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  1. What do you think about using ring instead of block for top of the mast external halyard?
  2. Hi, what do you guys thing would ring be any good for use on top of the mast instead block for external halyard? Thanx
  3. 4 launched, 1 coming soon (maybe even this summer), 1 maybe this year. From my experiance boat heeled that much like "Tonka" in that video can't sail as fast as a flat one. When guy on video said 5,5 they very heeled quite a lot, dragging stern. With that much heeling I was once measuring 3.8-4 knots upwind in maybe 7-8knots of wind. We were heavy, 4 of us onboard, but when we sailed the boat flat the speed was 4,5knots.
  4. Hi Timber. Can you please tell me in what wind and sea state 5,7+ knots upwind speed is normal? And how much degrees of boat heel. I must have been doing something wrong because I have never manage to go that fast upwind. Little bear off from close hauled yes, the boat is accelerating very well, 6knots or even more yes. But close hauled...
  5. It seems that it hasn't been update for a while.
  6. Is that i550 world map with red and green dots still active and update?
  7. Where is mainsail halyard located? At the bottom of the mast so mainsail clutch is inside the cabin or on the cabin?
  8. Thank you for your complete normal answer!
  9. Somebody on the wrong foot... They are different class boats, I didn't ask why gp26 isn't lighter, it's balast to hull ratio is very good and balast carry a lot of weight so overall weight of the boat is great. I asked how is the other boat build that much lighter and I was interested in building methods about building light boat. I have read Kevin F. thread and thanx for the compliment. I haven't been told that I am lazy for a long time 2 Jim Donovan: Thank you for the info.
  10. I read Kevin F. topic. I see that I am bothering you all and that you know all the answers. Perhaps that is the reason that you explain so well why is hard to build the boat to 1000kg when in australia they bulid bigger ones to 855kg.
  11. Estimate 25+ saling now; with the fleet expanding this year. Weights are difficult to determine unless the boats have been measured. Our hull 1 was weighed for IRC, and in GP26 class measurement trim weighs 1005kg. When I mention it is "difficult" to build a GP 26 to minium wieght, this is due in large part to the size of the boat (freeeboard and internal volume requirments) and the requirement to meet a scantling rule for the structures. Normal production boat building methods will yield boats near maximum weight. What about those GP26 in Argentina, I read somewhere that they are over 1100kg? 1005kg is excellent, congratulations on that. Is that ready for sail just except sail? You said that normal production method isn't good for building GP26 near minimum weight, can I ask what method you had in mind? Hand lay up? What method would you recommend, vacuum baging, prepeg, infusion?
  12. So is there glass on the inside of the hull and carbon on the keel frame so there are two separate pieces bonded together? Or there is keel frame with multiple layers of e-glass and carbon laminated together?
  13. How many gp26 are out there sailing? Do you know their weight?
  14. Can you put a pic or link to his mast? His design or someone engineer it? Thanx.
  15. Thanx for answer, if Jim or Windseeker could give us engineers explanation that would be great! One more question. I noticed that people said in this or another gp26 thread how it is hard to build them to class minimum, near 1000kg. I understand and belive that. I dont understand how australian sports boat like T8sc is a little longer but lighter. How they do it? T8sc LOA 8m Complete boat 855kg Racing verison T8r LOA 8m Complete boat 750kg And boat of them carry more sails probably because square top mains.