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by Mudman
Tue Mar 23, 2010 12:29 pm
Forum: UK Forum
Topic: Europa cup 2012 proposal: Plymouth
Replies: 17
Views: 20008

Re: Europa cup 2012 proposal: Plymouth

I reckon I could talk the sailing committee into an open meeting in 2011. We'd have to share with someone to get the numbers up, but I can't see it being too much of a problem. Mud - yes, there's plenty of it at low tide, but we get round this by scheduling open meetings with midday/early afternoon ...
by Mudman
Sun Mar 14, 2010 8:50 pm
Forum: UK Forum
Topic: Europa cup 2012 proposal: Plymouth
Replies: 17
Views: 20008

Re: Europa cup 2012 proposal: Plymouth

Chris, I've no wish to turn this into a slanging match, but I really must take exception your calling Brightlingsea " some little hole at the end of the world". I think there are a lot of sailors - including our home-grown Olympic Gold Medallist Reg White - who would take great exception to that. I ...
by Mudman
Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:29 pm
Forum: UK Forum
Topic: Europa cup 2012 proposal: Plymouth
Replies: 17
Views: 20008

Re: Europa cup 2012 proposal: Plymouth

Why not come to Brightlingsea instead? Safe launching in any wind/tide, great estuary/sea sailing, camping 100 yds from club (commercial). This year we're running the Mirror Nationals and the 420 Nationals plus big opens and cat events. Loads of experience, friendly club, and perhaps a bit more acce...
by Mudman
Thu Feb 04, 2010 8:47 am
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Piranha Deck Modification.
Replies: 14
Views: 20783

Re: Piranha Deck Modification.

Not yet. Last year was one of those years....The joys of self employment. However, the boat is now decked - carbon throughout - and is ready to get wet, though still needs some fittings and tweaking. The freeboard hasn't really changed - up to the forestay and a bit behind it's just the same as the ...
by Mudman
Wed Feb 03, 2010 8:17 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Time to start thinking about boats again...
Replies: 3
Views: 9667

Re: Time to start thinking about boats again...

Hi Steve, Emailed you about this intriguing sounding system - not sure if it got through - but this reply only part answers how your idea works. I tried a simple system with just a cleat for the halyard, but trawled it every time on the drops - hard to be fast enough pulling down while steering with...
by Mudman
Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:15 am
Forum: UK Forum
Topic: sliding seat refurbishment
Replies: 3
Views: 6051

Re: sliding seat refurbishment

Hi Phil,

I bought some Tufnol sheet from this firm - http://www.directplasticsonline.co.uk - a while back. They do loads of other interesting plastics too.

Cheers,

David
by Mudman
Tue Oct 06, 2009 7:10 pm
Forum: UK Forum
Topic: MALWARE WARNING?????
Replies: 3
Views: 5235

Re: MALWARE WARNING?????

Did the same to me - using a Mac & Firefox, got a Google warning (or so it seemed). At least any Trojan won't affect the Mac (he said hopefully)!
by Mudman
Fri Sep 11, 2009 1:10 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Piranha Deck Modification.
Replies: 14
Views: 20783

Re: Piranha Deck Modification.

cweed does your boat have light blue decks, darker blue hull? If so it's almost definately 208, originally called "Out of the Blue" 206 was a Tony Miles wooden creation. Certainly is - 206 is mine! Though now the original wooden hull is flush decked with foam/carbon and has many more carbon bulkhea...
by Mudman
Thu Sep 03, 2009 11:31 am
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: You think canoes are crazy? Game over!
Replies: 9
Views: 12145

Re: You think canoes are crazy? Game over!

I'm still not convinced that it's not a good Photoshop job! How on earth would you keep a rig that size up on a boat that wide? And a rowing skiff would never have the stiffness to support the rig tension - or the beam not to roll over every time it tacked? Mind you, if he has made it stiff enough a...
by Mudman
Tue Aug 25, 2009 5:50 pm
Forum: UK Forum
Topic: Chris Gould IC jib design for test.
Replies: 4
Views: 6370

Re: Chris Gould IC jib design for test.

Hi Chris,

Looks nice. My boat's not afloat at the moment, and I'm not that experienced (on the Canoe, anyway) but the idea of cheaper sails sounds good. What was it about the others that made them just OK? Keep us informed!

David
by Mudman
Wed Aug 19, 2009 8:36 am
Forum: UK Forum
Topic: Does it measure - is this the ultimate AC?
Replies: 0
Views: 3972

Does it measure - is this the ultimate AC?

From Sailing Anarchy - is this the ultimate IC?
http://www.sailinganarchy.com/index_page1.php - scroll down to "Here's the Skinny".
Still trying to work out if it's real or a Photoshop job - and I'd like to see him turn the corners!
by Mudman
Tue Jul 14, 2009 7:24 am
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: AC Developments and boats in build
Replies: 45
Views: 59407

Re: AC Developments and boats in build

Hi Steve, The rebuild looks good. I tried a non-pump system last season when I fitted a kite to my old ship and it didn't work. Unlike other boats I've sailed where the helm pulls up the kite (2 man) you can't put the tiller between your legs to steer and pull with both hands in a Canoe. You can do ...
by Mudman
Tue May 19, 2009 6:35 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Who's building boats to the new rules
Replies: 29
Views: 37398

Re: Who's building boats to the new rules

Hi Christian,

How have you attached your gnav to the mast? The pic just crops it out. Is is a bespoke or bought fitting? Any chance of seeing?

Cheers,

David
by Mudman
Sun Jan 04, 2009 1:15 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: AC Developments and boats in build
Replies: 45
Views: 59407

Re: AC Developments and boats in build

Thanks Steve, Pleased to hear (in one way) that the chute problem isn't unique to me - it's a tough one to solve for those of us that sail on the choppy stuff. Short of having a chute the size of the front of the boat it seems that there's no easy way round it. I also agree with you about the DC. Th...
by Mudman
Sun Jan 04, 2009 10:54 am
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: AC Developments and boats in build
Replies: 45
Views: 59407

Re: AC Developments and boats in build

Hi Steve, Looks pretty good - I've been thinking (but only that so far) along similar lines re your built in chute/pole access arrangements and I reckon yours should be the way to go. I can understand your reluctance to put your head above the parapet, but someone has to do it or we can't see what's...