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:
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    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
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    14' Stunt S9 Foiling Cat

    Looking forward to our visit Martin!
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    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
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    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?
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    2018 Texas Centerboard Circuit

    jcasto: Any guidance on having a UFO seminar at GC?
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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?
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    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.
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    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)
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    14' Stunt S9 Foiling Cat

    Thank you Martin.
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    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?
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    Whisper Foiling Catamaran Sailors

    Thank you Martin, Dave, and Taylor! Who was the kid?
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    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.
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    Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    Crap - sorry bout that.
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    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?
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    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.
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    2018 Texas Centerboard Circuit

    Claire 1000: gonna need a bigger boat!