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  1. Finally the 4th mode is revealed :-)
  2. Foggy II stair/ramp control http://stephenswaring.com/millennium-falcon-comes-foggy/
  3. I agree, looks like the Olympic Sails logo to me, but all out of focus. defo not a North and could never be a 3DI
  4. I love Jones designs. Every bump has a reason. Started offshore racing on an SJ35 and have done a couple of Cork Weeks on Demolition, before they did her up to look so good, my thoughts are who cares about ugly when fast is what wins races :-) (We won our class one year and came second in class the other year, so she was fast) Your views on Jones designs are well known on these forums. I appreciate what he was trying to do to circumvent the rule. Jim Young constructed a similar bow on his OT Heatwave back in 1977 I sometimes think I should have bought the Oyster SJ30 on Saltspring just to see your reaction when I sailed by.
  5. Cruising Clipper boat? Castro design?
  6. They are not implants, they are rating bumps
  7. very glad to see her floating at last, now where she should be, in the water. Well done Hotrod for getting her there. Not at all what I like in the way of boats, but for a house boat, she is not too bad.
  8. Spoke to Bill today and told him about this discussion and it started a trip down memory lane..... :-) There's a fair bit of nostalgia on here for these old boats; things may have moved on, quicker, lighter, faster, but many of us have great memories associated with mucking about in/with boats of the IOR era. If you're in touch with Bill would it be possible to find out how many Ministars were built? or indeed the whereabouts of Billycan 80 - I'm sure the Mini Ton contingent would be keen to know what might be out there. Bill said he thinks there are 4 out there, the first one built was a new Epoxy one, where some rowing skiff builders came up to show them how to use the new system, but that hull was cut out the mold with a chainsaw..... Not certain where Billycan is though.
  9. Spoke to Bill today and told him about this discussion and it started a trip down memory lane..... :-) There's a fair bit of nostalgia on here for these old boats; things may have moved on, quicker, lighter, faster, but many of us have great memories associated with mucking about in/with boats of the IOR era. If you're in touch with Bill would it be possible to find out how many Ministars were built? or indeed the whereabouts of Billycan 80 - I'm sure the Mini Ton contingent would be keen to know what might be out there. I will ask him next week..
  10. Spoke to Bill today and told him about this discussion and it started a trip down memory lane..... :-)
  11. I last saw Jade in Portavadie Marina, Loch Fyne.:-)
  12. Did you not see in the video of TNZ boat two the use of 2x4's, Must have got inspiration from this boat. After all think of the design budget for this build :-)
  13. She went to France after that
  14. I am kneeling. Amazing, just fantastic. Great job you guys and girls....
  15. Heavy Metal, I was thinking of a new rudder when I realized that the old one was soaked with water, now when I have opened it and realize that it is rather good I will keep it, in addition the weight of this one is probably 60-80 kg maybe more and I don´t want to start to change the ballast and move things if the trim would change with a new rudder. As it is know the main focus is to get her in the water for next year and I am afraid it will be tight even if we have 8-10 months available..... I am off to your part of the world in a few days or maybe a week and will be there for 4-5 weeks all in all and that is not good for the progress here. A new update will follow shortly if you guys are interested. FOP Personally from my experience of IOR, I would take the loss of weight and also then reduce the width of the skeg to match the new rudder and enjoy the increase in performance. No more having to have the crew on the foredeck to get the arse out of the water. Would not change the ballast at all. Maybe for the first winter after you are back in the water, time to go sailing soon I feel. By the way, Great job so far. Love this thread. Hi, interesting to hear about a new rudder, how do you think the performance can increase? I will look into this issue later... I will not bore you with more sanding photos but tomorrow I change weapon from my absolutely best friends the last year the fabulous Mirka Cereo Orbit 5,0 to my brand new spray gun. I am now satisfied with the finish and tomorrow morning I will start to apply Awlgrip 545 clear on the topsides. Actually I am a bit nervous about the work it is a big task and it is not easy to recover if you make mistakes I think the performance can increase by a good reduction in drag by using a more modern shape. If you narrow down the width of the skig to match a new rudder design, with far less cord, and deeper design, this will again reduce the drag at the back of the boat. I had many light airs races with the all of us crew are lined up on the foredeck starting at the pullpit, to get the back end of the boat out of the water and reduce wetted surface area. I am also assuming a new rudder would also be lighter.