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    Melbourne, Australia
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    To own a large Farrier
    Current Boat: Weta #924
    Previous boats:
    Pulse 600 #20
    F-85SR #10
    Nacra 16^2

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  1. The spinnaker sheet is routed via a block on the rear beam, then forward to a block on the forward beam, then to the cockpit. This allows the spinnaker trimmer to sit well forward. Both blocks are Ronstan Series 55 Ratchet Orbit Blocks (RF56101). I keep the rear block ratchet OFF and i keep the forward block in Auto mode so that it will freewheel as soon as I release the sheet. Others may set this up differently. Hope this answers your question.
  2. I have to agree with Greg on this. Whilst there is lots of complaints on this forum about boat price, I would like to know of another boat on the market which is 6.0m long, fully folding, brand new, on the water, tax paid in Australia, with trailer and outboard for less than US$50,000. The fact is boats are expensive and the price exponentially increases with length and functionality. I had my Pulse out last weekend at a beach in Geelong. We had 4 adults and 4 kids on board with lots of room to spare. Winds were 10-12 knots and the water was flat. We easily got 10 knots of boat speed a
  3. Just to clarify, the boat for sale is my boat, not a dealer demo boat. I have some major changes coming up in my life in the near future and I need prepare myself for this which unfortunately means the boat has to go. I would love to keep the boat, but there will always be another opportunity when my life is in less flux. It is nearly new and only sailed 3 times so far. It is available immediately, located in Melbourne and I would consider delivering to Sydney or Adelaide. Price is negotiable, so contact the dealer if genuinely interested.
  4. 370 kg was the original design weight of the boat. Since then, then a rigid folding system which allows folding on and off water has been added, a heavier mast has been added and a number of other items as well. In addition, the boat has been actually built and weighed. 450 is the correct sailing weight for the boat. My certificate is stamped as 458 kg, but I am yet to get the exact inventory of the boat when weighed. I am not sure what sails, rigging or extra's are included in this weight.
  5. This is exactly the reason you want a higher minimum weight. Genuine OD racing is still several years away. If they set the minimum weight to suit you and your boys at your current weight (say 150kg total) in 4-5 years you will be over weight and complaining about the young fit sailors winning all the races. If you are under weight now and racing OD, just add some extra ballast in the water proof compartment. It is low and forward and will have little adverse affect. In 4-5 years, you can remove it and still be on the same level playing field. This is not a penalty, it is making all boat even
  6. I admit I don't understand it. I get its not self righting but 400lbs of racing stupid is going to put the boat over just as fast as 300lbs of racing stupid and anyway its more likely its the inexperienced family daysailing w kids that gets into trouble and causes them bad press if that is what they are worried about. I can't think of many double-handed racing dinghies that have minimum (or optimal) crew weights of 400lbs so if they wanted to join this OD class they get to buy a "multihull and add correcter weight??" Why even have a minimum crew weight? Is it purposeful or are they
  7. I have completed the sailing video for our sail on Monday. For the first sail, we had 4 adults and 4 kids on board, plus lots of food and kids play things. We had about 8-10 knots of breeze. Even with the extra weight, the Pulse still felt quite alive and was very roomy even with all the kids on board. I will definitely be doing this again with the kids. Later in the afternoon, I went back out with my mate. The breeze had picked up slightly to between 10-13 knots. We managed a new top speed of 14.5 knots and sustained at about 13 knots. I still have a lot to learn to keep her in the gr
  8. thats a good description of it The black line attached to the stainless steel arm is the mast rotation control. It can reduce the rotation to almost aligned with the boom. It is NOT attached to the deck. The white and green line is the out haul for the main. It runs internally in the boom. Neither affect the boom furling. After a few errors, I have now got the hang of raising and lowering the main and it is getting very easy now. I am use to winches so doing it without whilst on the water has been a new experience, but is coming together. Does that mean no rotation control if you r
  9. thats a good description of it The black line attached to the stainless steel arm is the mast rotation control. It can reduce the rotation to almost aligned with the boom. It is NOT attached to the deck. The white and green line is the out haul for the main. It runs internally in the boom. Neither affect the boom furling. After a few errors, I have now got the hang of raising and lowering the main and it is getting very easy now. I am use to winches so doing it without whilst on the water has been a new experience, but is coming together.
  10. Today I had a top speed of 14.3 knots in winds of about 10-13 knots while reaching. The maximum recorded gust today nearby was only 14 knots. We had an onshore breeze which provided lovely flat water. Earlier in the day we achieved 9 knots with 4 adults and 4 kids on board. Winds were about 8-10 knots at that time. I am still very much learning to sail competently and my crew had very limited sailing experience. I have a video of the fun times on board with 8 people just to prove it. Might take a few weeks to do an edit. For average sailors, this boat will easily do 15-18 knots su
  11. Or from the topping lift? I haven't found a photo yet that shows how the paired hiking sticks are managed. Corsair haven't answered my request for info. They hang from the side stays. See attached photos. Very easy to use, but watch the free end if anyone is sitting on the leeward hull. It can poke you in the person in the face if not careful.
  12. Folks, I have finally got around to editing the video of our commissioning sail on Sydney Harbour on the 28th Nov. We were sailing in about 10-15 kts from the North East. Our top speed was about 13.5 kts which was pretty cool given this was our first outing on the trimaran. It was a great learning experience and I am looking forward to more sailing and learning to trim the sail better. The video was recorded on a Garmin VIRB XE Action Camera. Regards Glynn Pulse 600 - V20 - KatRat II
  13. It does look risky, and one would not want any kids on board. But it was floating low at Annapolis, and will no doubt need a big rig to get it going. However, is it going to be insurable with that power, or will insurance last? I have bought my Pulse 600 primarily as a family boat. The reason I bought it was that it was small enough to single hand, which means the kids and wife can sit and enjoy the ride, but also, simple enough that they can get involved even at the age of 6 & 7 years old. There is no winches and only three sails, all on furlers. In light to moderate winds the kid
  14. A lot of people are commenting on individual photos. Best idea is to search for the Facebook page "Mittelnann's Werft" and see all 15 photos. I think the flying hull was a bit of a stunt. Once the crew hike out it almost flat. This boat weighs 450kg all up so crew position is critical. I get to sail my boat on Sydney Harbour for the first time on Friday, 27th. Hopefully there will be some breeze and I get a good test. I have my Garmin Camera already to go.
  15. Some more images from the Corsair Facebook Page. The boat can definitely fold on the water.
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