Charlie P Mayer

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  1. Charlie P Mayer

    14' Stunt S9 Foiling Cat

    Video of yesterday's test here: Still some things to work out, mainly with technique. CZ has no cleat, so getting on and off the wire is a challenge. I run out of hands pretty quickly. Frustrating day, very shifty, gusts were far apart. I had never experienced a spin or CZ auto-tack until yesterday. A challenge to sail well. I like that. Seems like it will be a real mess in a capsize.
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    14' Stunt S9 Foiling Cat

    Code Zero:
  3. Charlie P Mayer

    14' Stunt S9 Foiling Cat

    Fastest I have ever sailed - and now that it is on the interweb it must be true. Have no idea what caused the GPS to go nuts. S9 double turbo rigging test. https://youtu.be/X7YMrVyVRMY
  4. Charlie P Mayer

    14' Stunt S9 Foiling Cat

    Looking forward to our visit Martin!
  5. Charlie P Mayer

    14' Stunt S9 Foiling Cat

    Added a code zero kit by Matt Bell of Outlaw Sailing. Interesting set of obstacles to add a code zero to what was once a unirig. Boat has always been great with high wind, but a little underpowered in very light air. CZ adds 7 sq m to the sail plan. Should fix the light air blues. Video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQRZ5MXRR58
  6. Charlie P Mayer

    Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    Cool video! Note the lack of wetsuit and the lack of crazy corrections. Sweet spot for the boat and the skipper - good job Otto!
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    Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    I thought this might happen: I just don't have enough time to play with all my boats, so one of them has to go. The UFO has been a ton of fun, great support from Dave (thank you Dave), but I think the wind here at the lake is just a little too spotty and light for the boat. Anyway, the boat is set up on the dock and ready for inspection or demos. $4,000 including cover and beach wheels. Central Texas. Yes, I bought an ad. Charlie
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    Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    So, does April 14-15 work for anybody? Kemah? Texas City Dike? Clear Lake? Lake Waco? TN: how about your lake? Any wind in early April? Canyon Lake and Lake Travis are a bit unpredictable, but available. Kemah and TCD should have the best wind, eh?
  9. Charlie P Mayer

    2018 Texas Centerboard Circuit

    jcasto: Any guidance on having a UFO seminar at GC?
  10. Charlie P Mayer

    Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    Hi All - Dave Clark would like to escape winter and come down to Texas for another UFO seminar - he mentioned second weekend in April. Should we have a stand-alone event, or should we encourage him to attend one of these: http://www.texascenterboard.org/schedule/ I know Dave watches these forums (fora?) so he'll see your responses. Thanks, Charlie
  11. Charlie P Mayer

    2018 Texas Centerboard Circuit

    Hi All - Dave Clark would like to escape winter and come down for another UFO seminar - he mentioned second weekend in April. Should we have a stand-alone event, or should we encourage him to attend one of these: http://www.texascenterboard.org/schedule/ Thanks, Charlie
  12. Charlie P Mayer

    Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    There is a youth regatta at LCYC this weekend. Squirt (my UFO) is available to sail - please PM me if you are interested. Charlie
  13. Charlie P Mayer

    Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    Thank you duwke! Great job of saving those windward splashes - pull! Are you launching and sailing at the Kemah end of the lake?
  14. Charlie P Mayer

    Mothquito

    fastyacht: yep. old boats become obsolete - just like old cars and old airplanes But I think I understand the issue from xonk1: we're quickly headed toward handicap racing more than one-design. This is disturbing to one-design proponents. The Mothquito looks expensive and fragile. We'll see. Boat speed comparisons: the only way to legitimately compare boats is to observe sailors of equal talent and experience sailing side-by-side. Anything else is just conjecture.