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  1. what is it?

    Freedom 21 with some mods.
  2. what is it?

    You mean my new boat? It's glass. I also built most of the fast UK new rules ICs at the worlds. :-)
  3. what is it?

    I made this!
  4. What's the hardest dinghy you've sailed?

    And then I put foils on it - and look where we are now!
  5. Finn vs Tasar

    Aero prototypes ( but it wasn't RS early on ) used laser-bug style main + bent topmast+ shrouds, then normal mast + shrouds, then unstayed mast moved well forwards,which was the 'best' solution! Maybe not the best for ultimate performance, and tuning to suit weight etc, but best for simplicity, and sales. With 3 rig sizes, tuning is a bit irrelevant.
  6. DC Designs

    Pics of Tin Teardrop mk 1 and 2. More curve = ability to sail flat or heeled to windward. Jim C now has this seat and carriage. Wedge shape, supported at the sides of the carriage.
  7. Gybing foils in Moths?

    Sailrocket aligns the hull with apparent wind direction, appears to go sideways.
  8. Foiling Laser

    It looks hard work, and a bit like a tap-dancing elephant
  9. rs aero

    Aeros at Gurnard Isle of wight. The 5 was quicker upwind, pointing higher, the 9 faster downwind, but round the course they were within a few seconds of each other.
  10. Kite/dinghy thingy...I dunno........

    But even XOD looks fun in that wind just a few minutes earlier
  11. Kite/dinghy thingy...I dunno........

    At Gurnard on the Isle of Wight a couple of weeks ago. No swinging of the kite - just pulling. Mmm 17 m²
  12. DC Designs

    As far as I remember, the idea of the static tape is to get a fair hull, and the idea of the slidy tapes is to prevent hollows ( and therefore bumps ) similar to those seen on i14s at one time. The hulls are narrow enough not to need 'rule cheat' bumps to artificailly narrow the hull even more. The planing wing things weren't considered during rule writing, but even with the stricter measurement system they could be made legal ( whether they work is another matter entirely! )
  13. DC Designs

    I'm sure the way I describe is how Steve Clark SHC explained it to me... However if the hull is fair it will measure both ways! ( moving the tape or not ) Tin Teardrop measured the slidy tape way, with the hollows outside the meas area.
  14. DC Designs

    "Or does the athwartship 1m tape always stay centered on the 2 m centerline, sliding up and down it, as the 2m longitudinal moves .5m to either side looking for weird and forbidden shit, independent of the 1m athwartship tape?" Yes but i think of it like this : Ok start with the 2 tapes as below. image.jpg then keeping one tape still - taped to the hull ;-) slide the other one, centred on the stationary tape, from the centre position to the end of the stationary tape, and then to the other end. now do the same with the other tape. no hollows etc so it's not a rectangular box as such, because the tapes go round the hull skin, making it a wonky box. at the BMS which is where the tapes cross initially, depth 275mm min, and beam 750mm min. anywhere else can be anything else, but must comply with the sheerline projection hollows etc rule. the planing fins would be OK, as long as the athwartships tape wraps around the fin without hollows when going up the sides for the required 0.5m from the centreline ( and within the 1m from BMS requirement.) It might be advantageous to push the BMS forward, so the fins are outside the measurement zone.