Dave Clark

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About Dave Clark

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    http://fulcrumspeedworks.com/

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    Rhode Island
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    UFO, International Canoe, C-Class

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  1. Dave Clark

    what is it?

    I don't in any way want to be snide, rude or arrogant, but I'm pretty sure the UFO beats it around a course pretty handily. I look forward to being proven wrong. DRC
  2. Dave Clark

    what is it?

    No seriously. It's the nonfoiling version of The Foiling Dinghy from Thilio Keller in Germany. So I'm assuming it's called The Dinghy.
  3. Dave Clark

    what is it?

    The Dinghy!
  4. Dave Clark

    Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    Where is your pushrod bending? -Also slick hiking form- DRC
  5. Dave Clark

    Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    Both. I'm guided by a firm principle to always be performing party tricks. DRC
  6. Dave Clark

    AC 36: INEOS TEAM UK

    Sure, 1. They have plenty of time to build a new hull. 2. So they have time to buy into what the CFD model has told them 3. If what the model says is profoundly wrong, they'll know in a big way very quickly. This IS the time to act as boldly as possible and irritate idle speculators like me. DRC
  7. Dave Clark

    AC 36: INEOS TEAM UK

    A lot of people have bashed the looks of these new boats and I think it's mainly just a resistance to change and new ideas. However, in this case this boat is from an artistic standpoint, objectively ugly. DRC
  8. Dave Clark

    Fduck Foiling!

    I think I found a sailing periodical from the 30's a while back with an editorial reading "Damn this pestilence of planing!". Time is a merciless agent of change. DRC Ps. For those who don't know, a periodical is a website/forum from ye olden times which doesn't work as well.
  9. Dave Clark

    Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    1. Let it wear. The original design had the corners rounded off, but the boat stalls when you put the tiller hard over and a little bit of "no you don't" from some sacrificial glass while you learn was deemed to be an easy way to force better behavior off the bat. 2. Bend that back and keep your eyes peeled for what might be doing it. I've seen the boat running well at the last clinic, so some new influence must be in play. 3. Flados has nailed it on this one. Replace tight trucker hitch with looser trucker hitch. DRC
  10. Dave Clark

    Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    Always on. I may have unique hands though DRC
  11. Dave Clark

    Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    Thru bolting a bicycle bottle holder to the underside of the deck would be a crucial hack in that case DRC
  12. Dave Clark

    Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    Most likely you need to add rudder lift or decrease mainfoil lift. But you may also have an actuation error in your flap. I have a PDF I can send to you which prints out on a normal printer, cut out the "jig" from the printed page and use it to measure your flap and be sure. DRC
  13. Dave Clark

    Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    Looking good martin! And while we're sharing highlight reels, get a load of this thing! DRC
  14. Dave Clark

    Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    Precisely. Though you also have a white "braking knob" on the starboard cheek plate of your rudderhead which will also do a lot of work stopping the foil falling back down. That's your answer if you're going slow enough for gravity to overcome the vertical lift on the foil (ie light air). The final dirty trick in light air is to bounce up and down on your stern beam to get the rudder to pop up. Basically the stalled foil being bounced downward in the water creates enough resistance to drive the whole foil up in the cassette. DRC