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  1. Nope too drunk for that, want to measure something, best turn up yourself. next year big champs will be Berlin for euros and as yet tbc is Plymouth for UK Nat's. Next worlds aus but I understand there is a difference of opinion over venu. I hope the venu with cheaper accommodation will win as that will decide the fleet size.
  2. I think your idea was tried by the current owner of "Monkey" Not sure that he has kept it on the boat much longer. You also lack tuning ability, whilst not essential when underway you do need to get the jib leach tension correct for the wind strength. I suspect that the future will be no jib boom with a set up such as what Dave Clark describes.
  3. I don't think that will work as the forces will deflect the forestay and mess up your jib luff
  4. Well I will go with the 2.5mm rod, I will leave the swedging to the boys at the local riggers. Apparently there is a special technique that they are a bit hush about, but they have a great reputation. Harken Ha300 1" wire blocks should be strong enough to run the high load end of the shroud adjustment. Need to get the rig up to measure the fore triangle so I can pass all the measurements on to Frank Rowsell to make the sails. His lead time will more than likely dictate when I launch. Chris H
  5. What diameter rod rigging are people using? Will 2.5mm diameter be man enough?
  6. Depends on what you want to get out of it and what level of ability you have. Moth Or UFO would be where I 'ld look
  7. The New C12 seats have the Stahl style buttock moldings whilst retaining the Classic British wedge shape.
  8. it was very windy at the end of racing today the final reaches were quite challenging
  9. Just ordered my new sails, going for an Ullmans fibre-path Main and Dacron jib. Do we have any updates for the worlds? NOR or entry fees would be useful
  10. Flights now booked £670 with Aer Lingus from Bristol to San Fran via Dublin arrive sat evening 30th August Chris IC 308 Monkey
  11. Anymore info or NOR for the worlds available yet? Will be booking my flights soon Chris IC 308 Monkey
  12. Of course with £3k could buy you GBR 308 a (first generation new rules boat) and you could get straight out on the water
  13. I upload images to flickr and paste the bb code to share the image
  14. The one hanging off the back of monkey is also small. Guess size really doesn't matter and its all in the way you wiggle it. ;-)
  15. Monkey is currently in my shed with a few minor repairs and one last attempt at finding a small leak that seams to suck in a little water in windy weather. I should be back on the water Sunday or Monday, then it will be sailing at least every other day until I head out to Travemunde a week before the regatta starts for final training at the venue. Meanwhile I found the entry lists on the Travemunde website, although they have mixed AC's in with IC's. IC / AC ICOD So we have 33 boats from 5 nations, 7 AC's 14 ICOD's and 12 New rules IC.