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Apr 04, 2012, 06:26 PM
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Apr 04, 2012, 07:05 PM
Nirvana 38, Seawind 178
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What is the boat count for the regatta? I am sending my application tomorrow if there is still an opening.
Apr 04, 2012, 07:35 PM
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Plenty of spots, send it on..
Apr 04, 2012, 07:45 PM
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Originally Posted by seabee CE
What is the boat count for the regatta? I am sending my application tomorrow if there is still an opening.
You will make an even dozen...send it in...WAR EAGLE!
Apr 04, 2012, 07:52 PM
Nirvana 38, Seawind 178
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Is there a prize for 12th place?
Apr 04, 2012, 09:43 PM
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LOL..yeah, a RED cryin towel..
Apr 04, 2012, 10:23 PM
Still showing up for breakfast
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Originally Posted by seabee CE
Is there a prize for 12th place?

Orange scuff marks!

You'll do fine.
Keep the pointy end going forward, and keep the H... away from the "Eagle"



P.S. Of course I mean "Hull"
Last edited by lilleyen; Apr 04, 2012 at 10:48 PM.
Apr 04, 2012, 10:43 PM
Some Sculduggary is permitted
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Asa, start at post 3639..when your work is that good, THEN you can contradict my paint and repair advice..
Your making a big mistake. I was typing mine unbeknownst to your post. Back off,
Apr 05, 2012, 06:43 AM
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ok...time out...


...play nice boys...ain't no sense in this...it is supposed to be fun/informative here...not a boxing match.
Apr 05, 2012, 08:12 AM
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I"M makin a mistake??? nah, I aint makin no mistake..
Apr 05, 2012, 09:11 AM
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i think 12 is awesome!

sure wish i could make this happen for me.
Apr 05, 2012, 09:44 AM
Sport R/C Flyer/Sailer/Driver
Has anyone sucessfully eliminated or nearly neutralized the weather helm in a Nirvana?

Over the past few weeks, I have been working on the boat in an attempt to reduce the weather helm especially when the wind starts rising. From reading tuning articles, the first option seems to be moving the mast forward ... not an option with our boats. The next option seems to be raking the mast forward ... somewhat doable I thought by simply adding tension to the jibstay to pull the mast forward.

This past weekend was the first sail with the changes. By the time I reached the pond in the last morning, the wind was very light. The Nirvana was barely moving and actually exibited a lee helm tendancy. Success!

Or so I thought. When the breeze started freshing slightly, that old weather helm crept back in. It wasn't even a strong breeze either. Heh.

So ... thoughts?
Apr 05, 2012, 09:53 AM
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Nature of the design..
Apr 05, 2012, 11:11 AM
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That's why I gave up on all the adjusting...you get it right for one condition and your crap for the next...I just set it neutral and go with it. If a boat is a little faster on one part of the course, I try to make it up on another or wait for them to make a mistake. If they don't make a mistake and win...hey good for them...the better skipper/boat setup won...
Apr 05, 2012, 12:12 PM
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I'm not complaining about the boat by the way. I just love tinkering and the Nirvana already sails well enough.

I got the chance to sail the lime green Nirvana last Saturday. It handles better than mine which tells me I'm probably messing mine up. Heh.


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