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      A Few Simple Rules   05/22/2017

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  1. so after day 1, purely from looking at the results, the Hick 30 is doing well, the C&C 30 is doing badly, the MC31 did a lot better in the second race than the first and the tigers retired. What were the on water conditions like?
  2. I have a Hanse 400 with the Selden twin spreader mast The first set of spreaders has one captive shroud that passes through, then goes to a tang below the second spreader, this is held in place by a bolt. The longer shroud runs through the first spreader, through the second to the mast near the forestay. When the boat rolls, either at sea or at anchor we get a groaning noise, which is coming from the longer shroud, I suspect we get a few mills of movement through the first spreader, but its noisy and I don't think it should be doing it. The shrouds are tightened to the correct tension. I have tried writing to Selden with no answer, and talked to the Selden rep at the Southampton boat show, who didn't know and wasn't very interested Does anyone have any suggestions?
  3. Looks sweet, I did the same myself, took out a poorly designed inboard, glassed over the hole and put a 9.8 Tohatsu on the back, life is so much easier now!!
  4. Can you post the on water places and times, it would be good to see how it performed against the other boats
  5. A more pertinent point is how des the FE 23 and the Seascape 24 compare to a Melges 24 which one is faster?
  6. The paint on the topsides of my boat is starting to lift off the primer, so I'm scraping and sanding it back to the primer which is well attached to the glass, then will repaint. However paint manufacturers don't want me to put one pack over two pack or vice versa. The primer is 14 years old and is a yellow custard sort of colour. Does anyone have any ideas what it might be? The only suggestion so far is it is Awlgrip primer Thanks
  7. Go for it, I did the same after I broke my mast, used the main sheave as the outhaul block, set p a 8:1 internally and got a local guy to weld up a gooseneck from ally. It was my winter project 3 years ago and its still going strong.
  8. I would have thought that 20 years of design and manufacturing progress might make up for a 4ft difference. As for the others, is the Melges 32 such a radical design that they cant match it?
  9. Yes agree it was great to watch, however the information as to when races started and who was going to be I them was pretty non-existent. Good venue, but possibly requires better promotion to get more crowds down. When the worlds were held there we had thousands of spectators
  10. So is there a boat from the modern designs: MC 31, C&C 30, Farr 28 etc that will beat a Melges 32 round a course? If not, its all a bit of a waste of time isn't it?
  11. possibly one in Perth, don't know where you are though
  12. unless you are going to drop it whilst gybing, which was not the situation here, grab the lazy sheet, bear away to depower, pit blows the tack line, haul it round the headstay then pit blows a few meters of halyard, then drop halyard as you control it into the hatch. You'll probably need a sewer rat to help pull it through.
  13. Cadillac was out racing on Saturday, first over the line in Div 1, beat the fastest T870 by 5 mins/hour, beat the fastest M24 by 10 mins per hour. I saw it going downwind like a train with a fractional kite in 20 knots of wind. We got 16 knots boatspeed on the second T870. The real test will be when the big boats come back from offshore over the next few weeks I think they are still tuning it, but it looks nice