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      A Few Simple Rules   05/22/2017

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      Moderation Team Change   06/16/2017

      After fifteen years of volunteer moderation at SA, I will no longer be part of the moderation team. The decision to step aside is mine, and has been some time in the works but we did not wish to announce it in advance for a number of reasons. It's been fun, but I need my time back for other purposes now. The Underdawg admin account will not be monitored until further notice, as I will be relinquishing control of it along with my administrative privileges. Zapata will continue on as a moderator, and any concerns or issues can be directed to that account or to the Editor until further notice. Anyone interested in helping moderate the forums should reach out to Scot by sending a PM to the Editor account. Please note that I am not leaving the community, I am merely stepping aside from Admin responsibilities and privileges on the site.


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  1. We have the 5hp version and it always ran reliably until it didn't. It used to always start with few pulls, but then suddenly started dying whenever we put load on it. We indeed had the carb exchanged and the dealer said it was a known problem with the engine. Another source of trouble has been the lack of a switch between internal or external fuel supply. After we connected an external tank once it started doing funny things, i.e. it would refuse to run from the internal tank again properly.
  2. What's the name of the yard building the boat in Estonia?
  3. There is also a difference in wing pitching moments between upwind and downwind sailing. So upwind you want more lift from the rudders upwind than downwind and the angle of attack of the rudder foil can be reduced by bow down trim.
  4. Since the uppermost bar is already at the headstay, I would simply connect those with a slightly curved bar. And then just put a piece of string between the bar and your anchor bracket or asym tack point to keep the sheet from snagging.
  5. Any chance to connect both sides below the tack? Or forward of the headstay?
  6. Shouldn't the rudders be angled as well then? That would also create a more favourable rotation axis for bear aways when pressed.
  7. I sailed on a Grainger and it had the boards angled the other way around, tips in. I think having the foil 2-3 ft below the water will not be enough. It's not going to ventilate, but it will not help a lot, just create a wave. The MOD 70 design is quite different in that the foils exit more vertically UNDER the hull. And they are less horizontal as well, reaching a lot deeper.
  8. What's the weight of the keel? Maybe you can just heel it 90 degrees by pulling on the main halyard.
  9. The horizontal foil might be a tad close to the free surface. In that position it will create a sizeable wave. Also the lift will be reduced since the low pressure area, which contributes the majority of the lift, is restricted by the free surface. Do you plan to cant the rig? Otherwise your daggerboard and rig forces will not be parallel, requiring additional buoyancy.
  10. Does it have a grandfathered tungsten bulb?
  11. As I said above, even the lowest stretch Dynema will stretch. Works fine for fractional rigs with running backstays, but it's too stretchy for a masthead rig. Keep the rod! Replace the rod! If you want to go synthetic, go with a FutureFibres type stay! Rod stretches as well. You can easily dimension dyneema for equivalent stretch. The diameter will be larger by a few mm but that's about it.
  12. I reckon the strut finds its way into the boom fitting by tensioning the rope? So to replicate it I need to find the lowest position of the boom and that will give me my maximum strut length. Is the purchase inside the boom?
  13. Yet again Clean, ED, SA explain why they hate something about sailing. This regatta sucks... This boat sucks... This class sucks... These people suck... If people who have the means, choose to build and sail a certain boat, it has nothing to do with your opinions. And FYI they already have built more boats than the STP's. Also the TP52's have hundreds, however they started somewhere, with hulls #1 and #2. AFAIK there were 4 STP65s built. Rosebud, Moneypenny, Luna Rossa, Container. So I'd say it's a draw at this point.
  14. Would be kinda hard to put a fractional kite on a masthead rigged boat like the Olson 30. There are ways to deal with that problem.
  15. Since you are looking to simplify things and have less (experienced) crew, I suggest to keep it simple and go for a fixed sprit with some clearance to the headstay. Get a runner ala J/boats for the deep stuff. Since the boat has little form stability I recommend a fractional reacher which can also double as heavy air downwind option.