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  1. CazzaRanda

    Flying Tiger

    All is well Filippo... I was indeed on board for that first sail with my camera and cheesy music too :-)
  2. CazzaRanda

    Flying Tiger

    It appears that the threads are still in the forum, but they don't seem to be searchable. Here are some good ones:
  3. CazzaRanda

    Flying Tiger

    ...and here is the story narrated by Bob:
  4. CazzaRanda

    Flying Tiger

    It began in the Anarchy 30 thread. I believe it was the old version of the SA forum and those posts might have been lost in the move to the new version. The wikipedia entry has part of the story: Good times... sometime I wonder where BIAM must be nowadays :-)
  5. CazzaRanda

    Flying Tiger

    Rather than using a fractional what we actually did was to build a small mast top kite, about 90 sqm I believe, much smaller and flatter than the class kite. It was still very fast, but much more manageable than class kite in strong winds or when shorthanded.
  6. CazzaRanda

    Flying Tiger

    The tang to which the forestay is attached to, has a second hole right above the one used by the forestay (see picture). I always thought that if you have a second external spinnaker halyard you could attach a block there, and pass the halyard through that block on his way down. WARNING: I never actually did try this solution, as I wasn't sure that tang would be appropriate to take the load of the frack spi. Do your own assessment and tests if you want to give it a try... While you are inspecting the mast take a look at the rivets that keep the tang attached to the mast. The forestay pulls quite hard there, and you may want to replace all of them, or those that might be pulling out as in the picture
  7. CazzaRanda

    Seascape 24 in the works

    this is in german, but there's a nice video of the boat inside and outside:
  8. CazzaRanda

    Flying Tiger

    yes, the builder would typically send replacement/improvements parts (mast step, transom G10 reinforcement, ...) and in many cases did cover the cost of work at local yards. This is #15 still going strong in San Fran with the new owner... Cazza
  9. CazzaRanda

    Swede 55

    nice shot...
  10. CazzaRanda

    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    EWS has it pretty right... looking at those same results, do you conclude that a Farr 30 is boat for boat in the same bull park (and some time faster) than a 111? Good luck with the norcal fleet, it was great to see the 4 111s going for it on saturday... just make sure you finish in front of all the other 111s, then who cares what the other boats are doing... Cazza
  11. Please send more pictures and drawings of the FT-10 4-point engine garage door system you mentioned.