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by Rod
Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Toe in the water; I've got a blog
Replies: 10
Views: 6940

Re: Toe in the water; I've got a blog

Thanks Rupert for the kind words on the blog. The Moth class wasn't the only singlehander in North America demolished by the Laser. The OK dinghy had a very strong presence on the West Coast of the U.S. in the 1960's and featured a crop of very talented young sailors, Rick Grajirena, Steve Toschi (w...
by Rod
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Baltic Wharf
Replies: 18
Views: 9481

Re: Baltic Wharf

Ian, Sorry, I was looking at the 2016 Baltic Wharf results where the Europe was rated faster at 100 and the Shelley and the other low-rider Moth was at 101. Maybe things have been switched up in 2017? Since the U.S. Classic Moth sails with the low rig and prohibits wings of any sort, we have narrowe...
by Rod
Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:13 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Baltic Wharf
Replies: 18
Views: 9481

Re: Baltic Wharf

I guess I can start a PY war from across the pond. In our Classic Moth class we find our Gen 1 (Shelley's, Cates designs) well matched with the Olympic Europe, a design which also fills out our Gen 1 fleet. I see at Baltic Wharf you had the Europe rated slightly faster. I would have rated the Shelle...
by Rod
Sat Nov 26, 2016 3:27 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Elvstrom Junior - Cat-rigged Dinghy
Replies: 1
Views: 3333

Re: Elvstrom Junior - Cat-rigged Dinghy

Oops! Cut and paste mumble-jumble. This should be the correct link.

http://earwigoagin.blogspot.com/2016/11 ... inghy.html

Sorry for the confusion.

RLM
by Rod
Sat Nov 26, 2016 3:24 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Elvstrom Junior - Cat-rigged Dinghy
Replies: 1
Views: 3333

Elvstrom Junior - Cat-rigged Dinghy

Anyone come across this dinghy, one of Elvstrom's creations?

http://earwigoagin.blogspot.com/2015/10 ... nguin.html

RLM
by Rod
Wed Jul 06, 2016 7:38 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Old International 14 Dinghy
Replies: 25
Views: 16772

Re: Old International 14 Dinghy

Received an email last week that Tom Vaughan, International 14 class stalwart and preeminent class historian, had died, age 92. I've never met him but was glad he put together his little 14 history book, meticulously researched, with plenty of photos. I refer to that little book often.

Rod
by Rod
Wed Jun 29, 2016 5:14 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Old International 14 Dinghy
Replies: 25
Views: 16772

Re: Old International 14 Dinghy

Ian Bruce was building 14's over in North America out of foam core in the late 60's. His knowledge of foam core construction for dinghies allowed him to slap a foam core deck on the Laser. We were experimenting with double trapezes on the old style 14's (Kirby III's, IV's, V's, Souter Casson's, even...
by Rod
Sun Apr 17, 2016 1:27 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Are we ready for reproductions yet?
Replies: 35
Views: 15375

Re: Are we ready for reproductions yet?

I see our Classic Moth class in the USA has been mentioned in this thread. Quite frankly, if we had just allowed restorations (our Vintage wing in your terminology) we would have been long gone. As David H. has mentioned, Mothboats from the 50's (our cutoff for vintage) are a pain in the ass to main...
by Rod
Mon Aug 10, 2015 1:05 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Planing angles for hiking singlehanders
Replies: 10
Views: 3918

Re: Planing angles for hiking singlehanders

Jim, Thanks for the instructions. I haven't been so geeky to attempt something like that but it does seem the technology is pervasive enough so that anyone could, with some learning of software, construct such a VMG chart. Back when I was racing the Nethercott IC, my downwind angles were hotter than...
by Rod
Mon Aug 10, 2015 12:44 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Most likely not an Uffa, but......
Replies: 4
Views: 3574

Re: Most likely not an Uffa, but......

Best guess from my end is the Dutch BM 16m2 (not even close to an Uffa). The mast tabernacle is very typical of Dutch dinghies since they had to traverse under a fair number of bridges to get to sailing waters.

RLM
by Rod
Sun Aug 09, 2015 7:31 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Most likely not an Uffa, but......
Replies: 4
Views: 3574

Most likely not an Uffa, but......

A friend sent me this listing for a 21' sailboat in Michigan USA. My feeling is that the Uffa heritage got tacked on willy-nilly to make it more attractive, but then I could be wrong.

http://www.sailboatlistings.com/view/43477

RLM
by Rod
Fri Aug 07, 2015 1:42 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Planing angles for hiking singlehanders
Replies: 10
Views: 3918

Re: Planing angles for hiking singlehanders

Rupert - Unfortunately I'm a seat of the pants sailor as well but I think it's time to get some hard data. Hiking singlehanders are sort of the exception since they require higher angles to achieve higher speed (then say the two man spin boats or the assyms which are happy with windward-leewards). I...
by Rod
Thu Aug 06, 2015 7:05 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Planing angles for hiking singlehanders
Replies: 10
Views: 3918

Re: Planing angles for hiking singlehanders

Granted there may not be one "best" angle but given the current technology we should have a better idea for our various classes what angle, depending on wind strength, works best. I must admit I'm one of the guilty as I've never tried collecting that data before. Most hiking singlehanders agree that...
by Rod
Mon Aug 03, 2015 3:20 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Planing angles for hiking singlehanders
Replies: 10
Views: 3918

Re: Planing angles for hiking singlehanders

My D Course for planing singlehanders:

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RLM
by Rod
Mon Aug 03, 2015 3:17 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Planing angles for hiking singlehanders
Replies: 10
Views: 3918

Planing angles for hiking singlehanders

There is an interesting discussion over on my blog on courses for planing singlehanders when the wind is up. http://www.earwigoagin.blogspot.com/2015/08/the-d-or-dammit-course-revisited.html My question for the astute and knowledgeable members of this forum; What are the best angles to the true wind...