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Heatwave is a new design for 2003. She has been commissioned by Stuart Gurney, a friend from my Merlin days, as a modern replacement for the Phantom dinghy. She is thus designed for the heavier crew, though she has the flat sections and minimal keel rocker characteristic of all my designs.
The boat is of wood/epoxy/glass composite construction, with a strip planked lower hull and ply topsides, glassed inside and out. She has a double bottom and is thus self draining. She is intended for amateur or professional construction.
Production boats will differ from the prototype in several respects:
To see some 3D solid renderings of the hull and deck, CLICK HERE
30 November 2003: HEATWAVE WAS LAUNCHED TODAY, at
Island Barn Reservoir S.C., West Molesey, Surrey.
We had sunshine, but very little wind for the inaugural outing. After the launch formalities, Stuart sailed in the afternoon handicap race, and finished 2nd on elapsed time and 4th on handicap (provisional PY 1045). In the force 1 breeze Stuart never sat on the gunwhale, so we're hoping for more wind next time.
9 January 2004:DINGHY SAILING MAGAZINE HAS 2 PAGE ARTICLE ON HEATWAVE
The February issue of Dinghy Sailing magazine (out now) has a 2 page article on the Heatwave.
10 January 2004: STEVE DUNN SAILS HEATWAVE IN BLOODY MARY RACE.
Stuart invited Steve Dunn (one of the top Lark helms) to try his hand at helming Heatwave in the 31st Bloody Mary persuit race, held at Queen Mary S.C. on Saturday, 10th January. For still pictures, videos, and race analysis, see Bloody Mary Race 2004
Here are some pictures of Heatwave's first sail, on November 30th 2003 - click on the picture to see a larger version.
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Photographs of the building of Heatwave.
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