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  1. B2G 2016

    If you have a way for us to enhance the experience, we are listening.My home club runs the mono B2G and we spoke to a lot of owners about why they don't want to do the race this year. Multi guys might agree that the negatives we summarized are: Cost of preparing for safety and also performance Insurance (read cost) Paperwork Regulations for necessary experience and certification of crews Rating requirements Crew now want to do Easter things with family and the big one that surprised me was the dislike for the Gladstone venue as an endpoint. If any of you have a hankering for a short-handed race, the Skipper of Samurai Jack is has lost the other half of the crew this morning to illness. First in gets the job, and in the predicted conditions might have a lot of fun? Peter H My first Gladstone was 1992. I was fortunate that XL2 came with a liferaft. It was much easier to 'qualify' in those days. I was also fortunate enough to have the time to deliver home afterwards or in 93 to cruise north to Cairns and back. XL2 also had escape hatches fitted and i was doing a lot of other ocean races in the 90s so it wasn't a one off to set up for Gladstone. Although i did beat Room with a view down the channel in 95 i do think finishing at S2 would make it a much better ocean race. Last one I did was 03 on Free Spirit and by then it was beyond my means from Sydney on my own boat. It used to be that the fleet was mainly cruising boats with a few racers up front. How many cruising boats this year? Perhaps a cruising division is the answer? Interested on how finishing at S2 would make it a better race Nuddy, would you also prefer the start to be at Caloundra fairway
  2. I had been running them outside the shrouds up until I was watching a video of J70s a couple days ago and saw that they launched the sail between the mast and shrouds (e.g. inside/in front of the shrouds). It looked so much easier than pre-feeding the tack around the outside of the shrouds and launching that way. The Ullman article says for a leeward douse you would do it outside/behind, but I am not sure why you couldn't just do a leeward douse in front/inside the shrouds as well. Interested if the highly enlightened team has any tips or tricks for inside launching and dousing? If your doing leeward drops i would go behind the shrouds unless your only flying something tiny. Just thinking speed and effort, if you go in front of the stays you will be pulling the kite 180degrees around the stays when the tacks blown easier just to go straight into the however your storing the kite. My preference on smaller sports boats is for windward drop where possible and you can do whatever you like, I generally like between the D and V as this generally gives more room to get the kite out and has less chance of getting snagged which is likely if you go between the D and mast
  3. New Cubed - First Supermaxi Since Speedboat

    So you are asking what modifications could be made to the current monohull 24h record holder, a nearly new boat, built with no thought to rating and an open checkbook, to make it faster for 24h record breaking?First, replace the rig with one off a modern ultime multi. Then replace the foils with those from a modern ultime multi. Finally, replace the single hull with the three from a modern ultime multi. Dickhead Hey, chill, obviously it is the most breathtaking 100 footer out there and as impressive as a 600+ nm 24h run for a monohull is, It doesn't mean that the boat is perfect. Given what we already have seen on smaller boats, I think it is fully appropriate to speculate what could be done to enhance the performance even further if the owners chose to do so one day. Obviously experimenting on a 100 footer is a little more risky than on a IMOCA60, so I don't expect it to happen anytime soon. Also there won't probably be a need unless a newer and faster 100footer is being built maybe take out your reference to multi 24hr records in your original if you don't like the comment princess
  4. New Cubed - First Supermaxi Since Speedboat

    add another hull would be a good start, last time I looked it was a mono.
  5. Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    When I bought my last boat I went to CM as all my other stuff has been and was through them. During the phone call to CM they put me through to the underrighters who pretty straight forward just said no, when I said in that case I will take all my other stuff away as well they just said ok and hung up. I now don't have anything with CM