Knut Grotzki

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  1. Knut Grotzki

    Which yacht is this?

    Thank you for your nice invitation. Sadly ... after two days in Le Pouligan we are for Villandry and further up the Loire. No more boat porn. Friday I shall compete at the Cospuden Lake weekly Beercan race... But trust me I will follow any Ikone news very closely.
  2. Knut Grotzki

    Which yacht is this?

    Hi Julien oh - you are working on a Ikone 10! This will surely be a success. With a bit more beam the forward view from the cockpit seats might get improved - you will find a good compromise. Today in Concarneau on one of the piers were a bunch of IDB marine yachts, a Pogo and one of your Ikone 7.50. Let me share some pics with the followers: , It was very hard to leave this pier but my domestic engineer was anxious for the oysters of Anne at Port de Bélon (and for comcrudesgru8: she was outside of the camper).
  3. Knut Grotzki

    Which yacht is this?

    Bonjour Julien, what a surprise! I am fan of several of your designs. I remember instantly the Ikone 7.50 or the Malango series built by IDB Marine Just in case you want to share some more thoughts with us, may I give you some questions: - Compared to your Minima 45 - the mast of H2A is stepped much further in the bow section. Had the keel / center of lateral resistance been changed or put forward? - The wishbone looked very "oversized" to me in comparison to similar boats. Has this been owner-required or is it beefed up for the rugged Brittany cruising grounds? - I really love the helmsman seats. With a tiller in hand I could steer for days on end ... - Which French yard did the construction? - Are any other photos/pictures/plans availabe on the net? Thank you so much for this Out-of-the-Box design. I do not know if you had been following SA earlier but from the reactions to this little photo I uploaded you got so much attention from other readers. This is not the norm and you can consider this as a big compliment. Mes meilleurs vœux! Knut
  4. Knut Grotzki

    Which yacht is this?

    Bolger revival? Tanton? Miller Special Yachts had some interesting designs ... seemed be none of them...
  5. Knut Grotzki

    Which yacht is this?

    Cruising Brittany with my wife in a camper. Having a look into each harbor we come across. Yesterday in Saint Malo - what a lovely corsair city built like a castle (intra muros). Waiting for the bus I saw this ingenious 50 ft. wishbone cat yacht (smartphone shot, the grey one). Many small rectangular hull windows - why? Nice pilot chairs for the helmsman. Wishbone line a triangle - lighter? Many questions - does anybody know the designer/owner?
  6. Age will hunt he evil ones faster Lets hope that the souls will haunt them in their dreams.
  7. Knut Grotzki

    Our racers don't drink enough

    24 Friday Round the cans each year. 5 bucks for 2 Biers and a Bratwurst. Dirty jokes telling, smartass rules discussions, online raceQS replay, no PC, some 4knSB, Great Racing. Life is kind to all of US.
  8. Knut Grotzki

    how long would it take

    “Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.” ― Zig Ziglar
  9. Knut Grotzki

    Event Insurance

    You got me hooked. I had a closer look into this. I do not know the site, but if the requirements are listed here All you need is Certificate of Insurance: 1) Combined Single Limit of $1,000,000; ("This is General Liability. the Limit is pretty low. You should get a reasonable quote") 2) Must name the City of Longmont as an Additional Insured; ("Usually an usual extension for the General Liability Insurance, this should come at no additional premium") 3) If serving/selling alcohol, must include Liquor Liability ("Well, this might be unavoidable - good that this is not required in Germany") Name of Gowrie Group had been raised before. They offer a complete package which you do not need to cover those requirements. So all you need is explained here e.g. . Hope this helps..
  10. Knut Grotzki

    Event Insurance

    Look exactly what type of insurance they are asking for. Probably all you need is: - (General) Third Party Liability Insurance (when you or your team as an organzier hurt/damage a third party - will pay if it your fault or will protect you (legal costs) if you are not liable) - Property Insurance for Equipment you are renting (or rent equipment which comes with insurance) Anything else in regard of insurances should be avoided - those costs usually are not worth the protection (I work in this business, our sailing club does not buy any other insurances). Make sure that you all participants will sign the usual participant letter which would limit your liability (as far as legally possible). Perhaps any club member is a lawyer - get her/him help you. Good luck!
  11. Knut Grotzki

    KFC : No Chicken

    In Germany there had been a TV show years ago who deliberately mispeled KFC to KSF which they gave the long title for "Kentucky Schreit Ficken". It was really funny at time - to be translated as "Kentucky Cries Fuck". Now I know that had a hidden meaning ... although I never ever went inside of one.
  12. DDW, could you direct me to the thread that discussed your cat yawl - I am very interested in this. Is this about Anomaly 43? Thanks.
  13. Knut Grotzki

    what is it?

    Rigging details regarding reefing lines (Nonsuch example) Why Wishbone? As the front end is higher than the clew it acts as an automatic downhaul. Foot tension applied via the "choker" which changes the distance of mast to front end of wishbone. In the end it will be lighter (but higher than a conventional boom) and the stress induced by a (rigid) boom vang will be eliminated. If you want to have the worst of both try the Wobegon Daze solution... (freestanding and rotating masts)
  14. Knut Grotzki

    virtual reality

    You talking about this? Although the vessel is not high-end ed.
  15. Knut Grotzki

    R2AK 2018

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