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Re: In Australia

Postby SELSBowbitch » Fri Feb 22, 2008 11:01 am

Helmy

Same issue has been on just about all boats but it's a good one, have been in too many boats with sloppy rudders!

What you need to do is run a sharp knife over them to trim them down a bit, hold the knife at a similar angle as if you were sharpening it on a stone. Best way is to do say 5 passes on one side then same on the other, top and bottom as it should take off a similar amount and keep it straight in the stock then. Just keep doing it until it's reasonably stiff then Mclube the packing loads. Then when you put the rudder in wet it first, will slip in nicey and hold firm then.


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Re: In Australia

Postby Helmy » Fri Feb 22, 2008 12:48 pm

Thanks Graeme.
Will get with the knife thing this weekend.
Since my last posting earlier today, my old 14 crew has confirmed that he's sent the gbp's to Ovington Boats in order to get the next container happening (gbps hurt when paying in aussie pesos, even at a good exchange rate!)
Another purple kite for Chris T to chase at Black Rock - sorry, personal joke that Chris may remember! :lol:
We have a few more candidates lined up over the next week, so we may all be out with the sharp knives over the weekend to help the rudder blade problem.
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Re: In Australia

Postby Rick » Fri Feb 22, 2008 7:36 pm

Helmy,

FYI we call that white packing stuff "Polar Bear Pubes" so you need to shave your pubes before your first sail to make sure you can slip in your stick :D
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Re: In Australia

Postby Helmy » Sat Feb 23, 2008 1:04 am

Thanks Rick.
Maybe this should be added into the Rigging guide?
No. 66A "shaving your pubes", with an appropriate picture, just to make sure no accidents happen...
But seriously, it's an important point , especially for us in our promotional phase. Such a simple point could make or break a potential Musto sailor for us.
In my sails at Black Rock I havent had any trouble with launching because it's basically behind a reef/pier/breakwater, and predominatly a downwind start. But launching into an on-shore breeze with no protection, the rudder thing becomes a critical point, particularly in a boat with a propensity to round up.

Any other tips you can think of that we should know about?

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Re: In Australia

Postby Rick » Sat Feb 23, 2008 10:18 am

I can do that; any other input on the rigging guide?

I think the pube shaving is perhaps the only glich you should find with a new boat ... can't think of any others ...

Have you guys been following the tuning guides?
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Re: In Australia

Postby Helmy » Mon Feb 25, 2008 10:03 am

Thanks Rick.

It took a lot more than the recommended 5 passes to shave enough pubes off to fit the blade, but it's done now.
My rudder box now reminds me of a girl I know...
Now there's a name for a boat...

Not sure if my wife would agree, but then she's not too keen on "Roland the Headless Thomson Gunner" either.

Re rigging guide, I'm struggling to find a tuning guide for old, fat short arse...all you guys are way too tall (Ant Chapman - how can you be 5'8" and 64 kgs? You obviously havent been mixing in the same skiff circles as I have! Come out to Black Rock in plenty of time before the Worlds and we can fix that).

Any tips on how to steer these things for kite up and down when your legs are too short to reach the tiller would be appreciated!

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Re: In Australia

Postby Laino » Wed Mar 12, 2008 7:30 am

G'day all, well I've done it, placed the order and paid the buck's. MPS number 5 in Melbourne AUS (when it arrives).


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Re: In Australia

Postby Laino » Mon Aug 11, 2008 12:26 pm

G'day all, well the wait is over.......... The 2 boats ordered back in March for Tim Moorhouse and I arrived today along with 3 stock boats.

I'll be getting to work this week to get it together for a sail on the weekend, if the weather is ok. Mid winter here and the bay water temp is down to 10.8c.

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Re: In Australia

Postby Rick » Tue Aug 12, 2008 1:41 pm

Nice one - good luck with them and let us know if you have any questions :D
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Re: In Australia

Postby Batesy » Sun Nov 02, 2008 1:20 pm

Hi guys,
my names Rob, i am currently sailing a very old 14ft Skiff and have been finding it hard to get my self a crew. I sail out of blairgowrie over summer. i had a sail of a loned musto skiff over the 2007/2008 summer holiday and loved it. pick it up really quickly after coming off skippering a 14.. i would love to get a chance to have a crack at the musto skiff worlds coming up in aus at black rock in just over 12 months time....but therefore need to find a boat pretty soon to get some training in under my belt. i am only an apprentice electrician and cannot fud buying a new boat. and a second hand bot going for the asking price of about $16,000 is still way out of my depths. has any one got any ideas on what i could do? any lone boats that no one is useing? i would just love to be able to get on a boat for the worlds.

if any one has any ideas can u let me know? thanks heaps

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Re: In Australia - Wetsuits

Postby zandercage2006 » Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:34 pm

Hey Guys

I was just wondering what type of wetsuit people use for when sailing in Melbourne? (Full Length, Hiking Pants, Shorty, Boardies or anything else)

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Re: In Australia

Postby rickp2009 » Thu Nov 05, 2009 12:09 pm

Hi
I'm interested in getting into musto skiffs. I'm a uni student in Sydney so i can't really afford a new boat although it would be nice. Wondering if any aussies know of any second hand boats for sale. There aren't any in the used boats section but everything is for sale at the right price isn't it??
Cheers
P.S to the previous post..... melbourne has 4 seasons in one day so what you wear will always just be a stab in the dark

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Re: In Australia

Postby chriswrightlaser » Mon Jun 28, 2010 7:28 pm

I was just thinking about people selling their musto over their, you need to pay for you new one here before the uk VAT rise in January?
Chris


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