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Old May 12, 2012, 10:55 AM
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Those guys are fast getting off the line which is very important starting lee bow and calling for water shortly there after was used very well nobody really pressed that rule my take on it would be a starboard tacker from mid line could nail the crowd back after sailing 1-2 boat lengths as you are now back in water and have room to tack i've seen this many times in big boats coming off the cliff in Antigua race week and win the protest the key being that the other boat has the room to do two tacks,it's a marathon so you have to be focused for 6 days.My style of sailing is to have fun and was very fast on day 2 then discover'd the pub down the street and the starts on day 3 looked exactly like a hangover i had, i thought beer was only a soft drink lol.
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Old May 12, 2012, 04:03 PM
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Lol !

Top 5 of last WC is not so bad at the pub neither !! ;-)
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Old May 14, 2012, 04:13 PM
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Remember my home made and designed VMG ! she was measured today and was a bit light, in fact 290 grams (10.2 oz) too light. Not bad for a homebrew balsa/glass IOM.
Now I'm left with a dilema on how best to increase the weight, another coat or two of resin on the wetted hull area, lead up the masts, lead adjacent to the fin box, bigger batteries is a tricky one as my pot is so small.
No wonder she was going so well
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Old May 14, 2012, 05:07 PM
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Remember my home made and designed VMG ! she was measured today and was a bit light, in fact 290 grams (10.2 oz) too light. Not bad for a homebrew balsa/glass IOM.
Now I'm left with a dilema on how best to increase the weight, another coat or two of resin on the wetted hull area, lead up the masts, lead adjacent to the fin box, bigger batteries is a tricky one as my pot is so small.
No wonder she was going so well

The best option is to fit lead balence weights adjacent to the bottom of the fin box"

You will need to ballast the No 2 and No 3 rigs to be the same weight as your No 1 rig.

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Old May 15, 2012, 06:07 AM
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Hi Guy's,
Just a quick question; Is there anyone out there who has seen a r/c yacht tuning circle? It looks like a pie chart. If I remember correctly if you have an issue and identify it on the clock/circle it shows what must be done to rectify it. If it doesn't work you go back a section and start again. Sorry this doesn't address whats currently being discussed but for IOM skippers this thing is really good particularly for rig setup.

This thing is ancient and it would be good particularly for those who have trouble with sail setup and rig tuning.

Thanks
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Old May 15, 2012, 10:29 AM
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And here is the write-up that goes with the wheel.

How To Sail Fast by Bob Sterne.

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Old May 15, 2012, 10:36 AM
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The best option is to fit lead balence weights adjacent to the bottom of the fin box"

You will need to ballast the No 2 and No 3 rigs to be the same weight as your No 1 rig.

Brian
or move around the bass of the hull as low down as possible to fine tune.
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Old May 15, 2012, 01:00 PM
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put it in the bottom of the boat you can move it fore and aft until happy and then make it more permanent use something like contact cement that can peel off if you ever need to silicone never comes out and leaves a mess.And that doubble sided tape on the weights is also problems,i've found 5 min epoxy and GOOP can be peeled up starting at an edge just bear that in mind.Use some of the mast scrap as a mould for pouring lead insert that into the B and C rig to bring them up to weight.
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Old May 15, 2012, 11:47 PM
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Hi All My first time up,have just completed a John Taylor (SOFAR) there are suposed to be 17 hull plans sold, wondering if any body has one ,& how they are doing.
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Old May 16, 2012, 03:19 AM
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Hi All My first time up,have just completed a John Taylor (SOFAR) there are suposed to be 17 hull plans sold, wondering if any body has one ,& how they are doing.
Ask John he post on here
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Old May 16, 2012, 04:44 AM
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Sofar (IOM)

In actual fact 15 plans have been sold but two people have asked permission to build an additional boat, of which I have said yes. In my email that I sent asking how is everyone progressing with their projects, 4 haven't started yet. At the moment the list of personnel that have plans for the Sofar (IOM) are as follows.

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Hull Name Country
1 J. Taylor (UK)
2 A. Wardrop (AUS)
3 F. Lopez (SPA)
4 D. Cox (UK)
5 Unknown (UK)
6 G. Louis (IRE)
7 J. Ole (DEN)
8 S. Fasi (IT)
9 Unknown (DEN)
10 E.Georges (UK)
11 R. Hearn (AUS)
12 Unknown (JAP)
13 S. Eichhoff (DEN)
14 Unknown (UK)
15 Unknown (DEN)

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Old May 16, 2012, 10:26 AM
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Old May 16, 2012, 10:54 AM
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Raised fore decks?

What's the history of the raised fore decks on IOM's?

Is it for the sheeting off water in choppy conditions? Or for helping funnel air up the head sail?

This is something that I've quietly wondering about for a while, but just now remembered to ask. Personally I think they are cool looking
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Old May 16, 2012, 12:33 PM
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What's the history of the raised fore decks on IOM's?

Is it for the sheeting off water in choppy conditions? Or for helping funnel air up the head sail?

This is something that I've quietly wondering about for a while, but just now remembered to ask. Personally I think they are cool looking
To help with mast bend/control (put the mast ram as high as possible).
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Old May 16, 2012, 06:48 PM
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Raised Foredeck

The foredeck was altered after we all saw the invention of the TS2 and its radical deck design, which allowed the rig to be lowered to increase sailing performance. The raised foredeck allows the water to run off the front of the boat quicker once the bow dips under a wave. This I believe was the main purpose of raising the foredeck, directing the airflow to the rig was probably a secondary thought in deck design, but I'm sure different designers will give you an alternative thought process than mine.

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