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Old Sep 16, 2012, 11:01 PM
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Just found this on the MYA website

As posted by Darin

Finally a way has been found to beat Brad and his BritPOP!

www.flickr.com/photos/52853631@N00/ (and click on play)

Note: No BritPOP!'s were harmed in the making of this video

Very Funny and proberly true
why all the hate/fuss for britpop? its funny how a rocket goes straight into the boat and everyone doesn't notice it and keep talking.
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Old Sep 16, 2012, 11:11 PM
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why all the hate/fuss for britpop? its funny how a rocket goes straight into the boat and everyone doesn't notice it and keep talking.
No hate towards the Britpop just a very funny video
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Old Sep 17, 2012, 08:33 PM
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Another Britpop 1-2, this time in the french national ranking regatta at l'Aiguillon - run in medium to light A rig conditions..

No surprise given the skill and current form of the skippers - both sailed Pikantos until recently.

The winner, IOM specialist Olivier Cohen, had won the previous National ranking regatta with his Pikanto, followed by the French Championship first time out with his Britpop.
Patrice Montero sails at the top of just about every class and emerged second after a continuous close three way fight for the following places.

Final order then Britpop-Britpop-Pikanto-V7-Pikanto-Pikanto-Britpop-Viper-Britpop

Adding variety to the top 20 were an Italiko, Robot, two Arrivals and a K4.

http://www.ffvoile.net/ffv/sportif/C...asp?clid=82152
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 04:30 AM
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Video of a seeding race
Nationale Aiguillon sur Mer 2012, classe 1 mètre (7 min 54 sec)
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 06:53 PM
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Bumper Shaping

I recently picked up a well traveled Skiff Eater 2 which has a rubber/silicon
front bumper that doesn't fit too well and needs some cosmetic shaping to match the hull curves.

As some of you who have sailed with me may conclude it really doesn't matter with my novice abilities, but like anything else, it has to look good. I could bungee a go kart tire on the front and it wouldn't matter much.

But I'd like to do a little shaping and touch up, but how do you shape and sand and fill in around a silicon nose bumper? I think I could blend in the white enamel paint once the nasal surgery is completed. I would use some tape and protect the hull and try to blend it in.

Anyone tried to true up a silicon bumper, or is this a waste of time?
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 07:12 AM
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Olivier very nice vid,tight racing by the top two excellent tacktics think thats Mr Carrie who won. thanks
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 07:57 AM
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Hi Peter, Yes exactly, Alexis Carré won that seeding race.

Here is another video of same event. Races 9/10 and final parade.

VRC IOM L'aiguillon sept2012 med (5 min 50 sec)
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 11:47 AM
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Great video! I was straining to understand the numbers in French, given it's been 37 years since my last French class!!

Great move, Olivier, to go to the port gate on the run and get the pressure on the beat back up. That was golden....

The tacking parade at the end is a neat idea, too.
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 11:54 AM
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Ducati-Rider,

I have used silicon to dress up a bow bumper before; tape off the hull and use a credit card to smooth on aquarium silicon.

If the bumper is really messed up, I think a better solution may be to reshape a new bumper from a flip flop using the existing bumper as a guide. Just make sure it's 10 mm in thickness and you will be fine, complying with class rules. Again, aquarium silicon is the best stuff I have found to attach other silicon products to glass.

Brig
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 03:47 PM
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Great video! I was straining to understand the numbers in French, given it's been 37 years since my last French class!!

Great move, Olivier, to go to the port gate on the run and get the pressure on the beat back up. That was golden....

The tacking parade at the end is a neat idea, too.
Not so good, I was still 2nd after ;-)

The parade is usual in France at big events, maybe could we try it at International ones?
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 04:32 PM
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I too have had/have silicone bumpers that I am not happy with. Currently I'm finnishing up a
Lentil and have decided to try the rubber "flip-flop" sandle material. I find that it can be final
shaped by sanding. I use a cordless dremel with sanding disks. Trial and error for the proper
speed - too fast and material melts, too slow and the disc bounces. I first tried the corded dremel and couldnt get it slow enough. I used Loctite brand vinyl, fabric & plastic flexible adhesive. Cant get it to peel/pull off like the silicone bumpers. Couple picxs

Chris
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 07:58 PM
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Thanks for bumper info

Very helpful and creative
thanks a lot!

Bill in Ca
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 10:22 PM
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Ooops - I forgot to add disclaimer for Callifornia

USE OF THESE PRODUCTS MAY HAVE BEEN SHOWN TO CAUSE CANCER IN LAB
ANIMALS.
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 05:43 AM
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I just moved to Singapore and have already been in contact with the local club. I am looking forward to sailing with them soon. I own a Seawind and I wanted to look into building my own IOM sincevthat is what they sail.

My question is, to control cost, do I build from scratch or from a mold from RCSailing?

Just looking for input from the knowledge base here on the web.

I just can't afford to invest $3000 on someone to build one and I actually like that part.

Where to start?

Thanks,
David
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Old Sep 22, 2012, 06:35 AM
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If you want to build your own, i would suggest the Goth from Frank russel design, have seen one sailing and is very competive, and is a free plan i think. But suggest you get good fins, like( Ultralite radio yacht')s and sails (Power Sails) both of which are reasonably priced and they do export.
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