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  1. knobblyoldjimbo

    Port Tacking the Feet.

    1. There is or used to be a vid on the International Contender site of a World's start, taken from the pin. Hundred or more boats and one cheeky bugger on port flat out on the wire, fully committed. Perfect port start. 2. I sailed Rockets at Draycott in the Midlands occasionally. One guy had one of the few legal (grandfathered) boats that had a tunnel hull. Was a great experience. Some of the boats where like well built furniture.
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    Rust with Loctite

    Ss is only stainless if it's in air. No air means corrosion. If seawater wicks in it'll be worse.
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    Baggy Sails

    Haha, yes that same TY had a mylar Genoa, first time out one of my kids spent most of the time sailing up front sticking gaffer tape on it. It was delaminating so bad.
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    Baggy Sails

    And now only $300!
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    Racing Rules of Sailing, poster

    I noted that (on the main page though) like me you saw a red boat and a green boat, however, as JimC pointed out the boat that goes from green to red actually is the same boat, the colour change is just to signify the keep clear boat.
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    Crazy weight reductions stories

    I had an 18ft trailer sailer (Katrina, Careel 18). We had done well in the nationals in previous years, anyway keen to keep up the record I did some weight reduction. First the outboard (min 5hp per the class rules) took off the Evenrude 5hp two stroke twin (27kgs) and bought an old Tohatsu 5hp single (it had a hole in the cylinder head cover which let out water in the form of steam so I bogged it with that metal epoxy stuff that comes in a cylinder shape that you cut off then nead to mix - worked fine). The Toey was about 20kgs so that was 7kg difference. Next I replaced the rudder which was 12kgs with one that came out at 6kg. It had an alum plate box which bent in the first race! Net effect NOTHING. No difference at all. I know that some classes are different and in ours people were replacing things like centreboards for the minimum weight 67kgs (from either 110 or 200 for the cast iron version). That didn't make much difference either.
  7. Ah I see, it was the colour swap that caught me. Thanks
  8. I challenge that image. At the last mark where red and green are going for the finish line. Green is clear ahead of Red. Red comes up to windward of Green Green then luffs Red and Red tells him to hold his proper course. I understand that Green can take red to the other side of the world if he wants, he doesn't need to bear off to proper course as there was no overlap to modify the windward/leeward issue. What am I missing?
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    Baggy Sails

    First thing to do is check the bolt rope. In most sails after a short period it tends to shrink. Release the stitches at the bottom and see 8f that makes a difference. I had an 18ft trailer sailer and did this. Gave me a couple of extra years of racing.
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    My Apologies, and a Question re CAT TRAX

    Getting longer axle will mean you have to have a heavy duty tube therefore it'll be much heavier
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    Think I may have another go..

    I wear a stinger suit that I bought in Port Douglas. Perfect for sun protection, my only exposed bits are fingers and face. As to which boat go to your nearest club and talk with people. The boat in my avatar is a 14ft beach cat. I'm 70kg and one of the best helms is only 60 something. In the paper tigers one of the guys in our club can't be more than 62 and he's one of the top international sailors, also the leading sailmaker.
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    Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    Yay, bring the order book!
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    Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    Phil Johnson Regatta - 18th August - Oz I've heard there are some (one?) UFO on the East Coast of Oz. Here's a place to try it out - nice and safe - won't get washed out to sea at this place and it's apparently 9m deep. You'll certainly get a lot of interest. Some will know Phil, he's been a stalwart of the 14ft Maricat class for many years. This is from the Facebook page of Tanilba Bay SC From the commentary there'll be a bunch of different boats - Moth's, H18's F18's plus a gaggle of 14's. Apparently the reservoir is 9m deep so plenty of room for the foilers. 2018 PHILS BENEFIT SAILING DAY 18TH AUGUST 2018 A Benefit Day is being organised to raise funds to help our member Phil Johnston who is dying of brain cancer and has a loving wife and two teenage daughters. We want to support this family going through this rough journey. The venue is Grahamstown Dam Sailing Club (6 Grahamstown Road, Medowie NSW 2318) Entry is open to all off the beach catamarans and mono hulls (including Trailer sailers). Four races are scheduled for the Regatta. Registration 900 to 1100 Competitor Briefing 1130 First Warning Signal not before 1230 DIVISIONS -Catamarans 4.3m and under -Catamarans 4.4m and over -Mono hulls -Trailer Sailors Barbecue lunch will be available and maybe an after sailing BBQ. BYOG We look forward to welcoming you on the day. For further information contact Mick Colecliffe, Racing Secretary, Tanilba Bay Sailing Club 0419 999 785
  14. Phil has been a stalwart of the 14ft Maricat class in Oz, I'm guessing that there are some here who would be interested. This is from the Facebook page of Tanilba Bay SC From the commentary there'll be a bunch of different boats - Moth's, H18's F18's plus a gaggle of 14's. Apparently the reservoir is 9m deep so plenty of room for the foilers. 2018 PHILS BENEFIT SAILING DAY 18TH AUGUST 2018 A Benefit Day is being organised to raise funds to help our member Phil Johnston who is dying of brain cancer and has a loving wife and two teenage daughters. We want to support this family going through this rough journey. The venue is Grahamstown Dam Sailing Club (6 Grahamstown Road, Medowie NSW 2318) Entry is open to all off the beach catamarans and mono hulls (including Trailer sailers). Four races are scheduled for the Regatta. Registration 900 to 1100 Competitor Briefing 1130 First Warning Signal not before 1230 DIVISIONS -Catamarans 4.3m and under -Catamarans 4.4m and over -Mono hulls -Trailer Sailors Barbecue lunch will be available and maybe an after sailing BBQ. BYOG We look forward to welcoming you on the day. For further information contact Mick Colecliffe, Racing Secretary, Tanilba Bay Sailing Club 0419 999 785
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    RS CAT 14 Question

    It gets very hairy when you get hit by a gust, the bows start to go into a wave and you can't unclear the main!