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by paul manning
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Mast foot position
Replies: 8
Views: 418

Re: Mast foot position

The spreader set up is in the tuning guide, not the rigging guide.

However, technical have also taken into account other details in the rigging guide such as the lever hole and shroud plates into consideration.
by paul manning
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Coaching, Technique & Technical Area
Topic: Mainsheet strop length and kicker tension questions
Replies: 3
Views: 734

Re: Mainsheet strop length and kicker tension questions

Hi Mark Welcome to the class. The mainsheet strop length will vary slightly depending on the sailors height & weight, but as a guide. Assuming you have the mast set up as per the tuning guide, hoist the mainsail fully, pull on the outhaul so there is approximately a hands width between the foot ...
by paul manning
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Coaching, Technique & Technical Area
Topic: Removing rusty chainplate / kite bolts
Replies: 6
Views: 585

Re: Removing rusty chainplate / kite bolts

If FSR hasn't got the stain off, it's worth trying your equivalent of what is sold in the UK as CIF, which is a kitchen cleaner. Although there is carbon fibre in the laminate in this area, the gelcoat would shield it from electrolytic action. It tends to be caused by the small difference between th...
by paul manning
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion and banter ...
Topic: Olympic Musto Skiff?
Replies: 11
Views: 3743

Re: Olympic Musto Skiff?

Hi Ian

The chairman is working on an interim report which will be posted in the next few days. This should answer yours and other questions regarding the Project XS.
by paul manning
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Coaching, Technique & Technical Area
Topic: Foil Polish Options
Replies: 3
Views: 595

Re: Foil Polish Options

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by paul manning
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Coaching, Technique & Technical Area
Topic: Removing rusty chainplate / kite bolts
Replies: 6
Views: 585

Re: Removing rusty chainplate / kite bolts

Hi Ben It is odd that the shroud bolts are that way around. You might be able to get a socket on the nuts, but if not, you should be able to put an open ended spanner vertically down onto the nut and it should lock between the sides of the chainplate as you unwind the bolt from underneath. Once remo...
by paul manning
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Coaching, Technique & Technical Area
Topic: Foil Polish Options
Replies: 3
Views: 595

Re: Foil Polish Options

The yellow is UV and you are best to remove this with oxalic acid, which can be bought as a gel such as VSR. Alternatively, a 1000 grit compound will work using a buffing mop and then polishing afterwards.
Any polish will be fine, it doesn't really need to be a marine product.
by paul manning
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Coaching, Technique & Technical Area
Topic: Re-coating the kite
Replies: 24
Views: 9272

Re: Re-coating the kite

Hi all From Technical Recoating a spinnaker IS specifically permitted. It is one of the rules we introduced to allow old spinnakers to have an expended life. See C.6.1.3(z) "the use of Fabsil, Holmenkol or similar to rejuvenate the surface of used spinnakers" Without this rule it would not...
by paul manning
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Coaching, Technique & Technical Area
Topic: Re-coating the kite
Replies: 24
Views: 9272

Re: Re-coating the kite

Very good point Bruce, one for the technical committee. I'll post and await their input.
by paul manning
Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Coaching, Technique & Technical Area
Topic: Used boat: Missing Hull Number, Serial # Correlates?
Replies: 2
Views: 777

Re: Used boat: Missing Hull Number, Serial # Correlates?

Hi The two boats listed were built in June and July 2010 :D If you have the CIN code, I can tell you when it was built. The sail number doesn't necessarily align with the date built. When you say the sticker is missing, is it the blue and white World Sailing sticker or the silver Ovington Boats stic...
by paul manning
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion and banter ...
Topic: MUSTO CHALLENGE
Replies: 3
Views: 1294

Re: MUSTO CHALLENGE

Are you allowed to have a support boat carrying a defibrillator :?:

Seems to me that you are going to start the competition.

I expect it is quite difficult as your boat speed drops off and the loads increase but that's what a challenge is :!:
by paul manning
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: AUS
Topic: First Musto in South AUS
Replies: 1
Views: 1984

Re: First Musto in South AUS

Welcome to the class :!:
by paul manning
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Coaching, Technique & Technical Area
Topic: Outhaul Cleat
Replies: 5
Views: 3036

Re: Outhaul Cleat

Bruce

Yes, that’s the one.
by paul manning
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: International Championships and EuroCups
Topic: Boats for regattas for foreign visitors
Replies: 2
Views: 1602

Re: Boats for regattas for foreign visitors

John

It is certainly worth a discussion, although of course the most important point is having a completely clear understanding of the insurance obligations.

How are boats in Switzerland insured?

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