Rawhide

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  1. Rawhide

    Wings on Rudders

    Why install something that was superseded years ago? buy a set of exploder wings and simply screw and glue to the bottom of the rudder.
  2. Jesus, what must have been going through the skippers head before he found him. No pun intended.
  3. Rawhide

    port!

    Everything here points to a bunch of precious and entitled Opti parents and their coaches behaving like diks over a non incident.
  4. Rawhide

    port!

    Hard to pick age, but they look competent to me. the fleet is close, good sail trim, all the boats healed to windward, correct fore and aft trim, nice line into the mark, not what I see in the green fleet over here.
  5. Rawhide

    port!

    Both those kids are looking forward, shows how concerned they are.
  6. Rawhide

    port!

    What are they going to protest about? the bad man in the big bad boat scared me? Do you see anything in that photo which indicates any of those kids had to or actually did alter course. all I see are a bunch of kids racing each other not caring about the yacht. just more SA clickbait. The real issue is whether he had his AIS transmitting
  7. Rawhide

    port!

    What are those parents thinking letting their kids sail in open water with other boats around. they should all sail in 4 foot deep lakes with nets around like the trampolines. BTW taking into account how telephoto lenses shorten distances, this doesn't look to bad an action for any competent skipper
  8. Rawhide

    Protest at Langkawi Race Week

    It was a cold day
  9. Rawhide

    Protest at Langkawi Race Week

    Move along nothing to see here
  10. Maybe same effect though if the splitter was fried. A bit early yet to burn him at the stake.
  11. Prior to this years Southport race we replaced the vhf aerial because we were not showing up on AIS except when very near a ground station. This was after checking the unit was transmitting and bypassing the splitter which was considered the most likely fault. Would appear the impedance in the cable was such that the low output signal from the AIS was mostly lost, though VHF still worked and we could see other boats around us on AIS, but not at the same range as with a new aerial. Given our experience ,maybe MR is right. Also unlike the skeds which have a mandatory recept requirement (by any means) there is nothing in the SI which require your AIS signal to be received, just that your unit is transmitting.
  12. That was a quick turnaround. Going for something a bit more comfortable for next years S2H?
  13. Rawhide

    Sydney to Hobart 2019

    Got it thanks. It looks like IRC wt includes crew but not safety gear
  14. Rawhide

    Sydney to Hobart 2019

    63kg seems a lot. that would mean we added 630kg. 160kg water, 70kg fuel, say 15kg/p personal gear and food. 380kg, raft plus non fixed safety gear 70kg. about 450kg and does not IRC include an allowance when calculating rating? it used to show up on the rating certificate as IRC wt but is now hidden. % wt increase has an effect but I don't think it is IRC which makes small boats uncompetitive.
  15. Rawhide

    Sydney to Hobart 2019

    Our bill about $40k for a 40ftr already in cat 1, which incuded a few new specialist sails. Insurance upgrade was $3k.