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  1. duncan (the other one)

    What cloth for a Code Zero Jib?

    zeros are high clew because they fly outside the rails -- no deck to end-plate. Either that - or they need to go over some part of the pushpit - even more reason for high clew.
  2. duncan (the other one)

    Hold Down strap

    A la..
  3. duncan (the other one)

    Syd-Hobart Yachts, Where are they Now?

    there's the crux -- he decided it was more sensible to do a offshore build from the get-go than buy a depreciated inshore boat and modify.
  4. duncan (the other one)

    General fucking recall

    If this had been the boat turning back into the fleet, and it was called "Pussy Pass" - now that would have been funny.
  5. duncan (the other one)

    Syd-Hobart Yachts, Where are they Now?

    that's where the exit strategy comes in
  6. duncan (the other one)

    Syd-Hobart Yachts, Where are they Now?

    A drysuit for every crewmember, and a solid exit strategy for the race.
  7. duncan (the other one)

    Syd-Hobart Yachts, Where are they Now?

    so WTF happened with these 2018 rule changes regarding SPA ?
  8. duncan (the other one)

    Sydney To Hobart 2018

    I mean a chart-plotter based job. Shallow water within 10nm sort of thing. Agree depth sounder is useless - they were probably hanging with the bow on the reef and stern in 300ft of water.
  9. duncan (the other one)

    Hold Down strap

    What's best is to have a solid beam across the boat, with glass+carpet trunks attached to it at the gunwales. Tie this contraption down with elastic (rubber) donuts without too much force. The beam also provides a convenient place to put a couple of carpeted cutouts in to rest the rig. Anything with a buckle generally sucks - as you now have a solid metal thing that can potentially flap about and bang against your nice shiny hull you just spent eleventy-hundred hours filling and fairing for your next big race.
  10. duncan (the other one)

    Square heads

    common misconception. Its elliptical loading that's optimal, not shape.
  11. duncan (the other one)

    Sydney To Hobart 2018

    .. but low enough res to give them time to avoid with three on deck. Could easily set a shallow-water-within-10 miles alarm - but of course they'd previewed the course and didn't expect anything...
  12. not full latex - but the velcro/latexy inner cuffs on Musto wrists and neck are pretty good. You can open for ventilation as required.
  13. duncan (the other one)

    What cloth for a Code Zero Jib?

    I've used laminated staysails which seem to be made out of zero cloth that end up stuffed in kite bags. It's a PITA, as they want to spring out, but it works. You'll need a floating luff rope to get tension without screwing the shape, I think. Why the reluctance to use the foil? 10kn is alot for what is essentially a drifter sail
  14. duncan (the other one)

    Cool fairing tool

    I await the next step as he long-board's it on the show floor.
  15. duncan (the other one)

    What cloth for a Code Zero Jib?

    why are you asking here? Talk to a sailmaker or two, describing what you want. Each will have their own preferred cloth provider(s). It really sounds like you need to decide if you want a furling zero, or a very light drifter-type sail.