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MONOHULL SAILING WILL NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN...

Ballast Bulb - Adjustable

Invention reconfigures the conventional heavy metal bulb into a dynamic sailing appendage.

Adjustable (Rotation & Pitch)
Bulb is rotated by cables connected to linear actuators housed in the canting mechanism Rotation controls the direction of the moment of lift, while pitch changes the 'angle of attack' of foil – to increase or decrease amount of 'lift' foil generates

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Cable Drive Mechanism Positioned within Hull
Cable Drive Mechanism Exposed 1
Cable Drive Mechanism Exposed 2
Cable Drive Mechanism Detail
Cable Drive Mechanism
Worm Gears & Shaft Locking
Ballast Bulb
Default Position Front View
Ballast Bulb
Default Position Side View
Ballast Bulb
Pitched at 5° Side View
Ballast Bulb
Pitched at 10° Side View
Ballast Bulb
Rolled to Port at 10° Front View
Ballast Bulb
Rolled to Port at 25° Front View
Ballast Bulb
Rolled to Port at 60° Front View
Ballast Bulb
Bi-Axial Coupling
Ballast Bulb
Bi-Axial Coupling Cut-Away
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KEEL
Mechanical Canting Keel
DAGGERBOARDS
HULL
Bi-Planar Hull
Forward-Looking 3D Sonar
Propulsion
Deck and Cockpit
Water-Making
RIGGING
Topmast - Backstay Configuration
Mechanical Canting Mast
BALLAST BULB
Foiled
Compartmentalised
Adjustable
Ballast
FLOW SIMULATION VIDEOS
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The developments described are the subject of South African Patent Application Numbers 2015/03490 & 2015/03491
PCT (Patent Cooperation Treaty) WO 2016/185356 & WO 2016/185357
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