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  1. Gdy Wardik

    I have just clicked on to this site and browsed through a little, I have a mod 780 and I don't think you could do any more to a 780 that's been done to this one, if u would like to have a chat I'd be only to happy. rgs David

  2. Ross 780

    A big job....could unseal areas between deck & hull join...most leaks usually near flimsy staunchions [i have 90deg plates welded ,recessed into gunnel toe rail, bolted horizontally, onto original staunchion bases] Had thought of removing it but everytime we have a start line side swipe with the locals that`s what gets hit so glad it`s still there....
  3. Ross 780

    pretty much how we've been doing it, real painful in 8 knots and lower. I'm sure glad it blows 12+ here most of the time because I love the self- tacker then. If you wanna go fast in the light you`ll need a decent overlapper & keep it heeled..... That's the point where I claim it's a cruising boat. Methinks: That`s what makes it a real raceboat !!
  4. Ross 780

    Not as well organised altho to be fair it was added to a very large regatta & weather was shit.. According to class rules: rudder length 1050mm [+ - 5mm]from corner of transom at 90deg angle to rudder to point 90deg from lowest point of rudder. Can be made from any suitable material & be any shape, swing or spade that fits within designed dimensions....personally I think its too short esp downwind under kite in the big waves we encounter at times [quickest U turn you`ll ever do] plus extended tip should help in lift upwind...on my to do list
  5. Ross 780

    PETER results on #184 Go to #188, click chriscoad link, click yachting/sailing, 'click here', click galleries, click yachting & sailing portfolio & in 3 columns you`ll see a sprinkle of 780`s in Wgton fleet [not as comprehensive as Nelson]
  6. Ross 780

    pretty much how we've been doing it, real painful in 8 knots and lower. I'm sure glad it blows 12+ here most of the time because I love the self- tacker then. If you wanna go fast in the light you`ll need a decent overlapper & keep it heeled.....
  7. Ross 780

    Just start racing in your local club & ask club handicapper to align your hcp to a boat similar to what you both agree will perform close to yours on elapsed times....
  8. Ross 780

    780 nats coming up Feb 13 14 at RPNYC Wellington. Also visit <tbcc.co.nz> if interested
  9. Ross 780

    C`mon Rolls hoist it up the top of the mast where it belongs.....
  10. Ross 780

    It`s possible there is lead in the white shaded area and including in front of centre case. Certainly not as much as mine which stretched across to either side locker. Guess they weighed them at end of full construction and adjusted to suit.... The oldman built "Flat Tack" (Hoopwood supplied Hull and Deck), there was lead glassed in around centre case frames, Also added steal shot to bring to class weight in the "hollowed" out space around either side of the centre case as shown in photo. Flat Tack, had a great nationals/easter regatta record with several wins overall...then again Brad Butterworth at the age of about 23 drove it, Kevin Shoebridge trimed and Warwick Fluery did main! Those regatta though the 780's had some class sailors racing! They still have class sailors; they`re just not interested in AC CRAP!! Beware of steel shot in the bilge, over time it rusts, expands & blows a hole thru the bottom of your boat...
  11. Ross 780

    you can keep my 830 out of that argument, and when have you been close enough to the boats mentioned to get picked on;) I`m still waiting for you to bring yours out! I`m talking handicaps.... Mine may be going to a new home soon Hope it stays in Nelson, I enjoyed sailing on 830 News.
  12. Ross 780

    A couple of boats you noticed in the photos[Ross 830 & SR26m] were in a diff comp on one day but all rest were class 780`s. Meteor has a fixed backstay [ not sure why], took my runners off years ago.
  13. Ross 780

    you can keep my 830 out of that argument, and when have you been close enough to the boats mentioned to get picked on;) I`m still waiting for you to bring yours out! I`m talking handicaps....
  14. Ross 780

    I have to say, that all Ross boats are the sexiest looking boats on the planet!. Considering thier age (design) they still look fast (10 knots on the mooring)and have not aged! I have seen some butchered re vamps and adittion though! Sex on a stick for sure! imagine a 100 foot Ross in composite everything! drooolllllll! We have about fifty ross 780s on the register in nz,there are about 8 wooden boats and the rest are glass. there are about 6 boats that would not comply with class rules through modification, but all the glass ones are out of the same mould.im unsure why you would alter one ,they are fast as they are .maybe they should buy a boat that dose go faster ?and must devalue the boats That`s because you`re national champ & class president [mate!!] I`ve noticed your 780 doesn`t race much between nationals [i know you`re busy with your Elder 680] but in my case I`m trying to do around 40 races a year amongst a gaggle of bullies [Ross 914, 930m, 830`s m, Elliot 11, Young rocket 31, SR26m & canting SR26m] to name a few. After my 1st nationals unintentionally cost me 6 grand I decided money was better spent on the home front. So club performance handicaps are fun & here it`s just run what you brung....
  15. Ross 780

    I`ll get some photos organized this week. keel ext. worked great along with new masthead kite .. My mast tipper, excuse the paintjob......