gui

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  1. Such a cool looking boat, for those of us with a proa obsession problem! Any videos of the red boat sailing in a blow?
  2. gui

    Gougeon 32 Roll Call

    Yup, that's the one. Stopped by today to say hi, he was chilling just south of Shadyside. Man, what a cool boat.
  3. gui

    Gougeon 32 Roll Call

    I see one regularly sailing in/out of the west river near Annapolis.
  4. gui

    Wabbit for gui?

    If you ve got one for sale (preferably on the right but wrong coast), pm me!
  5. The boat looks amazing! Congratz to Dave, Steve and team! Looks like some strong S wind Monday, will have to convince Dave to stick around for a few more hours
  6. Yes. The foils are collapseable which also means that horizontals are removable and swappable. However, what you'd want more than that is to set the ride height (easy) to foil-assist only mode. This limits programming of the foils to what I call hyperplaning mode, where they'll provide lift until the boat is barely making contact with the water but no further. That's a hell of a lot of fun. After getting used to that, you'd dial in another 3 or so inches of ride height and start to learn foiling while keeping the training wheels pretty close to the road. Crank ride height up to taste as you progress. DRC I had a ~200 pounder out on my boat the other day. Nice 10-12 kts, the dude was flying around happily, first time out on a moth. Got back to shore and started browsing mothmart Sam got a shit session, 0 to 8 kts ... maybe foilable in the puffs, but not as a moth noob. Anyways, A-cat seems like a good choice since at least there's a local fleet where we sail. Sorry for the slight thread high-jack!
  7. But Sam, it was your first time on a moth! Sad that you based your decision on that single day. A bit more practice and you would have been flying quite a bit more.
  8. gui

    DC Designs

    Looks nice Dave, can t wait to see that thing! But water is frozen here too ...
  9. gui

    DC Designs

    Ppffff, close enough Dave. I m a big fan of approximate spelling too Nice looking boat.
  10. gui

    DC Designs

    Aaaaa, pretty boats ...
  11. gui

    DC Designs

    It's pretty amazing the variance that you get when you look at wood spec's (~+/-100kg/m3): Obeche: 380kg/m3 WRC: 356kg/m3 Kiri/Paulownia: 280kg/m3 Balsa: 160kg/m3
  12. gui

    DC Designs

    Sorry for the slight thread high jack. It's around 6-7$/BF in "large" enough quantities, so similar to cedar. I forgot what was the minimum order, but more than the 30BF or so I needed. Is this where you've been looking at Paulonia? http://www.worldpaulownia.com/html/blank.html Nope, there's a lumber yard in MD that sales various kind of paulownia. If you're interested I could pm you the phone#/email of the contact person. It's known as kiri down under, maybe somebody from down S will tell us all about it?
  13. gui

    DC Designs

    Better be good stuff! Northern white has similar properties and is a lot cheaper, at least here in MD.
  14. gui

    DC Designs

    Sorry for the slight thread high jack. It's around 6-7$/BF in "large" enough quantities, so similar to cedar. I forgot what was the minimum order, but more than the 30BF or so I needed.
  15. gui

    DC Designs

    I dunno, was hopping to try it out last winter but I couldn't source it in small quantity, so I went with northern white. My wife has a small box made out of paulownia, very light indeed!Time to plant some trees.
  16. gui

    DC Designs

    try paulownia ... and let me know how it works out!
  17. gui

    DC Designs

    49.1 Canoe rule 1 covers the use of RRS for International competition, and the vast majority of other events will be run by organisations that come under ISAF anyway. Thanks.
  18. gui

    DC Designs

    Forget about racks. When I was still sailing canoes, I always thought it'd be nice to be hiking out of the end of the plank, and still have a trapeze to facilitate hiking. I'm just wondering how legal that would be. It's not in the DC rules and it doesn't appear to be in the rrs, unless I missed something, which is very possible.
  19. gui

    DC Designs

    RRS bans trapezes - unless specifically permitted - so there's no need for class rules to do so. What rule would that be? Can't find it on the rrs ...
  20. gui

    DC Designs

    RRS bans trapezes - unless specifically permitted - so there's no need for class rules to do so. Arf, I see. Thanks.
  21. gui

    DC Designs

    What? Trapping + plank?
  22. gui

    DC Designs

    I'm reading the rules ... every other lines, and I don't see a ban on trapeze. Did I miss something? Could one use a trap wire as an assistance for hiking? Hell, could one trap out of the end of the plank?
  23. gui

    DC Designs

    Well, looks like the 120 year old design/designer (LP/Bill) are doing OK.