RS600FF

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RS600FF
Development
Designer Clive Everest & Nick Peters (hull) & Full Force Boats (foiling kit)
Year 2007
Boat
Crew 1
Hull
Type Monohull
Construction Epoxy & GRP Foam Sandwich
Hull weight 84 lb (38 kg) (143 lb (65 kg) total sailing weight)
LOA 14 ft 8 in (4.47 m)
Beam 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) (7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) maximum beam with racks extended)
Hull Appendages
Keel/Board Type Daggerboard
Rig
Rig Type Carbon composite mast & aluminium alloy boom
Sails
Mainsail area 131 sq ft (12.2 m2)

The RS600FF is a modification of the RS600, light-weight sailing dinghy designed by Clive Everest and Nick Peters. It differs from the conventional RS600 as it has hydrofoils.[1]

Performance and design[edit]

It is a single hander with trapeze and racks, and a hydrofoil system similar to the International Moth. The Moth's ultra light weight have made them unsuitable for heavier sailors, the RS600FF was to an extent inspired by the Moth, but being bigger and suited to heavier crews was "made over" despite it being a one design class.[2]

New build[edit]

Differences between a brand new RS600FF and a brand new RS600 are:[3]

  • Hydrofoil centerboard, with modified centerboard case
  • Hydrofoil Rudder, with modified rudder gantry
  • Wand system to trim the daggerboard foil fitted to the bow
  • Carbon/Epoxy hull as opposed to the Glass Fibre/Epoxy hull
  • Lighter weight
  • Hi aspect sail
  • Higher trolley to incorporate the hydrofoils retracted

Conversions[edit]

Conversion are old (or new) conventional RS600's with modifications. The main difference is the hydrofoils:[4]

  • Hydrofoil Centerboard, with modified centerboard case
  • Hydrofoil Rudder, with modified rudder gantry
  • Wand system to trim the daggerboard foil fitted to the bow

Changing the hull material is not possible, however even if the following are missing the boat would still be considered an FF

  • Hi aspect sail
  • Higher trolley to incorporate the hydrofoils retracted

The RS600 conversion's are reversible, they can be taken off to convert the boat back.[5]

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