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Old Feb 25, 2011, 03:07 PM
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looks like the Black boat starting on port was on a suicide mission plus Blue boat 15 did not complete his turn!
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Old Feb 27, 2011, 08:01 AM
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Bermuda Fleet 24 Feb 2011

Race #2
Bermuda Fleet 24 Feb 2011 (5 min 36 sec)
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Old Feb 27, 2011, 08:31 AM
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Romano,

I will say one thing. Having watched most, if not all, of your videos it looks to me like all the sailors have improved quite a bit. This last one looks like a very well sailed and well mannered race.

Good job by all.

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Old Feb 27, 2011, 12:22 PM
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4 things

1. Romano, nice video.. Wish we had your stiff winds..
2. Interesting to see more in this thread don't have IOMs (likeme) than do.
3. Where can I get a IOM bumper to fit my ODOM bow?
4. I've noticed several use a weatherproof tape to cover access holes on IOM's where can I find/ order some of that stuff too?
Thanks in advance.. JimS
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Old Feb 27, 2011, 12:37 PM
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-A lot of guys make bumpers from flip-flops. Pick the color you like and cut and sand to shape. Boat builder usually make them to fit their own boats.

-For deck patches I use sticky back sail material, many colors available. The last I bought was from Midwest but they are gone now. You will have to search some RC sail makers to find it.

I have pretty much given up on finding parts and other items in the US and buy from Australia now. Lot's of good shops in Australia and the shipping is usually only a week.
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Old Feb 27, 2011, 02:44 PM
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depron/glass Hulls

Does anyone know if a glass/ depron hull would be class legal. It would be fast to build and very light. Thanks Bryan
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Old Feb 27, 2011, 04:04 PM
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Patches

Jims123,
Have a look for a local bigboat sailmaker and ask kindly if they have any offcuts from cutting out sail insignia or sail numbers. It is the same stuff as we can buy from the model building companies. Most of the offcuts go into the dumpster, so I am sure so I am sure they will oblige. Colours may be limited to Mr Fords black or black, , but there may be red or blue.

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Isis
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Old Feb 27, 2011, 04:06 PM
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Does anyone know if a glass/ depron hull would be class legal. It would be fast to build and very light. Thanks Bryan
I think you would fall foul of the following rule:-

(c) With the exception of elastomeric materials, materials shall not be:
expanded, foamed, honeycombed.


see the full list of materials allowed / not allowed for the hull :-

D.2 HULL
D.2.1 MATERIALS
(a) Subject to (b) and (c), the hull, excluding fittings and remote control
equipment but including any supports and containers for such items, shall
be made of and joined using one or more of the following materials:
(1) metal,
(2) wood; wood based products containing only permitted materials,
(3) glass fibre reinforced plastic,
(4) adhesive,
(5) varnish; paint,
(6) film covering materials which may be fibre reinforced,
(7) elastomeric material,
(8) thermoplastic, which may be moulded, containing only permitted
materials.
(b) In glass fibre reinforced plastic:
(1) an external gel coat is optional and may be pigmented,
(2) an external paint coating is optional,
(3) the laminating resin shall be unpigmented,
(4) the reinforcement shall be glass fibre in any of the following forms:
roving, tape, chopped strand mat and woven cloth,
(5) the interior shall be un-coated to permit non-destructive examination
for verification of the material content.
(c) With the exception of elastomeric materials, materials shall not be:
expanded, foamed, honeycombed.
(d) Unrestricted by (a) and (b):
(1) a builder’s mark may be applied,
(2) the hull registration number shall be applied.
(3) A hull made with Texalium and with a date of initial fundamental
measurement, prior to 1 September 2004 may be certified.


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Old Feb 27, 2011, 07:04 PM
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Does anyone know if a glass/ depron hull would be class legal. It would be fast to build and very light. Thanks Bryan
Short answer I believe is no.
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Old Feb 27, 2011, 10:30 PM
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Length of race course

A comment was made in reference to the length of our course. Some of of sailors have commented also that the course is too long and the difficulty in seeing the bouys correctly. How far out do you feel is a good distance for the furthest mark. Also do you think it should be ok to rub that mark and not be penilized? We are trying to work on these things and we have not yet been to an overseas club to compare. All opinions are important for us. Our club is growing fast and summer is not even here yet! Our sailors are working on following the rule infringements so your comments on videos are important as well. Thanks to all who participate in this forum.
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Old Feb 27, 2011, 10:43 PM
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Also do you think it should be ok to rub that mark and not be penilized?
Unlike our full size counterparts, I dont believe their is a penalty for rubbing a mark in R/C Boat Racing. Cant recall where I read that, but thats my recollection.

Here is where I read the discussion regarding touching marks. Rules Tutorial 8 Page 39
http://www.theamya.org/2009RRSTutorialPart2.pdf
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Old Feb 28, 2011, 05:24 AM
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A comment was made in reference to the length of our course. Some of of sailors have commented also that the course is too long and the difficulty in seeing the bouys correctly. How far out do you feel is a good distance for the furthest mark. Also do you think it should be ok to rub that mark and not be penilized? We are trying to work on these things and we have not yet been to an overseas club to compare. All opinions are important for us. Our club is growing fast and summer is not even here yet! Our sailors are working on following the rule infringements so your comments on videos are important as well. Thanks to all who participate in this forum.
Paint a number on the mark bouys, make the number on the mark bouy exactly the same size as the registeration number on your sails. If you can't see the number on the mark bouy then the mark is too far away.

Touch any mark with any part of the boat or sails and you incur a 360 degree penalty.

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Old Feb 28, 2011, 05:26 AM
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Depends on the SI's on touching marks. Often it is stated that it is OK to touch far marks. A good plan IMHO. Those are the ones that it is hard to judge distance and it makes sailing less of an eyesight test. Close ones are usually not allowed to be touched.
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Old Feb 28, 2011, 06:30 AM
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Our club is growing fast and summer is not even here yet! Our sailors are working on following the rule infringements so your comments on videos are important as well. Thanks to all who participate in this forum.:
The "Rules Game" is probibly the easiest way to learn the rules.
A great piece of interactive sortware which advises where infringements have taken place and which rules have been broken.
Click on "From start to finish"
http://game.finckh.net/indexe.htm

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Old Feb 28, 2011, 09:05 AM
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Does anyone know if a glass/ depron hull would be class legal. It would be fast to build and very light. Thanks Bryan

What is "depron"?
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