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Mould 857 is the first Eight development in our new Fifth Generation Eight series and you will find a detailed technological process behind every element of this boat.
Mould 857 has a new faster and more stable design, a stiffer and lighter construction, new moulded monodecks, a stronger section join with 13mm (M8) bolts and new rigger mounting feet.
Mould 857 is designed for a 70kg crew midpoint. This boat is targeted for all boat classes that fall into this weight range which includes Senior Schoolgirls, Year 10 Schoolboys, Elite Lightweight Men and Elite Heavyweight Women. As is with every Sykes boat, each boat is customised to the specifications required by the individual customer.
The design targets behind all of our new boats are speed, stability and stiffness/strength. We are better resourced as a company to achieve these targets and overtake other market leading designs. The Sykes Australian R and D team, led by Dr Matt Dingle, use a number of advanced programs and processes. Some of these include FEA (Finite Element Analysis), CAD (Computer Aided Design), CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics), advanced mathematical modelling and hydrostatic deflection testing. Our 5-axis Multiax CNC machine is used to manufacture plugs for all our new hulls and many of our new parts. On water testing with varying crews is used to confirm and refine our design and engineering.
At Sykes, we understand the harsh climate and conditions that you train and compete in. That is why the Mould 857 will continue with many features that have proven successful – high UV protection in our gel coat, thicker Nomex honeycomb saxboard width, titanium pins, HDPE backarm heads, stainless steel flange inserts, NSK bearings in our bearing wheels and drink bottle holders in every seat including the coxswain’s.
For further information on this mould or Sykes' other boats, please contact us.