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Old Apr 16, 2012, 08:57 AM
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Hi Peter,

It looks like a 32mm drum, very quick (RMG speed) has a soft finish though, I will give a write on it after the weekend.
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 09:01 AM
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Just a little interesting information: There are 14 Britpops Registered in the USA as of today.

Mine are from Robot Yachts and I could not be happier with the quality and of course the performance, including in fairly light air.
What i am really getting at is i know the Lintel is poor in light air with the keel rig far back and alot of wetted surface,having measured the boats for keel placement they are further forward than a Lintel but still aft of most designs therefore i am only speculating that they could be better than a lintel but on par or worse than a light air specialist boat,that thought goes for the Chienz as well as the measurement was 3mm different to BP.Who knows they could be fast as hell in light air,at the worlds you could see when it got light the Picantos and V7 and Soren's Mad Max becoming more prominent when it blew they were outclassed.Anybody in the top15 are usually pretty good sailors so that would eliminate to some degree good v bad more so than a club event.I could be dead wrong and will have to eat my shoe.
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 09:19 AM
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Hi Peter,

It looks like a 32mm drum, very quick (RMG speed) has a soft finish though, I will give a write on it after the weekend.
Ewwwwwww,i like the EF in that it runs full speed end to end Rob has this winch spot on for my liking,the ES also has this slow down close to end point,these boys around here can do a real good rounding at the leeward mark right behind you and in a blink they are up on your weather hip and you can't tack.That's when it's blowing of course which it will do most of the time around here.
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 09:53 AM
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I looked at the Italain winch but looking at the open circut board I wonder if it could lead to future problems
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 10:57 AM
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For you historians a little more information just for fun:

Registered (not all Certificated) boats in the USA:

Cockatoo=30 First boat registered in 2000
Ericca =34 First in 2000
TS2 =25 First in 1998
Image =26 First in 1998
Kite =16 First in 2001
Newer designs:
Arrival = 5 First in 2011
Pikanto =14 First in 2008
Topiko =12 First in 2006
Lintel = 16 First in 2010
Britpop = 14 First in 2011

Lot's of different designs with fewer than 10 boats, such as Isis with 7.
Surprised there are not more Widgets on the list.
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 11:43 AM
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Surprised there are not more Widgets on the list.
yep, there must be hundreds out there.
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 12:21 PM
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Darn it, I knew I would forget one:

Widget=18 First boat registered in 2007

Don't forget this number is boats registered not measured and Certificated.
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 03:35 PM
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HERE IS THE FINAL RESULTS FROM THIS WEEK ENDS REGATTA I THINK THE WAITING LIST FOR A NEW V 8 HAS BEEN EXTENDED QUITE A BIT 24 RACES 25 POINTS WOW
Final results after 24 races

1st...Ian Vickers.....V8.....25pts
2nd...Dennis Rogers....BritPop....49pts
3rd...Craig Mackey.....BritPop....69pts
4th...Roy Langboard...BritPop....89pts
5th...John Castelli.....Pikanto....106pts
6th...Gary Boell........BritPop....114pts
7th...Bob Dunlap.......Lintel......120pts
8th...Jerry Brower.....Widget.....144pts
9th...Chris Sullivan.....Ericca......179pts
10th...Morgan Dewees..Widget....186pts
11th...Bob Wells........Topiko......203pts
12th...Steve Young.....Arrival......209pts
13th...Chris Brundege....Widget....233pts
14th...Julian Lee......Cockatoo......239pts
15th...Ricky Schoos....Cockatoo.....241pts
16th...Joe D'amico.....V6..............287pts
17th...Bob Doop........Cockatoo.........337.2pts
18th...Bruce Andersen/Guest.....Widget...344pts
19th...Larry Styles.....Topiko.......351pts
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 04:45 PM
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Darn it, I knew I would forget one:

Widget=18 First boat registered in 2007

Don't forget this number is boats registered not measured and Certificated.
218 IOMs on that list. Just doesn't sound like a lot of boats. But like myself, I just sail locally and for fun.
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 05:24 PM
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I looked at the Italain winch but looking at the open circut board I wonder if it could lead to future problems
Hi I could see one last week and circuit board is not open but sealed in an impressive resin pocket.
I believe the picture on website is just to show electronic, and a bad idea!
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 05:50 PM
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218 IOMs on that list. Just doesn't sound like a lot of boats. But like myself, I just sail locally and for fun.
Counting every design and homemade boats there are well over 500 IOM's registered. Plus I know for a fact not all IOM's are registered. In our club in Michigan you have to have a Measurement Certificate and AMYA membership to race but not all clubs are this strict.
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 06:13 PM
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Hi I could see one last week and circuit board is not open but sealed in an impressive resin pocket.
I believe the picture on website is just to show electronic, and a bad idea!
I thought it could be, like the Spektrum MR3000 marine receivers I use.
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 06:27 PM
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I looked at the Italain winch but looking at the open circut board I wonder if it could lead to future problems
Yea Tony,there's another thread on the IOMICA forum where i asked the same question and the owener of the buisness came on to explain that the board is encapsulated in resin for moisture resistance,this resin is used by the military for similar reasons and the photo was done without the resin to show the board.Cheers Peter
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 06:34 PM
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Thanks Peter, the price is closely matched against the RMG by the time postage is put on so I might try one.
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 06:39 PM
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There's 10,000 of us out here wanting a report on that Italian winch,so when you get it fired up we'd love to know how it runs,what is the size of the drum on it?? and are different drum sizes available,me no speak Italian.Peter
Peter, the web site is in English as well

http://www.aa-parts.com/en/winch-1.html
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