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wetfoot

Member Since 18 Jun 2008
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In Topic: Flying Dutchman continuous trapeze techniques

09 September 2008 - 11:56 AM

Dave
the two hollow bars on my boat don't reach the middle, each one being only 8 or 9 inches long hence the slack. there are actualy two bungys so the one that tips the trap bars has just a little bit of tension. In saying this it is still possible to trapeze if either bungy breaks


Excuse my butting in, but how much of a gap do you have? As long as your bungee is tight enough for the ring to transition from one side to another also, it helps if the bar ends taper slightly to avoid any hang ups while transitioning. Your crew just has to make sure they don't hang on the bungee while in the middle of the tack.

In Topic: Will a new Flying Dutchman builder in the USA help grow the US fleet?

03 July 2008 - 05:40 PM

[quote name='Longshot' date='Jul 3 2008, 04:57 PM' post='1771199']
Has Greg set any prices/particulars for the boat? I have offered to run advertising on www.CalFD.org for free, if he is interested.

Also, someone mentioned Carbon FDs back in the 70's. So Longshot (Mader FD) has Some carbon in it - you can see it when you stick a shop light inside the hull. Jonathon's original date for my boat was 1974 - but the sail number suggests 1982 (from Jonathon's sail number database). Is there a way to determine the year accurately? I would be surprised if boats were being made of carbon/coremat back in the early 70's, less so if it were from the early 80's.

I believe Mike Loeb won the Olymipc trials in the FD the year Jimmy Carter boycotted the Olympics which would have been 1980. The boat he had built by Mader was a Carbon / Kevlar boat. The first carbon fabrics came out in 1969 so it is possible to have a carbon boat from the 70's.

Your boat should have a number permantly scribed in it somewhere perhaps on the transom or internal structure that can be traced to the exact building date. Sometimes these numbers are removed or covered up by repair work so it isn't guranteed that you'll find it but it should have one.

In Topic: Will a new Flying Dutchman builder in the USA help grow the US fleet?

03 July 2008 - 03:12 PM

Oh Man, I can't imagine fiddling with those ultra sweet molds



Well you can see in this entire web site that the world is always looking for a better mouse trap.

In Topic: Will a new Flying Dutchman builder in the USA help grow the US fleet?

03 July 2008 - 11:24 AM

Any ideas about what happened to the Lindsay tooling?
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I had heard that the tooling was tied up in some kind of ownership litigation and therefore couldn't be used. Someone changed (tweaked) the molds and that rendered them no longer a "Lindsay" and somehow that changed who technically owned them etc. etc. etc. However that came from parking lot discussions after sailing and not a source directly involved so it may have been bullshit.

It will be interesting to see how a "new" Lindsay does against a "new" Mader.

Kind of a Chevy/Ford thing I guess

In Topic: Will a new Flying Dutchman builder in the USA help grow the US fleet?

02 July 2008 - 10:14 PM

these are new molds taken off an 88 Lindsay hull.



Just out of curiosity, Why was the Lindsay hull chosen?

I'm glad to see someone taking a shot at it.