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#1 morspeed

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 10:58 PM

Its completely dismantled and I want to rebuild into a boat that will perform well.

 

My knowledge of what I should do on PT fit out is fairly limited. 

 

I am picking foils ,main and running rigging is where the money is gonna go but not sure where to start with these upgrades.

 

Plus I need a mast, this ones snapped. 

 

Been a while since I was onboard Crew.org but I recall there were a couple of PT sailors around a few years ago.
 

Plan to have a crack at racing this summer, so if any one out there can point me in the right direction for advise on set up that would be very cool. 

 

Gary


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Posted 22 May 2017 - 11:18 AM

Come in Sloop.

 

He's a PT driver.


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Posted 22 May 2017 - 02:35 PM

Completely off topic, but was it you building a wicked female moulded mini 40 RC tri? Did you ever finish it?
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Posted 22 May 2017 - 09:51 PM

Yep that is I, Mini 40 and everything marine related has been in a holding pattern for 3 years now, moving home and some lengthy and challenging projects got in the way of the important stuff like mucking around on boats...

 

But I am getting some own time back now,  and will complete Mini 40 moulds plus PT starting right about now.


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Posted 22 May 2017 - 10:06 PM

There is something more important than mucking around with boats?
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Posted 23 May 2017 - 01:28 PM

Yeah, it burns if I overthunk it....


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Posted 24 May 2017 - 12:13 AM

Come in Sloop.

 

He's a PT driver.

Retired now sold the boat 3 - 4 years ago, neck issues.

 

Hull weight less than 53 kg to be competitive.

Standard mast section but different forestay setups

Sails Norths Lintons Doyles Mark Orams is using a north's string sail.

Foils long skinny ones someguys are using A class boards.

Foils up & down controls to each side

Mainsheet setup either from foreward or from the track aft.

Traveller control as per the mainsheet.

Cunningham and kicker to the sides on a continuous system

Kicker well there are difference troughs about this.

 

Fleets in Auckland, Napier New Plymouth and Wellington have the biggest fleets.


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Posted 24 May 2017 - 09:38 AM

Thank you very much SloopJohn, great info to start with.

 

Very sorry to hear about you having to leave racing behind, that is a very hard thing to live with in my personal experience.

 

Unbelievably you are minutes from where I live,thought I was all alone out in the provinces.

 

Any chance we could catch up and we could discuss PT's in more depth?.

 

I was planning on joining a local club to sail but not sure which one yet, don't know anything about them and I have been finding that sailing club websites through out NZ are very poorly maintained with lots of missing links and a lot of info no more recent than 2013. 


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Posted 24 May 2017 - 11:12 AM

Haven't given sailing away totally, I've taken up radio controlled sailing again racing a IOM.

 

Is that a trapeze, they where very popular with the teenage boys at Torbay Yacht Club back in the 60's

 

I didn't think PT's are sailed at Waiuku but there are several racing at Howick, my brother gets his bones together now and then and gets his PT out, 

 

Mark Orams sails at Torbay and I believe he starting to get a group together up there.

 

Iam sure we can find a table at the "Village" and catchup.


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Posted 24 May 2017 - 11:50 AM

Very cool, I love RC boats and tinker with them occasionally as well.

 

Its my old man on the wire, pic taken 1968 in Tamaki estuary, on PT # 17 he built with his mate.

 

Part of the reason I am pursuing my own PT ambition.

 

Clarks yacht club beach might be a go, I think they are meeting next Sunday so though I would take a drive over and talk to some members.

 

Drive past the Village twice a day so for sure I could talk myself into stopping in there to catch up with you, some advice from a old hand at PT set up would be fantastic.


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