We commented about :
We discussed extensively the issue of hulls "fighting" agains each other, the issue of self-righting of a multi-hull, mass distribution, turbulence and massive displacement of water when a boat acts like gates.
We discussed the ressemblance of this proto with Protei_002 and the improvements. Also the lack of weight as ballast, the power required to bend the hull. The possibility of a wing as sail was pushed as possible by Etienne while the somehow classical sail may be a less efficient yet more tolerant system.
The conclusion is that all design of hull should be done with the design of the sail. Ultimately, all designs should go through VPP, naval architecture review (Gonzalo, Daniele). Also needs to be taken into account the limited time and ressource and limit the complexity of what we want to try.
Coming wednesday, will do oil research.
We will soon launch a crowd-source competition for the visual identity of Protei through Jovoto.com and Open_Sailing member Nadine Freischlad.
Next general meeting : Monday 4th July.
NOTE : the 5ht of July, we are doing an internal presentation of Protei to the V2_ Personel and our friends in Rotterdam. Every Protei member is invited to prepare whatever work she/he has been working on to inform the group. Amorphica, randomwalks, Kasia Molga, Toni, V2_ personel (Piem, Boris, Michel, Isidora) are warmly encouraged to share whatever they have contributing so for the 5ht we have a good picture of what has been achieved with the Protei project so far.