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Old Jan 11, 2011, 06:18 PM
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I sure hope all the Australian folks on this site are not in the flooded region. Sounds terrible.

Thoughts and prayers to all those poor people that are in the flood region and to the poor soles who lost their lives or loved ones.

There was a guy on TV that said his son, who is ten years old, had never seen rain in his life until recently.
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Old Jan 12, 2011, 09:24 AM
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Yes Ted not good over there, wish we had a bit of rain here, not that much there is plenty to go around over there.

A bit of good news, first day of racing at the Australian nationals, I heard from a source over there top of B then C for the rest of the day. Brad Gibson winning and on his way to 3 out of 4
http://www.kogarahbay.com/Nationals-2011/index.html
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Old Jan 12, 2011, 11:56 AM
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Mr May,

Long time no hear, glad to see you posting again,
Thanks Mike, I am not stopping long have a look at what I have been sailing.

This must be one of the biggest remote control yachts I am ever likely to get my hands on. It isn't radio control but everything and I mean everything is done from the cockpit. The owner is a real nice fella from Queensland. He had this protoype designed and built for he and his wife who sadly passed away before she got to sail the boat.

http://www.northshore.co.uk/yachts/southerly/49/
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Old Jan 12, 2011, 02:16 PM
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Wow, that's a stunning yacht I'm sure you will have some great fun on her. I have just got back from the London Boat Show I helped run the MYA Micro Magic pool we had seven boats on the pool and let the public have a 2 lap race some where very good probably due to there sailing back ground.
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Old Jan 12, 2011, 05:41 PM
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Got the new Tempest yesterday,now comes the fun bit trying to get her up to speed.
Have decided to use the rigs off Ghost on the new hull so that I am starting from a known benchmark.
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Old Jan 12, 2011, 05:44 PM
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Old Jan 12, 2011, 08:10 PM
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looks as though she has no chines?
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Old Jan 12, 2011, 08:47 PM
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No,no chines,she is possibly even rounder in the aft corners due to the flatter run aft.
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Old Jan 12, 2011, 10:09 PM
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Yippeeeeeee
She floats !!
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Old Jan 13, 2011, 02:19 AM
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The new Tempest looks great . Does Carl Weatherill have another website
advertising his IOMs up and running yet ?
Lake Taupo ahhhhhh. A beautiful lake, clean clear fresh water. Brings back memories.
cheers Kiwi.......
(stuck in cold Michigan)
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Old Jan 13, 2011, 08:43 AM
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I was thinking about painting my iom silver grey to represent my NASCAR driver #48 Jimmie Johnson. BUT! I was concerned about the ability to see it clearly during wave reflection or when the sun is somewhat behind the boat. Can I get a few thoughts from people who have see this color in action. I would appriciate even the smallest of thought and opinion. Oh! I was thinking about a lighter metalic silver grey, than the Temptest.
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Old Jan 13, 2011, 12:35 PM
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How old is the original Tempest shown in your photos? When was it built?

I have a Tempest and the deck and hull match what is labeled as a Tempest 2 but it's not called that.
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Old Jan 13, 2011, 02:54 PM
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Lighter grey boat,Ghost, is about 18 months or 2 years old.From what I can gather there were a couple of small hull shape changes and a move in keel placement from the original Tempest.
The new boat,Taupo, has more changes.Slightly fuller forward of the keel and a flatter run aft.Deck and cockpit are off the Impact.This gives a much wider cockpit with little to no side decks.The gunwhales are rounded rather than sharp and a little more free board forward.Keel position is the same but bulb placement has moved.This is still under debate.I will be using both the new and old keels for a while to see which I like better.
So far,only a light wind sail in lots of powerboat slop but initial impression is good.Acceleration out of tacks seems to be slightly improved,not that it was bad on Ghost.Hard to really know until she gets on the race course this weekend.
Romano...Surprisingly the light grey is easy to see on the water,But I would recommend that the deck is a different colour to give a contrast at distance.
Fizzy...No Carl's website is not up yet.He keeps saying it is coming but he is flat out with boats at the moment,when I collected mine he had 8 in various stages on the go.He's also in the middle of a house move so it could be a while.
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Old Jan 14, 2011, 07:43 AM
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Holy cow, Gibson is certainly showing his skills and the boats ability at the Nationals! Looks like with throw-outs he is scoring all firsts.


Position Skipper Sail # State - Club Design Freq Score 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
1 Brad Gibson 42 GBR- Birkenhead MYPC Britpop 40.495 16.0 1.0 2.0 1.0 1.0 3.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 1.0 2.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
2 Paul Jones 61 NSW- Lake Macquarie RYC Evo 40.665 43.0 1.0 5.0 4.0 3.0 4.0 3.0 2.0 3.0 2.0 5.0 3.0 3.0 2.0 3.0 5.0 3.0 5.0 2.0
3 Mark Paterson 113 QLD- Paradise RYC Pikanto 2.4 GHz 55.0 4.0 1.0 5.0 2.0 12.0 2.0 6.0 6.0 5.0 1.0 10.0 2.0 4.0 13.0 2.0 13.0 2.0 3.0
4 Scott Condie 76 NSW Kogarah Bay RYC BTL 2.4 GHz 78.0 1.0 9.0 2.0 17.0 1.0 8.0 14.0 1.0 11.0 4.0 6.0 7.0 10.0 4.0 8.0 6.0 7.0 4.0
5 Micheal Grieve 75 QLD- Club Kawana RS Mad Max 2.4 GHz 82.0 1.0 12.0 20.0 11.0 22.0 5.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 3.0 5.0 4.0 3.0 5.0 9.0 10.0 8.0 6.0
6 Jeff Byerley 14 QLD Brisbane RYC Evo 2.4 GHz 106.0 4.0 23.0 3.0 12.0 7.0 12.0 10.0 5.0 7.0 6.0 4.0 8.0 6.0 6.0 12.0 14.0 4.0 16.0
7 Lisa Blackwood 35 TAS- Risdon Brook RYC Pikanto 2.4 GHz 119.0 2.0 7.0 8.0 9.0 15.0 7.0 9.0 17.0 17.0 17.0 12.0 11.0 8.0 2.0 4.0 4.0 6.0 15.0
8 Cassie Midgley 15 TAS- Risdon Brook RYC Italiko 2.4 GHz 120.3 2.0 3.0 7.0 10.0 10.0 14.0 13.0 10.0 10.0 12.0 8.0 13.0 7.0 8.0 3.0 9.3 13.0 8.0
9 Scott Backhouse 73 NSW- Kogarah Bay RYC Mad Max 2.4 GHz 135.0 7.0 29.0 44.0 7.0 5.0 4.0 3.0 15.0 15.0 9.0 9.0 6.0 14.0 23.0 16.0 8.0 10.0 7.0
10 Michael Hickman 45 TAS- Risdon Brook RYC Mad Max 2.4 GHz 136.0 5.0 8.0 11.0 8.0 2.0 6.0 8.0 12.0 9.0 13.0 24.0 9.0 16.0 9.0 15.0 9.0 12.0 20.0
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Old Jan 14, 2011, 08:18 AM
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The hull from the keel aft looks very similar to my old Azetone. One key element to remember for flatter sterns is that you cannot let it drag in the water... meaning the stern should be just skimming the surface if not 1mm above in calm conditions.
Great looking boat by the way. Funny you say that yours is a tempest 2 and its 18mths old. Mine is 13 mths old without the MK2 icon. I wonder if Carl changed the balance on the newer boats. I did cant the bulb ever so slightly which helps in stronger conditions i feel but that could just be my imagination.
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