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Happie Jack

Ten Ft Skiff Brisbane River Action

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Have a beer for Paul Viv

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Jesus that's cramped...is the helm sitting on the tiller?

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No, Thats the sheethand sitting on the tiller. skipper sitting on the transome and forad hand back peadeling = noware to go but use the rudder as a hiking bench

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respect

 

Those little f***ers plane better than a Flying Scot.

 

FB- Doug

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Special Sailing: Normally sane people in ridiculous boats on a ridiculous waterway.

But they are having fun, our sport is so flexible.

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On the downhill leg, it seems they spend a lot of time getting in and out of the boat, going quite fast then dragging the transom. Does steering for balance downhill not work on these as it does on a modern skiff? I have no idea how they keep such an over-powered, short and heavy boat upright in those conditions.

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On the downhill leg, it seems they spend a lot of time getting in and out of the boat, going quite fast then dragging the transom. Does steering for balance downhill not work on these as it does on a modern skiff?

 

I have no idea how they keep such an over-powered, short and heavy boat upright in those conditions.

 

go forward of the transom and you'll have about 1.25 seconds to find out

 

Class rules, mast hits the water you are DSQ, you weren't finishing anyways

 

cleats are one-piece no moving parts, or Belaying Pins. No ratchet blocks

 

the rig is quite heavy due to sheer size, the issue of a lighter all-up displacement is fairly moot. Venturis let water IN due to (deepish) immersion and water pressure

 

 

 

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On the downhill leg, it seems they spend a lot of time getting in and out of the boat, going quite fast then dragging the transom. Does steering for balance downhill not work on these as it does on a modern skiff?

 

I have no idea how they keep such an over-powered, short and heavy boat upright in those conditions.

 

go forward of the transom and you'll have about 1.25 seconds to find out

 

Class rules, mast hits the water you are DSQ, you weren't finishing anyways

 

cleats are one-piece no moving parts, or Belaying Pins. No ratchet blocks

 

the rig is quite heavy due to sheer size, the issue of a lighter all-up displacement is fairly moot. Venturis let water IN due to (deepish) immersion and water pressure

I noticed the belay pins on the tabernacle at the base of the mast. And the 1:1 jibsheet being played by (what must be a very strong) hand. I would still think that steering for balance downwind would help. Is there a reason it wouldn't? Perhaps you head straight for the leeward mark as gybing is usually disastrous?

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most of 'em are 2:1 sheeting

 

not analyzing the steering technique as it's totally intuitive and totally "FFS just keep the hull under the rig"

 

and yeah it would only be the best crews that would looking for more opportunities to gybe, which is great fun dropping the jib/forestay and re-clipping it on the other side of the (3-piece) pole

 

more proper sailoring in one afternoon than a laser could provide in a season

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there are a couple of reasons why thay move crew rather than drive up and down as much as a modern skiff. firstly, the rigs are so heavy, you tend to end up with a pendulum effect going on. The waterway they are on is fairly narrow, and the bit you want to stay in is narrower still (current, wind coming between buildings etc). tacking downwind isn't a winner, particularly with an ebb tide, as the tide will push you back allot (9 knots in some places the day the footage was taken).

 

the other slightly minor issue is that with massive amounts of sail on a such a short hull, the rudder is more of a suggestion of which way we should go. The two up front are the ones with the most control

 

that particular day, 4 boats (out of 12) finished. of the 8 who didnt, two swam on the work to the top mark, the other 6 went in on the kite run

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That thing looks like a clown car but I like it.

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