Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

Flatbag

Super Anarchist
Saw Peter Kula putting together Smoothie rig last night, thats some sexy gear. Flash as a rat with a gold tooth.
Boatyard rumours of a PBS(X) rigging error?
polybenzoxazole.

No error.

Delays in USA/NZ supply/manufacture and therefore delivery of certain items.
Polybenzoxazole - thats easy for you to say. PBX manufactured length error was the yard scuttlebut. Hope not as Smoothie is not much of a fishing boat.

 
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Don

Super Anarchist
1,105
43
Melbourne
Saw Peter Kula putting together Smoothie rig last night, thats some sexy gear. Flash as a rat with a gold tooth.
Boatyard rumours of a PBS(X) rigging error?
polybenzoxazole.

No error.

Delays in USA/NZ supply/manufacture and therefore delivery of certain items.
Polybenzoxazole - thats easy for you to say. PBX manufactured length error was the yard scuttlebut. Hope not as Smoothie is not much of a fishing boat.
Thanks.

Manufactured lengths were/are OK. The main issue was major (almost 4 months) delay in PBO-to-rigging screw connection manufacture in NZ which meant Pete could not confirm the ordered standing rigging lengths in the time period necessary to manufacture the rigging and get it to Melbourne from USA in time for first race.

 
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insuranceguy

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Melbourne
The first race for the 38's with their mast head spinnakers be interesting to see if they have improved.
Are the Vic. S38's doing something different to the NSW S38's re masthead the spins?

at last check, The S38 OD class had voted against the m/heads.
Racing in IRC fleets. I think by the end of the season the majority of VIC 38's will be masthead.

Scarlett

That 5 boat

Bruce's old boat

chainsaw wont be far behind once she is left behind on the first run eh Joff?
It will be interesting to watch the results. Do you know what their IRC ratings are?

"Challenge" 1st on line, IRC, AMS, VYC. IRC rating is now 1.119.
Scarlett (also with masthead) had a third on IRC on a light and flukey day. Left the other S38's behind. Challenge was 'on fire' and led the fleet by 20+ boat lengths. Great race from Lou and the boys. Chainsaw had a shocka. beaten by Orange on it's maiden melb race!! )You have a big firday night joff or did you let Molly senior helm for a bit :p .) Hope all S38 go the MH option as it makes a significant differance in the light breeze.

 

goldsj

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The first race for the 38's with their mast head spinnakers be interesting to see if they have improved.
Are the Vic. S38's doing something different to the NSW S38's re masthead the spins?

at last check, The S38 OD class had voted against the m/heads.
Racing in IRC fleets. I think by the end of the season the majority of VIC 38's will be masthead.

Scarlett

That 5 boat

Bruce's old boat

chainsaw wont be far behind once she is left behind on the first run eh Joff?
It will be interesting to watch the results. Do you know what their IRC ratings are?

"Challenge" 1st on line, IRC, AMS, VYC. IRC rating is now 1.119.
Scarlett (also with masthead) had a third on IRC on a light and flukey day. Left the other S38's behind. Challenge was 'on fire' and led the fleet by 20+ boat lengths. Great race from Lou and the boys. Chainsaw had a shocka. beaten by Orange on it's maiden melb race!! )You have a big firday night joff or did you let Molly senior helm for a bit :p .) Hope all S38 go the MH option as it makes a significant differance in the light breeze.
None of the above "insuranceguy" - we were 5 sec off having a glamour start, ended up OCS and after rerounding and battling through the fleet to be 7 or 8 around first windward, held on to mast headed Challenge and Scarlett (well almost) until major wind shift just before bottom mark. Ended up Zigging when we should have Zagged a couple of times and ended up out the back door but boat seemed ok with pace. Tricky day but shit happens.

Molly senior is a senior is a good helm and I had a "sensible" Friday nite.

Yep, Louie and his guys sailed very well and robbies new handicap and masthead arrangement obviously helped him as well.

Oh yeh, Fuck off Newbie

 
so, using challenge as an example S38 with m/heads and IRC rating of 1.119, How do you feel carrying that rating over a fractional S38 rated in the region of 1.103 ?
1.103 looks quite attractive, but who cares about IRC or OD, PHD is the division we are interested in. We just need to get "insuranceguy" to steer for us so we can optimize for it.

A.M

 

Don

Super Anarchist
1,105
43
Melbourne
so, using challenge as an example S38 with m/heads and IRC rating of 1.119, How do you feel carrying that rating over a fractional S38 rated in the region of 1.103 ?
1.103 looks quite attractive, but who cares about IRC or OD, PHD is the division we are interested in. We just need to get "insuranceguy" to steer for us so we can optimize for it.

A.M
"who cares about IRC or OD..." That would have to be the biggest load of horse droppings I have heard out of you in years. Are you sure you didn't choke when writing that????

 
so, using challenge as an example S38 with m/heads and IRC rating of 1.119, How do you feel carrying that rating over a fractional S38 rated in the region of 1.103 ?
1.103 looks quite attractive, but who cares about IRC or OD, PHD is the division we are interested in. We just need to get "insuranceguy" to steer for us so we can optimize for it.

A.M
"who cares about IRC or OD..." That would have to be the biggest load of horse droppings I have heard out of you in years. Are you sure you didn't choke when writing that????
Don, The note of Sarcasm was lost on you.

Cheers

Andrew

 

Don

Super Anarchist
1,105
43
Melbourne
so, using challenge as an example S38 with m/heads and IRC rating of 1.119, How do you feel carrying that rating over a fractional S38 rated in the region of 1.103 ?
1.103 looks quite attractive, but who cares about IRC or OD, PHD is the division we are interested in. We just need to get "insuranceguy" to steer for us so we can optimize for it.

A.M
"who cares about IRC or OD..." That would have to be the biggest load of horse droppings I have heard out of you in years. Are you sure you didn't choke when writing that????
Don, The note of Sarcasm was lost on you.

Cheers

Andrew
Not lost, just ignored.

Hopefully see you on the water tomorrow!

 

insuranceguy

New member
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Melbourne
so, using challenge as an example S38 with m/heads and IRC rating of 1.119, How do you feel carrying that rating over a fractional S38 rated in the region of 1.103 ?
1.103 looks quite attractive, but who cares about IRC or OD, PHD is the division we are interested in. We just need to get "insuranceguy" to steer for us so we can optimize for it.

A.M
"who cares about IRC or OD..." That would have to be the biggest load of horse droppings I have heard out of you in years. Are you sure you didn't choke when writing that????
Don, The note of Sarcasm was lost on you.

Cheers

Andrew
At least you can use your wit as a comeback.......much better than joff's "Fuck off newbie!" I have respect for all the guy's on SC, thus my question on why it went so wrong! Sincere Appoligies to Mel if he is offended. We all have our bad days.........we too have had glammour starts only be to 5 sec too early...........infact almost every OCS was a a glammour start ............only 5 sec too early...........

 

Flatbag

Super Anarchist
Saw Peter Kula putting together Smoothie rig last night, thats some sexy gear. Flash as a rat with a gold tooth.
Boatyard rumours of a PBS(X) rigging error?
polybenzoxazole.

No error.

Delays in USA/NZ supply/manufacture and therefore delivery of certain items.
Polybenzoxazole - thats easy for you to say. PBX manufactured length error was the yard scuttlebut. Hope not as Smoothie is not much of a fishing boat.
Thanks.

Manufactured lengths were/are OK. The main issue was major (almost 4 months) delay in PBO-to-rigging screw connection manufacture in NZ which meant Pete could not confirm the ordered standing rigging lengths in the time period necessary to manufacture the rigging and get it to Melbourne from USA in time for first race.
Sorry to see no stick in Smoothie as of an hour ago. Lengths reputedly a bit short mate? Effing expensive error if its true, not to mention the frustrating delay in getting back sailing. Major bummer.

 

Don

Super Anarchist
1,105
43
Melbourne
Saw Peter Kula putting together Smoothie rig last night, thats some sexy gear. Flash as a rat with a gold tooth.
Boatyard rumours of a PBS(X) rigging error?
polybenzoxazole.

No error.

Delays in USA/NZ supply/manufacture and therefore delivery of certain items.
Polybenzoxazole - thats easy for you to say. PBX manufactured length error was the yard scuttlebut. Hope not as Smoothie is not much of a fishing boat.
Thanks.

Manufactured lengths were/are OK. The main issue was major (almost 4 months) delay in PBO-to-rigging screw connection manufacture in NZ which meant Pete could not confirm the ordered standing rigging lengths in the time period necessary to manufacture the rigging and get it to Melbourne from USA in time for first race.
Sorry to see no stick in Smoothie as of an hour ago. Lengths reputedly a bit short mate? Effing expensive error if its true, not to mention the frustrating delay in getting back sailing. Major bummer.
Jeez, I HOPE YOU'RE JOKING.

The spar maker hasn't contacted me today yet, and GUARRANTEED the rig would fit a couple of days ago.

Maybe I need to talk to a lawyer?

 

Flatbag

Super Anarchist
Saw Peter Kula putting together Smoothie rig last night, thats some sexy gear. Flash as a rat with a gold tooth.
Boatyard rumours of a PBS(X) rigging error?
polybenzoxazole.

No error.

Delays in USA/NZ supply/manufacture and therefore delivery of certain items.
Polybenzoxazole - thats easy for you to say. PBX manufactured length error was the yard scuttlebut. Hope not as Smoothie is not much of a fishing boat.
Thanks.

Manufactured lengths were/are OK. The main issue was major (almost 4 months) delay in PBO-to-rigging screw connection manufacture in NZ which meant Pete could not confirm the ordered standing rigging lengths in the time period necessary to manufacture the rigging and get it to Melbourne from USA in time for first race.
Sorry to see no stick in Smoothie as of an hour ago. Lengths reputedly a bit short mate? Effing expensive error if its true, not to mention the frustrating delay in getting back sailing. Major bummer.
Jeez, I HOPE YOU'RE JOKING.

The spar maker hasn't contacted me today yet, and GUARRANTEED the rig would fit a couple of days ago.

Maybe I need to talk to a lawyer?
:(

 

goldsj

Member
114
0
Saw Peter Kula putting together Smoothie rig last night, thats some sexy gear. Flash as a rat with a gold tooth.
Boatyard rumours of a PBS(X) rigging error?
polybenzoxazole.

No error.

Delays in USA/NZ supply/manufacture and therefore delivery of certain items.
Polybenzoxazole - thats easy for you to say. PBX manufactured length error was the yard scuttlebut. Hope not as Smoothie is not much of a fishing boat.
Thanks.

Manufactured lengths were/are OK. The main issue was major (almost 4 months) delay in PBO-to-rigging screw connection manufacture in NZ which meant Pete could not confirm the ordered standing rigging lengths in the time period necessary to manufacture the rigging and get it to Melbourne from USA in time for first race.
Sorry to see no stick in Smoothie as of an hour ago. Lengths reputedly a bit short mate? Effing expensive error if its true, not to mention the frustrating delay in getting back sailing. Major bummer.
Jeez, I HOPE YOU'RE JOKING.

The spar maker hasn't contacted me today yet, and GUARRANTEED the rig would fit a couple of days ago.

Maybe I need to talk to a lawyer?
:(

Mmmm, just as I suspected, the aforementioned "rig" is really just a giant game fishing pole procured for the SYC fishing comp!! How did you go Don, get a bite??

(PS, hope you get it sorted)

 




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