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  1. SuperFoiler Grand Prix 2018

    I think they rushed the event a little bit. Pretty obvious that the neither the boats nor the teams were prepared enough. It'll be interesting to compare this to the last event. Wind conditions were pretty fortunate. The boats looked to be making terrible VMG in the lighter stuff. It was so much better for the last two races. The harbor wasn't a particularly spectacular backdrop for the event unfortunately. Nice event overall considering this was only the first four races.
  2. racing a waszp as a moth

    You're right, time just flies.
  3. racing a waszp as a moth

    Having watched a Waszp foiling tack it hit me, how much sailing technique and skill has evolved over the years. I believe it was around 5 years ago when moths started tacking on foils. They were not only faster back then but like 20 kilos lighter as well.
  4. Does anyone know what happened to the AC45s? Supposedly 15 was built and 8 foilers participated in the Youth AC last June, so they should be in a reasonable condition. If I remember correctly a couple of them were heavily customized by the AC teams as test platforms. I found a thread about the two bot that was up for sale, bot no info on who might have bought those.
  5. Miami SB dinghy rental/beg/borrow/steal

    Thank you very much. Even though I'd really love to race, unfortunately I can't make it. Gonna have to settle for an hour or two of Hobie sailing, which is pretty awesome considering it's winter where I am right now.
  6. Miami SB dinghy rental/beg/borrow/steal

    hey, I'm in s similar situation as the OP just a couple of years later. Have a hard time believing that the only place to rent a boat in MIami is the one that google finds. http://www.miamicatamarans.com/ Seriously, I even scrolled through the beach on google maps looking for signs of boats on the sand. Don't get me wrong, this place looks ok, but the Hobie brand has much nicer boats on its portfolio than the wave and the getaway that they have. Is there really no other place to rent small boats in the city? cheers
  7. I14 Capsize Compilation

    Wow, that's gotta be exhausting. Seen a novice 49er crew on YT once, they were sailing in much lighter conditions and they must've capsized about this many times over the same time frame, only difference is that it probably wasn't even a compilation and they didn't have such nice runs between the capsizes. It was recorded from a masthead camera if I'm not mistaken. Unfortunately I cannot seem to find it. It was hilarious. Has anyone seen it?
  8. VPP for dinghies and skiffs

    Indeed. Even though this paper is fairly old and the speeds are probably bigger today, it explains the concept quite nicely. https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/52462/1/Findlay_Turnock_Foil_VPP.pdf
  9. Foiling Moth Setup

    yes, and body weight kinda, pitch and ride height. The current systems are fairy complicated, but I don't think you should worry too much about it just now. Swell and chop is a problem indeed. Especially downwind and when you're getting started. People have different opinion about the critical wave patterns though. My suboptimal control system definitely has a hard time coping with short chop.
  10. help me tune my moth control system

    Thank you so much. I don't have a M2 so the kits won't work for me, but now I think I can design and build something!
  11. help me tune my moth control system

    Great info guys, thanks. Carbon tube seems doable as the off season is quite long. I guess the tube can runs freely above the deck. What does it run in inside the foredeck and bowsprit? PTFE tube? Being way stiffer than a 3-4mm stainless rod, I'm guessing the supports could be further away. I'm concerned about the wear though, that is one nice aspect of the inox rod.
  12. How Fast can a Snipe go?

    Love the metaphor. I'm sure it must've been really fast, but not a lot of conventional dinghies can do 20knts. There's an old thread about it.
  13. help me tune my moth control system

    I'm planing on reworking my control system over the winter. Have a couple of questions. Does anyone have on-the-water experience with the cam system? I really like the idea of being able to simply map the wand angle to a certain flap angle. Not sure if I could really get rid of the RHA and gearing as advertised though. Slightly unrelated question. What should be the diameter of the pushrod? Mine is working fine until I'm going bow down into a wave at speed. It bends between the RHA spindle and the point where it exits the control tube. Exactly when I would need it the most to give me more lift. Thanks
  14. 2017 Garda Moth worlds

    How does the 2.4 style gearing adjustment work in practice? It would seem that pulling a couple of millimeters on the rope would pull the pushrod connector down a lot on the bellcrank compared t the old version. Or does the bowsprit move the pushrod through a bigger range, so it's not as sensitive to the vertical length of the bellcrank anymore?