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F16 spinnakers? #186315
07/28/09 08:02 AM
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The spin on my FXone is shot. A new one from HCE is spendy and I can get a much better deal on a spinnaker through an AHPC dealer.

Are all of the F16 spinnakers cut the same? I layed mine over a Blade spinnaker and it was almost identical for luff, leach, and foot lengths. The area's are super close too being there is only a 6 sq/ft difference.

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Re: F16 spinnakers? [Re: Karl_Brogger] #186316
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I didn't actually compare the two, but neither did I change the geometry of the new Goodall.

I bought a complete suite from Jill and Robbie and I'm very pleased. No complaints at all.


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Re: F16 spinnakers? [Re: pgp] #186317
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Aren't you getting out of one-design rules of the FX-one? You going to take a hit at the next race you do? smile


I've heard,again, heard, that the Goodall spins have been getting cut flatter and flatter. I don't know what that is going to do when you lay them out though.


Again, that's hearsay, nothing factual.....




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Re: F16 spinnakers? [Re: mikeborden] #186318
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Just buy an F16 and be done with it! smile


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Re: F16 spinnakers? [Re: mikeborden] #186329
07/28/09 09:25 AM
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Originally Posted by mikeborden
Just buy an F16 and be done with it! smile


Two miraculous things have to take place before that happens. Gotta sell the old boat, and have to have enough income to not do something silly will the proceeds of selling the old boat like paying the mortgage. Construction is a tad slow right now. I think its picking up, but it just could be a little bubble too. I plan on getting a Viper, I just can't fill in the when part.

Yes, I'd be out of the one design rule, but the Ullman spin is almost $1200 through Hobie and I'm flippin' poor right now. I'll still have to pick up a new OD sail eventually but for what I can get the Goodall sail for it'd be good for weekend warrior use.

Re: F16 spinnakers? [Re: Karl_Brogger] #186337
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Don't you just love how the One-Design setup keeps costs to the sailors down ?!

Wouter


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Re: F16 spinnakers? [Re: Wouter] #186343
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Originally Posted by Wouter


Don't you just love how the One-Design setup keeps costs to the sailors down ?!

Wouter


It's all about $$$$$$$. Why do you think Gates brings out a new version of Windows every few years and not just fixes the old one. Billions or new customers that why!!!!!

Doug

Re: F16 spinnakers? [Re: ] #186344
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Originally Posted by DougSnell


It's all about $$$$$$$. Why do you think Gates brings out a new version of Windows every few years and not just fixes the old one. Billions or new customers that why!!!!!


A better question is why people buy the new versions instead of switching to Mac (or Linux). grin


Intention behind SMOD is good, at least I think so, but it gets out of hand sometimes.

Re: F16 spinnakers? [Re: Karl_Brogger] #186363
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Nice finish at Shell Lake CRAW regatta for having a shot spinnaker!


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Re: F16 spinnakers? [Re: Karl_Brogger] #186371
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Karl, you have the skills, the tools (and probaly the time now ?) for starting a homebuild F16. Why not do it ? Plus you can use parts from your current cat.


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Re: F16 spinnakers? [Re: TEH] #186398
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Originally Posted by TEH
Nice finish at Shell Lake CRAW regatta for having a shot spinnaker!


Thank you! I'm quite proud of it, far cry from last year where I was damn near at the bottom of the list. I think the training camp with Robbie is definetly the main reason. You can tell in the results when the wind was getting light, I didn't do so well and couldn't carry any decent angles downwind. The last race I was actually holding speed, and running about the same angles as the I20's. Wish I knew what made it work!

isvflorin- I've thought about it, but I'm not sure I'd save any money, (if I were to count time in the shop not making money), and the last thing I want to do after spending the day in the shop, is spend the evening in the shop. If were to change careers I'd probably do it though.

Re: F16 spinnakers? [Re: Karl_Brogger] #186404
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If construction is slow, you could always do what a couple guys did in the 80's near me at the time- one guy fronted all the money for the supplies and the "woodworker" of the pair supplied the labor and built four hulls (18 sq meters). They both got nice boats out of the deal--

Kirt


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