TimClark

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  1. dude - you posted that same topic like 7 times!

  2. TimClark

    DC Designs

    You could always go for a double strap set-up as opposed to a single to bypass attaching the strap to the centerline of the carriage. Any more pictures of how things are coming? TC
  3. TimClark

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    A laser plug is the perfect thing. It's quick, it's easy, and it fits perfectly. Also, in the event that you do get some water in the seat, if your sneaky you can actually drain the seat out while on the water. I have done this when I've left my plug out on the way to the race course. Its very convenient. In other news, Nationals are going to be held at Bristol Yacht Club the weekend of July 12th. Hope to see lots of people there. In my excitement I accidentally added it to the calendar twice and cant remove the second one because we do not actually have the technology to remove events. So, just ignore the one that has the event running sunday and monday. The real one is saturday sunday. I'm going to send in the regatta application form tomorrow. Mark Rotsky has been kind enough to hold the weekend open while I get my act together. In other other news, The full 2009 racing schedule will be in the next addition of the newsletter. I'm a little behind schedule because of this pesky college business which for some reason actually requires work. Who knew? I am still looking for contributions and was hoping I could get a few write ups from some of the people doing cool winter projects. It doesn't have to be long, it doesn't have to be great. After all we're sailors first and critics second. People want to know about your boats not about how good your grammar is. Anyone with a submission to the Canoesletter please email me at wvc6@cornell.edu. Submissions are awesome because it's less writing that I have to do myself. Help me out [cough] Oliver [cough]. Later, Willy "I talk real good" Clark Out of interest...is there going to be a separate division for Nethercotts or are we all going to be together? I honestly don't mind racing with the IC's, in fact I enjoy watching them blow by, but I'm interested to see how many people will be showing up in Nethercotts as opposed to IC's and whether there will be enough to support a separate division. This also might be a good time to get new people out onto canoes and get the older boats sailing. Hopefully with a bunch of people sailing their new IC's there will be a large fleet of interested sailors in Nethercotts. Thanks. TC
  4. TimClark

    DC Designs

    How big is that rudder? TC
  5. TimClark

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    Willy: Sweet job on it!!! I dissected mine and loved every piece of it. Damn good work on your part and congratulations for finally tying it all together. Nice job to all those that contributed, each piece was definitely informative and I learned much for from reading it. Thanks again. TC
  6. TimClark

    DC Designs

    Looks really good. One question to suit my mass confusion, it looks like the raked section of the bow is on the lower half of the knuckle, but in the other picture it's on the upper half... TC
  7. TimClark

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    I agree with the fact that they are too close to the waterline. I may not be positioning my weight correctly upwind but I have noticed as soon as there's enough wind for chop, the boat goes through the waves with much of the wave going over the bow. If they spray rails were a bit higher, wouldn't it keep the boat from submerging the bow under the wave, therefore reducing much of the wetted surface that a boat would experience upwind? My arguments against it: It would lead to more weight in the bow. Also, there is currently more to be gained in terms of downwind speed than upwind speed. Rather than altering the bow to favor it upwind, it should be a balance between upwind and downwind efficiency, with a possible lean towards downwind efficiency. TC
  8. TimClark

    DC Designs

    I tried it on the canoe forum but I figured I'd get more hits here... What do people think about using bow strakes/spray rails?
  9. TimClark

    DC Designs

    How's Mike doing? TC
  10. TimClark

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    Right on, thanks for the correction. TC
  11. TimClark

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    Bummer...if I can still get the funds needed by fall/winter, hopefully I will still be able to work on a ply DC. While I think that it is a serious damper that the rule change wasn't passed, I think this thread and the people in it have the possibility to do wonders with the boats and promoting them enough to get new faces in the class. TC
  12. TimClark

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    That's great news! Hopefully some of the AC guys decide to get involved with the development boats. TC
  13. TimClark

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    Ok, I'll stop by his house today and let him know, next Saturday works better for me as well so I'll see you then! TC
  14. TimClark

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    Alright, sounds good. I might come up this Saturday with Mike to pick the boat up with him, so we could probably talk about it more in depth then. Thanks. TC
  15. TimClark

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    Quick Hijack: Steve, did you get my PM about the possible need for reinforcing? As you were... TC