• Announcements

    • Zapata

      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

      Underdawg did an excellent job of explaining the rules.  Here's the simplified version: Don't insinuate Pedo.  Warning and or timeout for a first offense.  PermaFlick for any subsequent offenses Don't out members.  See above for penalties.  Caveat:  if you have ever used your own real name or personal information here on the forums since, like, ever - it doesn't count and you are fair game. If you see spam posts, report it to the mods.  We do not hang out in every thread 24/7 If you see any of the above, report it to the mods by hitting the Report button in the offending post.   We do not take action for foul language, off-subject content, or abusive behavior unless it escalates to persistent stalking.  There may be times that we might warn someone or flick someone for something particularly egregious.  There is no standard, we will know it when we see it.  If you continually report things that do not fall into rules #1 or 2 above, you may very well get a timeout yourself for annoying the Mods with repeated whining.  Use your best judgement. Warnings, timeouts, suspensions and flicks are arbitrary and capricious.  Deal with it.  Welcome to anarchy.   If you are a newbie, there are unwritten rules to adhere to.  They will be explained to you soon enough.  

Bill's Sock Puppet

  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

0 Neutral

About Bill's Sock Puppet

  • Rank

Profile Information

  • Location
    Bronx, NY

Recent Profile Visitors

3,248 profile views
  1. J/88

    Note from J88 Class President:
  2. Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    Charlie, Inside the Wand-Box (or whatever it is called) is a threaded pushrod, it is adjustable - if it is set too short there is a possibility it could push the Foil-Push-Rod too deep. I'm sure Dave will figure it out. Here is a explanation of How the Wand Works that I am working on.
  3. Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    Charlie, I have noticed a few times my foil pin has worked it's way loose, also from the Port side, irregardless of how difficult it was to insert. The travel on your Push Pin should be approximately ½ inch (13mm) vertically - is it possible the intermediate-push-pin (inside the box) is out of adjustment and pushing down too far (beyond the limits of the trim-tab)?
  4. Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    It's OK if the Rudder Strut fills with water while sailing ... When you are done sailing, blow into the hole fairly near the top of the strut, to pressurize the air in the strut, and then flip it over, the water shoots out of the strut. (this is greatly facilitated if you remove the rudder strut from the boat first) I suspect drilling an additional hole at the "other end" may cause cavitation and drag.
  5. J/88

    from J88 Class President ...
  6. Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    A big thanks to everyone at Fulcrum Speedworks for an awesome UFO regatta/clinic this weekend. We had six UFOs on the water and more skippers on the sidelines; it was exciting, and we all learned a lot about the boat. Dave may make it look effortless, but it’s an art and a skill that only comes with practice. Don't fear failure. — Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail. — Bruce Lee
  7. Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    in my experience the Rudder foil will loosen as well as the main foil pin. Tacking in displacement mode is a bit of an art, I have done it successfully a few time without realizing how it happened. Here is what Dave suggests:
  8. Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    Perhaps she is awkwardly hoping for an invitation and the opportunity to sail a UFO and demonstrate her innate foiling skills in a cute cold water/hazmat diver, surfer, and sailor outfit. There will be a bunch of UFO's sailing in Bristol on October 14th and 15th (I think), LMI you should drop by.
  9. Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    I find the sail is earliest to pull up when the shrouds are loose and I pull up from the rudder (that bends the mast to match the luff curve, so you’re not fighting the sail.)
  10. Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    So, it looked like you had plenty of interest on Saturday, and plenty of wind in the afternoon. Any cool pictures?
  11. Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    This seasonal outfit seems like ideal combination cold weather foiling gear ... the total lack of footwear will work exceptionally well with the hiking straps.
  12. Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    Sailing drysuits may keep you dry but they don't have a lot of insulation, something anyone who has spent any time in 28ºF (-2ºC) seawater will realize. I like Dave's idea of using non-compressible insulation, like a 5mm wetsuit, for under-layer insulation.
  13. Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    Rumor has it there will be UFO Intergalactic Championship this November in Miami as part of Foiling Week. According to Luca Rizzotti, the dates for Foiling Week are November 16th to 19th. I'm making a trailer to carry 4 UFOs and a 5th car-top ... would anyone else want there boat brought down to Miami? (from the East Coast)
  14. Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    What happened to the two boats out of Southport?
  15. Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    It did not go well for me, it was light and shifty at the start, and I am not skilled at sailing the UFO upwind (which was the course the first mile and a half). Then after rounding Canarsie Pol I reached offf at a pretty good clip and promptly hit bottom, scooping up copious amounts of weeds on all the foils and bending the rudder angle control arm. By the time I raised and clreared the foils the fleet had moved on without me. The wind was dying and the RC recommended that I head in.