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Old Aug 20, 2012, 05:09 PM
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Agree with Mr. Corbett regarding Gibson and BP. Yes, Brad is happy, I am sure, that his boat is so well received, but he is also a guy who wants to win. If he can come up with something that will make the boat faster, I am sure it will be incorporated by the builders. That's the nature of the class, and the nature of business. If he does come up with a better mousetrap, I doubt any present BP owners will begrudge him pursuing the new design. And I am certain they would all line up for the new boat!!!
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Old Aug 21, 2012, 03:06 AM
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Maybe you skipped the bit where I said Brad is probably thrilled with his design. But as Mr Corbett suggested other successful designers change their design on almost a yearly basis. This is what I was pointing out. Due to the fact that Brad has licensed three top builders, who have invested their resources into the BP could and probably will delay continued improvements.
Now I'm not a gambling man but I would bet that Brad has already got some new ideas in his red shoes
Old Aug 21, 2012, 04:43 PM
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No, I did see where you said Brad was likely thrilled with the boat. And like you, I am sure he has some ideas to improve upon it. But I also figure that as soon as a demonstrable breakthrough comes along, the BP will either be redesigned or scrapped. At the rate the boats are being produced, the manufacturers are likely to be close to covering their investments in molds and IP fees, with the gravy coming. For selfish reasons, I hope there is not breakthrough on the BP for a long time to come!
Old Aug 21, 2012, 05:45 PM
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I think builders need to keep designing and redesigning, in order to keep up with each other. Win on Sunday, sell on Monday !!
Old Aug 22, 2012, 03:16 AM
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10m Designs


Its nice to have the up to date boat design and long they may continue .

But remember " Its not the clothes that maketh the Man its whats inside"

Old Aug 24, 2012, 08:35 AM
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Final list of entries : http://www.iomec2012.com/ or http://www.scor.hr/regate/2012e/iomec-entries.htm
Old Aug 24, 2012, 12:12 PM
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what a great shame Peter Stollery the current World Champion is not going!
Old Aug 24, 2012, 12:32 PM
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Boat Builder Sourcing in USA?


Guys

Sorry for the newbie question, but is there a list somewhere of US IOM Builders?

I sail a CR, Newport, Santa Barbara.

Looking for the Ferrari of RC sailing.

Bill in CA
Old Aug 24, 2012, 03:44 PM
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In looking at the entry list for the IOM European Championship, I believe there are some entrants that have sailed in prior NAVIGA events including their world and other championships. I thought sailing in NAVIGA made you ineligible for ISAF/IOMICA races? Has something changed? Have the two organizations settled their difference? Would be great news....
Old Aug 24, 2012, 07:44 PM
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Guys

Sorry for the newbie question, but is there a list somewhere of US IOM Builders?

I sail a CR, Newport, Santa Barbara.

Looking for the Ferrari of RC sailing.

Bill in CA
There are very few, maybe only one, and none that are sailed at the highest level.

My Ferrari of RC sailing is a Britpop, and I could not be happier. I am sure other US sailors may have an opinion on their choice.
Old Aug 25, 2012, 11:20 PM
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Well im building a LAMBOGHINI of rc iom sailboats .
Old Aug 27, 2012, 10:43 AM
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jackstay main


I am building my first jackline/jackstay rigs and am looking for opinion or advise from the IOM community. How do people terminate the main sails JS wire at the masthead - a screw into the mast OR connected to the masthead main halyard arm? Any pictures would be a bonus.
Old Aug 27, 2012, 11:24 AM
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I use a needle drill make a hole either side of the crane in the plastic plug and tie it up tight with spectra,all other solutions you have mentioned have side effects.
Old Aug 27, 2012, 03:34 PM
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I have a small loop at each end of the jackline.

I hook the jack line top loop over the same hook that supports the main halyard.

John
Old Aug 27, 2012, 07:24 PM
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John but there's side effects to that, the downward pressure of both the jack stay and the mainsail halyard at the same time stop the hook from rotating freely causing the mainsail not to set properly at the top.


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