As per Ian's history PDF..
Originally Posted by CaptainBit
They made a mould using a second hand boat from an unknown origin and produced some hulls which were finished by some of the local sailors. This was of some concern to the elected governors of the class as it was evident that the hull shapes that we had in NZ were becoming diluted by fourth fifth and even sixth generation copies with all the faults becoming
compounded with each generation.
This is perhaps the biggest thing that confronts any Single Mould Origin class..
How Genuine is the Mould in current production & how close it it to the original..
Without the Master Mould to measure against this is purely a copy of a copy.. " becoming diluted by fourth fifth and even sixth generation copies with all the faults becoming compounded with each generation"
How many Master Moulds have been flopped from the Master?
The IE12 in Australia is merely another such Copy...
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In saying this I am continually concened that the Profile & measurement of the Keel area is ALWAYS AVOIDED & OVERLOOKED.
This is the Single most important area allowing the weight to be lowered within the boat & has an immediate effect on righting ability, tacking & heeling etc..
Wider at the base means ability to place weight lower..
If this is governed by the Mould & is supposedly a singular shape then all Keels should be identical & can & shoud be measured..
So what are the measurements.
From the original photo it appears to be a fairly strighforward measurement.