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Archive for January, 2010
Posted by cyberhoops | Jan 17, 2010 @ 12:13 AM | 5,545 Views
The rain let up for a bit today and we did get out to test the Monster Cat. It ran ok - just over 40mph but it is still a bit twitchy in the turns. I think reducing the rudder throw will help some, but after that I am not quite sure what to do.

The decals are also on the Miss 7-Eleven now, and that really improved the look of the boat. Hopefully next weekend we can test this boat. The issue will be with how to hold down the removable cowling section. I still have not decided on a good approach.
Posted by cyberhoops | Jan 14, 2010 @ 10:59 PM | 4,715 Views
If the rain in Seattle would stop for a while I could do more testing. It has been warm enough, but wet, wet, wet.

In spite of the rain we still managed to get out and run the catamaran last week. It was quite successful until the set screw on the rudder came loose and we had to tow it back in. Some Loctite should fix that problem. I must say the catamaran turns on a dime and leaves change. It should not have any problems with the turns on the offshore course.

Meanwhile the Miss 7-Eleven is now about a week away from testing. All that remains are some details like the radio gear, the turn fin and applying the decals.

Rain, rain, go away.
I want to test another day.