Mr Smith's Amazing Sailboats
This image of a Sailloon is by Michael Crumpton and will appear in "The Ultimate Sailboat". You can see this and many more of Michael's superb graphic illustrations at his site www.artformfunction.com.
Two views of one of Bernard's more recent mini-fliptacker designs. Features included the use of two curved mirror-image foils, front and rear, instead of the normal bifurcated foils. He also replaced one of the sail-tip foils with a planing float (patterned after the wing tip floats on flying boats). Testing the Mini-Fliptacker on opposing tacks have indicated, surprisingly, that the float offers better performance than the hydrofoil. Both of these photos are courtesy of Bernard Smith.
A computer model of an aerohydrofoil, rendered in Z-form. Image created by, and courtesy of, Michael Schacht.
Below are three images of Aerohydrofoil models. These are all from "Sailloons and Fliptackers".
Bernard Smith has kindly granted permission to make use of his copyrighted publications, including the unpublished manuscript of "The Ultimate Sailboat".
From "The 40-knot Sailboat"
- the first and third images in the Early Work section and the first image in the
Full credit is given to Evan Mann for the two graphic illustrations used in the Sailloons section - Other examples of Evan's artistic work populate some of Bernard Smith's publications. He is also Bernard's step-son!
From Malcolm Barnsley
- his images of the Delta & SailRocket craft
magazine (January 1985) - all images of the Seaflier.
This page last modified 16 May, 2002