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Old Aug 07, 2012, 05:02 PM
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I was thinking more along the lines of adjustments to make it sail better. There's no adjustable vang, no outhaul (main or jib) cunningham, backstay tension adjuster, no topping lift, etc. I doubt I ever race it in a VM regatta, but of I ever do, I have a feeling the lack of those trim adjusters would not be good.

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Old Aug 07, 2012, 05:10 PM
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Thanks Breakwater. Good stuff.

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Old Aug 07, 2012, 05:15 PM
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The main sail isn't loose footed either, which I don't like. That's ok, it'll be a way to put my own stamp on it.

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Old Aug 07, 2012, 05:34 PM
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flatland
could you post more pics ? whats inside ? how does that main attach to the
spar, can't tell from the photo.can we see the keel bulb ?(if that's not too personal)

as far as sail controls, you're talkin' 6 bowsies, and some line...
can't hurt surely ? ( I know, don't call me shirley)
in the summer 2012 issue of Model Yachting ( the EC-12 issue # 168) an
article shows how to make you own rigid boom vangs, I have made 3 so far
and think they work great.....(and you don't need the spring inside them)
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Old Aug 11, 2012, 08:06 AM
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US Marblehead Championship 2012

Can anyone publish the results and any photos from the above Championships.

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Old Aug 12, 2012, 09:20 AM
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Radio Sailing an Olympic Sport??

Like for most of us I have been engrossed in the London Olympics over the last two weeks. I have taken an interest in all the sports the Olympics have had to offer and became educated with some of the sports personalities involved, due to the media exposure thatís been generated through the games. When I see some of the more obscure sports such as shooting, table tennis and dressage where endurance and fitness are not the primary elements, but skills such as patience and accuracy form the principles of success, I think to myself why is Radio Sailing not included within the Olympics?

It maybe that we have tried and failed in the past but we continue to have World and European Championships in most classes within Radio Sailing, so surely we should look at trying to promote this sport, in the direction and the aim of Radio Sailing being involved within the Olympic Games of the future.

I am sure there would be monumental obstacles to overcome in the challenges to have Radio Sailing included within the games, but surely to try would only be a positive step forward in the development of our sport, interest or hobby depending on what your out look is on Radio Sailing.

My after thought once Radio Sailing is hopefully achieved within the games, would be of what class of R/C yacht should be used?

Studying some of the Olympic sailing over this week, I donít think Iíve seen a class sailed where one individual yacht has different technology compared to another. Therefore, Iím assuming the classes sailed within the Olympics are all one designs where each yacht is built to the same specifications as the other. Therefore, if Radio Sailing in the future were to be included in the Olympics, would we use a recognised class that we already employ but use one particular design of yacht built to the same specifications, or produce under the guidance of the Olympic Sailing Authority a Radio Sailing Olympic R/C Class?

Now please donít think this is a thread for ridiculous ideas of designing a new class of yacht. We have enough classes already, some of which are poorly attended year in year out. This thread is all about looking at the possibilities of Radio Sailing being involved in future Olympic Games!!!

My personal opinion is that Radio Sailing would fit into the same category of Olympic Sports such as Dressage, Table Tennis and Shooting, all of which have had fantastic media exposure and from that have now encouraged a new interest within the public to get involved within their chosen sports. So surely every Radio Sailing Authority around the world should capture an opportunity where teaming up together, would carry some creditable weight in the successful application of Radio Sailing being involved in future Olympic Games.

Over to all of you to carry this momentum on.

JT
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Old Aug 12, 2012, 10:31 AM
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Hi John,
Maybe you should start a new thread in the sailboats section.
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Old Aug 12, 2012, 10:57 AM
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My purpose is to advertise this thread to as many people as I can. You will find the same thread on other forums. Its not about the class of yacht, its about creating some momentum of Radio Sailing being involved in future Olympic Games. Using this thread as well as the IOM and the (UK) MYA Forum, is my way of using the advertisement tools available to promote this idea across the Radio Sailing world.

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Old Aug 12, 2012, 11:25 AM
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Model sailing was a demonstration sport in 1936. So it has been done before.
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Old Aug 12, 2012, 12:52 PM
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In 1936 Radio Control wasnt even invented. Therefore, its a new generation, new mind set and a new challenge to take on.
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But then we would be subject to the drug testing

You could use this argument. . .

Many Olympic sports have a heritage of war craft. RC sailing is a skill akin to operating a remote UAV.

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Let's get this thread back on track...... MARBLEHEAD's
I own a Marblehead and am looking to buy another boat that is a current design. What boat would you buy?
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Old Aug 12, 2012, 10:12 PM
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Let's get this thread back on track...... MARBLEHEAD's
I own a Marblehead and am looking to buy another boat that is a current design. What boat would you buy?
This thread spun-out as much as I did while I was away trying to get a handle on the EC-12 in a saltwater regatta!



But, to sink our teeth back into the Marblehead... If I were to buy another M (I own two as of now, and want more since they are all SOOOO Different.) I would be looking for a "Madcap"
It's a sleek hull, no keel & bulb, and very similar to the EC-12 style hull.

Why? Well, I need more practice on the lead-belly sleds. These boats are alot more tender and require more delicate handling.

It becomes really pronounced when the shortest fin I have for my Ms is 16" with an 8lb ballast on the end.
With the Madcap you completely lose that aspect ratio and leverage, and have to manage the boat by being delicate on the sheets and rudder, instead of using the ballast to stand up straight.


Thats just me though... The M class has so many different boats to suit so many different tastes.

Photo of John's Madcap attached.
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Let's get this thread back on track...... MARBLEHEAD's
I own a Marblehead and am looking to buy another boat that is a current design. What boat would you buy?
What conditions do you want optimal performance? What boats do you compete against? I have 3 and they have different conditions in which they excel.
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