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Old Jun 05, 2007, 03:26 AM
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Finished footy finaly

Ok, I started this nearly a year ago, I final finished it enough to go sailing. So I took it to work and sailed at smoko, which was the original plan to start with when I started building it. Its a Razor design, with Microsailors bendy wire rig I started with a swing rig with ball bearings in the mast tube but the swing rig got the better of me so when I saw Bretts elegant rig I got re motivated and finished her off , I used a micro servo for the rudder utilising the whip staff arrangement and a standard servo with a arm for the winch, Didn't modify the travel at all just worked out how much travel was required and drilled arm to suit. The sail is drafting film ex. top of a IOM main that I made. It is too heavy at 80gsm, I said to the wife I have to go to a florist shop, she got all excited until I told he why . the rig is 1.6 stainless welding wire, a balsa composite mast( balsa 6mm square, stripped in half then carbon fibre sandwiched between half's, CA'ed together and sanded round) and a bit of carbon fishing pole for the boom The keel is just a lump of brass hex until I get a lead one sorted, Its 180 gm's, the whole boat is 488 gm's in sailing trim but I should be able to shave some of that off and add it to the keel.
A couple of photos sailing off Maritimo Offshore's production wharfs.
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