JeffD

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  1. JeffD

    Flying Ant bring big smiles and so much fun

    It would have been 60s. I believe John Spencer originally designed the Ant as a trainer for the larger Cherubs. They had wooden spars and used P class main sails as they could be purchased cheaply second hand. I think the Aussies quickly hotted up the rig and deck layout and added a trapeze. Probably why it has lasted in Aus and not here, the class was pretty much dead here by end of 70s if not earlier as most kids were pushed into single handed boats. Nice to see Flying Ants back home in NZ. FA130 was my first boat.
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    Farr 3,7

    Honest mistake here GRF... Still you could prove it beyond doubt by not wasting the next 10 pages pontificating about foiling rudders, just go and sail it. 3.7s are cool boats if you are the right weight which is around 75kg. They are light, can plane everywhere and don't need those foiling thingies. If its going down the mine move your ass to the back of the boat. Some useful stuff here http://www.3-7class.org.nz/tuning--technique.html But good luck, all the best learning to sail it and do post photos of your progress. And you Poms need to keep your grubby little minds off our sheep ok.
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    Farr 3,7

    Doug Lord is that you?
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    DC Designs

    Hi Chris, Its great watching you guys trying innovative new construction methods. Without giving away all your secrets, would you elaborate a little on the trends for rocker and volume distribution?
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    ....got stung by the 'WASZP'?..OD foiler...

    Am I the only person who had to look up what these slow 2 person ICs might be? Dude, all you have to know is bathtub and 3ksb and you have the IC understood You may need to elaborate, some here might think an IC is an International Canoe which might exceed your 3ktsb by a small margin.