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scottmax

Member Since 01 Jun 2005
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In Topic: Australian Steriotype

22 September 2016 - 12:37 AM

Don't forget the Cassowaries.

 

No shit about these F@#kers! They are a direct descendant of the raptor, have a claw that  can literally disembowel you. They are located in a small pocket around Cairns, they are also found in the PNG rainforest.

 

Pretty as hell to look art though.


In Topic: Arrgh! You scalawags are slipping!

20 September 2016 - 08:01 AM

We had a entire day at our sailing club- https://www.facebook...ailing/?fref=ts

Even a pirate ship ride!


In Topic: Australian Steriotype

20 September 2016 - 07:58 AM

Drop Bears, don't forget the drop bears.


In Topic: MK1 Sprint 750 #17

20 September 2016 - 12:42 AM

I sail one of these with a friend of mine her in Aus Dave, I steer for him mainly and found the boat had a truck load of weather helm. I am a mono sailor at heart so a steep learning curve has been had over the last couple of years.

We found pulling traveller up and easing a bit of main for a lot of twist removed nearly all of the weather helm. We have sailed it in everything from 0-30knots and the boat is a blast.

As long as you have a competent person on the kite down wind drive it as hard as you like, a small ease of the kite generally gets you out of any trouble. I set and forget the main down wind and just run off the kite.

I have found the boat generally tops out at 16-17 knots boat speed in any breeze but I have had these speed in as little at 10-15knots wind speed at the right angle.

I have never reefed the main either. Probably should have on one or two occasions but was all to hard by the time we needed to. Just sailed gently to get home.

The boat is a blast, you are going to have a great time I have no doubt.

I would love to get the boat on a flat lake as the sea state here were I sail i feel sometimes limits what the boat can do. Just recently we had to drop the kite in 20-25 knots of wind  because we just kept on running into the back of the swells and dumping kite, it was a waste of time having it up.  Frustrating!!


In Topic: Restoration Ron Holland IOR racer Flirt of Paget (2)

29 August 2016 - 09:01 AM

2 years after  re-launch hows is it all going?