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Old Apr 19, 2010, 05:16 PM
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Epoch 1M: Builder or Legal Depth of Keel

Anyone remember the name of the owner of "Climate Boat Works" in Barrie Ontario, Canada ? I have a Epoch 1M kit from him from a number of years ago and it is missing the aluminum plate keel. I can tell its width (2", its thickness 3/16, but not its length. Anyone know either:
- the name of the owner ?
- the actual length of the plate (goes through lead bulb and up into the full height of the hull it looks like.
- any maximum depth of the lead bulb in the 1M rules from either bottom of boat or water line ?
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Old Apr 19, 2010, 09:14 PM
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Is that an IOM or US1M?
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Old Apr 19, 2010, 10:16 PM
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Maximum draught for IOMs is 420mm (minimum 360 mm).
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Old Apr 19, 2010, 10:36 PM
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And if the Epoch is a US1M...

And max length of the keel foil and bulb, measured from the bottom of the hull to the bottom of the bulb is 14.25" on the US1M.

http://www.theamya.org/boats/us1m/us...hp#Dimensions:

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Old Apr 19, 2010, 11:40 PM
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"Climate", (Peter something) http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/member.php?u=6198 , is still listed as a member here. You may be able to contect him via a pm.
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Old Apr 21, 2010, 12:09 PM
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Thanks for the info. Climate is not receiving PMs.

Here's a link to a short description. I am guessing this is an IOM

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=67782

Worst comes to worst I will just make a foil to fit the IOM rule.

Thanks again!
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Old Apr 21, 2010, 02:58 PM
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It was an IOM, one of the few commercial boats ready to sail. Btw, that aluminium fin looks a weak point in the design, if as it appears, it was a flat plate type.
This link is a bit more informative: http://www.rcsailing.net/forum1/show...-IOM-compliant
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Old Apr 28, 2010, 12:55 PM
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Thanks you guys. His name was Peter Richards according to his sail supplier. No sign of him in Barrie. So I will just make a keel fin based on the rule.
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