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Pat
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Post by Pat » Wed Nov 29, 2006 10:41 pm

And I went out in the elements but didn't swim, enjoyed the pub's scampi and haven't experienced any after effects other than a desire to look at boats rather than work!!
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Post by Rupert » Wed Nov 29, 2006 10:41 pm

I ate the veggie bangers and stayed upright, and have had no troubles - doesn't really help, does it! Did you all drink brown beer?
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Post by Rich » Wed Nov 29, 2006 10:56 pm

Didn't capsize, ate Scampi, drank Bitter shandy, no ill effects thus far.
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Post by davidh » Wed Nov 29, 2006 11:17 pm

Clever of you Rupert - that was clearly the problem - the beer was

No 7 ale!!

A special brew to give Finn sailors the runs (where they normally capsize)

D
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Post by Garry R » Thu Nov 30, 2006 11:00 am

Ah David

So that's the Unit - I notice we don't get a full frontal or beam-on of the pink bits. But looks as if you are getting the Milk of Magnesia in early!!!

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Post by davidh » Thu Nov 30, 2006 2:12 pm

Garry,

You bet I needed the Milk of Magnesia after that! I didn't think one could relaunch a boat without pouring a slight libation to the water gods but all I had in the fridge was an out of date alco-pop. I didn't think the Gods would mind me having a drop too but by the taste of it (alcoholic domestos) it was well past it's best.

Spreader position - half way between the hounds and gooseneck seems to be about right.

D
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Post by Rupert » Thu Nov 30, 2006 2:40 pm

The spreaders did look very long to me - was that to try and force some of the fullness out of the sail, or was that just the length they were?
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Post by davidh » Thu Nov 30, 2006 3:23 pm

Indeed it was. have found an Osprey mast that I might be able to cut down but that would still be longer than the present one - that would give a touch extra height between the plank and boom.

Spreader length only deflects shroud outboard by an inch or so (about what I'd normally set a rig up for) but the next move would be to sweep them aft to help try to induce some pre bend.

Watch this space for the Mk II version!!!

Dx
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Post by Garry R » Thu Nov 30, 2006 3:42 pm

Thanks for that David - Will get the mast outside to somewhere I can do a measure up when the weather is OK - in Aberdeen that's about April. Plenty of time to look out for the spreaders - anyone out there got a set which would fit a Superspars bracket?

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Post by davidh » Thu Nov 30, 2006 9:13 pm

Okay Gary - see what happens when you make an observation like that!

A full beam on picture has now been added to the site. I was going to put on there 'as requested by gar...." but thought that not fair!

D
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Post by davidh » Thu Nov 30, 2006 9:32 pm

Garry - sorry, forgot to say....Alan Williams said (on more than one occasion) that if you lopped off a few feet from the Unit you'd have a very nice Flying Junior. Now that's all very well - IF you know the Flying Junior!!

D

PS - have also added the Typhoon pictures, in fact the Typhoon now has it's own pages, is this the next big project????
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Post by alan williams » Fri Dec 01, 2006 5:17 pm

Hi Guys
Back at work. Did not drink the beer as driving. Had the same meal as DavidH Steak Ale pie. Shona and Ellie are also ill caught it off me I suspect, Seonaidh had same as me , Ellie Scamp. Seems only common facture on all reports is that those not used to sailing in polluted water have the stomach bugs. Still serves me right for getting the JC knot in the wrong place.
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Post by Pat » Mon Dec 04, 2006 2:03 pm

See news page for pix and results (may need to click refresh)
More photos going up tonight and I've a cd from Chris on the rescue boat to look at and put on too!
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