Frogman56

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  1. Frogman56

    Is elimination worth it? NZ

    Surely elimination its just a dangerous dream?
  2. GBH, Staighten up son. Almost all modern keelboats sail faster with more crew weight, as reflected by orci and 1,000 tests. An autopilot will never steer as well as a good human, so that should just be permissible for eveyone. Capiche?
  3. SloopJon, This post from the great southern land... not Maple! The Canadian system looks a bit more expensive than ours, but difficult to avoid behavioral pollution from across the U S border, possibly?
  4. The untidy summary is that the US spends about 2.5x the ppp dollars per head compared to OZ and the UK, for example, with what appears to be a worse outcome. US health, actually 'unwellness spending' is on track to be 20% of GDP, which is a truly alarming number, given that life expectancy is reducing! Fear and greed! Or more probably, greed and fear?
  5. 1. Put up the correct sails for the wind, course axis and sea state 2. Know what the target heel angle is; i.e. use the correct amount of RM, usually near 100% in tp 3. Get the twa right and you should be at targets +/- 0.3 4. Heel angle, heel angle, heel angle
  6. To emphasise DFWs point Racing big keelboats on US west coast early this cntury, one of the boys got a decent slice cut on his fore arm... the sort of non life threatening thing that would get fixed on the spot by your gp, or a bit slower at the public hospital emergency. At the gp it would cost about $300, most of which retrievable from the centralised system. Our man in Cali.... overnight in hospital, several specialists in attendance, and an invoice for nearly $15,000 ! We might say, the US system so litigated that overservicing and milking the cow (thats you, the patient) is just how it is.
  7. The 12s and the IACC designs both had trim tabs, and both therefore close to zero leeway, probably around one degree for foil wash separation. Grant Simmer A II navigator widely reported as stating 'overlaid at 70 degree tacking angle'
  8. Yup. But dont forget, this is at bs of over 9 knots. Ye olde 12m, upwind at 8.2 (Australia II) would tack through 68, i.e. twa 34 degrees IACC boats not much different, albeit with leeway close to zero.
  9. Frogman56

    Are Genoa Staysails legal in PHRF LE?

    Krect! The GS is compulsory with the JT and also help inside the C0. Across the range, for the twa narrower than the C0. Awesome in 16 to 20 plus.... Under IRC, the JT can be tacked on the sprit or pole, these days usually 115% of J or more, serious grunt and low CE available.
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    Are Genoa Staysails legal in PHRF LE?

    Yup. But the rule is very badly written and has some holes in it. The irc team rejiggged about 3 times before they arrived at something clear and good.
  11. Frogman56

    Aussie Government blow it (Again)

    The Victorian public will probably do that...
  12. Frogman56

    Aussie Government blow it (Again)

    It still looks like A grade, rolled gold, world class, high grade, entirely cynical obfuscation by Comrade Dan and his 'colleagues'.
  13. Frogman56

    Sydney to Hobart 2020

    Chucky, How do you rate the JPK 10.3 for comparison?
  14. Frogman56

    Aussie Government blow it (Again)

    No way the Feds bill the states for the army. Would not require budgetary allocation at the Fed level A sunk cost!
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    Aussie Government blow it (Again)

    By the by, can anyone explain WTF is going on in the land of Comrade Dan? The entire State Goverment appears not to understand, in any way whatsover, how the real economy operates..
  16. Frogman56

    Sydney to Hobart 2020

    Indeed.. But resistance to the 'anti ap' snowjob has to commence somewhere.
  17. Frogman56

    Sydney to Hobart 2020

    Can someone draw the cyca attention to the autopilot issues, as per Jack?
  18. China 'exports' plenty of fish, most of it caught a long way outside its own, fished out zone.
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    3di north sails

    Guv, That would be a definite no.
  20. Frogman56

    Rudders and roundup

    Something else happening really. There should be no difference in the CE height between the blade and an overlapper. Probably with a reef in, just not enough helm?
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    Rudders and roundup

    Bob, Thanks for that. Bruce Farr very hot on optimising the balance and the foil areas..... scraping away the keel area so the boats were fast reaching and downhill, maximising the rudder area so you could press hard as well. He would say that the design commenced from a big enough rudder for rough water downwind, back in the ims era.
  22. Very approximately, 225 lbs should solve the stability test.
  23. To figure out self righting need existing bulb ana foil weight. Rule of thumb one kg crew = one kg bulb, maybe a bit more lead needed in your case as boat is quite wide and light.
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    Sydney to Hobart 2020

    Hmmm, Looks like good wind vane builders will be in demand!