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    Sydney To Hobart 2018

    I'm not sure if this has been already noted but I do find it weird that on MarineTraffic (a web based AIS tracker), WOXI was shown a last known position early this morning as in Sydney harbour. And the time of the last known position....2018-12-26 11:08 Later this morning It got an update from Hobart 2018-12-29 09:49...makes me think the jury is testing it or someone finally fixed it. Timing is a bit sus though.
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    Ian Farrier

    Well Stephen just remember that it was the TT's that proved the concept and acted as the base board that all others were built on. I'm biased of course as I sail a TT720 and they too are brilliant ... in there own way. I wish I had video but the other day I went out sailing in company of MadHatter so a TT720 vs a F85sr, one of the earliest home built designs against the last and we had a ball. We were sailing circles around the F85sr all day.....true he had only his cruising jib up and wasn't trying hard and we had our racing jib and main with two reefs in... but never let truth get in the way of a good story. ;p I thought it was a fitting tribute to a designer with such a broad spectrum of boats on the water. BTW we had food and water for a couple days stay on ours too so we could have gone faster...LOL
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    Ian Farrier

    Nicely put Peter. As the current custodian of your first Farrier "Try Flying", I am proud to continue the restoration and general improvements of this great old girl. She has been a source of a lot of joy and an equal measure of fear for our family over the years while throughout keeping us safe as we learn the ropes. BTW fear was from running before +25knot southerly and 3m swell/1+m seas with a big arse square top and surge surfing at 15knots while the aft end of the boat lifted.... It is also fair to say that Mad Hatter (my mates F85sr that he built and I got the pleasure to help with CNC bits and now crew on) was only built because of a pleasant sail he had on our TT720 down the coast to Sydney in 15knots of breeze and gentle 2.5m swell which convinced the dyed in the wool cat sailor that these tri things were pretty cool. I'm very fortunate to own one of Ian's earliest home built designs and get to crew on one of his last. Both awesome in their own unique way and an enduring tribute to a designer whose creations have allowed all of us to create our own great sailing adventures.
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    ass bitten

    Are you sure that magical number isn't Phi not Pi ... looks more like a O with an I superimposed.
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    Ian Farrier

    He also showed the same helpful nature to us with some of his oldest designs like my TT720 as he did for those with some of his newest like my mates F85sr. I tip my hat to his design ever time we go out sailing. His legacy is assured thru the appreciation we all have for our boats.
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    F-22 Update

    Looks more like a step as it's a huge ventilation plate (cavitation is something different) and doubt you would need a hydrophane foil of a 6 Hp. Know what it is Peter? I extended my ventilation plate forward and angled down a bit on our TT720 to get hull wake flow inline with the plate to reduce spray but nowhere near as large as that.. OK quick google... https://www.ozpropellers.com.au/aluminium-hydrofoils-1/yamaha-outboard-hydrofoils/yamaha-outboard-hydrofoil-suits-8-30hp.html My guess is to help with pitching and help smooth the ride under power. Light boats lift their arse easily and the prop gets lifted out of the water.
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    Race Replays

    Not sure if this has been said but can people who have the bandwidth please leave the seed up for a day to help others... I normally don't do this (yeah I know I'm a leech) for other torrents but given the outstanding job RudderNZ and others have done to post these seems only fair we payback a little...Just my $0.02 Like others have said.. dinner and a sail are on me if you're over here in NO, GA and TS's stomping ground of the central coast NSW These boys have definitely put Wangi Wangi and our local waters on the international map. Cheers Mark
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    Race Replays

    Any chance of some more 360 videos floating around? Coolest thing is watching them with an Oculus headset... (no I'm not sitting on a bike at the time but that would be a next level of geekness) This is so cool as you can focus on the stuff your interested in rather than rely on changing camera angles etc. Watching the sail trim or foil operation during tacks, gybes and starting tactics is very informative. Plus you can hear the onboard banter rather than the made for the masses BS commentary.
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    Sailtimer Wind Instrument

    +1
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    F-22 Update

    Foil or non-foil? Is there such a thing as a non foiling boat anymore?Flying boats? Aren't they airplanes. Ones without motors are Sailplanes ;P
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    Farrier F-85SR

    Awesome Clive I'm sure your 4th will come around ...with time. Stick it to Phill to make sure he gets the dates right for next year and lets get 24hrs done in a F85sr.. Hats of to you for being out there and a even bigger hats off to the 24hr guys. Please post a link to your RaceQs track as I'd love to see it.. Well done boys .. well done!
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    Farrier F-85SR

    DXF files are usually an added cost and not included in the paper plans but are very reasonably priced... you would have to talk to Ian if the original plan owner did not get them
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    Farrier F-85SR

    Unfortunately I'm going to miss out too. But HTFU guys 24hrs or nuthin I say! One lap and 12hr is a dawdle... especially now that it is run in these warmer months. Its how you setup for 24hrs that separates the sailors from the adventures Its hard, you will swear that you will never do it again and it will be something you will remember long after a normal race. Do it once and then call me a liar.
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    Farrier F-85SR

    Looks good Evil and I think it will be a good move considering the buoyancy in the floats like you say. I know most of the times only one rudder will be in the water but do you think it would be worth putting bent tillers on the float rudders to setup proper Ackermann angles for when low riding or under power? Your tillers look straight in the photo. Cheers
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    Sailtimer Wind Instrument

    As it turns out my issue is not a dead battery ... but rather a fault in the BT comms which shuts down when the battery level gets too low and in my case is not resetting. Apparently, there is circuitry to protect the battery from over or under charge as well so my assumption was wrong. ST inc are going to sort this out for me under warranty so despite me getting frustrated with the long delivery lead times and impersonal STinc correspondence style I have to give them full marks when it comes to backing their gear. I figured its best to post this as its easy to forget to correct false assumptions and let only negative comments remain which is a bit unfair. BTW I am not affiliated with ST nor a sockpuppet before I get accused of that.. I have had extensive correspondance with ST and the developers of SailRacer and OpenCPN apps over the past year in regard to getting their API integrated and doing some Beta testing. I still have some reservations about the accuracy of getting TWS and TWA via GPS COG but this is not a ST issue. The long and the short of it is as a device for getting raw wind data on a rotating mast of a trailerable boat it still is the best fit for my needs and is by far the cheapest option on the market to date that I know of.