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  1. Last race of our winter series, and in the Port River not a lot of fun, but she lives again
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    Class sail sizes

    New #1 and the new reaching spinnaker
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    Class sail sizes

    The big head flicks thro' without any issues even tho we have only sailed in our light winter breezes .... The new headsail with the square top has given us a bit of grief but small mod being done and all should be good. None of her original sails remain, at least as sails, Peter is going to make gear bags of of the old headsails.
  4. Sorry, had to go and do some work but here is Youtube link to the last race and all the others are there on LHS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-yYYcqr36E
  5. all good, found replays on Youtube,
  6. Did anyone record these races please the only way I have got to watch them so far is thro the links here ....... am at sea. Thanks and sounds like great result.
  7. Easiest way ..... send youngest up to the top, he can just reach everything if he stands on the spreaders
  8. Enjoy the trip up there, scares the be-jesus out of me. My youngest has been up the top on mine a couple of times and the boat just sat still, but he is a tad on the light side. Have a pic somewhere of him up the top.
  9. They are interesting boats and usually good sailors I have some photos somewhere of about 6 of them sailing together ...... quick and seaworthy little boats and I hope that the Border guys treat them as "rescued seaman" and not illegals.
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    Class sail sizes

    Hi Smitty, The top was measured so that the whip is still longer than the head ...... it should all clear, so far no issues, but that was the first time the sail had been up as we had feeder issues and the sail jamming.
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    Class sail sizes

    trying again for pic
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    Class sail sizes

    New mainsail at last and after a few issues with the feeder, all sorted now Youngest son changed the head shape a little ....
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    Class sail sizes

    Thanks BooBoo ... slowly new sail wardrobe is coming together youngest son has been busy, and mainsail next. Thanks again
  14. Morning all, Can someone please tell me what the class size is for the mainsail please.... maximum in square metres please Thanks David
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    Spinnaker sizes

    Thanks BooBoo, duly noted and will see how it all goes. Input is much appreciated.
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    Spinnaker sizes

    Thanks booboo ... duly noted. We have removed all the symmetrical spinnaker stuff so halved issues, maybe Thanks again, help much appreciated
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    Spinnaker sizes

    Thanks again Booboo ..... information is much appreciated
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    Spinnaker sizes

    Hi all, Can any of you please tell me what the sizes of the assy' kites you are using please. Am about to get 2 new ones so decided to ask and get some idea of what everyone is using please. Looking for the sizes for both the masthead and the fractional ones please. Thanks, time for the "girl" to get her new dresses. David
  19. Hi Marinheiro, My nav lights are above but ..... my emerg lights are pulpit mounted. It all comes a bit a a pain with masthead lights as technically the steaming light should be higher than nav lights which means if you have masthead lights you need a second set lower for motoring. But if you have then low, you cant have them below deck level and they cant be obscured by the sail ..... so this is best practical, or impractical solution. We don't motor that much at night .... so the mounting the emerg nav lights is a compromise, but legal Until I get pinged ..... I will ru
  20. Back to the original post. FLC I went thro the same decisions when moving lights from behind sails to where they could be seen.\ In the end I went bi-colour at mast head and transom mounted stern light. not 100% correct but then someone show me a boat where everything is correct, including quadrants. The one I have is USCG approved as masthead lights ......... all LEDs and did not break the bank, well within your budget. So far have had no dramas, but I also run "steaming" light for when motoring Enjoy the decision making process
  21. that's an oops and imagine the paperwork, event reports etc etc etc Once the brake band started burning nothing was going to stop it. We always drive the cable (chain) out for that very reason and did not think anyone still allowed the cable to "free run" Interesting is it snapped the BitterEnd and all ended up on the ocean floor, suddenly ship is out of class ..... just became bigger oops moment. Thinking will show our deck crew ........ great training vid of what not to do.
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    boat weights

    Afternoon guys, Thanks a lot ..... here they have a load cell and AMS has a weight factor, the cell has been in Adelaide twice now and have not been told until afterwards, becoming a pain. Indicative weights much appreciated. another stupid question ...... TS had several headsail tracks for #3 so removed them..... is it possible to send me a couple of pics as to where your are fitted so I have something to work to please. Thanks for your help David
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    boat weights

    Morning all, I have been having hassles here getting my boat weighed .... long story but the scales for AMS system are in Melbourne and somehow I was "forgotten" to be advised of weighing days. Can you please give me your boat weights please .... that way I can get certificate worked on average, I hope, until next time scales are in Adelaide. Getting boat measured has become a bit of a pain. Thanks and hoping you can help me. David
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