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  1. You dont need any fancy fish scale Tie a heavy weight ( I use a 12kg kettlebell) to a halyard exiting at the hounds - usually the jib halyard but might be a spinnaker halyard if its just above forestay. Make sure the mast is central in the boat before doing anything else. Also check speed with a gps not your log and try doing it in flat water with no tide
  2. Great idea Ill do it asap
  3. Just bought a 34.7 with standard rudder FL as per IRC cert is 13.4m Have only had her out three times so am looking forward to lots of tuning - at least the mast is centred and she seems to go upwind pretty well. Instruments not working yet so cant be more exact than that!
  4. You cannot expect to win a protest (which by it's nature alleges that someone else broke a rule) if you do not comply with the rules regarding making a protest. I would not regard myself as an expert but the first steps in a hearing should always include: 1) Conflict of interest or objections to the committee personnel (I once informed a protestee that my son was the protestor but we were very tight for committee members, he accepted the situation but my son objected! i withdrew to the bar greatly relieved.) 2) The committee then considers validity in private, considerations inc
  5. Like the girls we just wanna have fun! We spell it 'win' though
  6. At 5:40 do I hear something about a runner from the on board comms? These guys seem to confirm that the Tack bear away was a poor decision and that the runner was then the cause of the capsize
  7. Look at Luna Rossa on the way downwind. Their leeward runner is way eased and flapping. it's either a design flaw or a fuck up on American magic
  8. I don't buy that stuff about Olympic sailors being better at handling the pressure than others. Hutchinson, Barker and Goodison are all internationally recognised sailors. They should be able to deal with a rapidly evolving situation although at 40 knots you don't get much time. Just watched TH in press conference and he was very good and dealt with all of the easy questions he was asked. But... he's 52 so what is he doing as a grinder when his real skill is as a sailor/tactician/leader? I wonder if the afterguard on AM will change in the next race they get to sail?
  9. The batteries or whatever was after the event. We can clearly hear Goodison say it's a high risk move but Hutchinson doesn't comment and they go for it. The runner is still tight and once they bear away there is no way to avoid a capsize in those conditions. Doesn't look like damage which can be patched up quickly so maybe they'll aim for the repechage rather than try and get back too early.
  10. This is the second time around for this crash, as I recall it made the front page a few months ago Is the ed checking on our recall or has his failed?
  11. I've just bought a 34.7 (10R) My wife thinks it's palatial compared to our last boat - a mid eighties 33 footer Haven't sailed it yet mind you but with an autopilot and furling Jib it looks a doddle to short hand
  12. There are simple and durable solutions to all of the remaining problems but unfortunately the Tories have painted themselves into a corner from which there appears to be no escape and from where easy answers are unacceptable. As I understand it the deal is 98 - 99% agreed but BJ cannot accept the remaining issues without losing the support of many of his MPs. He has already shafted the DUP. The upshot will probably be ruinous for the UK and not much better for Ireland. I just cant see any good outcomes from the current position
  13. That's a ketch unless the rudder post is part of the keel. A yawl has its mizzen behind the rudder post and vice versa for a ketch Any update on why they abandoned ship. I guess the guys on the vendee would have dismissed conditions as being bracing!
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