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by paul manning
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Coaching, Technique & Technical Area
Topic: Outhaul Cleat
Replies: 5
Views: 2338

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: 411

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?
by paul manning
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion and banter ...
Topic: New Pole end
Replies: 1
Views: 481

Re: New Pole end

Hopefully by removing the sheave (which has metal edges and one of the existing screws) will mean we'll have a product with less likelihood to snag.

The end fitting is made from delrin and due to its self lubricating nature cannot readily be fixed with a glue.
by paul manning
Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Class rule official interpretation 4 - rule C.6.1.3 (v)
Replies: 0
Views: 440

Class rule official interpretation 4 - rule C.6.1.3 (v)

Rule C.6.1.3 (v) the main halyard may be tied to the top of the mast using any knot, loop and existing holes.

The class IM confirms that the rope loop solution first used by Justo Martinez as here http://www.mustoskiff.com/pimp-my-skiff ... tting.html is compliant with the rule.
by paul manning
Thu May 31, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion and banter ...
Topic: Olympic Musto Skiff?
Replies: 4
Views: 978

Re: Olympic Musto Skiff?

Hi Aaron An interesting topic. As I understand it, the only available event that the Musto Skiff could be considered for would be the women's class in the mixed single-handed event (the Finn being retained). That said, between now and the November conference the relevant different World Sailing comm...
by paul manning
Sun May 27, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Coaching, Technique & Technical Area
Topic: Pole end fitting
Replies: 36
Views: 8509

Re: Pole end fitting

Hi Sergei

Can you provide a bit more detail please?

Where does the part not fit?
by paul manning
Mon May 21, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion and banter ...
Topic: World Sailing - regulation 38 incident reporting
Replies: 2
Views: 716

World Sailing - regulation 38 incident reporting

Please see the following from World Sailing. I have asked whether we continue to report to our MNA's as well as World Sailing or just to World Sailing. I will report back when I hear. New Regulation 38 – Mandatory Reporting of Safety Incidents World Sailing Council approved, during the recent 2018 M...
by paul manning
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: The Sausage Smuggler
Replies: 17
Views: 2211

Re: The Sausage Smuggler

I'll make a note to add to this years survey.
by paul manning
Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Coaching, Technique & Technical Area
Topic: Pole end fitting
Replies: 36
Views: 8509

Re: Proposed new spinnaker pole outer end fitting

Hi Since the new pole outer end fitting is accepted for 2018, is the new fitting already available? Ovington Boats will have stock in the next few weeks Did someone already mount it? It has been on test with one boat since the summer :D And, that aside, is the old one still allowed? Yes, both are cl...
by paul manning
Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Coaching, Technique & Technical Area
Topic: Rig tension theory
Replies: 22
Views: 2564

Re: Rig tension theory

Or it could be the change in balance on the rig / boat means the hull needs to be trimmed differently to get a balanced helm and the hull shape isn't as quick at this particular pitch /angle..
by paul manning
Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Coaching, Technique & Technical Area
Topic: Rig tension theory
Replies: 22
Views: 2564

Re: Rig tension theory

Hi Dan I think that setting up from first principles would be an interesting exercise. I've added a few additional thoughts and promoting questions... Lowers: more tension = less bend at gooseneck = straighter mast = more power (Maybe more power, but why and what is the drawback of under /overdoing ...
by paul manning
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Main Halliard Lead
Replies: 1
Views: 618

Re: Main Halliard Lead

Hi Jon

Thank you for your question.

Class rule C.6.1.3 (f) states

A single block of no more than 30mm diameter may be attached to the mast using the mast step fixing screw and a lacing eye, or mast step to assist in hoisting the mainsail

I hope that helps.

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