making waves cape town WAVES ARE BEING MADE DOWN SOUTH AT THE CAPE OF STORMS
MONOHULL SAILING WILL NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN...

Mechanical Canting Mast

An inherent feature of a bi-planer semi-hull configuration is that vessel sails on a (port or starboard) hemi-hull - continually. This 'even-keeled' attitude is controlled/maintained by adjustments made to the traditional 'adjustables' (steerage, ballast and sails). This invention includes new 'adjustables'. The net effect being that mast is constantly inclined away from the vertical resulting in sails 'spilling wind'. A mast and sails canted to windward such that it is vertical, will harness more of wind's power.

Canted mechanism 'driven' by an actuator (double-enveloping worm-gear)

Structural integrity (strength) of rigging utilises 'triangulation'. Forward/aft triangle - mast, bowsprit (extends to foot of mast) and forestay. Port/starboard triangle(s) - mast, shrouds and worm forming the base.

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Mast Canting Perspective
Mast Canting Mechanism Bulkhead Position Perspective
Mast Canting Locking Mechanism Perspective
Mast Canting Mechanism
Mast Canting Mechanism 2 Mast Double Enveloping Worm Gear
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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
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Adjustable
Ballast
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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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