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  1. Cazzate

    Test Sailing the RS 21

    The Europeans and Germany in particular are going hard out with electric propulsion on small race yachts . There is a very good boat test video on YouTube where they compare 7 performance trailer yachts and all of them have electric drives/outboards and some very slick units too .
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    Top-down furler issue

    I get the same issue with with a Ronstan top down , very occasionally it will furl up nicely . A crew member made a suggestion of a tweaker up forward on one sheet that you pull on when pull that sheet down the sail as it furls to keep it wrapped up .
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    Test Sailing the RS 21

    Well that's even better ! Can't wait for electrics to become mainstream and affordable
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    Test Sailing the RS 21

    Looks like it doubles as lifting point for centreboard/keel
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    caption contest

    Where the Sam Hill is the button for the in boom furler !
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    “Knot” a cool pun: worst boat names ever

    An elderly gent blasting past in "gay dancer " had us in stitches recreational fishing boats I have seen ..."bin laden " , "twice a knight" , "moisty" , "overdraught" , "Tina tuna" biggest tongue twister ..." Philadelphia philharmonic symphony orchestra" guy called it that cause it made weird noises when it got on the plane
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    traveler car not working properly

    And when you have it back together NEVER use dry lubricant on the car or track . The balls will skid instead of roll which makes flat spots on the balls and you will have problems pronto. use "McLube one drop" or light machine oil like "4 n 20" to keep the balls rolling smoothly
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    Relevance of T870s

    Try building one for that price !
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    Relevance of T870s

    Yep one hell of a boat , it has done round north island double handed race and would handle the conditions off Perth no sweat
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    Looking for Krazy Bull

    Looks like they sail it to its maximum potential ! Thanks for that link Ronan , hope super groove is going well for you this season ....give em a taste of kiwi !
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    Looking for Krazy Bull

    That's awesome mate ! I'm helping with the pickup this weekend it will be going past Waikawa on Sunday arvo northbound . by all accounts it's still pretty fresh with a carbon rig and good sail wardrobe . Hopefully there will be a resurgence of semi-sport boat trailer yachts . mid size keelers that aren't one design and are competitive are getting beyond the average punter
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    Removing Vinyl Lettering at Mooring

    Yeah not easy to get the buggers off .... I recently watched owner of boat next to mine trying solvents on his lettering starting with turps and then moving onto ever stronger brews and finishing up with avgas ! . One of the solvents dissolved the gel coat and left white streaks . None worked so he used a linbide scraper which did scratch the gel coat minimally but the new name covered it . hotwater might work ? Do you have a stove and a kettle on board ? , heat and scrape then gentle solvent to remove any residual adhesive
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    Removing Vinyl Lettering at Mooring

    I've seen sign writers using heat gun carefully and a plastic scraper ... They were heating up a small area of the decal at a time then scraping it back then heating again etc . The new name went over the area of the old name because of the discolouration in the surrounding gel coat . the vinyl removal wheel will scuff the gel coat which will be whiter than the surrounding gel coat , then you will need to polish the scuffs out which will make a large whiter than white patch on the side of your boat .
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    Looking for Krazy Bull

    Yeah that's right , looks like a really nice setup and should be a great boost to our race fleet
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    Looking for Krazy Bull

    Good choice of boat ryley , we have 3 Elliot 650's and a 7.4 at our club and a 780 arriving in a week or so . the 650's are very quick and have a big weight advantage at 650-700 kg compared to the Bulls 1000kg , the 7.4 is slightly slower especially off the wind as they don't have A sails and it's a full GRP production model so quite weighty . The 780 should be very fast it is well set up and light for its size at 1000kg . i crewed on one of the first 770's in 94 . it was owned by gregs cousin/brother I think . only did the one race but we cleaned up in our division and passed most of the big boats too . Thanks for the info I have messaged peejay quite some time ago to ask where the boat went but haven't heard back . I suspect the info I got had the wrong country of origin . I've done a very thorough search of club race records here in NZ and have only found "raging bull" . But it's not urgent now the fellow club member that wanted to look at krazy bull has bought the Elliot 780 instead .