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    Argie 15 with 420 mast, questions

    Before all: Congratulations to your cool project! (y) Some thin dynema with cover "going back and forth" several times between chainplates and shrouds is absolutely sufficient, provides a kind of primitive purchase and will allow you to try some different mast rakes etc. without going to a...
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    Shallow water fun single-hander

    Well, an RS100 would take it better as an Musto Skiff at least due to its Centerboard und be a lot more fun to sail on your own than most of the other proposals:)
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    Intro to me and hopefully advice on a new dinghy

    ".... objectively...." Now that is funny:ROFLMAO:
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    Intro to me and hopefully advice on a new dinghy

    At 6'3''' and > 190 lbs I actually found the Feva to be quite comfy. The boom sits relatively high, the cockpit is relatively long & wide (for the overall length and width of the hull) and due to the production technique all corners are well rounded :) This was important, because with the...
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    Crazy Dinghy Ideas

    As I am lazy AND cheap, I would like to see some new building methods "IKEA style" without glueing/sanding for a proper doublehanded dinghy. Maybe from materials like these? https://www.display.3acomposites.com/dibond/ http://depron-daemmplatte.de/en/unsere-produkte/ A German sailing magazine...
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    Crazy Dinghy Ideas

    Sorry I read about it a long time ago and cannot remember exactly what the article said. I believe the bow was closed later on. The only thing I could find now was this: https://www.national12.org/boats/index.php?objecttype=design&action=list_boats_of_design&design=Paradigm The flaps at the...
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    Crazy Dinghy Ideas

    Not in a SMOD... would this count as a modification that would need to be explicitly allowed in the class rules? :ROFLMAO:
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    Crazy Dinghy Ideas

    "Bend characteristics" reminded me of this National 12 that could change its rocker line: And there was of course this one (Waves were supposed to wash through the double floor hull instead of being "split" by the bow):
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    Crazy Dinghy Ideas

    I cannot help my self, so I had to look it up... 100 l hydrogen = 9 g 100 l air = 125 g So for every 100 l internal volume you could "save" about 100 g... That's disappointing...:(
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    Crazy Dinghy Ideas

    A VX Evo has got a pretty substantial hull volume for a singlehander... Yes, at 10.000 psi Hydrogen leaks through pretty much everything. But - in contrast to a foot ball - you would just try to replace the "heavier" air inside the hull as any over pressure would mean more weight again and -...
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    Sharpies Rule!

    Maybe that's just me, but - no...:unsure:
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    Sharpies Rule!

    The documentary shows that people put a lot of time, effort and money into keeping the class moving. Did they consider a false floor / self draining cockpit during the development of the "new" boat?
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    Sharpies Rule!

    We got an clapped out Penultimate I14 and capsized backwards 2 times when trying to move the stuck daggerboard. A longer hull under the rigg would be great :D
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    VX Evo

    I had the opportunity to sail an VX Evo this week-end :-D In the light air I could hold off a well sailed Musto Skiff on a W/L-course, so it is seriously quick for a non-trapeze boat. It would be very sad if they couldn't get it into production again.
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    VX Evo

    Ovington was very reluctant to build the single one for Germany early last year and now took it of their web page - I am afraid that does not mean anything good...
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    Dingy Racing - Ogre Sized man

    The Video of Oli Twedell is epic, I have never seen anything that shows that sailing can(!) be a very athletic sport like this one. Now for the Finn Dinghy itself I had to help getting them ashore again two times the last weeks because they are so heavy... Reading that a 15 year old sees no...
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    Dingy Racing - Ogre Sized man

    While a lot of Olympic money was spent on development of Finn masts, it kind of evens out if you look at the center plate: CENTERBOARD CNC BLACK A Finn Dinghy certainly does not suffer from a lack of sail area and at the time the hull design was a pretty good shot, especially given that the...
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    Dingy Racing - Ogre Sized man

    ... and at least half of the Finn Dinghy sailors are a super friendly, welcoming and helpful bunch. Not sure why this class has more members being afraid of newer classes than any other class, though.
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    Dingy Racing - Ogre Sized man

    What do you mean by "would not have survived" exactly? Your point about the class & racing structures the Finn was able to build over 73 years including the many years it was well protected as Olypmpic class is well taken. And watching some Finn racing in 30 kn gusts a few weeks ago I can...
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    Dingy Racing - Ogre Sized man

    If you want to sail one of the best sailing (in light airs) and most respected (by sailors born before WWII) boats of all times on a local, national or world level and buy a boat at any price range, get a finn (and a helmet...). If you want to buy a current design, that sails very well, and you...




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