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DaveK

Member Since 01 Sep 2005
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In Topic: Weta anarchy

Yesterday, 05:46 PM

Dave,

 

Nice job on the tillers. Your brackets are a nice touch - able to keep the tillers out of the water when the boat is well heeled but still allow you to move them up and forward when sitting further towards the bow. Nicely done. 

 

What is your impression after having sailed the boat with twin tillers?

 

My first reaction was forgetting I had 2 tillers but once I got over that, they seem great. The main reason for me having 2 is that my boat handling skills suffer in high winds and it's mostly due to tiller f'k ups. It gets stuck under hiking strap, tramp or wrapped around kite sheet. The support brakets worked fine. There was no real added friction. But the thing is that I haven't tested it yet in wind conditons I want. I'm also worried that those supports are looking to snag a kite sheet as well. so we will see.


In Topic: Weta anarchy

30 July 2014 - 10:44 PM

The DJI Phantom drone has a rep for fly aways. Actually all drones have fly away problems but DJI gets the brunt of the reputation. I own one and have about $2000 into it so I pay attention to these issues. The DFW drone guy had mechanical failure at Wetafest, not fly away. I think in large part fly away problems are caused by everything being on one frequency now. 2.4Ghz. I'm adding a LRS system (long range system) to mine which switches it to 400Mhz and nothing lives there. Anyways, I hope his bird was repairable. At least it was fresh water.


In Topic: 2014 Texas Centerboard Circuit

30 July 2014 - 04:18 PM

Texoma is getting some much needed rain, is up 2', from last week, better but still low. Lets get together soon!

And when I sold 157 to ok, it had all new sails, the guy before Theo lost the kite sailing it.

We could have a sail a canoe day at Whitney if ya want, I'm game!

 

We can arrange one other event. I open to suggestions. I had Lake Belton on the calander but we can make it whatever we like.????/


In Topic: 2014 Texas Centerboard Circuit

29 July 2014 - 09:50 PM

Dave, did the Go-Pro run out of battery for the downwind leg?

 

No I still had battery, just nada to film but me caosting along at 3knts. sorry it was just mostly Crumps in the vid as you guys just were not around close enough.


In Topic: Weta anarchy

29 July 2014 - 05:59 PM

Thanks Miranda for the update!!

 

 

Here's a little vid from this past weekend...... first time I tried my version 1.0 of twin tillers.