John K

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  1. Just a reminder that the deadline for HPDO registration without incurring the $40 late fee is September 1. Looking forward to seeing Big Dave & others. By my count we could easily have eight boats on the line. Who is in: Steve Willy Dave Bill Big George Eli El Crapitano Big Dave Robbie
  2. Steve, Thanks for helping put this to bed. I stand corrected. John
  3. The hull complies with 5 b (5 b is part of the rules section titled Hull). In the transom area nowhere did I alter the the line of greatest beam of the hull from how Chris built it. The breach in the hull that the crudder slides into is not "greatest beam" so the concave and convex requirements are not applicable. FYI, I did modify the line of greatest beam at the radii where the 45 degree lines from the stern transition forward. The modification was to increase the radii slightly to ensure compliance with the 60mm convex radius rule. The third coat of primer went on last night. Being a rookie, painting seems to involve more sanding than painting and maybe more sweating too as the boat has been moved from the cool basement into the hot garage. One more sanding session and the topcoat goes on. Made the tiller extension yesterday, so no more doo dad parts to make, outside of a suitable roof rack setup. El Crapitano, The concern that I have with Rule 5b is the last sentence that defines the shape of the ends of the hull. On the attached sketch, the top illustration shows the intent of the rule, and the bottom illustration shows where there may be a problem. Feel free to give me a call Best John John, this concerns will also apply to any Chris Maas hull which have the slot for the rudder cassette opened to the end of hull. The only difference to El Craps crudder i see is that Chris rudder cassettes are not extending the hull when they are fixed in the slot. And as far as i know all Chris Maas boats did measure without problems... Roger Roger, The difference between El Crapitano's boat and other boats designed & built by Chris Maas and others with a tilt up rudder is that El Crapitano is defining the cassette as “Rudder Hardware or a Rudder Fitting” that is allowed to extend beyond the hull so that he remains within the hull length limit. In the case of other boats with the rudder cassette in an open slot at the stern, the rudder cassette is measured as part of the hull, and is within the 5200 mm length limit. The historically the cassette has been accepted as an extension of the hull. I understand the exclusion that allows rudder fittings and hardware to extend beyond the 5200 mm length limit, but if the cassette is not part of the hull for the purposes of measuring length, it cannot be part of the hull for the purposes of defining the shape of the ends of the boat. John
  4. rule 5b_20120807070434.pdf The hull complies with 5 b (5 b is part of the rules section titled Hull). In the transom area nowhere did I alter the the line of greatest beam of the hull from how Chris built it. The breach in the hull that the crudder slides into is not "greatest beam" so the concave and convex requirements are not applicable. FYI, I did modify the line of greatest beam at the radii where the 45 degree lines from the stern transition forward. The modification was to increase the radii slightly to ensure compliance with the 60mm convex radius rule. The third coat of primer went on last night. Being a rookie, painting seems to involve more sanding than painting and maybe more sweating too as the boat has been moved from the cool basement into the hot garage. One more sanding session and the topcoat goes on. Made the tiller extension yesterday, so no more doo dad parts to make, outside of a suitable roof rack setup. El Crapitano, The concern that I have with Rule 5b is the last sentence that defines the shape of the ends of the hull. On the attached sketch, the top illustration shows the intent of the rule, and the bottom illustration shows where there may be a problem. Feel free to give me a call Best John
  5. El Crap, Now that a have had a chance to see what you are talking about; If the rudder & associated "Fittings / Hardware" are not part of the hull so as to comply with the maximum length, do you comply with rule 5 b that define the shape of the ends of the hull? From the class rules: 5 b The projection on to a horizontal plane of the line of greatest beam shall be a continuous curve, and at bow and stern shall lie inside lines which are at 45º to the center-line and which pass through the center line not more than 25mm beyond the extremities. Best JK
  6. I am trying to encourage El Crapitano to launch his new ride in the crystal clear waters of the St. Lawrence.... Even if he has to finish it after he arrives. I promised the support of the island natives is getting his boat finished. JK
  7. Sigh.... Oh all the cool shit Steve Clark has to play with !!! WOWzers, that is one sexy looking shell. Well done. Wrong Steve Clark: This one is from across the pond & uses an extra E on the last name.
  8. Ouch!
  9. Steve, It looks good. Let me know if you want to take her for a test sail! JK
  10. Phill Kinder builds 7.8 Main - 2.2 Jib with square head main. Tony Arends builds 8.0 Main - 2.0 jib sets with larger square head PM me for contact information. John K
  11. ATG, NICE WORK! I was going to post a photo of the composite gooseneck that replaced the original cast aluminum mast mount on Mayhem, but your example is much better. JK
  12. H, That is a bad day. The earlier damage reports were understated. Good to hear you are OK. JK
  13. $8-$10K USD Carbon foam construction with dolly, mast sails. A plywood boat would be about $2K less Cost includes process materials that never end up in the boat. A HUGE amount of fun per Dollar or Euro Regards John
  14. The US IC Fleet will once again be attending the Sarasota Sailing Squadron One Design Mid Winters this coming March 19th-21st. The roll call looks like: Steve on Wonk Will on Kaito Dave on Alice Oliver on Uncle Walter Bill on Lust Puppet George on Mr. Boat Hudson on Sock Puppet Don on PITA Lee on Prospector John on Mayhem The usual suspects will be joined by Don and Lee who are relatively new to the class & Hudson who is taking delivery of Sock Puppet at the event. No form guide, just the anticipation of some great sailing in warm water! Best John K.
  15. Sounds like the US are getting serious to win back the New York Cup... I better learn how to sail again and keep things pionted in the the right direction i.e. mast in air . Great news to hear Erich is coming back to the class this will make the next Worlds even more interesting thats for sure. Chris, Does this mean that the shop on Rock Island has received a few orders in 2010? Having Erich come back is great news! Erich drives an IC harder than anyone I know (with one possible exception...), and is not afraid of the consequences. Build it strong! Regards John Sounds like the US are getting serious to win back the New York Cup... I better learn how to sail again and keep things pionted in the the right direction i.e. mast in air . Great news to hear Erich is coming back to the class this will make the next Worlds even more interesting thats for sure.