rudder is built to minimize tiller loads. A high torque servo will be used, for simplicity and durability. Rigid linkages will connect the servo to the rudder post.

Sail:Edit

Endless loop sheeting system, as used on Gaelforce and Gaelforce II. Main differences include internal shock cord to ruggedize the tensioning system.

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