Struc­tural strength

Yachting World - - Wolfhound -

Naval ar­chi­tect Olivier van Meer, a Dutch­man, spec­i­fied a glass lam­i­nate to pro­tect the hull, al­though Mar­tyn Brake de­cided to al­most dou­ble the weight to 3,200 grams per square me­tre. “The thought of 44 tons nudg­ing the dock made me think she’d need more,” he said.

There was also a com­plete re­think of the orig­i­nal cen­tre­board de­sign in or­der to re­duce the size of the in­ter­nal cas­ing, which is now barely vis­i­ble. The re­sult is a 3.5m lam­i­nated tim­ber board, stiff­ened with a car­bon fi­bre

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