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DaveK

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  1. Me thinks the boats should have forward looking sonar to avoid such things!
  2. Have you moved out to the west coast?
  3. I test sailed one this past weekend. Winds were probably 10-12 with gust to 15 maybe. We did heat it up pretty good on a downhill run with the kite fully strapped in and it sailed really nicely. Seemed to really level out and cut thru waves well once we got going. Otherwise, at slower speeds it rocked pretty good in the waves and these were small waves. It was pretty balanced helm wise. It had the little torqeedo motor on it and was surprised at how difficult it was to hold it into the wind in that little wind. I couldn't just use the rudder, I had to actually turn the motor itself to maneuver
  4. Yeah Houston..... I'm not surprised AYC messed up scoring....... again
  5. Had one of these show up this past weekend at the Turnback Canyon Regatta...... Definitely peaked my interest.
  6. That is one long ass tiller extension he has!!
  7. I think folks can argue both sides of this but I've raced side by side with me furled and the other not without any distinct difference at all.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Nice pic but, I never thought she was all that attractive.
  12. Holy shit Liquid!! I wanna see pics of lights!!
  13. Looks good! I always had a hard time with invertabrates. I even had super lighting to help the so called symbiotic algae growth inside them.... major pain. And back then I used to truck my RO water in every month. Now RO generators are cheap. What lights are you using?
  14. That's a weird place on Canyon. What part and what happened to the boat?
  15. Keep us upto date with your progress with some photo's. Do you know whether this was the only one built? I have a build log up on boatdesign.net Kraken 25 build log That's awesome! I'll follow this! Love the traps too! I've rebuilt the main hull from scratch luckily I had a photocopy of the original plans out of scale but able to rescale quite well. I'm up to the final lamination of the main hull triple diagonal cold molding with about 1 1/2 of the main hull to finish. I also found the floats were too rotted out to reuse so I'm building a new set in double diagonal u
  16. Thanks for the clip Great vid! That 1985 Tina Turner song kinda says it all.... a long time ago.
  17. Yes we only had rudders on the floats which was fine 90% of the time but in days when there was little wind it did cause a few issues Why? I don't understand?
  18. So where the fuck is this dipshit at? And when does it end? Sorry, I'm just asking?? Edit; Congrats to Reid for not killing anyone or himself, yet, and staying afloat that long.
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