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    Brisbane , Australia
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    Sailing , kiteboard racing
  1. Hull is junk , am I the only one who can see the big crease in the hull where its sitting on the trailer?
  2. Looks like a plan ,,,I'm in
  3. Thought there was one stick missing...
  4. Looks like something out of Water World....
  5. I have in my possession an old timber T sail # ka102 , any info on this old girl?.
  6. http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/mooloolaba/sail-boats/i550-sportboat/1122421441
  7. Use a 5hp 2 stroke Merc on a tremolino , would not want anything smaller where I live . Tried a 3.5 and it was hopeless in any sort of seaway.
  8. Found some photos of my old boat , these photos were taken in 86 and would have been the last time I sailed this boat , I was already heavily racing a laser and dragged the mirror out for one last sail before selling it.
  9. Haven't sailed one for over 30 years, but used to race at state and national levels , till I out grew it. The gaff has to pulled as hard as possible against the mast , as if it is one piece , we used to have a thimble in the end gaff halyard and loop it round the cleat 3 or 4 times and crank it as tight as we physically could any slack in this the will slap around and the boom will be low . The gooseneck should be fixed , so the distance off the deck is irrelevant. Never sailed in front mast step position , be careful using this position as you have to also move the side stays forward as well , or else you will have too much mast rake which also could be your low boom issue? some of our boats that were built for racing ,never even had that front mast step of forward shroud points. For single handed ,leave the jib on ,they sail like a dog without the headsail.I used to sail one up with main and jib and put up the spinnaker as well, great fun . Tiller extension issue may be as simple as technique , there is not a lot of room in those boats to swing the tiller extension , so if you do it wrong it will catch.
  10. Yes surely a safety issue. Crew weighs 120kg thus unsafe as they can't right it from capsize. Add 15kg of lead to the boat to make it safer, please explain that. The crew weight rule is nothing to do with safety. It is all about the heavy crews being disadvantaged in light conditions compared to light crews, so add some lead to the light crew's boat to reduce the advantage in light conditions. Then what happens when it blows? The heavy crews are hugely advantaged with their crew weight and the light crews are doubly disadvantaged by their light weight and lead in the boat. 100% agree , weight correctors are ridicules , I believe 140 kg should be the cut off , if you don't weight 140 kg sail a smaller boat.
  11. Do you even sail a 5.8. ? These things are a very powerful boat , at anything under 140 kg , if you hit the piss you may not get the boat upright , without outside assistance , It's a safety issue , Seen plenty on 5.8 national champion crews that weigh in over 170-180 kg + . 160 kg imo is the ideal all round crew weight for a 5.8.
  12. I think some f you guys are missing the point. Yes it's probably not going to be as quick as an x,y or z boat , but it is safe , easy to handle /trailer rig .,,,. One design boat. You can't tell me that a laser is a quick 14 ft dinghy or a hobie 16 is a fast 16 ft cat , why they are popular and successful is that they are simple and one design and some people enjoy racing against the same type of boat. In a one design fleet it doesn't matter how fast they are against other boats as they are all the same.And let's face it it your sailing in a mixed fleet you are sailing to a rating so if you sail well , you should do ok. If they can keep it strict one design and a fair price I can see an opening in the market, a decent size fleet of these things on the one track would be great.
  13. Looks good , I got a lump in my pants , get a dozen of these things on a race coarse ....happy days....
  14. 2m bow spirit on my boat , better looking at it the for it.
  15. Sad to hear this, was it human error or some sort of gear failure?