Multihull Special Report
The top-heavy countenance and skybox view from the Leopard 39 stand in stark contrast to the low-slung profile and ringside seat aboard the performance oriented Corsair 31 tri (bottom). The payoff on the Leopard comes when you step below decks.

Multihull Special Report


In Part 1 of our special report on multihulls we scrutinized the implications of stability and the benefits derived form a wide stance, buoyancy and hull shape of multihulls. This time we’ll look at structural issues and the energy transfer that takes place due to a multihull’s impressive initial resistance to heel. We will also delve into what all this means for the rig, rigging, hull structure and hardware interfaces.

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  • Boat Maintenance

    DIY Fairing and Filling

    Epoxy deserves its wonder resin status as a highly adhesive, water-resistant laminating resin. It is the secret sauce behind a shelf full of fillers, glues, and fairing compounds.

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  • Boat Maintenance

    Descaling Solutions for Boats

    In addition to all of that lovely salt, seawater is very hard, nearly saturated with calcium. All it needs is something to react with (uric acid in the head) or localized overheating (engine) to create concrete-like incrustations. Sometimes mechanical removal is possible; a...

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  • Tools & Gadgets

    Folding Cart Does Yeoman’s Duty

    In our previous review of dock carts, folding file carts were a standout. Marina carts are a hike to retrieve and return, where as the folding carts can be packed into a space no larger than a brief case in 5-10 seconds, fitting handily in the truck or in a locker. The downside is...

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