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  1. 200kg Crew, good golly that isn't at the lighter end, even if many of the top boats have 100-115 and long crews. Good point about the loads. You could carbon her up but then you'd possibly push the loads into other places not that ready for them. She looks like she has the sorter foredeck so why not just leave it there. It maybe the smartest move given her age and how they were built. I'll be chatting to a couple of Javers this evening. I'll put it to them and see what they say.
  2. I reckon it's a magnificent idea and a challenge to end most challenges. By sextant in the odd spot is going to prove fun. Talking about shipping lanes and so on, some of them are busy as now so you'd want to make sure you kept clear. Any idea why there is a 6,500kg (pound??) minimum weight requirement? Is that to match his boat from back in the day maybe.
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    Locker Hatches

    I've got a plastic and making a carbon top for it shouldn't be hard. Use the plastic frame and just swap the top. I got one where the top comes 'over' the frame so if it's stood on it should push against the boat behind it, not the frame as such. If it goes as hoped I'll have a mold for 2 sizes if anyone else wants to do similar. Still have to buy a plastic one for the backing frame and latches, which should swap over easy peasy. I am going to try to clear finish them but I'm not to sure I've got those skills. We'll see shortly.
  4. Why have a deck at all? Why not just rip the existing off completely and replace it with well positioned frames of some sort. You can put the prod chute back in easily enough without the whole deck. Nice open clean boat that one. Which one is it, do you know?
  5. Ah ha, A Jav. In that case Yeap you'll need a curved track for sure. Having been there done that on a few skiffs, inc Javs, the only other way is by too many strings to pull at the time you don't want to be doing that. You may like this weapon then. A 2015 Javelin last weekend. The latest Dave Lee design. Wickedly fine in the bow so will slice through slow swimmers with ease Looks better in the flesh, the photo doesn't really do her justice.
  6. Some of the imports like Hanses have straight self tacker tracks. But they are short and don't go to the gunwale hence they don't have a massive need to bend. If you want to be able to get a good range for the headsail I'd think you'd want a bent one. From personal experience you really do want a clean fair even bend or the car will find hard spots, for lack of a better word, to sit in and that is damn annoying. I would seriously recommend you find someone with a roller to bend it or you may end up with a serious of flat spot and that will just piss you off. Thinking about it I now hav
  7. Having a read of the news on the proposed PHRF changes (see Scotties link above) I do have to wonder what the rational behind one bit is. Surely a boat that sailed 24.9 nm doesn't suddenly slow or speed up a 100mts later. So one does wonder why drop SH but keep under 25nm and over 25nm instead. Also wouldn't dropping the SH surely lead to some strange distortions and the ability to game the system even more? Example - I sail SH a lot so after a while PHRF would adjust to me sailing slower due to no rail meat. That's fine as long as I stay SH. But say I rock up to the fully crewed A
  8. Thank you for providing unquestionable proof we don't need to lose the uniqueness and good economic benefits the Taka site currently gives by changing it to another use (at a horrendously large cost) for a small elite group who will not provide anything like the current economic benefits and will only create a larger parking nitemear and inevitable conflict with the 1000's that already use the area. The high performance centre is a good idea of that there is no doubt but the Taka location would be one of the worst possible places for it though... and on many levels. Well over 8.5 milli
  9. I think that's fine it's just small things like - Sail number - Yes thank you, it's a 4 digit one beam - Jim? No thanks but I could kill a Gay n Dry. draft - or a bottle, I'm fine with either call sign - Pisces, Pisces where are you? and a few more. I'll see if the PHRF Cert still has all that on them these days. Been a hell crazy busy couple of weeks so I'm running a bit behind schedual.
  10. Judging by some of the nefarious happens that are going on it wouldn't surprise me in the slightest. Chated to a chap a few weeks ago who said 'I've managed to get 6 submissions in...' and finished it with 'so far'. Don't know why he bothered as this was a done deal a long time ago.
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    Locker Hatches

    I know one mob who says yes but the 2 well known brand name ones I got both said that yet busted without a foot going near them, so I'd take the claim with a grain of salt. I am considering making some carbon ones using a plastic one as the mold. I can't see why not. Would cost a bit but then we are boys and they are our toys.
  12. I'd be exceptionaly interested in what the foil dude says. I'd like to change keel now but the current misson plan does have a good dollop of keel related action in it so I have to let that run it's course before I change. I have tweaked the boat ready for it though. But I've been thinking once I've seen what I want with the stock maybe I do a big face lift to it, leaving the weight, keel blots and all that where they are but rershape it to see what happens. Hence I'd also like to know what your bloke says about that as a possible option.
  13. Ah so you're more looking to reduce the keel weight a bit by going to a little bit lighter bulb to get all the weight lower. Not that I'm any sort of design knowledgeable dude, I just used and abuse smarter peoples designs, but that does sound like it could be quite a few bucks for maybe not a huge change. But I could be wrong, that did happened once Can you do a reshape to your existing? A 930 that punches above the fleets weight is reported to be a stock boat but a little seagul tells me while the keel is stock in it's draft and etc it has had considerable liposuction, botox and oth
  14. I'll get my entry in as soon as I can find all the info the entry form needs.
  15. Looks like fuel but could be water or maybe just readied for something but then never used. I like the idea of fuel in the keel. Handy spot hard to get too hot and handy knowing water isn't in there slowly eating its way out. I think you'd want to check if the hull is up to the greater loads a lot lower weight will put on her. Some of the 930's have had some quite big reinforcing added during keel swaps. Mind you the change from the old to the new is also quite a biggie. Same issue and time frame as TimB but using the latest Firefox with 1366x768 screen reso.
  16. I like the socket idea,it seems so much safer. I'm tweaking my beast to do the same thing as some stage soonish. Did Redlines original keel have a fuel tank in it?
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    Locker Hatches

    Lovin your test methodology Scottie Due to how I've re jigged the cockpit I have 2 lockers in the back with entry from the sides. The idea is to use those 2 for fuel and gas, sh*t that doesn't taste nice in rum or can go real bad if you aren't careful. So I need a way to get in and out of them but in a now and again type basis rather then every time. I am leaning towards Spanish Flys thoughts but I thought I'd ask the audience thoughts on the ones like the photo. Leaking isn't a huge worry as they are not water tight mission critical but it would be nice to have them dry. If one d
  18. KM...

    Locker Hatches

    This is about these sorts of hatches. For the side of the cockpit for lockers that will have gas bottle/s, fuel tank/s, and crap like that. Being a Ross the sides of things can often quickly become the floor so they may get stood on from time to time. The lockers can not leak into the boat should they fill of water but dry lockers are the preference. The ones I usually see that look like that seem a tad limp and I'm told most leak. Anyone have any comments on them like what are good, what aren't and all that stuff. Anyone have a possibly alternative? The usual glass topped dec
  19. To true Romany, he does seem to have hot it on the head. His comments have got massive coverage, he was even reported on the front paper of Icelands main newspaper.
  20. KM...

    Y88 Nats

    Did anyone win?
  21. KM...

    Y88 Nats

    Who are the teams to beat?
  22. The most knowledgeable man on the America's Cup has accused current regatta bosses of "abusing and disgracing" the event and hit out strongly at their treatment of Team New Zealand. Britain's Bob Fisher is acknowledged as the doyen of international sailing journalists and is the leading America's Cup historian, having covered the event since 1967. In an open letter to the America's Cup Events Authority, whose chief executive is Cup legend and Kiwi Sir Russell Coutts, Fisher said the late changes to reduce boats sizes and take the challenger series away from Auckland "has been nothing
  23. I think that AC doesn't stand for Americas Cup any more, it's now Always Changing. Luna Rossa have now cancelled the opening event in Cagliari.
  24. KM...

    Y88 Nats

    This weekend I hear. Anyone know which of the many Nats they have this one is?
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