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  1. 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
  2. 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?
  3. 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.
  4. Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    Hi everybody! Seems Dave is getting calls about my mods. I didn't expect him to catch flak for my hacks. Just a note so everyone understands: My mods are made for my convenience only, they are not endorsed by Fulcrum Speedworks, and they may not conform to UFO Class Rules. Please don't contact Dave about my boat mods. He's got more important work to do. (and no, Dave did not ask me to post this)
  5. 14' Stunt S9 Foiling Cat

    Thank you Martin.
  6. 14' Stunt S9 Foiling Cat

    Thank you monochrome and Doug Halsey. Michele confirmed this morning that the jib's effect on the bottom part of the sail allows a tighter traveler setting downwind, and the slack(er) mainsheet results in more twist. Result is that some of the main is always drawing during a gybe and an earlier "flop" on the main. Vicenzo has it pretty well dialed in - we'll try it here when we can. Seems that this would also apply to the Whisper. Martin?
  7. Whisper Foiling Catamaran Sailors

    Thank you Martin, Dave, and Taylor! Who was the kid?
  8. 14' Stunt S9 Foiling Cat

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=131&v=eHVVq4ioWPo Nice foiling gybes by Vicenzo Sorrentino - he keeps the main traveler centered and sails with a lot of twist - any comments on "why"? We normally travel out a bit with a little more sheet tension - which doesn't seem to be correct according to the video.
  9. Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    Crap - sorry bout that.
  10. Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    Fantastic! That sure looked familiar! From my experience: to halt the heel to windward, sheet in like crazy! Even if your butt hits the water, don't bail and keep sheeting. I'm told that if you set the wand deeper to fly higher you have more time to do this, but I have not yet tried it. So you guys can sail during the week? May I come over with mine and join you? Water temp?
  11. Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    Claire 1000 is right: The curved deck on the bows in front of the mast is not designed to support a lot of weight. Don't step there and don't transport it upside down with weight on that area.
  12. 2018 Texas Centerboard Circuit

    Claire 1000: gonna need a bigger boat!
  13. SuperFoiler Grand Prix 2018

    Qman, the racing will get closer as the other teams get better. Can't compare finish deltas on the SFs with the same on keelboats - typically the faster the boats, the bigger the margins. Maybe it's just me, but it seems that a poor maneuver on a SF costs more time than a similar mistake on the AC cats. I just don't think some of the skippers are ready for this - they are afraid of the trapeze and the boat. The keelboat skippers - even the really great ones - will take a season or two to adapt to these boats. One of the skippers repeatedly started to jump out without hooking on. Racing was very exciting - loved it!