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Sea trials complete #222406
10/23/10 07:21 PM
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Hi All,

Happy to report that sea trials our now completed for the new boat. Third outing yesterday in the sort of conditions that Gary loves so much at McCrae.. Lots of wind from ssw, changeable with some nasty! bullets and the mandatory chop.

Observations:

Ronstan orbit block is great in a blow.. very easy on the hands smile

7:1 off the traveller is a bit much rope on the tramp when working to winward crazy

I never new tacking could be so easy smile

Didn't have to get as far forward when working... in fact past the stay tended to put the bows in blush

The new boat bobs back out a lot quicker than the old when you stuff it to the front beam sick

The boat will sail for aprox 150m without me on her before tipping in blush blush

I need some non-skid on the deck and a foot strap!

The bottoms of the hulls look very nice from sea level as the boat blows away cry

My mast is very well sealed and Mozzies come up a lot easier when they're at min weight and don't have any water in them wink

Looking forward to catching up next weekend at Paynesville.

Cheers


Simon
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Re: Sea trials complete [Re: Simon C] #222418
10/24/10 04:41 AM
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Hi Simon,

Sounds like you need a leg rope on the new girl. grin The new hulls are definately a world apart from the ply ones of yesteryear.

Who's sails and boards etc did you go for? (free advertising time now). blush

I look forward to catching up with you and checking out your new love - from the front of course wink

Trevor


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Re: Sea trials complete [Re: Trevor] #222449
10/24/10 05:43 PM
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Hi Trevor,

The list:

Ashby Sail (from the old one as it was only a season and a bit old)

Mast: I'd built a new one last January.

Boards: Off the old one. They were from JK Fibreglass and designed for these hulls.

Rudders: Fully assembled with carbon cheeks from JK. Pop them on, a quick alignment and off you go! Alloy cross bar with my trusty old orange conduit tiller ext.

Tramp: Goodalls..great fit

Blocks: Ronstan s55 Orbit triple ratchet, with Triple Orbit at the top and the little extra to get my 7:1. Running 8mm sheet

Track: Ronstan series 19 with car to suit.. cleated on the centre beam. 6mm

Boom: The old one... to help me remember where I've come from crazy

I still sail disgracefully but at least look smart while I'm doing it.

See you on the weekend.

P.S. Heard we've lost Bill to the darkside... is that true?

Cheers


Simon
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Re: Sea trials complete [Re: Simon C] #222473
10/25/10 03:09 AM
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8mm main sheet? that kind of width can only be handled by the stupid and young smile the true test will come this weekend :p


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Re: Sea trials complete [Re: mitchellsailor] #222476
10/25/10 04:52 AM
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Hi Simon,

Good to hear you are up and running (sometimes swimming) on the new boat.

The boom doesnt help show you where you have come from, that is what the wake is for cool

And yes, Bill did fall off the edge of the Earth - He seems to be enjoying it, but I think it is only a front cry

Trevor


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Re: Sea trials complete [Re: mitchellsailor] #222478
10/25/10 05:11 AM
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Originally Posted by mitchellsailor
8mm main sheet? that kind of width can only be handled by the stupid and young smile the true test will come this weekend :p


Smart enough to work out that the extra purchase covers the 2mm loss... old and wise enough to not comment on the racing till the results are in laugh laugh

Cheeky sod! laugh


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Re: Sea trials complete [Re: Trevor] #222480
10/25/10 05:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Trevor
And yes, Bill did fall off the edge of the Earth - He seems to be enjoying it, but I think it is only a front cry

Trevor



He was never any good!!!

On a serious note, it's a shame to lose him. I guess he'll still be a nice bloke even if he has gone to "the other 16 footer" sick
Once the novelty wears of I'm sure he'll miss us wink
Cheers


Simon
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10/25/10 05:40 AM
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He is still a nice bloke - it's just that his boat is heavier to help haul up onto the beach (grass for us inlanders)now. eek


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10/25/10 08:45 PM
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Heavier! Strewth! The bomber wasn't known for it's lightness - or has Bill been sailing a secret weapon all this time and we didn't know it?


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Simon,
I happened to see you last Sat 6th Nov, when on the water at McCrae in my powerboat, and seemed to think that you had too much weight aft. I know the conditions looked tricky, with a light shifty SE breeze in race 1, but from where I was - near the windward mark, you looked poorly balanced. Just a friendly observation from a long time (ex) mossie sailor.

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Thanks for that.

On the old one I needed to be further forward than the new one. Still working it out.

Thanks for the observation... it all helps, though there are some that would suggest I have been poorly balanced for years! crazy

Cheers


Simon
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Re: Sea trials complete [Re: Simon C] #226468
01/08/11 08:14 PM
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Mossie 1822 "The Unsent Letter" hit the water for the first time yesterday. This boat is certainly quick out of the box and with ideal conditions of 7-14 knots I scored a win on yarstick.
Sugarloaf Yardstick

I guess it is all downhill from here wink


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Re: Sea trials complete [Re: Peter_Lyons] #226474
01/09/11 01:28 AM
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Congratulations Peter.

They're nice aren't they? smile

Look forward to catching up on the water.

Cheers


Simon
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01/09/11 07:07 PM
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Hi Peter,

great to hear you are back on the water. Now you have a fast boat we can look forward to seeing you at Paynesville for the states I hope wink.


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01/09/11 07:38 PM
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Peter,
Congratulations! Looks like I have joined the dark side!?@!
Not sure if I'll be able to beat you in my new "truck"?
Is the old one sold?

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01/10/11 06:29 AM
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Nice one Peter - Finally!

You certainly looked fast on the video, and in the lap results. cool It looks as though I have have some competition from a Mossie again, rather than leading a bunch of hissing but friendly snakes around wink

I am looking forward to the weekend to give you a run smirk

Also looks as though the Fat Bomber will be back on the water courtesy of a new skipper so we might be back up to 3 - 5 Mossies regularly - Good news smile


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01/10/11 02:33 PM
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Gary, Accomodation already organised for the state titles (thanks mom & dad).
Bill, Yes the Lemon Peel has been sold and may re-appear in the Rye or Somers area.
Trevor, Looking forward to Saturday with a possibility of sailing sloop with my daughter Claire.


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