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Manaresi Nicolo, Tartagni Marco, Monnier Joel, Guerrieri Roberto: Texile-like capacitive pressure sensor and method of mapping the pressure exerted at points of a surface of a flexible and pliable object, particularly of a sail. St Microelectronics, June 5, 2002: EP1211633-A1 (39 worldwide citation)

A device for detecting the pressure exerted at different points of a flexible and/or pliable object that may assume different shapes, comprises a plurality of capacitive pressure sensors and at least a system for biasing and reading the capacitance of the sensors. The requirements of flexibility or ...


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Mankawich Joseph D: Hydrofoil sailboat. Hofgren Wegner Allen Stellman & McCord, April 9, 1974: US3802366 (37 worldwide citation)

A hydrofoil sailing craft including a main hull flanked by a pair of outrigger hulls extending forwardly of the main hull. The outrigger hulls mount depending hydrofoils which extend downwardly and towards each other and which may be adjustably positioned. The main hull mounts a rotatable mast which ...


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Stearn Leathem Smith: Two groove headstay. Bosworth Sessions & McCoy, December 3, 1974: US3851609 (33 worldwide citation)

A double-groove headstay for sailboats, the grooves adapted to receive and retain jib boltropes so that a second jibsail can be hoisted while the first is still set. The second sail can be set and the first sail taken down, thus permitting continued drive while changing sails. The stays can be in li ...


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Andersen Jeff H: Stretch resistant sail web. Andersen Sailmakers, September 9, 1975: US3903826 (32 worldwide citation)

A sail web is provided having a plurality of layers of material, each layer of material being stretch resistant along at least one axis and having threads aligned along the axis which are substantially parallel to each other, the layers being overlapped so that the stretch-resistant axes thereof cro ...


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Larson Russell W: Sailboat. October 15, 1974: US3841251 (28 worldwide citation)

This specification discloses a catamaran sailboat including a hull on which a mast having the configuration of an airfoil is pivotally mounted. The hull itself offers minimal drag, comprising an articulated pair of planing floats, each of which has a leeboard associated with it to provide adequate l ...


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Jackson Patrick T: Sail furling. Hulbert W R, September 17, 1974: US3835804 (27 worldwide citation)

In a sailboat having a mast, a boom, and a sail furlable upon an upright wind-up member such as a rotatable cable to which the luff of the sail is affixed, the improvement wherein the mast comprises a rigid shell providing a vertically disposed interior chamber having an extended vertical opening th ...


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Tracy Richard R: Winged sailing craft. Haefliger William W, April 2, 1974: US3800724 (25 worldwide citation)

A sailing craft comprises:A. a body, andB. first and second elongated wings carried by the body, the first wing extending generally upright and the second wing extending generally laterally at one side of the body, both wings having airfoil configuration to receive wind thrust developing mutually co ...


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Alter Hobart L: Jib sheet apparatus for sailboats. Coast Catamaran Corporation, July 25, 1972: US3678876 (25 worldwide citation)

A jib sheet apparatus for a sailboat that includes a pair of cleat-block units mounted on opposite sides of the sailboat. Each cleat-block unit is tiltably resiliently supported above its mounting point on the boat. A jib sheet has its opposite ends dead-ended on the cleat-block units, with the bigh ...


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Martin Benjamin P: Sailboat. May 25, 1971: US3580203 (25 worldwide citation)

A sailboat including hull having a mast mounted for full 360.degree. rotation thereon and forming the central portion of a sail having the configuration of an air foil and arranged to collapse together with means for adjusting the sail position, the sail being supported so that its aerodynamic cente ...


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Arnaud Ballu: Rigging for sailing boats. Ballu Arnaud, July 21, 1995: FR2715124-A1 (24 worldwide citation)

The sail (3) has two surfaces (12,13) and passes around the mast (2). A wishbone, passing around the mast and sail, is secured to the mast. Each surface of the sail is fitted with a number of parallel battens (14,15) in conventional pockets extending from fittings (18) on the mast to the leaches (10 ...



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