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A couple of images from a busy shop. Our new website is nearing completion so more detailed info will be available soon, on our UAV work especially, as well as the ongoing foiling sailboat projects. www.dariovalenza.com
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An opening exists for a junior laminantor and fabricator at Carbonicboats. The position includes loading prepreg into moulds, assembly tasks, bonding, finishing and general hands-on work under supervision. Some experience is preferable, but the right attitude is vital. The successful applicant will be passionate about quality and technology, reliable, ethical, and committed. A number of...
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Ray Joyce continues to develop the Octave prototype.Notice that all adjustments use ‘finite’ steps located by means of pins/holes or notches to guarantee accuracy, replicability, and prevent movement under varying loads.The design envelope of Octave is being mapped with a view to optimising the eventual production boat with an emphasis on upwind/downwind rig crossovers. www.dariovalenza.com
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A beautiful precision job and a snazzy detail by Ray Joyce.The idea is to incorporate a bunjee into the Dyneema ‘limiter’ strop for the automatic speed/height ‘moding’ adjustment on the swing rigs.A lesser mortal would have tied the bunjee separately, but this would have left an untidy loop of Dyneema when the limiter was slack.Here...
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A view of design detailing for an open wheeler tub. The client was kind enough to allow us to share this view of the main carbon safety cell prior to fine detailing.Very interesting to apply our knowledge and tools to different worlds. While we are on cars… Here is a view of a prototype that...
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Some images from a study commissioned by a Sydney owner for a harbour racer/day boat. The concept is for a very clean, simple boat, easily handled by a small crew. Cockpit size is prioritised over internal volume and accommodation. A deep fixed keel can be retracted to reduce draught. The hull form is of moderate...
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