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by Rupert
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Bowmoor event
Replies: 26
Views: 17583

Bowmoor event

Anyone be know who to talk to about the Bowmoor event, please? The Minisails are planning on using this as their International camping weekend. No idea on numbers at all currently, but usually between 6 and 12. What I would like to do is run some coaching on the Friday afternoon/evening for the clas...
by Rupert
Sun Dec 24, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: CVRDA Quiz - the 2017 CVRDA Craptic Crossword
Replies: 26
Views: 18117

Re: CVRDA Quiz - the 2017 CVRDA Craptic Crossword

Just got back from work to discover I'm really not very clever... Will have to work out how to print it and get my mother, who knows nothing about boats, but everything about crosswords, involved after Christmas.
by Rupert
Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Xmas greetings and next projects
Replies: 22
Views: 17845

Re: Xmas greetings and next projects

Mast ram envy...
by Rupert
Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Zoom Handicap?
Replies: 2
Views: 4302

Re: Zoom Handicap?

Try a Laser 2 handicap to begin with.
by Rupert
Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Xmas greetings and next projects
Replies: 22
Views: 17845

Re: Xmas greetings and next projects

I think Saskia will be brought home in the spring for some work, once the Lightning transom has been made whole again. Pretty sure the Minisail will need tweaking, too.
by Rupert
Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Kicker.
Replies: 13
Views: 8913

Re: Kicker.

Liking that kicker arrangement, Jim.
by Rupert
Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: New sails...recommend a sailmaker?
Replies: 9
Views: 7442

Re: New sails...recommend a sailmaker?

Morgan sails have made my last 3 Minisail sails, and they are beautifully built.
by Rupert
Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Kicker.
Replies: 13
Views: 8913

Re: Kicker.

If you have marks for different conditions on the course tune, then it should work fine. Still seems a little overkill for the MS spaghetti mast!
by Rupert
Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Kicker.
Replies: 13
Views: 8913

Re: Kicker.

The lever is basically a flat triangle, hypotenuse upwards, with the other 2 sides very uneven. If you Google dinghy kicking strap lever you'll see some.
by Rupert
Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Kicker.
Replies: 13
Views: 8913

Re: Kicker.

In that case, to get the travel, you need to lengthen the distance between top and bottom. The only way to do that is to move the boom fitting aft. Or are you already doubling up on the centre main fittings already? You could also take a look at the 1970s era lever kicker, too. Easy to get 8:1 on th...
by Rupert
Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Kicker.
Replies: 13
Views: 8913

Re: Kicker.

Well, not strictly true. You can get a 16:1 by using 16 blocks top and bottom. Think the friction might be an issue, and the cost!
by Rupert
Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Kicker.
Replies: 13
Views: 8913

Re: Kicker.

Can't see the link, but can roughly remember. What I'd suggest is a 4:1 block system, where the tail is then run to either one cascade for 8:1 or two for 16:1. The MS mast is pretty bendy, so 8:1 would be enough, I'd have thought. The final cascade runs out to the side deck cleats. If you lack trave...
by Rupert
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 2018 events
Replies: 61
Views: 36254

Re: 2018 events

Bowmoor sounds good and local for me! Great camping field, too.
by Rupert
Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: moth cutting
Replies: 8
Views: 7864

Re: moth cutting

Not sure about the colour. Old black and white photos don't help! I'd always thought they were the same, but could be wrong. Often am...