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    Auckland, New Zealand
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    Yachting, funding my yachting, bit of umpiring, travelling to go yachting.

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  1. RumTumTigga

    Flying Tiger

    No. As far as I know the keel has not been lifted since she was launched in 2010. So I am planning on lifting the keel to check things out, see if the process works, and make sure everything is OK. RTT
  2. RumTumTigga

    Flying Tiger

    Thanks Subterfuge for the write-up and DSE for the pics. All is clear now. I got the Bi-Pod thing and the rods when I took over the boat but did get a chain block. So next weeks job when everyone is back at work is to go and buy a chain block. RTT
  3. RumTumTigga

    Flying Tiger

    LIFTING THE KEEL ON A FT10 i have the FT10 in Auckland NZ. She lives in a Marian berth and I don't think the keel has been lifted since she was launched in 2010. I have what looks like a Tripod arrangement that has never been used. Does anyone in FT10 world have any photos or diagrams of how the Tripod arrangement is fitted and set up on the boat? Thanks RTT
  4. RumTumTigga

    Flying Tiger

    on the wind up to 5 - 7 Kts true wind speed. With sheets just cracked up to about 12Kts TWS. The onboard discussion often goes like this......"What does it look like at the next mark?" "Eased sheets, might be a bit tight for the Gennaker tho" "Should we stay with the J2 then or peel to the Fractional Zero?" "Wind is light enough, lets go to the Zero, there is enough space in the course to lay off a bit if we need to." So i guess the more complete answer is there is no hard and fast rule it is a judgement call when we are out there.The Fr0 has been a race winner for us in some situations. Also when we were thinking about a zero we discussed in detail between ourselves and our local Norths guru whether we should go to a masthead zero or a Fractional zero. Taking into account that the Tiger is fairly tender and easily driven we decided on a Fractional Zero. This also meant we had the masthead halyard available for a peel to the MH Gennaker if the wind angle changed. RTT
  5. RumTumTigga

    Flying Tiger

    We got a code zero for our FT10 in NZ 3 seasons ago. We installed a Bobstay so that the luff of the zero could be kept tight and the roller fuller would work. We have not had any problems with this set up. Here are a few shots to show you what we did. 1) This shot is of the prod extended and the bobstay set up. Gives you an overall view of our set up. 2) The second shot is the detail of how we fastened the bobstay on the bow.Just above the waterline and approx 2inches in from the bow we drilled a 10mm diameter hole through. Into this we inserted a piece of thick walled 10mm OD carbon tube. Them spliced the spectra loop through this. This set up has been working well for 3 seasons now. RTT
  6. RumTumTigga

    Flying Tiger

    Good thought Bill. Will do the hose check this weekend. RTT
  7. RumTumTigga

    Flying Tiger

    In my FT10 the fan is there, it runs but is close to useless in the effect it has. Have checked to see if it is sucking from the engine box or blowing into it. It is sucking. I put a new fan in several years ago but the result was the same, no noticeable effect. If we motor for any distance we leave the engine box lid open. This lets plenty of air get to the engine carburettor but it is very noisy. My boat has the Tohatsu 9.8 2 stroke engine. It runs reliably and trouble free. Be interested to learn how other FT10 owners use their fan & engine. RTT
  8. RumTumTigga

    Flying Tiger

    Is your zero a masthead one? I put a fractional Zero on Tigga and it certainly helps in slightly eased sheets angles in light to moderate breezes. Am thinking about a Masthead Zero. With only one masthead halyard am concerned we will run into problems if angles change and we want to go to the Gennaker. RTT
  9. RumTumTigga

    Flying Tiger

  10. RumTumTigga

    Flying Tiger

    FLYING TIGER MAST SET UP QUESTION We have the mast out of Tigga ( the NZ FT10 racing in Auckland) to recoat the UV protection lacquer. All is now ready to put the mast back in and I wonder if any one out there in FT land could help with answers to this question: At what stage in the rig set up process do you pour in the the Sailtite mast chock material? Before you do the final tensioning on the rig or after the rig is finally tensioned? This is the epoxy material that goes around the mast where it passes through the housing in the cabin top. RTT
  11. RumTumTigga

    Flying Tiger

    Here is an action shot of Tigga, the Auckland NZ FT10 going down Auckland Harbour under reefed main, No4 jib and fractional Gennaker. Breeze was a 30Kt+ SouWesterly off the southern Ocean.Bloody cold. We were clocking over 20Kt at times.
  12. RumTumTigga

    Nexus NX systems

    Hi Snoopy, My experience with the Nexus NX2 system is very similar to Mogle's. When I got my FT10 it had a four year old Nexus NX2 system on it. Over the next two years I replaced the speed/depth display and the wind display. Then it all stopped and the technical support available locally ran out of ideas very quickly. I suspect it was a fault in the black logic box thingy.(NX2 Server) I could not cope with that level of unreliability as I felt it was at the stage where I could be chucking good money after bad. I ripped it all out and installed the B & G Triton System. AS Mogle says, think twice before doing anything more with your Nexus stuff.... r t t
  13. RumTumTigga

    Flying Tiger

    Here in NZ we use the Tohatsu 9.8 longshaft. Fits well, works well. RTT
  14. RumTumTigga

    Flying Tiger

    We had to fit a mast sheave under the hounds for a spin pole topping lift. Some extra rope guides around the cabin to take the topping lift and downhaul and. Two extra clutches on the cabin top for the spin pole topping lift and down haul. We made our own spinnaker pole from carbon tube. We did not fit a track for the pole, just a ring fitting at a single point riveted to the mast. It is all working well. rtt
  15. RumTumTigga

    Flying Tiger

    I have the FT10 in Auckland NZ. We are very happy with its performance. As a poster earlier in the thread said we have spent some time getting the mast rake ad rig tension set for best windward performance. We are racing it in RNYS C Division and are very competitive in this fleet. Last summer season we were the division outright winners of the RNYS Commodores Cup series. This is the long distance series around the Hauraki Gulf. Also 1st equal for the Division club champs. Lost it on count back to an NZ37. Because we are racing in a general handicap mixed fleet we have also fitted her with a masthead spinnaker. Turns her into a downwind rocketship! Here is a pic of it in use.