martin 'hoff

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    Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    Is Throw-back-Tuesday still a thing? A friend invited me to ChartedSails, and I found the GPX files for my races for the 2nd Winter Series 2020. Day 1 - (this one is generally crap sailing) Day 2 - (this one shows slightly better sailing) The UI is a bit confusing, but if you click around you can see it figured out my tacks and gybes, VMG (to a wind heading I approximated). I've marked the approximate location of start line and marks.
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    Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    In both anecdotes, the cunningham had uncleated. Folks have probably not put a knot on, or the knot came undone.
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    Dumb Trapeze Question

    Solus and Major Tom have the answer.
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    trapezing non slip for gunwales

    Diamond AstroTurf thing 49ers use
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    Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    +100! Or let's trade boats again.
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    SailGP 2021

    Good news. Emirates as sponsor perhaps?
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    How Stupid is That?

    What Jim said about, and have the mainsheet in your hand. Fill up the main to help counterbalance your reboarding.
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    Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    Looks like yours, but much worse, it ended up with a 15 degree angle kink. It's my fault - it started as a small crack, but because I haven't hit anything recently (and I thought it was the newer foil), instead of a proper fix I just put gelcoat on it -- on the assumption that a flying stone from a lawnmower had dented it. Way to go. Next outing, just foiling moderately fast, it went "crack". Yeah, I should. I'm somewhat "hooked" on the GoPro ecosystem. I need a way to trick the GoPro video editors, which are super nice, to accept other cameras' videos.
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    Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    A short clip shows it better. As Dave says, it looks good when you're steering smooth, and it looks crap if you're sawing. Steer smooth for speed and good camera work. I like it myself, but I also find it a bit eerie, it feels like a FPS view -- you might be wondering whether it's a 3D animation video. Eerie or not, it's great to see sheeting, steering and maneuvers in detail. Watch the vid below, you can see my steering and sheeting very clearly. The bad news is - I'm no Outteridge- my maneuvers are sloppy and inconsistent. Maybe the camera will shame me into fixing that. Will bend the elbow a bit so the camera sits lower.
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    Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    Long UFO hiatus. I had a test sail last weekend, but I had things to tweak and my battered mainfoil horizontal failed (probably due to past abuse). Here's a new camera setup. Opinions? You miss the "foil action" but the sailor action is a lot clearer - is this ... better, worse? (should we have both? contribute to my 2nd gopro camera fund ;-) ).
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    Encased iron keel is pushed up. How to repair?

    Yep. And he gets extra nippy when people are irrational (in love!) about boats. But truth be told, if we were all rational we'd be driving corollas to their last mile, and saving that boat money for real state you can flog in the rental market. If you're in the market for a sailboat, you are a hopeless romantic. Yet in the middle of that lovey-dovey feeling, you gotta calibrate some hard-assed assessment. If you want a good boat. It's a tough needle to thread.
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    Bad ideas with Vanguard 15s

    My initial reaction was - nice! Then I looked closer and wondered... is the bend on that mast going the right way... ?
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    Single mission or multiple mission boats

    I have learned through pain and tears that many foilers are "one mission" boats. They only last one mission before needing a solid round of boatwork :-}
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    Splicing: 4 meter endless loop

    Sounds like a lot of intricate work. Hats off. Before I try this, I'm going to give lines with easy-to-splice covers a shot... this is a lightly loaded control line after all...
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    Splicing: 4 meter endless loop

    It's to move a wheel that moves a nut over a bolt. Similar to the image below... Can you flesh out your comment of ... "a traditional 12 strand tucked splice could be inversed. Half and half. " ? I have loads of 12 strand dyneema.