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  1. The thread is trying to apply cruising in big heavies thinking to racing in lightweights. The 2 are considerably different. Hanging up a 2 sqmt sail on most of your boats would make no difference, on mine I have a 4-5sq/mt sails that has pushed me a long at nearly 4kts. That sail is called the 'Undies changer' i.e. when your undies start changing colour due to the weather we go to that sail. Note that this generation option is very weather dependant. Towing one of those drogue things could make a knot or 2 difference at key times, a noticeable difference at all times unless it's blowin
  2. Unless your AP runs on salt spray and magic you may have forgotten the weight your power generation installation. I have 24.3kg in total with a full fuel load and can put out 8amps on a good day.
  3. I've had one TP for 15 odd years and it's been raced rallied and rolled as well as used to beat a large angry Kahawai to death and open beer bottles. It was second hand when I got it. I have another that's 6 odd years old and done a mother load of work including one long passage when the winds top 55kts for a couple of hours. Both still work exactly as they did the day they came out of the box. Both only get grizzled at when flat running or when motoring. I was 400nm south of Tonga heading home when a 2 year old fully built in commercial Coursemaster AP totally failed. I was mid Tasman whe
  4. KM...

    Rudder

    Just sussed and rudders aren't mentioned at all nor are they as any by product of any rule. So going to twins would have no rule implications.
  5. I'd have a tiller pilot over anything hydraulic any and every day all day long. Its got to be at least 150 kilos lighter than what your suggesting.
  6. KM...

    Rudder

    Not quite. There are two 930's. One is the Turboed and all of them are surprisingly similar and getting more so. The other is the old school class who are still all pretty much the same. There are the usual variations with sails but if you have been watching those also are closing up with what's in use today being no where near as widely different as it was 5 years ago. Mine R930 isn't 9.3mts long. I'm assuming none of the others are either.
  7. KM...

    Rudder

    The ................ may have already decided that along with the ................... The ................. will probably get a few a tad heated as well. Why not one tiller off each with a swerve in it like the multi so no tiller extension needed? 2 rudder and 2 tillers, a built in set of spares. Cassette or flip case them so no weather rudder drag and to allow for floating crap. I'm liking the idea more and more.
  8. Asking around and lack of those does seem to be what is turning many off. Sure the boats look cool, go fast and are technologically pretty damn flash but then so are the F1 cars everyone is turning away from for the same reason. They also site lack of good hard competitive racing with tactics, over taking and things like that. Was talking this morning and while they do technically race it's so zip, zap, done mostly in straight lines there is no chance of it developing into a battle worthy of mention, hell pop off for a quick pee or tomake a coffee and you miss an entire race. Pre the days
  9. KM...

    Rudder

    Oh yeah, I never thought if that. Has to be at least worth a suss and could be handy seeing we lean over 20 degrees if someone just sneezes. Nice thinking K, I'm onto that like a Rena onto a Astrolabe. No Worries transom strength is wossy pussy girlie blouse in strength compared to the new and improved Reptile. I got to that bit and remembered how you folded NW's in so I made sure mine won't do that. I now have a large grunty carbon beam that goes from grunted up corner to grunted up corner. If that beam goes I will instantly become a R780. But with my new twin rudders the loads shou
  10. It seems the new and improved to some isn't to many others. Someone must be fans of the way it's done at the moment, but it's hard work finding them. Also It seems I'm not in the demographic they want watching even though I am in the demographic that has the ability to shop at many of the sponsors. Not that I know what Oracle actually does bar something software like but I have driven a land rover many times, once right through a large hedge. I have also spendt a few hours having inappropriate thoughts about Emeritaes trolley dollies. What's artimis do? Sounds like a private hospital that
  11. But would you replace like with like Tuffy? Only 90% is playing with fire. 1% less and you may have had to forfeit your Bloke card
  12. KM...

    Rudder

    I was sussing prior to asking/telling/offering the fleet P. I know some are thinking about changing. I had a suss of Hot Doggers and she's carrying one very similar to mine, maybe the one mine was copied from, I don't know. Many are similar but not quite. Having driven a few some certainly don't chat as much as mine does and I want to keep that if possible. No worries IT, will do.
  13. KM...

    Rudder

    I wonder what they are changing to Erice? Willow is right though, I'm hung ..... transom is about all I can claim hung on though Probably a little small FLC. The 930's are quite large for the boat. A spade, na I don't think that would improve much. The existing is chatty and will tell me quickly if I'm pushing something too far .... or not enough. But due to a oppys before I got her, there was a super high speed rudder replacement so it's built a light but heavy. Smithys spare was damn close in size and shape from memory so if Paul has a mold....... I'll suss.
  14. Huge Thanks for popping in with the comments Westy Team, much appreciated. What I was talking about is an ivory tower thing certainly in more lofty offices than you'll find us little people or your team sadly. From what I've seen and heard from most of late the last big shake up in the office there has proven to be bloody good for the marina. Sure some changes that have irked a few people but over all I do think it's running as good as it ever has since it changed ownership. Long may that continue.
  15. I must have told you a trillion times to stop exaggerating But I am probably right The world was discovered, sort of, by wind vanes. If you have the room and patience then why not? Lectronics are easy and at times far superior but they also have huge downsides. Use either just do so knowing the potential downsides. Exactly the same as getting married
  16. Chat to BP, he's done a gazillion ocean miles +/- the odd 1, and a lot was in 32fters. That's a well kitted out boat you have, nice.
  17. A slight aside but did you see the graph they put out showing the nationalities of the house buyers. No New Zealanders brought a house, not a single one. That dork Twitford must have me down as Scottish even if I'm generations from it...not to mention 15,000 miles odd. Probably fair I suppose as I have him down under 'retarded dickheads'. Note:I don't know who complied that table, it was published in the Herald. Years ago they closed Cheltenham beach to shellfish gathering. Bus loads (4 to 5 at a time) used to arrive and a line of people 100mts wide walked taking anything alive t
  18. Ah so that copper lump with lots of holes in it is a 'Bus bar' not 'buzz bar' as I incorrectly thought. That suddenly explains a few thing. Good to know one part of the system can crash without taking everything out with it..... bar the odd bit. Good writing there IT.
  19. For us thickies can you please explain what a 'Bus' is when talking electronics. Also if one part of a multi function system failed for whatever reason does take down all or parts of the rest in that system?
  20. KM...

    Handheld Radios

    My Raymarine hand held sort of died so I asked for a new battery. One of the helpful L&B lads showed me the battery pack is just a case with 6 x AA rechargeables in it. I recently upgraded the batteries again to 3000mA ones from the 800mA that were in there. More Power Tim!!!!!!
  21. And marinas are only going to get worse now it's fast heading to a monopoly ownership of Akl marinas plus the council. Who wants to raise money for a train? Who wants to develop marinas into a huge bank account so needs the council to help ward off the little people and turn a blind eye to some consent issues. No collusion I'm sure ....... cough... cough .... cough. All berth holders, hence forth knows as 'The scummy little people', are advised to get a big packet of condoms because you're about to be royally rogered.
  22. KM...

    Rudder

    Gezzz but a quick suss looks very interesting and it has a lot to do with foil shapes. I'll print it and have a read tomorrow. I can't read techo stuff like that well on screens. Thanks Sloop.
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    Rudder

    Not too sure how fast that last sexy looking rudder would be .......... but then if I had that strapped on the back would I care? I think knot Tubercles, hmmmm.... I do occasionally get cavitation ...... Not much and usually straight after a oppsie.
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    Rudder

    Wowww, those are either super sexy or someone needs to stop running into whales What's the thinking behind those blades Sloop, any idea? Tims would be a bit short I'd expect Scottie. My rudder draws only 300mm odd less than my keel.
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