Development of trapeze system for dinghy sailing
This is a Bachelor degree project report describing the
development process of a trapeze system for dinghy
sailing. The project was performed in cooperation with
Seldén Mast AB, manufacturer of spars and rigging
systems for yachts and dinghies.
The trapeze system is used in some dinghy sailing
classes. It is used to move the weight of the crew outside
of the boat to compensate the force created by the wind
in the sails. The system consists of a number of
components. Focus of the project was set on the position
adjustment device and the attachment to the harness.
The product development process included a pre study,
a Product Design Specification, a function analysis,
concept development, embodiment, and detail design.
The project resulted in three products: two variants of
trapeze cleats (adjustment devices) and a trapeze ring (to
enable attachment to the harness).
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