A big boy did it and ran away!

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A big boy did it and ran away!

Post by Michael Brigg » Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:27 pm

Have made the commitment to the IC worlds by starting a 2-boat campaign of my own.. :shock:
Moonshadow s-l1600a.jpg
Secretly very pleased! :oops:
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Re: A big boy did it and ran away!

Post by Rupert » Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:02 pm

Tried to get Charlie interested in this, but he seems Contender fixated at the moment!
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Re: A big boy did it and ran away!

Post by Michael Brigg » Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:02 pm

Cant say I don't blame him for wanting a Contender. They are on my bucket list.

Moonshadow I hope will be my "training boat" looking a bit more robust than Torment and I will use her as a 'daily use' boat so I don't damage Torment while falling in too much, or testing my ability in the rough stuff.

The boat also has a very good looking trailer and trolley in addition to a nice suit of sails and foils if the pictures are to be believed.

Once I have her cleaned up and set up for a more robust use I am sure I can bring her along to Roadford (or maybe even Whitefriars.) You and Charlie will be very welcome to have a ride. (Though I'm not sure I'd trust myself in a Contender yet.)

My plans this season are based around having a go at the IC nationals and then Worlds in August... :?

Currently working on fitness with a spot of altitude training over Easter Hols 8) .
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Re: A big boy did it and ran away!

Post by neil » Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:50 pm

Is that a Pyrahna with the bridge deck removed?
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Re: A big boy did it and ran away!

Post by Michael Brigg » Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:48 am

Yes it was listed as a pyrahna. I must say I havn't a clue what this means.

I'm sure I'll discover more when I collect.
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Re: A big boy did it and ran away!

Post by neil » Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:32 pm

Pyrahnas were built in the 80s. I think most were delivered for a Worlds in the UK without being fitted out so a number of people bought them and had to fit them out the days before racing started. All carbon, I think mine was the heaviest measured for the 2005 worlds at 100kg. Very solid. I was warned that it all depends who fitted it originally as some boats did not last that long, but the fact the boat is still going means it should be fine.

Here's my old Pyrhana, The Waning Planker - now in Aus as I part exchanged it for AUS 17

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Re: A big boy did it and ran away!

Post by Ed » Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:04 am

Oh,

and did I mention that I have bought another old IC too....

A Swedish (S51) Slurp built in 1970/71 and sailed by Lars Eric Lungren at IC worlds to 3rd in 72, 1st in 75 and 3rd again in 78.

To be honest, I paid more than I think I should and the condition shows some hard recent sailing, so is currently off the water whilst I rebuild mast-step and various other repairs to do and things to repaint. But, with luck, should be back on water for Easter.

She was re-decked in 2008/9, with new ply carriage/seat. She now has a modern carbon rig, but otherwise, she is pretty original. No carbon in hull, no sliding carriage.

Plan is also to take her to the Worlds in Pwllheli in August. Won't be at the front of the fleet for sure, but hope to get over 10 Slurps, so hopefully should have something to race against.
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Re: A big boy did it and ran away!

Post by Michael Brigg » Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:21 pm

Pictures my boy!. Great to hear you have made a decision!

1000 words and all that...

I'm currently going to collect mine on 22nd April, so pictures will follow. I hope this will be my after my first training event... Cambridge Head race. (Obviously in the scull not the canoe!) Sadly its on the opposite side of the country for you so I'll be likely all on my own. Last year I was I think the only wooden boat in the entry. As far as Wood is concerned in rowing circles, sadly its a question of "Icabod"
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Re: A big boy did it and ran away!

Post by Obscured by clouds » Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:45 pm

I'll probably be one of your safety boats for the worlds, so please try and keep it upright. :wink:

Having said that we practised a righting technique for those having 'problems' aka inversions at the Masters involving me sitting on the dagger board, and then heaving on the seat to bring the whole thing upright.
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Re: A big boy did it and ran away!

Post by Ed » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:21 am

so please try and keep it upright.
Not a chance in hell! :-)

But we shouldn't really need rescuing too often.

The seat is a major benefit to bringing a canoe up again. In fact, I don't think you could come up from an inversion without the seat, but used correctly you can use it to stop the inevitable 2nd capsize after a windward capsize.

But good to know you will be there.

Best wishes

eib
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