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In Topic: J70 Worlds / Rudder from Another Mother

Today, 04:12 PM

 

Ok, how about this:

 

The boat is sailing in SF and breaks it's rudder in big breeze.

They can't get a new rudder immediately so they fix the broken rudder with carbon so it won't break again while they practice.

They are using the old rudder while practicing because there is absolutely no difference in performance and they don't want to stress the new rudder, afraid that it might fail.

They don't sail any regattas with a carbon patched rudder, which eventually does fail again (does anyone actually know that it was a carbon rudder or was it just the patch, which was obvious).

No rules are broken, no one raced illegally, just reputations besmirched.

 

This place has nothing better to do than speculate on things it has absolutely no information on.  Pitiful.

 

  TCD's.

 

  If indeed your assertion is accurate, which is certainly possible.

 

  answer us these...

 

    - Why would you take the time and effort to do a service repair to a broken rudder, only to be used for a short time practicing, with a level of quality in finish fairing and coating to make it look perfect? ie no noticeable repair done.

    - Why wouldn't you notify anyone in the class of your circumstance & intent?  (particularly given the proximity to the worlds and being a class officer)

    - Why wouldn't you, after the fact, come clean to the class of exactly what happened, as you described above, with hard photographic/documentary evidence? Absent which caused the class pres to formally file a protest during the regatta.

    - Where is the broken carbo(fixed) rudder now? 

 

How the hell should I know?  Why don't you chase it down if you're so interested?  Personally, I don't care, they didn't race with it so it makes no difference to me, as it shouldn't to anyone who has a life.

 

  i thought 'chasing it down' meant asking you.  You are the self described insider on this thread...

 

 Was 'how about this' just more anecdotal speculation on your part or factual?


In Topic: J70 Worlds / Rudder from Another Mother

Today, 03:58 PM

Ok, how about this:

 

The boat is sailing in SF and breaks it's rudder in big breeze.

They can't get a new rudder immediately so they fix the broken rudder with carbon so it won't break again while they practice.

They are using the old rudder while practicing because there is absolutely no difference in performance and they don't want to stress the new rudder, afraid that it might fail.

They don't sail any regattas with a carbon patched rudder, which eventually does fail again (does anyone actually know that it was a carbon rudder or was it just the patch, which was obvious).

No rules are broken, no one raced illegally, just reputations besmirched.

 

This place has nothing better to do than speculate on things it has absolutely no information on.  Pitiful.

 

  TCD's.

 

  If indeed your assertion is accurate, which is certainly possible.

 

  answer us these...

 

    - Why would you take the time and effort to do a service repair to a broken rudder, only to be used for a short time practicing, with a level of quality in finish fairing and coating to make it look perfect? ie no noticeable repair done.

    - Why wouldn't you notify anyone in the class of your circumstance & intent?  (particularly given the proximity to the worlds and being a class officer)

    - Why wouldn't you, after the fact, come clean to the class of exactly what happened, as you described above, with hard photographic/documentary evidence? Absent which caused the class pres to formally file a protest during the regatta.

    - Where is the broken carbo(fixed) rudder now? 


In Topic: Proper Technique for Windward Asymm Douse?

14 September 2014 - 01:08 PM

When you say you are blowing the tack line, is that happening first? and how much are you blowing.

 

 If you want to douse at hotter angles i would try this sequence,  grab and start pulling windward lazy, [same time] blow tackline completely, [assy inverts comes around headstay clew first, crew grabs clew, collects foot, control halyard drop,  whole mess into the bag. 

 

this sounds like what your doing, just not sure if you are completely blowing the tackline and inverting the assy...


In Topic: Getting Started

14 September 2014 - 12:05 PM

Lew,

 

 can you tell us a bit more about the lake you plan to sail in.  That will make deciding on the best boat a bit easier.

 If you don't know, thats a good place to start your learning.

  Average depth, what's on the bottom,  marina's/yc's, ramps, places to excursion to, decent anchorages to overnight...

 

  Also how many of you on board for bunks?  I know you have a daughter,  wife/so? other kids?

 pretty much any boat with a cabin. (below decks area forward of the cockpit) will sleep 4, figuring 2 in the vberth. ( bunk all the way forward).

 I would also suggest taking a day and checking out the marinas on the lake for the typical boats there now.  look at the clubhouse or marina notice boards for boats for sale.  Post em back here and we'll give the you scoop pretty quick.  

 

  if you're gonna buy a starter on a budget, best you buy one thats already at the marina you want to use.


In Topic: J70 Worlds / Rudder from Another Mother

13 September 2014 - 04:19 PM

...on the other hand,,,it all becomes mute if Greenwald makes little or no response  :mellow:

the guy can practice with any set-up he likes.  he can practice with his outboard running if he likes, and sails 20% larger than class.

 

you people that think that Greenwald owes anybody any kind of "response" are really naive

  ...well anybody besides the owner of 69.