ICU2

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  1. ICU2

    DC Designs

    Ive had similar setup for years its worked well for me... Have them made rather snug around the boon just loose enough to allow it to slide... Or go the high tech carbon version or basically the same set up....
  2. ICU2

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    +1... If you need any help you can also pm me also.. I'm designing and building yet another new rules IC for myself happy to make more for others who like what they see in my boats... my last boat got me to 6th in the World (2014) I think it was capable of more my limited preparation held my boat back more then design.. Like any design there is always scope for improvement :)... exciting times for IC's in Australia with people getting back in the boats and new people joining into the fun...
  3. ICU2

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    around the 20kg mark is my aim give or take a few depending on the rig fitting layout.... so many options to consider...
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    The goal is to choose the venue to make it as affordable as possible without compromising quality beyond a fair standard, cost of shipping accommodation etc are all being considered to choose the best location (not personal favorites..) There is more happening behind the scenes for the benefit of all then some tend to want to believe...
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    I'm heavily into the design of my new hull and hit many crossroads of compromise (might be a boat name there).. how fine is too fine and how far do I push the envelope... I really want to get rid of those pesky winglets no matter how hard I try they keep appearing and keep getting larger the more I want to try and push the envelope,.. I remember sailing string theory after the 08 Worlds and felt the winglets dig in and the boat take off once clear this was something I wanted to avoid, Miracle Drug and Acrobat didnt dig in like what I remember from the one short sail way back in 08 just wondering how the new range of boats winglets have handled this or is just part of the new boats we will come to accept as the compromise worth putting up with...
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    No boats from downunder however there are a couple of from OZ looking at chartering boats... I wont make to these Worlds no longer having a new rules boat doesnt help my cause...
  7. ICU2

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    It would appear if I was able to some how work out how to get a boat to the next Worlds it would have to be a new one to come close to this.... Or get the angle grinder out and cut a whole bunch of boat away squeeze it back together (one way to get some weight out of the hull, the trick will be moving my rig aft as mine currently a long way forward..
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    Essentially my plank is a double wedge with a wide flat on the bottom I find mine comfortable, I also had the wedge and box behind wedge design both have been ok or me. I find the size of the opening more of an issue then the depth.
  9. ICU2

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    I now have a vee shaped plank with a wide flat on the bottom, best plank I have had to date (thanks to all who provided input way back when). I had a wedge shaped plank for years this new design in my opinion is much better, when I do hit a wave it tends to push the plank up rather then dig in (didn't expect that to happen but it does it nicely). The best thing I did was raise the plank via the carriage being taller this stopped me hitting very second wave if not every wave.. The slightly deeper plank I have now (by about 15mm) feels so much more reliable under me it survived San Francisco Bay which is test enough for me... I'll take some photos and post if you want..
  10. ICU2

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    Nice work once again
  11. ICU2

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    You have heaps of time to pump out at least 5 boats between now and then ... Practice for a Worlds is way over rated lol....
  12. ICU2

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    Any teaser pics of the new rags?? Just wondering what area the new jibs measure at for interest?
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    It took an entire 40mins to load the Australian team in the container headed to the Worlds... thankfully we got the boat in the box before the rain pelted down..
  14. ICU2

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    Only 4 months away!!!!! I need more time....
  15. ICU2

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    Photos? or it didn't happen North. They look pretty cool. SHC
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    The word is the NOR and other info is being checked over by all concerned and will be posted very soon....
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    Del is busy getting it sorted as well as getting interrupted by my mass of emails while I'm trying to work out how to get my boat there and back...and organising a charter boat for another one of the Aussies... I'm sure it wont be long before the NOR etc is posted.
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    6 months out from the Worlds my awesome wife tells me "you need to go the the Worlds" who am I to argue. Now to get this boat of mine ready...
  19. ICU2

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    Here you go. RRS 13-16 and your point is?
  20. ICU2

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    In simple terms this is how we have measured at the worlds. The mast is to raked sothe tip is at the highest possible position, then measure from directly under the hull along the line of the mast... I have a picture somewhere which explains this clearly I'll try and find it and post it...
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    The New York Cup dates back to 1884 which makes it the third oldest sailing trophy in the World but oldest dinghy trophy, there is an older trophy then the Americas cup called the "Ladies Cup" 1821 raced for in Sligo Ireland. The Americas cup 1851 is the longest held sporting trophy in the world and also one of the older sporting trophies. I googled the Quincy Challenge Cup 1898 it was established make it the fourth oldest sailing trophy regardless sounds like it has some great history and would be pretty cool to get your name as part of its history... ICU2
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    The problem is the rules don't state "this changes/alters RRS 49.1", this leaves us open for a potential shit fight in a mixed fleet situation, class racing and in particular International Competition isnt a problem... its a loop hole we may need to think about... I guess the hassle is if ISAF change the rules then we are stuck having to alter our class rules for no good reason, however at the moment those who do sail in mixed fleets are open for protest as to which way a jury may sway is the question.... I sort of think its a loop hole fixed fairly easily via an amendment... and re amended in the future if required.
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    Andy and I were mulling over that too yesterday... I was looking at the black needle taking shape and wondering if I could have hacked it even if other factors hadn't intervened. I've certainly been thinking a bigger dance floor ought to be beneficial, but, as I've discovered with my fat stern Nethercott, you need then more freeboard to keep draggy bits out of the water if you heel, so then you've got more structure and weight, and several factors are going in the wrong direction. From Memory Scarlet Ohara used a nethercott plank and carriage and stay base and looks fast
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    PM sent... about rudders and more RE IC's down under
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    I've used a vacuum cleaner on "blow" mode without a problem. I use some rags to seal the inspection hatch its usually enough to find the leaks without it building up so much pressure it causes damage. ICU2