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Offline phoenix

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Re: Any Mini CP builders in USA/CA ?
« Reply #30 on: July 13, 2007, 06:41:12 AM »
Jake, for more pics of 232 you can check Sime's site: http://www.croocean.com/

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Re: Any Mini CP builders in USA/CA ?
« Reply #31 on: July 13, 2007, 16:09:57 PM »
Thanks Andy, great site. And half of it is in English, imagine that!

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Re: Any Mini CP builders in USA/CA ?
« Reply #32 on: July 13, 2007, 17:19:50 PM »
for the 231 check out

http://nicolasbunoust.free.fr/

the former owner of that boat. Many pictures and good description of the keel mechanism, although the latter not important for the mini CP.

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Re: Any Mini CP builders in USA/CA ?
« Reply #33 on: July 18, 2007, 17:09:47 PM »
Got more info today from Lucas. The CP is not available with anything but the fixed keel. His idea is to sell designs for a lightweight, inexpensive proto, for the experienced home builder, that is capable of finishing in the top ten. Simplicity is the key with this design. A 2D or 3d keel with dagger boards would add approx 60kg to the finished weight. It would adversely effect the boat's speed and performance, according to Lucas. He's more interested in getting the basic design on the water and having it seen and sailed, so others buy it and build it. Got all the rig dimensions and sail specs from him this morning too. This build will be happening soon. Just waiting for a few more answers to a few more questions. Unfortunately the time zone difference between here and France makes it quite the waiting game for correspondence.

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Re: Any Mini CP builders in USA/CA ?
« Reply #34 on: August 22, 2007, 15:17:38 PM »
Hi everybody

I'm from Quebec city and i would like to know if somebody have start building a Didi-mini MK2 already.

I plan to restart my mini-projet very very soon


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Re: Any Mini CP builders in USA/CA ?
« Reply #35 on: August 22, 2007, 21:45:08 PM »
Sylvain,

I am building a Didi Mini Mk1. I believe the only difference is the cockpit layout. I do like the longer side decks on the Mk2.

Will you have a website?

Sam
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Offline Jake

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Re: Any Mini CP builders in USA/CA ?
« Reply #36 on: August 23, 2007, 16:21:00 PM »
Don't know about the Didi MK2. I ordered the plans and CNC files for the Mini CP though. Waiting patiently for that package to arrive.

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Re: Any Mini CP builders in USA/CA ?
« Reply #37 on: August 23, 2007, 16:59:03 PM »
Hi Sam and Jake

I use to have one website when a first start my projet in 1999...
But now I don't have any until my boat gonna be ready.

For the Didi-mini MK2  that how they call it on there website on price page
http://dixdesign.com/priceabr.htm

My old website was  www.groupe4650nord.org  but no longer available

I hope to have a mini circuit soon in N.A.

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Re: Any Mini CP builders in USA/CA ?
« Reply #38 on: November 01, 2007, 16:54:26 PM »
  Jake,
   Have you recieved plans for the  lucas cp design yet. Do you have a source for cnc cutting the
5x10 ft sheets  and what is the approximate cost for cnc cutting.
         Also excert for weight issues do builders typically use the occume or thr meranti 1088 hydrotek .       Thanks

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Re: Any Mini CP builders in USA/CA ?
« Reply #39 on: November 26, 2007, 17:13:05 PM »
I am CNC cutting the Dix Kits for NA.

If you need someone to cut the Lucas kit in NA, I will need a copy of the CAD files to estimate costs for ply, CNC progamming and CNC time.

You can contact me at sam@rainbowboats.com

Sam

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Re: Any Mini CP builders in USA/CA ?
« Reply #40 on: November 26, 2007, 18:35:09 PM »
Sam go ahead, as i know you will discount mini sailors :)

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Re: Any Mini CP builders in USA/CA ?
« Reply #41 on: November 28, 2007, 01:04:19 AM »
  I was hoping jake had ordered plans but seems hes now looking for completed mini.
  Dont really know for sure without ordering plans.  Best guess would be about 20 5x10
sheets which is what the cad files are set up for, not more standard 4x8. It would be of
some help to me if I could get a handle on what the approximate cost of cnc workwould be.
Also not presently a supplier on west coast for 5x10 but there one in florida
  Lucas web site has print out showing basic parts but not how many sheets or how there
nested . I  could email the designer .
      Are there any others in usa serious about this design.

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Re: Any Mini CP builders in USA/CA ?
« Reply #42 on: January 21, 2008, 21:26:23 PM »
I reviewed the details of the MiniCP design and found it not to my liking for a proto. I wanted some changes, including cold molding the hull, and canting keel. Lucas is not willing to sell the CP for anything but "as designed" builds, no modifications aloud. I asked him about other plans, but for a custom design, the price after Euro to USD conversion is daunting. I am now talking with a local naval architect as well as several active mini racers to come up with a one-off design. The idea is to cold mold the first hull, pull a female mold off the hull, then complete the cold molded boat as a full size model. If all works well, then production can begin on a per order basis for a laminate boat. I work in the boat building industry in S. FL, so this is more than just a pipe dream or a garage build project (not that there is anything against garage built projects). I have the facilities and the backing to do it right.
My wife sailed the Lauderdale to Key West race on Pheonix 670 with Andy Abel. We had a deal that if she completed the race, walked up to me on the dock and said "WOOHOO! What a ride!", I had to stop talking and start building.
I was cleaning up the carnage on the Sydney 36 I sailed on for the race when she showed up at the docks at the Galleon with a big smile on her face. So I guess I better start building.