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  1. BalticBandit

    new stuff in the a-class

    Yup, or a "flexi-tip mast"... or a kite that is designed to "rotate its shoulders to weather" etc. etc. "operate" does not require every little bit be directly controlled. Using that sort of logic the bungee takeups that are used are illegal
  2. BalticBandit

    new stuff in the a-class

    Agreed. and the old ruling on ooching was that it had to be "the natural action of the wind or the water" and under that wands would be just fine
  3. BalticBandit

    new stuff in the a-class

    That's kinda where I was going steve with the example of a boom in a gybe. Under the most onerous reading of 52, one would have to manually pull in the boom before starting the gybe lest the wind not act as "external power source to move the boom"
  4. BalticBandit

    new stuff in the a-class

    I can see RRS 52 being read both ways Now particularly in light of Rule 42, and its various interpretations, its perfectly ok for your boom to be moved by forces other than just manual power during a gybe or a tack ("natural action of the wind and the water") so it seems to me that a...
  5. BalticBandit

    new stuff in the a-class

    Jim - good to see you here. You will get your questions answered by actual A Class folks if you ask them here instead of Dougy the Pest. The Stunt S.9 has a couple of problems WRT A class A) it uses T foils which the A Class cannot use since the T foil extends outside the edge of the hull and...
  6. BalticBandit

    new stuff in the a-class

    doug if you read earlier, there were efforts do do this but they were not being used. Now Fuck Off
  7. BalticBandit

    new stuff in the a-class

    And you milled the molds how?
  8. BalticBandit

    new stuff in the a-class

    Would the Shit storm that happened in the A-Scows with a templated Carbon fiber boat that essentially obsoleted the whole fleet be of useful instruction here? I don't have a dog in this fight, but this series of discussions reminds me a lot of what went on in that thread
  9. BalticBandit

    new stuff in the a-class

    Constrictors were discussed in the Gear Anarchy thread under the title of "Rope Clutch" http://www.ronstan.com.au/marine5/constrictor.asp The claim is that they are 1/3 the weight for a similar strength clutch, and because to release them you pull on a lanyard rather than a lever arm,and...
  10. BalticBandit

    new stuff in the a-class

    Doug do you even realize that being "oversquare" has no bearing on anything once you are foiling there is nothing magical about "oversquare" other than perhaps it being evidence of inefficient "archemdian mode" hull design (ie you are needing more power and hence more RM to get the same speed...
  11. BalticBandit

    new stuff in the a-class

    RIGHTT.... According to someone who is not AClass, who knows nothing about a-Class or the issues involved. As for your 'many boards for full sized boats' - you are talking about the toilet seat dinghy and the foiler that never foiled and that stupid multihull windsurfing stillborn thing...
  12. BalticBandit

    new stuff in the a-class

    Nice commentary Simon the only thing that struck me was Two moths means two hulls and two foils. Isn't that the definition of a catamaran?
  13. BalticBandit

    new stuff in the a-class

    Wow Doug talk about the ego of stamping it with your initials and date as though you invented this
  14. BalticBandit

    new stuff in the a-class

    Borrowing from the Mini 6.50 class? The idea that Orange Goes Faster? :-)
  15. BalticBandit

    new stuff in the a-class

    If you are going to use the "Tame Racing Sailor" tag, you need to get him dressed all in white...
  16. BalticBandit

    new stuff in the a-class

    So then how come Moth's pitchpole all the time?




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