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Old May 07, 2012, 03:55 AM
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Hi Guy's,
I see a good discussion going on here about the merits of current design IOM's.

I've just built 2 IOM "Goth's" from Frank Russell here in Australia. Excellent boat, which of course follows current thinking - very narrow with chines.

Link - http://www.frankrusselldesign.com/index.htm

If you are interested in other classes he has plans for most including an updated flat panel Marblehead I'm in the middle of building. (New here - sorry about getting a bit off topic).
Hi and welcome,
If you can put some pictures up of your IOM's that would be great also if your building a Marblehead we would like to hear about it put that up in the Marblehead racing section please so we can stay on topic!
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Old May 07, 2012, 11:27 AM
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Hi Guy's,
I see a good discussion going on here about the merits of current design IOM's.

I've just built 2 IOM "Goth's" from Frank Russell here in Australia. Excellent boat, which of course follows current thinking - very narrow with chines.

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Did you make any changes to fin location as others have suggested?
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Old May 07, 2012, 11:33 AM
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IOM Ranking races - Castle Semple - 5th & 6th May

Results from the IOM Ranking events held in Scotland over the weekend.

http://www.mya-uk.org.uk/Scotland/IO...event_page.htm

Brian
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Old May 07, 2012, 04:53 PM
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Ref the Goth racing at Castle Semple in Scotland. This was a straight off the blocks new build which has yet to show its full potential. The builder/sailor has only recently come into radio sailing and is still getting to grips with the brain to thumbs techniques, but he is a leading light at international level in many full size classes over the last few decades. The very difficult conditions did not help show off this design. It certainly has potential if in the right hands and in more settled conditions.

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Old May 07, 2012, 08:40 PM
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finaly got my stations set up!
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Old May 08, 2012, 07:07 AM
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Hi slotracer557,

I've built both boats exactly to plan. I take it you mean the fin being further forward than most.
I've had a couple of enquiries from others here in Oz about the potential for the boat to be a bit nosedivey. It hasn't been a problem in any wind condition to date. Though I haven't sailed it in "C" rig conditions. I've found the good thing about the boat is it sits comfortably on the start line with virtually no forward motion and tack's easily at very low speed, so the balance is pretty well spot on.

I'd be happy to reccommend a build to anyone.

Tony
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Old May 08, 2012, 07:20 AM
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Results from the IOM Ranking events held in Scotland over the weekend.

http://www.mya-uk.org.uk/Scotland/IO...event_page.htm

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Thanks very much,the French national championships are supposed to be going on at the moment has anyone heard anything.Olivier told me that he was leading a few days ago.
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Old May 08, 2012, 08:39 AM
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Olivier won with his new BritPOP!
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Old May 08, 2012, 09:34 AM
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Hi slotracer557,

I've built both boats exactly to plan. I take it you mean the fin being further forward than most.
I've had a couple of enquiries from others here in Oz about the potential for the boat to be a bit nosedivey. It hasn't been a problem in any wind condition to date. Though I haven't sailed it in "C" rig conditions. I've found the good thing about the boat is it sits comfortably on the start line with virtually no forward motion and tack's easily at very low speed, so the balance is pretty well spot on.

I'd be happy to reccommend a build to anyone.

Tony
Hello Tony,

Nice of you to join us, hope you enjoy our banta:

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Old May 08, 2012, 10:34 AM
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Results from the IOM Ranking events held in Scotland over the weekend.

http://www.mya-uk.org.uk/Scotland/IO...event_page.htm

Brian
Lots of photos have now been added to the above website.

Check it out

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Old May 08, 2012, 12:22 PM
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Olivier won with his new BritPOP!
Hey Graham what's up see you had a brilliant weekend as well were they two regattas as in two score sheets.Olivier's boat is a Brazil built boat so i guess they are as good as they come.That's the first one on the scene i know about.Cheers Peter
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Old May 08, 2012, 01:33 PM
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Hi Peter,
there are two sets of results as the race on the Saturday is completely separate to the one on the Sunday. In the UK we have 3 of these weekends plus the Nationals, 7 races in all with your best 4 counting to give us our final ranking position. The system works quite well and cuts down on travelling.
I believe that Oliviers BritPOP! that won the French Nationals was one made by Denis Astbury in Brazil.
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Old May 08, 2012, 02:30 PM
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Yes my boat was made by Denis, and it flied all the weekend!
Results and a lot of pictures at the bottom of this page http://www.sportsnautiquessablais.co...ommandee2.html
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Old May 12, 2012, 12:20 AM
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Yes my boat was made by Denis, and it flied all the weekend!
Results and a lot of pictures at the bottom of this page http://www.sportsnautiquessablais.co...ommandee2.html
Congratulation Olivier,
Hope you have a top rank on next world championship.Keep your performance up and have a luck.
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Old May 12, 2012, 08:55 AM
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Thanks, but those top WC guys are still better !
But there is Croatia 2012 before !
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