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Old Jul 16, 2014, 09:49 PM
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18" when measured from the bottom of the boat to the top of the lead
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Old Jul 16, 2014, 10:19 PM
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With what diameter lead? And what draft hull?
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Old Jul 16, 2014, 11:31 PM
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There will also be a report in the AMYA Quarterly.
Looking forward to it!
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Old Jul 17, 2014, 05:44 AM
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With what diameter lead? And what draft hull?
That accounts for a 2" diameter lead, and a 2" draft hull.
Yes, there are variables in that, but you are safe with the variables and an 18" fin. I've sailed slightly longer, but another inch is likely to scrape. It makes for an incredibly proportioned model yacht.

"Classic" designs use a 14" fin, and those go like 1980s Ferraris instead of 2014 ones.
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Old Jul 17, 2014, 06:47 AM
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That accounts for a 2" diameter lead, and a 2" draft hull.
Yes, there are variables in that, but you are safe with the variables and an 18" fin. I've sailed slightly longer, but another inch is likely to scrape. It makes for an incredibly proportioned model yacht.

"Classic" designs use a 14" fin, and those go like 1980s Ferraris instead of 2014 ones.
My Toad rescue measured 14 inches with a 10 lb. bulb. I'll be installing a 16 inch keel and an 8 lb. bulb. I based that thought on my later generation boat with similar dimensions and weights. But to get it right, I'll float it with its gear installed and a pseudo weight for the rig to see what will be necessary to get it to sit on its waterline.
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Old Jul 17, 2014, 08:26 AM
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Ive settled on a 16 and 3/4" fin on the Viper at all times.
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Old Jul 17, 2014, 09:05 AM
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@ Mike and Breakwater:

Thanks guys - those are helpful. I will still need to add some weights to see where it actually floats - but these give great starting points.
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Old Jul 17, 2014, 11:35 AM
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All,
This is a great site where lots of ideas are shared and the Marblehead topic has been covered from keel to mast head. Anyone interested in actually sailing them? Will have a firm date in a few days for our first annual "Shut Up And Sail" regatta here in Southern Central CT. If anyone is interested and wants to be on the contact list, please speak up here.

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Old Jul 17, 2014, 12:06 PM
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Soon as I finish my restore ........ although it might not be "strictly" legal. It WILL BE a 50/800 though! Still lots of work ahead. Will touch with you late in year - or early spring, depending on progress made. Great idea, by the way.
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Old Jul 17, 2014, 01:32 PM
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Just so everyone is clear, there were twelve, (12) Marbleheads of the Vintage Variety racing at Redds last Saturday, for just a regular old club race. So, to say that you can't have thick fleets and heavy competition with different Ms is likely an ill-informed statement. No, there were not any Pinters Vs Madcaps. Get real.

I've attended a few of SJ's regattas, and they are first-rate. And while I'd love to participate in this one, It is now very much time for somebody else to step up and start making it happen. Because without that, there won't be a Marblehead class of any variety in this country.

I happen to be fortunate enough to be in the only area in the country where Marbehead racing is burning brightly. It's up to the rest of you to start pressing that little red button. I suggest starting with whatever you've got, Calling it a Marblehead and see where it leads from there.... But its your deal now.
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Old Jul 17, 2014, 01:46 PM
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I've attended a few of SJ's regattas, and they are first-rate. And while I'd love to participate in this one, It is now very much time for somebody else to step up and start making it happen.
Participation is what it is all about! I don't have a true sense of what a drive from the Marblehead area to south central CT would entail but it seems like any regatta in the area (within reason) should be supported, no?

boats on the water, people seen having fun... others will want to dust their boats off and join in.
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Old Jul 20, 2014, 07:45 PM
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10 boats this morning, not bad considering breakwater and several others weren't in attendance.
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