mojounwin

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  1. mojounwin

    Marlow D12 Max Sk99

    Thanks for the responses guys
  2. mojounwin

    Marlow D12 Max Sk99

    I’m thing about getting some of this stuff for standing rigging on a trailer sailer. Anyone got any experience with it? ive used Dynex Dux on a previous boat and was pretty happy with it, but only comes in 5mm + diameter. Cheers Mojo
  3. mojounwin

    EVA foam non skid in Oz

    Thanks
  4. mojounwin

    EVA foam non skid in Oz

    Any suggestions where you can buy EVA foam non skid in Australia? Im looking for a smooth white non skid, but can only find stuff with patterns on it. Cheers Mojo
  5. mojounwin

    Scooped

    I was wondering the same thing. I cannot imagine any way of doing it that wouldn't be a major operation.
  6. mojounwin

    Seascape 24 in the works

    Not likely. We tried the concept on two 18s competing in well developed 18 fleet to get some real life result not just that bullshit "oh, it sails so great, so awesome ... (but never wins a race)" and results just never justified the extra hassle and expense...so Wingscape 18 was converted back to classic setup. Self standing rig had a weight penalty, sails were more expensive... On top of everything it exhibited some new handling challenges like you can't feather the sail as it rotates around center of effort so it is prone to flutter in high winds, mainsail blocking forward vision (and passage forward) when going downwind, etc... To cut long story short, "cons" strongly outweighed "pros" to keep the program on life support. But adding some lifting foils on the boat, well, that is an interesting idea for winter projects.... Would love to hear more about the plans for the foils!!!
  7. mojounwin

    Rolex Wild Oats XI

    which they can't have, of course. Even if their zero measures as a headsail? Surely it technically becomes a poled out headsail good luck getting a whisker pole from the mast to the aft corner of the boat where the zero clew is and loading it up. I'm not standing anywhere near it. Put in a mizzen mast
  8. mojounwin

    Rolex Wild Oats XI

    I see, so a new bow and stern are now considered minor mods(?). Only when you're trying to get approval from the wife. "Do you mind if I get a few minor things done on the boat before Hobart?" Cheers Mojo
  9. mojounwin

    Rolex Wild Oats XI

    I don't think anyone can deny that WOXI is a good boat and well run, I just get sick of all the Channel 7 bullshit hype that goes with it. WOXI has done well against the competition, but the competition is not usually fighting at what would be considered optimium. In reality the boat doesn't get get tested against equally resourced and equally competitive outfits. Most of the time it races there is only 1, maybe 2 other supermaxies there to race anyway. Lets look at the competition. Wildthing/Scandia - Has had its fair share of reliability issues, is under funded and is usually scraping it together to get to the start line each year Maximus/Loyal/Ragamuffin - Has also had it's fair share of reliability issues. Has beat WOXI on 1 occassion. Half the crew are non sailing celebrities. ICAP - Cruiser /racer Rambler/Loyal - Was only relaunched just prior to last years race. A year later and the boat still hasn't spent that much time in the water. Wasn't suited to 2013 conditions. Alfa - Has beat WOXI. Probably one of the few that could say they put together a good campaign. Would be amazing to see all the maxis well campaigned, with their best foot forward stringing together a few international regattas. I suspect none of them have the money to do that, but then we could definatively say who the best boat is. Cheers Mojo
  10. mojounwin

    Restoration Ron Holland IOR racer Flirt of Paget (2)

    Mate the quality of workmanship and your attention to detail is mind blowing. To have the courage to take on this sort of project is to be applauded, to stay committed in the way that you have over all this time just takes it to a whole new level. I suspect there a very few people in the world that would have the strength of character to do this. Cheers Mojo
  11. mojounwin

    Beau Geste

    If any details on what went wrong with the old BG? That is a very straight fracture. Not something you want to see in the hull mid ocean. Cheers Mojo
  12. mojounwin

    20+ Footer - Building in Hawaii

    Hi Jim, can you give us a rough idea how many hours you've spent building yours? The builder you are talking of, are they based in the USA? I've built an 8m, but seriously considering downgrading to something similar to your 6m Cheers Mojo
  13. mojounwin

    Seascape 27

    Everyone has a choice. You can have a bullet proof boat with a top speed of 5kts and won't sail in under 10kts of breeze or you can have a high speed, light weight flyer that requires some care and respect to use safely. Some people chose the tank, others the sports car. The energy from a keel strike at 20kts has to be absorbed somewhere, if not in damage to the keel it will be somewhere else. Cheers Mojo
  14. mojounwin

    Seascape 27

    I agree. I think the boat looks sexy. Different strokes for different folks I guess
  15. mojounwin

    Donovan GP26 starts production in Turkey

    Beautiful looking boat. You guys must be pretty proud. How much? Cheers Mojo