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Old Mar 08, 2011, 07:53 PM
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Does anyone know the results of the Ranking event at Woodspring in England last weekend?
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Old Mar 09, 2011, 02:40 AM
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Hi Ted,
I live in the UK but could not make it to the rankings and I don't know the results either I have posted a question on the MYA forum to find out.
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Old Mar 09, 2011, 09:50 PM
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Hey a different point of view!!!

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Romano,
These (above) are all very good tips..

But I also think the opinions and reactions to the foul language you'll get are bound to be a bit biased by the culture there coming from.. I've noticed most of the sailors at the pond here in SD are dead quiet and super polite unless we chatter a little about near misses occasionally, or there's a serious problem then yes, you'll might hear an occasional outburst or protest.

Down there tho, it may be more exciting and like watching a football (or soccer) game is up here, where we all just yell out and occasionally there's some 4 letter words flying and it's all just fine, and just for fun and no one actually thinks the slightest of it..

So, If that sort of language is normal for you guys.. I wouldn't worry a bit about it .. but yes as Mike says.. some newbies like me may get intimidated. JimS
Thank you for the different point of view. Yes different groups consider different behavior as normal. This is a key point. Our group is mixed between older guys ,younger guys , foul mouth , Godly values, experienced sailors, non experienced , new aquaintances, group who have known each other for many years. With this variety, what may be normal to one group is disrespectful to others. Even more inportantly we should strive to attract visitors not repel them. BUt !! Your point is good! If it was only one group of guys just sailing together , then whatever they feel comfortable with then fine. Also our group race in a very public area with slow passing traffic so we get many spectators. These often have children as well.
I have heard there will be a meeting in the near future so hopefully we will have regular discussions to organize our fleet. I can't wait! I'm beginning to pull out my nitro and gas boat again because they are starting to look attractive again....
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Old Mar 10, 2011, 03:44 AM
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Hi Ted,
I live in the UK but could not make it to the rankings and I don't know the results either I have posted a question on the MYA forum to find out.
Results of the latest Ranking event here:-
http://www.mya-uk-forum.org.uk/e107_....php?4262.last

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Old Mar 11, 2011, 10:39 AM
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Question about your boat finish. Do you have a shiny bottom, do you use any polish, or do you sand with 3000 or finer grit sand paper?
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Old Mar 11, 2011, 11:37 AM
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mixed thoughts there, most people just leave the gloss finish on the hull to be honest polishing the bottom does not do anything it does not make it more slippery in the water although there are polishes out there but they are banned for our use. Graham Bantock of Sailsetc does sand the bottom of his boats he has done so on his current Pikanto and a fellow club member has an ex Bantock Topiko and his hull is also rubbed down.
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Old Mar 14, 2011, 07:32 AM
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Question about your boat finish. Do you have a shiny bottom, do you use any polish, or do you sand with 3000 or finer grit sand paper?
Hi Ricki, will check the mirror later to see if my bottom is shiny, but with the IOM I give it a polish on occasions, mainly to remove any marks, and small 'dots' that dont seem to come off in the water. Just reduces the parasite drag.
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Old Mar 14, 2011, 07:51 AM
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Welcome Moby.
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Old Mar 14, 2011, 12:40 PM
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Bottoms up!

I rub my hull with "Starbrite" twice. It leaves a silky finish and scrubs the watermarks and grime off. I use it on my comet the same way. and the bottom of my motor boats.
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Old Mar 15, 2011, 05:25 AM
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I have a unique (and more fun) way to prepare my hulls for the water. You will need the following:-
1/4 bottle of vodka
1 Lemon
cotton balls
isoprophyl alcohol

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Cut the lemon in half and rubdown hull. Use cotton balls saturated in isoprophyl alcohol to wipe down. Drink the Vodka while admiring your work. Works for me every time!!!
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Old Mar 15, 2011, 08:18 AM
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New Scientific Research Results

Well I'm not really supposed to share this!
But being you all promise not to tell, I will let the cat out of the bag.
New research on objects passing through gases and liquids confirm earlier findings that smooth surfaces are indeed more frictious. To make a long story short. A hull has been proven to be more efficient in forward and upward motion by having purpose grooves in the surface along its dynamic shape. The theory proven is sharp is better than flat. This goes beyond the previous random scratch marks made by sandpaper. The object is to have purposeful directional grooves that direct the liquid in a purposeful manner and direction to propel the hull up and forward. It also touches on Einstiens thoery of relativity. ( the transfer of energy )
So dont polish your bottoms. Take a hot fork and melt these grooves on your hull and see the difference.
I am just joking around here. Alittle stupid humor to break up the seriousness of life. Scully made me do it.
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Old Mar 15, 2011, 06:10 PM
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Transmitter rain cover

I've been shopping around for a transmitter cover and found a couple, but was wondering if anyone has a favorite one, or who may know of a great buy.
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Old Mar 15, 2011, 06:57 PM
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I don't know if you can buy them in the States but the RollsRoyce of mitts is a Raydiowarm mitt they are a little expensive but of high quality.
http://www.raydiowarm.com/
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Old Mar 16, 2011, 07:52 PM
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unsportsman like behavour during a race will incur a 720 penilty, this keeps nearly all bad behavour to a minimum.
Shouldn't this be done under Rule 69. Can a local Rule be introduced without first publishing Sailing Instructions ??? ..

Bit curious why the softly softly appraoch is used in IOM's when applying the rule properly the unsportsmanship gets stamped out right across the whole sport/hobby/pasttime.

IOM's like to play big boats & put themselves above all else, so why not apply the Big Boat Rules instead of just a small few.

For Example Failure to do a Penalty is grounds for DSQ.. Haven't seen that happen even at Ranking & State Level events.


Most Notice of Race provide for the Big Boat Rules & local Sailing Instructions so that is where IOM Sailors need to be focussed. Not make up Local Rules on the Fly to combat something that is accepted at adjoining clubs.

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Old Mar 16, 2011, 09:11 PM
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spoiled sports

I think any unsportsmanlike conduct should be penalized. Rules keep things fair amongst the competitors. Also enhance the atmosphere to promote the spirit of competition. Even boxers who fight can hug and congratulate after competition.
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