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  1. 2017 Australian Multihull Championships

    Two new names for them, Daimsub or SubDiam But they were fast boats sailed fast.
  2. 2017 Australian Multihull Championships

    DO you have to book in for weighing next Friday and is there a cost?
  3. 2017 Australian Multihull Championships

    OK I'll forgive you this time
  4. 2017 Australian Multihull Championships

    That hurts!
  5. 2017 Australian Multihull Championships

    Evil Gnome is entered for the Nationals let's see some more enter
  6. Airlie Hammo Magnetic 2017

    Wouldn't it look good for a fleet of Diams racing around, I hope the momentum keeps going, very nice boat.
  7. Farrier F-85SR

    They are heaps better still a bit to go so I will muck around in winter and do some more work, well worth doing.
  8. Farrier F-85SR

    Evil Gnome finished, line honours 12 hours and first on handicap one lap dash, still had things go wrong, tramp came out of the track on one side early on, jib block attachment broke and had to be tied on but that was all. This is the hardest inshore race in Australia and even doing the 12 hour we got battered, rained on, near lightning strikes, wind squalls from the storms and at the start super hot and no wind, we had it all, the 24 hour guys just double that. Half way through the race we had to round a buoy at the southern end of the lake and down there was a nasty storm, so we had to get in quick, get around and get out, then heading north there was a westerly storm over the back of the middle part of the lake, we went east and skirted around the edge of it, there was a lot of lightning over the land but dissipated before it got to us, another moment was when we were going from Speers point to Toronto when one of those low rolling squall clouds came in with near 30 knots of wind with horizontal rain, just as we had to bear off to the mark the squall went down to 12 knots so we headed off for the dark hours where the breeze dropped back a bit so when we came to the 12 hour time we were over near Speers Point and the breeze kicked in up to 20 knots, it was then a solid work back th Wangi, just what you need after 12 hours, so we came in tired, wet and hungry after all you can only eat so many bread and chicken rolls with mayo before you need a change. So on my Raceqs log before the iphone battery died we logged 84 nm in 9.50hours which would average 106 nm in 12 hours roughly, the official point to point distance was 90nm no tacking or jibing angles included, how many tacks and jibes did we do, who knows but there is a lot which makes it very hard and challenging race, three of us are coming back next year number 4 needs some more time. I challenge more multi's next year, come and test yourself. Evil
  9. Farrier F-85SR

    Bargain!
  10. Farrier F-85SR

    Did you build your rudders Clive or are they recycled from a cat?Wayne They are the 85 rudders about 200mm shorter, why because the one that broke I added a bit inside the casting so the load point was not on the exit of the casting, i'll get a measurement of their length ewhen the boat gets home, it's having a short holiday in Wangi waiting for next weekends Heaven Can Wait 12 hour race, also did a bearing on the last trip home from wangi, boat stayed together, trailer broke
  11. Farrier F-85SR

    Evil Gnome is halfway between Mad Hatters long cabin and the short day sailing one, mine is built with E glass and epoxy with carbon where the plans specify.
  12. Farrier F-85SR

    If the people who bought the plans only knew what they have, they would be building them now. I wonder how many plan sets were sold?
  13. Farrier F-85SR

    I had an F82r and the difference in the float volumes is larger and for the better , I can drive the F85 floats heaps harder and that is why I went to the float rudders as the main hull comes out of the water more putting more load on the centre rudder, other people would not have a problem with the centre rudder only but I push very hard, floats are easy to build, beams are NOT so easy to build but the mods are really worth it, I'd check with Ian Farrier about your current beams being used myself. Good luck
  14. Farrier F-85SR

    My boat mast is 12.6 and all up weight fully rigged is 85 kg. I have double spreaders and a top mast stiffener for the masthead spi and backstays as well. The unlimited rig should be called the standard rig as this suits the boat well.
  15. Farrier F-85SR

    Hi, Truly lovely boats! Truly hope I will get to start building a tri for myself in not too distant future. Two short questions on the rudders Do the rudders simply kick back for folding? And only the motor is used to steer when folded? Many thanks P I only move a short distance in flat water so the motor is ok, but if you had to go further then a temporary small rudder would be necessary, I am thinking of building a small rudder, short tiller and rudder pin all in one to slip into the existing rudder gudgeon on the transom. They will kickup but not yet, I have them bolted together now because I know the area and depths so is not a problem, but what system I am thinking about is like the of the beach cats with a s/s rod that pushes the rudder back and locks in rather than ropes and pulleys, more positive but that is the winter job, time to go sailing while I can. Had a good race yesterday at the Australia Day regatta at Wangi in 8-13 knots, boat went great except for the first spi hoist where someone tied the sheets around the spi and earlier Watty said on the beach "have you ever had your main halyard slip", well not until he mentioned it we hadn't so first work bang and dropped 6 inches and stayed, we will now tie off the halyard, minor issues but thinking now should have a checklist before a major race.