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by DavidC
Mon Feb 09, 2009 12:17 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Old 505's
Replies: 35
Views: 8245

Re: Old 505's

One of the best boats I've ever sailed and I put quite a few Krywoods together for the original Racing Sailboats company.

That photo is one of the boats being launched into the dock/lock at Ouistream I believe for a French/British team racing event.

:lol:
by DavidC
Thu Feb 05, 2009 4:57 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: lost classes and handicap numbers - Zenith
Replies: 34
Views: 8802

Re: lost classes and handicap numbers - Zenith

I think clubs have to take responsibility for the racing at their clubs. A national figure is a good starting point and if there were the published adjustments so much the better. However, that is exactly what clubs were supposed to have been doing for over 50 years. However many adjustments you put...
by DavidC
Thu Feb 05, 2009 4:18 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Boat recognition
Replies: 7
Views: 2588

Re: Boat recognition

As the Banditeer you must remember we have good training up here, the Godfather of the East Coast Mafia is after all the Fish :twisted: :twisted: Now living in an area where he can keep an eye on you!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by DavidC
Thu Feb 05, 2009 11:46 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: lost classes and handicap numbers - Zenith
Replies: 34
Views: 8802

Re: lost classes and handicap numbers - Zenith

HI Nigel, Rather than do nothing it sounds as if the club is in the very situation to do something. The club calculations work on a benchmark system so if you are happy that the Wanderer is a sound number and would work well as your club benchmark then use that and start from there. There are 3 or 4...
by DavidC
Thu Feb 05, 2009 11:37 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Boat recognition
Replies: 7
Views: 2588

Re: Boat recognition

Hi Roger,

another link which might be useful

http://www.seaflydinghy.co.uk/index.htm

Cheers
D
by DavidC
Thu Feb 05, 2009 11:35 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Do you know THIS one?????
Replies: 5
Views: 2183

Re: Do you know THIS one?????

There is no snow left here, just rain. We don't lie to keep things hanging around too long up here. I have the Meteor Scow on my list but with no details. I also have the Meteor listed as an Arthur Robb day boat from the Broads at about 21 feet. As an aside the Meteor is also a a Van de Stadt daysai...
by DavidC
Tue Feb 03, 2009 9:36 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: lost classes and handicap numbers - Zenith
Replies: 34
Views: 8802

Re: lost classes and handicap numbers - Zenith

Hi Nigel, The club can really use it how they wish. If they wanted to make a personal handicap system they could, equally there are various stages whereby results can be tweaked by inclusion or exclusion to provide a more averaged result. The small clubs should be able to get just as much benefit as...
by DavidC
Tue Feb 03, 2009 7:01 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: lost classes and handicap numbers - Zenith
Replies: 34
Views: 8802

Re: lost classes and handicap numbers - Zenith

10.42, far to close. I normally only use 0.5mm accuracy on metre boats up to 50ft. Depends on the temperature :twisted: :D of course. Can get closer if needed :D :D :D I was never involved in the original more from 2 figures to three, but 9.5 was the rough multiplier we used when trying to move from...
by DavidC
Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:49 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: lost classes and handicap numbers - Zenith
Replies: 34
Views: 8802

Re: lost classes and handicap numbers - Zenith

From 113, 1073 makes sense because we used roughly x9.5 for the increase from 3 to 4 figures.
D
by DavidC
Thu Jan 29, 2009 9:01 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Return of the Mystery Boat game for 2009
Replies: 11
Views: 2215

Re: Return of the Mystery Boat game for 2009

Yes the rudder is in the wrong way round. The sail is a spinnaker so would not have an insignia anyway. It is probably the way it is laying and has had various pen marks on it at various times.

Definitely a GP though.

:D
by DavidC
Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:02 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Shipping a boat to Aus
Replies: 45
Views: 8930

Re: Shipping a boat to Aus

Hi Bob, I think you will find a lot of sailing dinghies down there to suit you but the Aussies have always had a different approach to us. They like development classes and still believe in home building so classes do develop. The NS14 is a good class as is the MG14. So many can be built from home. ...
by DavidC
Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:43 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: RULES - Which are the most important?
Replies: 91
Views: 14944

Re: RULES - Which are the most important?

How interesting! Just a few observations so far. Forget windsurfing, they have their own set of rules which allows air rowing and touching the mark so no comparison with dinghies. etc. However, Rule 42 does indeed have an effect on fair racing if you know how to do it correctly which might include n...
by DavidC
Mon Jan 19, 2009 2:14 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: RULES - Which are the most important?
Replies: 91
Views: 14944

RULES - Which are the most important?

I get to sit on a lot of Juries/Protest Committees and occasionally for my sins attend Race Management/Judging conferences. Fairness is often discussed and the opinions are varied! So a question. Given that in Racing we are trying to provide the most level playing field possible for fair racing, wha...
by DavidC
Sun Jan 18, 2009 9:41 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Credit Crunch Sailing
Replies: 26
Views: 4395

Re: Credit Crunch Sailing

This is a subject David and I have discussed in detail at times and one has to be very careful to distinguish between the image and the reality. Of course the Laser itself is a successful class in terms of numbers but since it has the five rings the division between sailors is so great that they nee...
by DavidC
Thu Jan 08, 2009 9:22 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Varnishing - again!!
Replies: 15
Views: 6117

Re: Varnishing - again!!

Apart from preparation, preparation and more preparation I make sure I dust and hoover the workshop before starting. Then run the filter for a couple of hours to make sure as much dust has been removed. I suggest wearing the disposable paper overalls as they are coated to prevent dust sticking. Obvi...