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  1. i550

    Glad, Thanks for your usual ringing endorsement. Success takes persistence, hope & a positive attitude. S&T Ditto , Why is it that the biggest knockers of the i550 concept are "boatbuilders" who want to build a production boat? Whinging will not get the job done. Knocking what you have will not encourage others to follow your lead. Promoting other designs on this thread or others will not encourage others to join the i550 family. As Tim & Susan say "nuf said"
  2. i550

    Not a chance Team Shazza is going to not going to back up Team Watershed, that would just be bloody un-Australian Josh & Donna
  3. i550

    Nice name, did you think of your mum when you came up with that. I'm sure she would be proud. Looser.
  4. i550

    Confusing... why are you selling? From your blog it all seems good. Sorry guys, I just didn't want to re-paint my deck. It's painted now and no one offered me any ridiculous money so I wouldn't have to do it. See my blog again for piccies Shazza is OFF the market.
  5. i550

    Make me an offer I can't refuse for Shazza http://i550---shazza.blogspot.com/
  6. i550

    You know what, Joe? You're right! I took all the data from every race an i550 has ever competed in. The data was compiled from 251 different i550 regattas with an mean of 27.4 boats on the line for each regatta. The average number of races per regatta was 7.3. Then I took each variant of the i550 design and did linear regressions on each variation against all the aforementioned data points, looking for the conditional probability distribution for y, where y is the final standing of each design variant in the standings at the end of each regatta. And you were right! After all the number crunching, the boats all finished with the same score, no matter what kind of rig it was carrying, horrifically expensive carbon fiber, or found-by-the-roadside abandoned Chrysler Buccaneer 18 metal squatty. Short cabin, long cabin, no cabin, fin keel, bulb keel, shoal-draft, twin-rudder, inboard rudder, porta-potty, foam-cored, ply-wood cored, roto-molded, whatevah!! Against the full range of wind conditions, too! It didn't seem to make one lick of difference: ALL i550s ARE THE SAME. I went one step farther. I figured, well hell, since all i550s are the same, maybe all 18 FOOT BOATS ARE THE SAME. So, I threw in some data from Ideal 18s and Precision 18s and NACRA 18s and what-have-you. Hell, I even threw in some 18-Footer regatta data. And guess what? ALL 18 FOOT BOATS ARE THE SAME!!! I shit you not. It is an amazing, empirically demonstrated fact and I plan to publish these results in a peer-reviewed journal this spring. I'm very excited about this, as you can probably tell. But you figured it out first, so I'll definitely give you a nod in the Acknowledgments section. Tim you are a legend ! Thank you for all your hard earned research results, I look forward to seeing your published results in the next edition of "Sailing Science and Kaos Mast Theory" :)
  7. i550

    Yep. Uh, Yep
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  9. i550

    RL 28, SONATA 26, ADAMS 11.9MT and half a dozen cruisers/classic/timber were the direct competition for HCP, we also beat home a div 1 Colson design.
  10. i550

    Shazza has had a win today (Sunday 20th) in the first two races of the 2011 Winter Series. 2 races, and two line honours wins. We had a 5th and 1st on handicap on a day with less than 5knots. Who says I550's are slow in the light stuff
  11. i550

    Fantastic, sounds like Now is the time to invest !!
  12. i550

    Tell me more Timber, what specials to you have at the moment ?
  13. i550

    Getting very close to that time of year, Merry Christmas to all I550 enthusiasts. After Christmas in Queensland the first race off the bat for an i550 get together is the Surf to City where Tokyo Trash Baby and Shazza will be racing for the right to put their name on the 'Crate Cup' Surf to City Yacht Race - 22nd January 2011 No other race in Australia consists of two fleets, an offshore and inshore fleet, both starting and finishing at the same place. The Surf to City Yacht Race is also one of a handful of races that see both monohull and multihull yachts compete against each other. Held in January, the Surf to City is now in its 18th year. In 2010, the Surf to City attracted 90 of the most influential yachts in Queensland and northern New South Wales ranging in size from the mighty Black Jack to 7m trailer sailors. The Inshore Fleet is usually a day race. The course follows the main channel from Southport to Brisbane past all of the islands in the southern part of Moreton Bay. The Offshore Fleet is a day/night race. Starting off the Southport Seaway, the yachts head north around Cape Moreton to enter Moreton Bay and then to the finish. The race is organised and hosted by Queensland Cruising Yact Club and run in association with Southport Yacht Club.
  14. i550

    Good on you BEN !!!! Awesome effort
  15. i550

    i550 Crate Cup Trophy will be up for grabs, being run in conjunction with the St. Helena Cup 2 & 3 October more information on the i550 group facebook site www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=122920237...344061033&ref=ts