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      A Few Simple Rules   05/22/2017

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  1. No not to cold.Im spending the cold winter refairing the bottom and foils of coalition split ,should be ready to spray the durapox next week. will take a photos this week if you want?
  2. Anybody got some pictures? http://www.chriscoad.com/ look at the photos from the portnicholson regatta
  3. 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
  4. if you have 5 on board then get one of them to put it in the anchor locker .less risk ,and damage to spinnakers.unless you are a sailmaker ,then just make a new one every 2nd week
  5. Thumper Mainsheet. If your a hard out race nut then you need to go to a 2:1 OFF THE BOOM TO TRAVELLER. with the boom end going along the boom to the mast then down the mast thru the cabin top and then running into a 8:1 along the floor and exiting out of the floor on a swiviling floor mounted cleat set up. The other end is your "course " downwind trim that is on traveller bock / cleat)this system is fantastic and worth the effort as it reduces clutter in the cockpit, weight on the boom, give a easy adjustmet up wind and good pumping down wind. Rig tension. 8:1 is like pissing into the wind. Either go with the Etchells system of adjustable side stays or do the Flying fifteen thing and tension your forestay with a 32:1 adustable systen that runs out the bottom of the mast. I presume your 8:1 is in the bow like in NZ. Also you could go radicall and do the Flying Dutchman thing (if rules allow) AND HAVE ADJUSTABLE SIDESTAYS / LOWERS AND FORESTAY that all link together so you can tweak rig tension and also rake the rig forward and aft for ultimate upwind and downwind performance! If you use heeps of vang / kicker upwind (to tension leech / set mainsail shape) then i would go to a cascade 32:1 kicker or 16 to one (and a winch) system and then go down to a 4:1 mainsheet (mainsheet effectivley becomes traveller, except in the lightest conditions) Food for thought??? Piss the self tacker off all together. Get some decent tracks for overlapping headsails 8:1 is more than ample for a fit person to haul rig tension on. PM if you wnat any photos of how our baot is set up. im 6.3 and 120kg and have 24:1 on coalition split and struggle to get the rig tension i would like
  6. we now have intersella overdrive in dunedin its now called spilt milk, it seems to have more freeboard than the others,or higher cabin? cant tell.do you know more?
  7. looking good
  8. well keep us informed ,and mybe send us a little story ,to put in a newsletter
  9. was this boat built nz or oz? in nz we dont have mark 1,2,3 but we do have some woodes (fine entry)is one ,and it also has an open transom
  10. yes we do have the etchells section, and that is why we dont use the kicker much, as the mast is alot stiffer fore and aft.it just creates to much leech tension .so we just use main sheet tension and traveler and always try and keep the boom on centre for height . yes the pole has a bungy to retieve we never change settings and always have as much tension as we can get
  11. http://picasaweb.google.com/richardhawkins8?feat=email 1st coalition split 9pts 2nd light fingers 18pts 3rd fast-forward 23pts 4th straitenz 29pts 5th choas 30pts 6th fine entry 30 pts 7th bonkers 39pts 8th meteor 43pts 9th tatra lass 57pts 10th trailblazer 68pts
  12. http://picasaweb.google.com/richardhawkins8?feat=email
  13. we raced at nationals this year with a crew weight of around 500kg between 5 crew ,we were the heavest i think?.any more than 5 and the boat gets to crowded.when going up wind in any conditions always keep the crew weight in the middle of boat shoulder to shoulder and the skipper should be the only one with feet in.except when its to light down wind light keep weight forward so that the skipper is up against the cabin , and keep moving back as the wind gets stronger ,the ross boats do like to nose dive over 25knt so the crew has to be behind skipper in this photo we have the biggest of or crew down stairs 140ish kg
  14. Not my boat,but semi involved.Thinking torpedo shape bulb taken from the same mold as the one on my boat. WOW. any idea of the weight? Is it bolted to the origional fin or a new fin with all the lead in the bulb used? Have you any photos of the other modded Ross's mentioned? Peter there is a ross 780 in nelson nz that has put a bulb on the existing board with the correction weights out of the bottom of the boat , a squire head main and genoa. but dose not seem to go any faster ? it sailed in the invitation race at the nationals this year and did not make much of a impression on the rest of the 780s last i heard that he was going to take the bulb off .boat sail number 3387 in photo Double dark I remember that scene well I ran that race there are however two boats with the same sail number and one of those won that race yes your right meteor borrowed the class legal sails of the modified one ,they won the invitation race and a race in the nationals
  15. Not my boat,but semi involved.Thinking torpedo shape bulb taken from the same mold as the one on my boat. WOW. any idea of the weight? Is it bolted to the origional fin or a new fin with all the lead in the bulb used? Have you any photos of the other modded Ross's mentioned? Peter there is a ross 780 in nelson nz that has put a bulb on the existing board with the correction weights out of the bottom of the boat , a squire head main and genoa. but dose not seem to go any faster ? it sailed in the invitation race at the nationals this year and did not make much of a impression on the rest of the 780s last i heard that he was going to take the bulb off .boat sail number 3387 in photo