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Old Dec 29, 2010, 11:10 AM
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Righto,

my boat measured at 39 and 3/8 inches in my jig as I recall. Since most guys that race their boats, put a bow bumper on, that changes things anyways but I think those are allowed as per the racing rules. Good luck. If nothing else, you can add some plastic and filler to make up the length.
On another note, I would really like to see if anyone's boat came in at the "minimum" racing weight with all the recommended hull reinforcements and extra nice fittings and a good paint job added in. Any input on this? The reason I ask is, some day I would like to make a bare bones racing version of this boat for competition. If I can find any competition, out here on the western slope of Colorado!

Randy
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Old Dec 29, 2010, 12:00 PM
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Weight


Mine weighs in at 10 lbs 4 oz. ready to sail. Pretty close to the minium, and it's painted with Rustoleum. . We had boats in Florida, a fleet of 19, and some weighed as much as 12 lbs and sailed well. They had a slight advantage in heavy winds, where the lighter boats were better (slightly) in light winds. It's really up to the skipper. Knowing how to trim your boat and reading the winds relative to the race course are more important than a (fast) boat. It's the skipper who really makes the difference, and being in the right place at the right time on the course to use the winds to your advantage. I have lost races to the slowest boats in the fleet cause they got the more favorable wind shifts and pulled away from the fleet, never to be caught.

We are looking at 60+ temps here this weekend so maybe Howard and I can put in and do some racing. Happy New Year, Tom
Old Dec 29, 2010, 07:41 PM
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Tom,

Thanks for the info. I hope you and Howard have a Happy New Year also.
I feel much better because my boat is a little "portly" but it stills moves out when needed. I think next year, I'll get the opportunity to go over to Denver and run with a group over there. I'm looking forward to it and see if the best skipper makes a heavy boat win the race.

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Old Dec 29, 2010, 08:03 PM
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Tom,

here is our current weather for the next couple of days. This photo was taken just a few minutes ago off my front porch.

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Old Dec 30, 2010, 01:34 PM
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If pouring the keel is the last step in building your boat, you can bring it in at exactly 10# no matter how many bells and whistles have been included. Or you can recast the keel on a heavy boat.
Old Dec 30, 2010, 02:58 PM
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Thanks,

I bought the keel pre-made from Victor. I didn't get a chance to weigh it. There you go, wa-ha. It stays up right in the wind, though!

A Soling Newbie
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Old Jan 26, 2011, 02:38 PM
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Continuous Loop Tension Spring


When a spring loaded drum is not available for the servo to tension the continuous loop, this compression spring provides less distortion to the servo side of the loop than an extension spring. The spring is hardware bought 7/16 X 1-7/16 0.041 dia. compression spring Spring is capped by fitting into the recess of finish washers to stabilize around 2-2/4" cotter pin that slides through a Victor kit fairlead tube.
Old Jan 31, 2011, 11:15 AM
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How do your repair of service your set up?


Forgive the dumb question. Once the deck has been bonded to the hull, how do you repair or replace any of the components of your set up?
Can you get your hands in there?
(Which is does look very cool, by the way.)

Thank you
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Old Jan 31, 2011, 10:13 PM
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Boomer,

The block is accessible through the lazz hatch to replace the tensioning line. Unfortunately, the line will wear with each movement of the spring.

This was a retrofit. If I do it again, I'll put the spring on the bow block so the aft block can just be used only for tension adjustment.

A major disadvantage of using a drum servo winch for an S1M is the difficulty with maintenance. In this case, though, a judgment was made to use a drum because of its greater tolerance to an unsteady hand compared to an arm servo.
Old Feb 01, 2011, 01:07 AM
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Thank you for the information. I have had a boat with a winch set up, but many more with servos. While the winch worked will, I prefer the servo arrangement and found it to be more user friendly. (my opinion)

I am always trying to learn more about winch set ups, your set up looked interesting, if you could get to it to service it.

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Old Feb 04, 2011, 09:55 PM
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Here is my wife's Christmas present, finally installed on the boat. Just remember: fish are our friends!

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Old Feb 04, 2011, 10:36 PM
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Truely a great sail!!
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Old Feb 04, 2011, 11:10 PM
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that is SWEEEEEEEEEEEET !
Old Feb 05, 2011, 12:11 AM
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Old Feb 05, 2011, 09:26 AM
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Thanks guys. I can't wait to get her out on the water and see how she performs. These Windjammer sails are slightly heavier than the original stock sails but they are ever so slightly larger. They also have battens, tell tales and grommet reinforcements. They are definitely a much better built sail. Right now, the lakes are frozen, so I'll have to wait. When I go, I'll take some photos of her on the water.

Randy


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