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      A Few Simple Rules   05/22/2017

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  1. When we first got the boat we thought about adding them... but we ended up designing the sails for no inhaulers and have been happy with the performance without them. I was toying adding a through fitting to the side of the coach house, this way you would not have to alter the clew height a ton, would limit the inhaul but I don't think you would want it more than that anyways. Hi thx for jumping in. Yea I though about a two-point system like you describe on the cabin top, but that would take some drillin'. I'm curious about your comment about 'designing the sails for no inhaulers'... what does that mean? Sails built for boats with inhaulers (or super tight sheeting angles) tend to be flatter in the back end down low. Yeah... its always nerve wracking to apply drill to fibreglass.. can't think of any other good solution though. Which 28R are you working on out of curiosity? Re the sail cut, makes sense. I wasn't thinking about if 'backwards' like that! ;^) Re the boat, the one owned by gjbike in San Antonio. There is keelboat sailing in San Antonio? It's a two hour drive down to Body o' Christ, that's a haul, too. It's YUUGE state, I get it. I knew people who'd drive 3 hours to go to a movie in Missouri. Huh. San Antonio. Well the Texans have never seen a river that they didn't think would make a better lake.
  2. Every year our PRO at WYC heads to OZ to PRO at this charity 24 hours race. Looks like a hell of a time. He's here on SA as 'dontcallmejudge', maybe he'll chime in. https://www.rmyctoronto.com.au/heaven-can-wait/
  3. When we first got the boat we thought about adding them... but we ended up designing the sails for no inhaulers and have been happy with the performance without them. I was toying adding a through fitting to the side of the coach house, this way you would not have to alter the clew height a ton, would limit the inhaul but I don't think you would want it more than that anyways. Hi thx for jumping in. Yea I though about a two-point system like you describe on the cabin top, but that would take some drillin'. I'm curious about your comment about 'designing the sails for no inhaulers'... what does that mean? Sails built for boats with inhaulers (or super tight sheeting angles) tend to be flatter in the back end down low. Yeah... its always nerve wracking to apply drill to fibreglass.. can't think of any other good solution though. Which 28R are you working on out of curiosity? Re the sail cut, makes sense. I wasn't thinking about if 'backwards' like that! ;^) Re the boat, the one owned by gjbike in San Antonio.
  4. When we first got the boat we thought about adding them... but we ended up designing the sails for no inhaulers and have been happy with the performance without them. I was toying adding a through fitting to the side of the coach house, this way you would not have to alter the clew height a ton, would limit the inhaul but I don't think you would want it more than that anyways. Hi thx for jumping in. Yea I though about a two-point system like you describe on the cabin top, but that would take some drillin'. I'm curious about your comment about 'designing the sails for no inhaulers'... what does that mean?
  5. No that will not solve it, because it needs to be a hard point (or two points!) that the infucker can pull hard and inward against. Ideally it is directly inboard of the clew's poistion when trimmed. But with it coming off that block at the mast base, it is WAY forward of the clew, and wants to pull the clew forward as much or more as inward. It's really more of a forefucker when rigged like that.
  6. OK kids, anyone sort out the infuckers on the 28r? The genoa tracks are down on the deck and wide so it needs them. But the factory setup seem to have them come off the mast base, which seems ridiculously far forward. Anyone?
  7. Without a backstay, the 20 degree sweep of the H20 spreaders will support the upwind sailplan in light-moderate breese. Breeze on or downwind, you run the real risk of a rig failure. But I'm a sucker for this type of shenanigans, so have a go! ;^)
  8. Nice viddy, nice boat. Just missing some pins on the turnbuckles...
  9. I'd put it down to great crew-work and maneuvers.
  10. Big promo on for the run-up to the worlds, no matter if you plan to sail in it or not. The boat is a very nice combo of solid design, mid-tech build and great ergonomics.
  11. LOL no one looking back??? Then you deserve to get rolled. Not that fighting that off would have been good for anything but pride. Anyway the FE28r is a bag of fun!
  12. Tres sweet Proa! And the beaver tail adds a modern design element
  13. Bob, I think the consensus is that the 235 has very good helm/boat balance. Therefore the keel does not need to improve that; just not mess it up!
  14. Indeed, to follow on IB's comments, I'm reminded that A wise man once told me that 'perfect is the enemy of good'. If we assume that the Righting Moment created by the draft and displacement of the initial drawing is good, And we come close to the centers shown that will give the boat good balance, And we pick a good NACA foil profile. And get a good bulb shape, We will end up with a really good keel for a boat that could really use the upgrade!