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Old Mar 27, 2012, 02:49 PM
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Hi Brian
Thanks for the idea, if the pot recess filling with water does become a problem then I can see myself getting out the saw and doing some balsa bashing. Normally I doubt hardly any significant amount of water will wash over the sides, it's just that during Sundays racing the wind direction was forming larger than normal waves in the racing area.
The Pot is a clean Dulux paint match pot and despite a good test last Sunday from both water in the recess and hull everything that should stay dry did (thank goodness)
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Old Mar 27, 2012, 11:27 PM
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Hey Metman, Go talk to your favorite hull builder or the red boat captain. They have a local and inexpensive fix for you. Just a trip to the bicycle shop involved.
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Old Mar 28, 2012, 04:33 PM
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running that tube down to the fin box is going to bring water into the pot reses area as the boat sailmove foward, you need that tube going aft for it to work . tony/g
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Old Mar 29, 2012, 02:22 AM
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running that tube down to the fin box is going to bring water into the pot reses area as the boat sailmove foward, you need that tube going aft for it to work . tony/g
This could be the case but I hope not. If there is enough pressure, turbulence to push the water from the fin box up the tube into the pot recess then I would have a serious problem with the fit between the fin and hull, which in turn would cause terrific drag
The fin fits pretty good in the hull. I just need to improve the leading edge slightly as this is the area of maximum pressure build up. The trailing edge has an excellent fit with the hull and there is a small gap on either side. The water that does enter the box is probably affected more by capillary action than external factors.
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Old Apr 02, 2012, 02:04 PM
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The pot recess drainage tube worked All but a small drop would remain in the well and the hull remained pretty much water tight. Her performance was pretty good too and I won yesterdays racing with my lowest ever score of 12 points. I now have just over a month before my next District Event to improve my sailing skills
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Old Apr 02, 2012, 04:20 PM
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The pot recess drainage tube worked All but a small drop would remain in the well and the hull remained pretty much water tight. Her performance was pretty good too and I won yesterdays racing with my lowest ever score of 12 points. I now have just over a month before my next District Event to improve my sailing skills
Does all that sanding seem worthwhile now?
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Old Apr 04, 2012, 05:59 PM
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V8

just saw the results of the NZL nats and noticed quite a few new designs, some already tested at the recent Worlds but one in particular is of interest to me as a V6 skipper, saw a v8 there in second place. Was that the latest design from Ian Vickers ? or is it from someone else ?
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Old Apr 04, 2012, 08:03 PM
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V-8

Yes the V-8 is Vickers' latest. He is bringing one here to San Francisco soon. He lives here now.

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Old Apr 04, 2012, 08:10 PM
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NZ Nationals V8

Yes this is the second V8 in the water owned by Paul Goddard who sailed a Drumbeat at the last worlds.Ian has commisioned two builders in NZ to build them and production should start by the end of the month.Ian is still waiting for his boat to arrive so you should get a taste of V8 very shortly.Ian proved to be unbeatable in the short time he had to sail in NZ and the design is very slippery with one of our top sailors having a race and commenting that it was the fastest IOM he has ever sailed and believe me he knows what he is talking about.He ordered one straight away along with around twelve others.Other feed back was that it felt like a Marblehead to sail, very well balanced quick out of tacks and extemely fast off the wind.
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Old Apr 05, 2012, 02:00 AM
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V8

Wow, the V8 sounds very promising! is there a link to the NZ nationals.
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Old Apr 05, 2012, 08:03 AM
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This should work:

http://radioyachtingnz.wordpress.com...ationals-2012/
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Old Apr 05, 2012, 11:02 AM
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thanks for your replies -

very happy with my V6 made by Pepe Vinaixa but wouldn't mind a go at Ian's new V8. biggest problem is the cost for some reason they cost a little fortune here (even worse now with the exchange rate to the Euro) - had to get mine second hand from NZL - it's Alec's old one (Blackmagick sails). Have to say very well built if a little heavy and she loves a little chop as she powers through the waves. I struggle a little in the very light wind but otherwise doing quite well. Didn't go for the V7 as didn't think there was enough difference but would definitly go for a V8 if I can get my hands on one and price dependant or I'll have to wait till they come second hand again

I'm the only one sailing Ian's boat here in Ireland so a bit tricky as I have no one else to tune against but I'm still competitive against the other skippers.
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Old Apr 05, 2012, 10:09 PM
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Here is a picture of the V8

http://picasaweb.google.com/10871316...05937562250658
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Old Apr 05, 2012, 10:13 PM
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And a close up or two....
https://picasaweb.google.com/1087131...14879653509266

https://picasaweb.google.com/1087131...07943018942466
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Old Apr 06, 2012, 01:59 PM
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argghhhh stop so bloody temping ... pity I don't have the finance for it - granted it needs to built somewhere over here in EU first !!! i take it he won't release the plans so I could make my own vs a royalty fee ???
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