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by DanV193
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Coaching, Technique & Technical Area
Topic: How to use all of the power?
Replies: 2
Views: 256

Re: How to use all of the power?

MMM, This article and the attached videos by Russ Clarke are excellent on highlighting the difference between great technique (Frithjof Schwerdt) and not so great skills (Andy Peake) when it comes to using all the power downwind. https://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/196536/Musto-Skiff-training-in-...
by DanV193
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Coaching, Technique & Technical Area
Topic: How to use all of the power?
Replies: 2
Views: 256

Re: How to use all of the power?

So the simplistic answer is you bear away further to keep the boat flat. In terms of downwind set up in fresh conditions, I think my approach is fairly standard...as follows: I trapeze low and as far back as possible, back foot in or on the foot strap, front leg bracing. The main is set with downhau...
by DanV193
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: General Discussion and banter ...
Topic: MUSTO CHALLENGE
Replies: 3
Views: 1026

Re: MUSTO CHALLENGE

Justo, Excellent idea, I may even have to buy a camera, but camera or no camera I will give it a go next time there is enough wind. I think 15 seconds for a rack to rack gybe could be quite a difficult pace to maintain. We used to do similar challenges between buoys at Stokes Bay. The biggest challe...
by DanV193
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: The Sausage Smuggler
Replies: 17
Views: 3177

Re: The Sausage Smuggler

Andy, I think this is a great idea, although I preferred Russ Clark's name suggestion 'Otter's Pocket'. Anyhoo if Ovington supply new kite socks with this facility, then I guess it wouldn't need a rule change being 'as supplied' although I am not sure about the legality of retro-fitting a 'Poley-Hol...
by DanV193
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: General Discussion and banter ...
Topic: Biggest Club Race Ever
Replies: 1
Views: 597

Biggest Club Race Ever

So last night 14 Mustos competed in the Stokes Bay Wednesday Evening Race. All were bona fide club members (in fact there were 15, but one forgot to sign on). That is the biggest Stokes Bay turnout any of us can remember, and it got us thinking whether it was the 'Biggest Musto Club Race Ever' (BCMR...
by DanV193
Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell - Advertise for free
Topic: For Sale - Ronstan Turnbuckles & lowers
Replies: 3
Views: 898

Re: For Sale - Ronstan Turnbuckles & lowers

Sandy

I have not sold them yet so they're yours- I have sent you a private message.
by DanV193
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Coaching, Technique & Technical Area
Topic: STANDARD BOAT SPECIFICATION - Feedback here
Replies: 36
Views: 9902

Re: STANDARD BOAT SPECIFICATION - Feedback here

Packed up and trailed my new-to-me boat to the Rutland Open last weekend. The one thing that struck me was how awkward the new black Mainsail bags are, the old yellow ones were much better, the new ones... what a PITA. They are only just big enough to get the sail in if it is tightly rolled. I got i...
by DanV193
Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Buy & Sell - Advertise for free
Topic: For Sale - Ronstan Turnbuckles & lowers
Replies: 3
Views: 898

For Sale - Ronstan Turnbuckles & lowers

Hi

Anyone want to buy a pair of lowers and ronstan turnbuckles - lightly used and in good condition.

£50 - which is about the same prices as the lowers alone.

I will bring to Rutland Open Meeting this weekend.
by DanV193
Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Coaching, Technique & Technical Area
Topic: Rig tension theory
Replies: 22
Views: 3380

Re: Rig tension theory

Interesting video Oli, I am not so sure how useful it would be for forensic analysis of the rig dynamics. The 360 degree lens does distort objects particularly near the edges.

How useful did you find it as a training tool?
by DanV193
Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Coaching, Technique & Technical Area
Topic: Rig tension theory
Replies: 22
Views: 3380

Re: Rig tension theory

Bruce, Interesting - although I wonder if that is the slot effect, I have never measured it, but I would have thought the gennaker leech is a long way from the main (does it get within 1m? when sailing downwind) - Note if you are reaching across the top of a trapezoid course trying to go as high as ...
by DanV193
Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Coaching, Technique & Technical Area
Topic: Rig tension theory
Replies: 22
Views: 3380

Re: Rig tension theory

Part one of the test - Sunday racing at Stokes Bay - with baseline rig set up - 2 races - wind started at about 6 kts got up to 12-13 kts by the end of the second race. Sea state was pretty flat for Stokes, due to wind direction (SE), also aligned with tide. I didn't have time to fiddle with setting...
by DanV193
Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Coaching, Technique & Technical Area
Topic: Rig tension theory
Replies: 22
Views: 3380

Re: Rig tension theory

In the interests of science and progress, I will do a bit of empirical 1-boat testing in uncontrolled and highly variable conditions and report back. I'll try with low (24) medium (28-30) and high rig tension (33) and see if I can spot any differences (highly subjective). The challenge will be fixin...
by DanV193
Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Coaching, Technique & Technical Area
Topic: Rig tension theory
Replies: 22
Views: 3380

Re: Rig tension theory

It definitely used to happen to me (weight 83-85 kg) on fairly standard settings (28-30 rig tension), normally when windy and the rig was heavily loaded. Occasionally the shroud would go visibly slack, but I guess even when it is not obvious the tension in the windward shroud is significantly reduce...
by DanV193
Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Coaching, Technique & Technical Area
Topic: Rig tension theory
Replies: 22
Views: 3380

Re: Rig tension theory

Interesting stuff. I think that has already been identified it is not easy to take the lessons from one class to another. Spreaders require rig tension to work. If there is no tension in the shroud the spreader connected to it won't have any effect on the mast position. By sketching it out on the ba...
by DanV193
Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Coaching, Technique & Technical Area
Topic: Rig tension theory
Replies: 22
Views: 3380

Rig tension theory

After a brief hiatus in the Moth class I have returned to the Musto Skiff fold (hurrah), and I have decided that rather than revert to what I used to do with rig settings, or copy Bruce (yawn) that I would start with a fresh sheet and try to develop some rig settings from basic theory, maybe even ha...

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