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  1. Golfinaspen

    Caption Contest

    The bowsprit also looks a bit stubby.
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    Antrim 27's, how many

    Surprisingly there are two sailing on Ruedi Reservoir in Basalt CO. One of them is an inboard, owned by Tom Morrison. The Aspen Yacht Club actively races there.
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    Platu 25 - New Rig Ideas

    Does anybody have a photo of the top of the Platu mast from the bale above the forestay to the masthead showing a spinnaker halyard rigged to the sheave?
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    Platu 25 - New Rig Ideas

    The LIS PHRF certificate is attached. The spin rating is 120 and the non-spin rating is 126. The sprit was designed with so that TPS would result in an adjustment at the top end of the 120 rating band. There was no reason to go any longer. Hope this helps. 2018 PHRF Certificate.pdf
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    Platu 25 - New Rig Ideas

    North has one, file attached. The VPP is also attached. It is for the boat in OD setup and does not apply downwind under assym chute. Tuning_Guide_North.pdf design316vpp.pdf
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    Platu 25 - New Rig Ideas

    The fixed sprit is a big performance improver but you have that. Search this forum for "Fixed Carbon Bowsprit" and you can see all the details on the custom one we added to our Platu. Attached is an image. Since a pole lift is no longer needed on our boat, a small but important change was to remove it and use that exit on the mast for the main halyard instead of having it at the mast step. Raising the dropping the main, with the halyard on the cabin top becomes very easy especially shorthanded. We explored a new mast but the cost was excessive for little gain ( a bit more stability due to decrease in spar weight = hike harder). The existing spar does NOT have sufficient strength at the tip to handle a masthead chute. Additionally, as noted, the hull and keel do not have sufficient righting moment. Net -net buy a Farr 25 if you like the Platu but want a carbon rig and a masthead chute. Our sailmaker advised that a fathead main would work; we already have a decent length flicker, so that may be the next move. All in all, we love the boat, it is a terrific light air flyer.
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    what is it?

    Mumm (Farr) 36
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    you make the call

    Had nearly this identical situation as John Ball illustrates, which is very common on W-L courses. Looks like it replicates the video. Only difference was that our chute was started up as boat rounded the mark and fully hoisted in position 2. Port tack did not bear off to keep clear, we came up to avoid contact and chute luffed as we heeled causing it to get snagged on port's spreader. Protest resulted and port was tossed. In our case, like this one, port had to admit that they saw us, note position of crew in video and had time to bear off. No dispute that port took no to evasive action to keep clear and starboard altered course to avoid a collision ( and more serious damage). On those facts. protest committee held that act of rounding and hoisting spinnaker during the round was normal, and chute was not out of position. Held it was port's responsibility to keep clear and that included room for starboard as the right of way boat to hoist and bear away to proper course for the next leg - see the other boats under chute in the early frames of the video. That is, starboard sailed its proper course rounding mark and bearing off on the next leg and port had to keep clear and anticipate that the chute on starboard would be hoisted. The fact that when starboard luffed to avoid contact with port and it's spinnaker caught port's rig was evidence that port to did not keep sufficiently clear. The critical fact is that port took no action to avoid starboard when a collision would have resulted.
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    Eds SC-33 Anarchy 3

    Well, it was a nice new runner until you tried to close reach with it. Keep it up and you will have a great cockpit sun shade/awning in no time.
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    Donovan GP26 starts production in Turkey

    Since on your boat there are no stowage lockers on deck ( both the Farr 25 and the older Platu have one for the outboard) it would be logical to build in some chocks or tie -down points down below to secure the outboard while racing. On our Platu we plugged up the outboard shaft well in the aft locker and fixed a bracket to the stern as the pivoting arrrangement proposed is cumbersome and ackward to use. It is easy to lift and stow the outboard in the deck locker while racing. Having spend many hours to fair and polish the bottom it makes no sense to drag anything in the water, especially an outboard.
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    Donovan GP26 starts production in Turkey

    why don't you remove and stow the outboard when racing. I trust that at those downwind speeds it drags in the water. Is there a storage location, locker or down below?
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    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    The shot of the boat reaching reveals a hull form that cannot escape from its quarterwave - stuck in the trough. Slow in a breeze.