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by DangerBoy
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Coaching, Technique & Technical Area
Topic: Preferred Cunningham system
Replies: 5
Views: 485

Re: Preferred Cunningham system

Just tie a small rope loop to the webbing on your shrunken sail to make up any difference
by DangerBoy
Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Coaching, Technique & Technical Area
Topic: Proposed New Mainsail / Mast / Rig - Merged topic ...
Replies: 150
Views: 12864

Re: Proposed New Mainsail / Mast / Rig - Merged topic ...

That is funny. Similar weight you say and yet 13 kg of a difference. And I didn't say it is all in rig, still there is a significant difference. Classic MS / RS 700 debate, again completely off topic. How do I know fleet would be against update? Pure logic. Those who are on top and updating everyth...
by DangerBoy
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Coaching, Technique & Technical Area
Topic: Exercise to prepare for Skiff sailing
Replies: 8
Views: 1019

Re: Exercise to prepare for Skiff sailing

I think we’d all aspire to be as fit as Serega, very few of us have the dedication to achieve anything like it through :D
by DangerBoy
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Lowers Adjusters - should the rule be changed?
Replies: 24
Views: 2649

Re: Lowers Adjusters - should the rule be changed?

If the boat offered nothing to adjust what would be the ideal stature of the helm in 6 knots of wind.... 65 or 95 kg

You can always twist the argument
by DangerBoy
Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Coaching, Technique & Technical Area
Topic: Results and questions from a learning skiff sailor
Replies: 14
Views: 1521

Re: Results and questions from a learning skiff sailor

Should most definitely be a block up there John, it's normally a swivel based harken 340 29mm carbon thing like the link. https://www.roostersailing.com/pd/Harken-340-29mm-Single-Carbo-Block-with-Swivel_100413.htm?ne=AQAAAA4AAAAEBkhhcmtlbg== Hopefully that makes the hoist much easier. Mark
by DangerBoy
Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Coaching, Technique & Technical Area
Topic: Results and questions from a learning skiff sailor
Replies: 14
Views: 1521

Re: Results and questions from a learning skiff sailor

Have you pulled all the kinks out John to make sure it's not got any permanent twist? Never coil a kite halyard to make sure it doesn't link.

Excel racing should be fine, maybe a tapered end to the head of the sail will mean lighter, thinner more flexible rope through halyard blocks

Mark
by DangerBoy
Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Boat and Sailor Database - ADD YOUR DETAILS HERE
Topic: 260
Replies: 2
Views: 3548

Re: 260

Owner: Ben Gosling-Davis
Club: Eastbourne Sovereign Sailing Club

Purchased 1st July '17
by DangerBoy
Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Coaching, Technique & Technical Area
Topic: Main sheet take-up
Replies: 4
Views: 2160

Re: Main sheet take-up

Hi John, If you can international order from Rope4boats.co.uk then Ian makes a great ready spliced, dual colour mainsheet with bungee attached. Not sure how he manages as you can't independently go and buy parts separately for sale money. Given exchanges rates for you it should be super good value. ...
by DangerBoy
Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Coaching, Technique & Technical Area
Topic: Broken luff track?
Replies: 98
Views: 34138

Re: Broken luff track?

Have to bear in mind Andrew that you sail your boat twice as much as anyone else so it's going to fatigue!

I suspect pitch pole doesn't help though
by DangerBoy
Tue May 30, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Coaching, Technique & Technical Area
Topic: New Boat Questions: Spinnaker pole and spreaders
Replies: 4
Views: 756

Re: New Boat Questions: Spinnaker pole and spreaders

Hi John, I would replace the tack line, use a rope you can put an adjustable splice in at mast end, then you can fine tune it more easily or lengthen it when rope shrinks, if you use a knot they get very tight. I have mine adjusted so the the hole where the rope comes out the aft end of the pole com...
by DangerBoy
Mon May 15, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: GBR
Topic: Growing midland fleet
Replies: 14
Views: 1856

Re: Growing midland fleet

Its only 90 minutes down the M40 to Datchet - how come none of you made the trip at the weekend for the open?
by DangerBoy
Mon May 15, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Coaching, Technique & Technical Area
Topic: Kicker arm design
Replies: 3
Views: 658

Re: Kicker arm design

At the moment the top end of the bar has 4 adjustment holes, but everyone uses the longest hole from the boom pivot so the other 3 settings/ holes are surplus. Is it possible to get a second set of holes drilled top and bottom so that we can just cut the bottom piece off when the holes elongate so t...
by DangerBoy
Sat May 06, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion and banter ...
Topic: Datchet Open
Replies: 3
Views: 739

Re: Datchet Open

For anyone coming along the M4 corridor, the road is closed between junction 12 and 13 from 9pm on Friday night until 6am Monday... allow some extra time to come along the A4 so could be busy
by DangerBoy
Thu May 04, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion and banter ...
Topic: Mast Head Float
Replies: 9
Views: 1374

Re: Mast Head Float

@Mark, ... just don't sail in big enough waves not sure you can consider the ripples at Datchet, waves! Wind against tide is normally the catalyst for pitchpoles. I do travel elsewhere, its not like i'm based at Stokes Bay so have travel phobia!! but same anywhere else though, even that washing mac...

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