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Old Oct 01, 2011, 08:26 AM
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Peter,

The list is on the NCR site:
http://2011iomncr.wordpress.com/
Only 8 so far
2 of us from La. will be attending, but not registered yet.
Still trying to finish my Lintel rigs

Al
That doc won't open for me.
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Old Oct 03, 2011, 03:28 PM
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Peter,
Here is the latest list;

Ray Degenais
Gary Boell
Roberto Mesnick
Zach Alyea
Bill Langjahr
John Mackey
Stephen Cohen
Eric Arndt
Peter Allen
Doc Hoyas
Peter Knox
Dane Maingot
Tony Gonsalves
Jeff Weiss
John Taylor
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Old Oct 03, 2011, 03:48 PM
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Bobby and I are entered but didn't make this list.

Where the heck are all the entries?

Ted
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Old Oct 03, 2011, 09:14 PM
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Hi Guys,
Its been a lont time since I have made a post as I have been busy at work and have taken a back seat in the racing scene.

2 years ago when the Volvo around the world race came to Singapore, I had the prevallage to speak to some of the sailors and they mentioned that at the speeds we have (below 20 knots) a polished hull or matt hull really does not make a difference. For higher speeds a polished hull is preferred. I guess it stands for debate.

On one hand, the rubbed down hull breaks surface tension but a polished hull reduces parasite drag???? which is the raod better travelled??? Your guess is as goos as mine.

For me I concentrate on sail tuning which in my opinion makes a more dramatic difference in boat speed.

Cheers!
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Old Oct 03, 2011, 09:31 PM
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Scully,
If you are still after a fast boat have a look at Barry Chisams Psycho, I have the prototype and finally got it tuned on weekend and held my own against some fast boats instead chasing them
Results
http://www.clrsc.com/index.php?optio...iling&Itemid=3

Would have done better had it not been for radio problems and leaving after 10 races
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Old Oct 03, 2011, 10:50 PM
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Reading material about surface finish:

http://www.maasboats.com/articles/Th...OfPaddling.pdf
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Old Oct 04, 2011, 01:04 AM
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Thanks for that article Ted, it is great reading and puts everything in real perspective bewteen my ears anyway

Cheers Alan
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Old Oct 04, 2011, 02:33 PM
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Hi Guys,
Its been a lont time since I have made a post as I have been busy at work and have taken a back seat in the racing scene.

2 years ago when the Volvo around the world race came to Singapore, I had the prevallage to speak to some of the sailors and they mentioned that at the speeds we have (below 20 knots) a polished hull or matt hull really does not make a difference. For higher speeds a polished hull is preferred. I guess it stands for debate.

On one hand, the rubbed down hull breaks surface tension but a polished hull reduces parasite drag???? which is the raod better travelled??? Your guess is as goos as mine.

For me I concentrate on sail tuning which in my opinion makes a more dramatic difference in boat speed.

Cheers!
I agree with you, having a clean hull is important - no doubt there but whether using nano technology lubricant to fill the micro pores of the hull is questionable in my view as I am not sure it really makes that much difference on a hull our size or at the speed they go. In my view there are so many other areas we can loose out through a race like, start, tactics, boat handling, tuning, rules. So many parameters to keep the boat tuning optimum on changing wind and sea conditions. It often comes down to the basics, keeping the boat going fast and pointing in the right direction. just my view
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Old Oct 04, 2011, 04:38 PM
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I agree with you, having a clean hull is important - no doubt there but whether using nano technology lubricant to fill the micro pores of the hull is questionable in my view as I am not sure it really makes that much difference on a hull our size or at the speed they go. In my view there are so many other areas we can loose out through a race like, start, tactics, boat handling, tuning, rules. So many parameters to keep the boat tuning optimum on changing wind and sea conditions. It often comes down to the basics, keeping the boat going fast and pointing in the right direction. just my view
Sounds like when i go fishing, you have guys with fishing gear worth hundreds. Then you have guys with simple fishing gear. The guy that learns to fish and trust his gear will out fish even the most expensive gear you can find.
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Old Oct 07, 2011, 02:31 PM
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Sounds like when i go fishing, you have guys with fishing gear worth hundreds. Then you have guys with simple fishing gear. The guy that learns to fish and trust his gear will out fish even the most expensive gear you can find.
Yes and no cos boat designs have come a long way over the past years and when you look at Craig who won the WC with his ts2 now it is difficult to win with it - don't get me wrong I love the TS2 as i campaigned one for years - so you need to have a boat that is capable of doing well. on the other hand having the best boat will not guarantee its owner to do well.

I find also that time on the water is key to doing well - probably why I'm not doing too well lately
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Old Oct 08, 2011, 05:51 PM
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Help please - i live in southampton UK and looking for a secondhand ISIS or Cockatooo in good condition - money waiting for the right boat .Only need A rigs if thats an issue and have transmitter and reciever ready to fit - prepared to travel a reasonable distance for the right boat - does anyone know please of a boat that meet reqts for sale - many thanks
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Old Oct 08, 2011, 07:14 PM
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Help please - i live in southampton UK and looking for a secondhand ISIS or Cockatooo in good condition - money waiting for the right boat .Only need A rigs if thats an issue and have transmitter and reciever ready to fit - prepared to travel a reasonable distance for the right boat - does anyone know please of a boat that meet reqts for sale - many thanks
Hi,
I may be able to help you have a PM!
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Old Oct 11, 2011, 07:04 AM
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I managed to build three boats in under a month for our local national champs. Not much sleep and a strained marriage but the boats managed a 1,2,4.

Need to do some work to make them easier to build (lose the dished deck), but otherwise they show great potential. David Creed supplied the foils.

We had light winds, but once or twice we got over mid A suit and the design really seemed to come into its own.
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 09:39 AM
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I didn't know pigmented resins were allowed yet?
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 10:49 AM
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Even if they do change the rules to allow pigmented resin, I don't see how that alone could result in a stiffer boat (comment under photo of the red boat).
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