Virtual Javelin - Frames
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Space Frame
These image were produced using 3D surface modelling CAD software from data generated from Davids hull design / performance analysis package.

A full longitudinal space frame is taken underneath the false floor from stem to stern. The forward part of this frame takes the loading from the forestay, while the later hels support under the mast, the centrecase and the crews weight on the false floor.

A diagonal spaceframe runs from under the mast base, out to each chainplate attachment point. This frame will be reinforced with unidirection carbon fibre and is designed to take the rig loading from the sidestays.

To reduce twisting of the hull, a diagonal frame is placed under the false floor running from corner to corner.