paulnudd

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About paulnudd

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  1. paulnudd

    Farrier F-85SR

    EDF when she was LDT did the one lap in 2012 or 13. Tri Flying usually does it. TT used to do 24 hrs but not with me, I'm too old for that. If i was there I'd do the one lap but im not.
  2. paulnudd

    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. Checklist before every race.
  3. paulnudd

    Farrier F-85SR

    I think you are right. When a cat is tacking both rudders are fully immersed. When a F85 is tacking only one will be immersed at any point and the other will be clear or just touching the surface. It will change from one to the other mid-tack as the tri flops over.
  4. paulnudd

    Farrier F-85SR

    Boat names can be personalSpecial Kay and Pear Tree are examples.
  5. paulnudd

    Corsair Pulse 600

    Nice. I had a Tiger 800, now swapped for a Street Triple 660 so that barb can legally ride it. Also have a KTM Freeride 250R (2 stroke) and a TTR230 road/trail.
  6. paulnudd

    Corsair Pulse 600

    Off topic I know but hey - this is anarchy, Ozmultis what's that front wheel?
  7. paulnudd

    Corsair Pulse 600

    2 pulse 600s raced at the Lock Crowther Memorial Regatta 2016 last weekend. "Multihull Central" and "Pulse 600". Unfortunately too much westerly for racing on Saturday. 2 races Sunday Results: http://www.royalmotor.com.au/multihulls/results/2016/LCMR/SGrp1.htm http://www.royalmotor.com.au/multihulls/results/2016/LCMR/01RGrp1.htm http://www.royalmotor.com.au/multihulls/results/2016/LCMR/02RGrp1.htm Next event here is the Sydney Harbour Multihull Regatta 28th - 30th October 2016 Assuming they will both be there. After that is the 2016 Multihull Nationals at Wangi Will the Pulse 600s be there?
  8. paulnudd

    Farrier F-85SR

    Fixed Please don't alter my text Andrew, especially when you are incorrect. My F-28R is one of the first F-28 imports to AUS, in about '98 by Ian (Ox) Davis. I think the boats were Scud, Pear Tree, Summit, mine was Special Kay owned by Greg Kay of Classic Trailers who made their trailers I think. His dad Bob owned one as well, and they were most definitely F-28R boats designed by Ian Farrier who I believe was working in the factory at the time. Mine is boat #14, now proudly more F than the rest because Ian Farrier has signed inside the float at my request after he inspected the boat. In the pic you will see us enjoying a cruise, with the Corsair F-28 logo clearly visible. The sail logo has become F-28RX in case I modify something to make it go xtra fast. ( I love love love the Omohundro carbin mast) Peter IMG_3104fixedlow.jpg John Partridge was the 'entrepreneur'who did the deal with Paul Koch to import the first batch of F28Rs into Sydney. He brought together Bob and Greg Kay, who had F24 mkIIs and Kurt Ottowa, who had a F27. John had a ex Considine 075 (APC). Thr 28s were Pear Tree, Scud, Special Kay and Troika. Bob sold Troika to Robyn Ottowa who renamed it Summit after his company. Scud and Summit are still on Pittwater and both have had much sail track problems with the omo mast. Greg made trailers for the Kay boats. The other 2 didn't need trailers. Your boat looks great Peter. What name have you given it? See you in November?
  9. paulnudd

    Corsair Pulse 600

    Not that big. MadMax/Carbon Copy is only 10M long and weighs less than half of a 10M trailable monohull. A small light trailer is sufficient. However a large heavier trailer is easier on the boat for trailing. Mast length can be problematic. Morticia uses a 2 piece mast.
  10. paulnudd

    Corsair Pulse 600

    put Randy in a sprint and anyone you like in M23 to see which is faster. I think you will find the sprint faster in nearly all conditions.
  11. paulnudd

    Corsair Pulse 600

    I saw a pulse for the first time on the weekend and sailed a regatta with it. This was at Kurnell on Botany Bay - Sydney. I didn't get a close up look at it and I have no idea what the new owner paid for it. It was the first proper outing for the owner after a familiarisation sail with the local dealer. The owner and crew are experienced Taipan cat sailors and I expect they will sail it to it's potential once they get used to it. At times over the weekend the pulse demonstrated formidable performance. Also competing was the mk1 sprint that i owned up to a year ago. The new owner has improved the sprint and had a year to figure it out, including the recent Marlay Point Race. Keith and his crew sailed very well throughout the regatta and even worried Two Tribes in the very light races. My impression is that a well sailed pulse will be more than competitive with well sailed sprints dashs etc. I think they have proven to be a good od class already in Thailand and expect they will do the same here.
  12. paulnudd

    Corsair Pulse 600

    From what I have seen of the conditions there I would expect a firefly to be faster around a course. On flat water up to say 15 knots wind I would expect Pulse to be considerably faster than firefly. Firefly is an offshore capable cat. Not fair to compare to a 6m daysailer, then there's cat vs tri.
  13. paulnudd

    Corsair Pulse 600

    When is this happening?
  14. paulnudd

    Farrier F-85SR

    Seacart 30 mast is 15m (Mainsail luff = 14.39). F32srcx has main luff = 15.09 My 27' cat launched 1989 had a 13m mast. 12.6 would be about right for a 'lightish' 8.5 m racing tri. Blackjack's should be quite a weapon. Can't wait to see it on the water. I need some competition, IC has gone north, Lukim Yu beats me on OMR but only occasionally do we finish close together.
  15. paulnudd

    Corsair Pulse 600

    When Toby sold me Louie he told me the secret to downwind was to run deep. Even on TT I have had success running deep with a kite that is not intended for that in light winds. If we weiged under 800kg perhaps we could run hot in the light. A 20' boat would have to come in under 400kg to do it. I just don't think it is on for a 20' tri in >5 knots. What does a Nacra 20 weigh?