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by Barry Watkin
Tue Sep 30, 2008 6:08 pm
Forum: UK Forum
Topic: Luff lengths
Replies: 10
Views: 9479

Re: Luff lengths

David (sorry Peter!) I played with this last winter I settled on a luff length of 7.5mtrs A Leach of 5.55, A Foot of 3.8 and a 1/2luff to 1/2 leach (mid girth) of 3.7. I had intended to look for a foot of 3.9 & mid girth of 3.8 but on the floor I went for fair shaping. I had looked at a few Hydes wh...
by Barry Watkin
Tue Sep 30, 2008 12:22 pm
Forum: UK Forum
Topic: Luff lengths
Replies: 10
Views: 9479

Re: Luff lengths

Peter, I've got this on file back in my 'sail loft' as soon as I can get out of 'real' work I'll pop along the road and take a look.
Regards Barry, XGBR176AC :mrgreen:
by Barry Watkin
Sun Sep 07, 2008 10:13 pm
Forum: IC Marketplace
Topic: AC for sale SOLD
Replies: 2
Views: 6363

Re: AC for sale SOLD

Ok Dont all get hurt in the Rush I said I might regret this! The idea was to show willing before I bought a second toy & pop her in the shed to come out on special (canoe) occasions! However She has now SOLD Thanks Ian I hope you can have fun & get her to a few opens! I'l consider the options but St...
by Barry Watkin
Wed Sep 03, 2008 8:34 pm
Forum: IC Marketplace
Topic: AC for sale SOLD
Replies: 2
Views: 6363

AC for sale SOLD

GBR 176 AC Now I might regret this but in planning the way ahead I'm cautiously putting ' ITSAKINDAMAGIC ' on the market. She is a mid 80's, Miles built wooden canoe which I rebuilt 2/3 years back painted hull epoxy/varnished decks and then fully converted to assymetric last winter. Carbon chute, p...
by Barry Watkin
Fri Aug 29, 2008 6:33 am
Forum: World Championships
Topic: More World Championships
Replies: 14
Views: 21438

Re: More World Championships

Hayden, The other side of the coin in this is that the Worlds are going to come round to your side of the globe more often than they might of otherwise. I understand your thinking that for the class stalwarts it means more expense but it may also be an attraction to class newcomers & is this not wha...
by Barry Watkin
Tue Aug 26, 2008 4:19 pm
Forum: UK Forum
Topic: NATIONALS INFO
Replies: 9
Views: 9858

Re: NATIONALS INFO

June would be great but please avoid 19th to 21st as that would conflict with the Round the Island Race. Which would mean three years in a row work conflicts, which sadly mirrors the number of years I've been canoe sailing! :mrgreen: GBR176AC
by Barry Watkin
Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:46 pm
Forum: Australian and New Zealand Forum
Topic: Roll Call: Whats happening around the Clubs?
Replies: 53
Views: 74837

Re: Roll Call: Whats happening around the Clubs?

Christian interesting mast/sail shape,(I'll check the cords latter) the upper sections seem to feather off fairly well. Can you hold enough power on when you need it? Or do you feel you'll need to stiffen your mast? Oh minor note is black the new red down under[ IC ] or is that an asthetics thing? R...
by Barry Watkin
Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:24 pm
Forum: UK Forum
Topic: NATIONALS INFO
Replies: 9
Views: 9858

Re: NATIONALS INFO

Thanks Rob(Gareth) I dont know if that makes me feel better or worse! Tomorrows forecast 17knots gusting 32! the minds willing the legs aren't Cheers anyway Regards :mrgreen: Barry
by Barry Watkin
Tue Aug 19, 2008 8:32 pm
Forum: UK Forum
Topic: NATIONALS INFO
Replies: 9
Views: 9858

Re: NATIONALS INFO

Come on then tell us unfortunates that had to work what happened?
It's windy & cold in the Solent & I haventsailed in two no three weeks and I need a fix! Barry :mrgreen: GBR176AC
by Barry Watkin
Sun Aug 03, 2008 8:14 pm
Forum: UK Forum
Topic: Inverted battens
Replies: 5
Views: 6198

Re: Inverted battens

Thanks guys I'll get back out on the water after Cowes week & give it another go.
trying out a few of your hints, hopefully by Oxford I'll have it cracked!
Regards Barry. :mrgreen: GBR176AC
by Barry Watkin
Wed Jul 30, 2008 8:57 pm
Forum: UK Forum
Topic: Inverted battens
Replies: 5
Views: 6198

Re: Inverted battens

Thanks Rob, I certainly had plenty of kicker still on so I'll try easing it, interestingly I,ve just had some photos sent through & they show the leech is pretty tight as well. I've still got a feeling that the battens are not helping much and are far too bendy but I also have just remembered I have...
by Barry Watkin
Wed Jul 30, 2008 7:58 pm
Forum: UK Forum
Topic: Inverted battens
Replies: 5
Views: 6198

Inverted battens

Hi Guys, Suggestions if you please!. My last couple of outings have been in 10/15 knots of breeze & on a couple of occasions after gybing with the kite sheeted in on the new gybe my main battens have refused to 'flip' which is kind of a pain. So is it wrong gybing technique, should I gybe first, fli...
by Barry Watkin
Fri Jul 11, 2008 7:00 am
Forum: IC Marketplace
Topic: What shoud you do?
Replies: 5
Views: 8851

Re: What shoud you do?

Arh hah! The ever business minded chinese have looked at that! The current IC seemto have a short term ownership span, the AC however is 'consitant & steady market' therefore more suitable to investmant & mass production!!!(translated from cantonese) Shipping via container (mtr3) weight therefore no...
by Barry Watkin
Wed Jul 09, 2008 9:30 pm
Forum: UK Forum
Topic: Carsington Open
Replies: 8
Views: 8843

Re: Carsington Open

Hi Chris I think your right things do seem to be at bit quiet apart from the whether that is! Wednesdays is our club night and for the umpteenth time this year it's blowing it's t**s off, all very frustrating especially as I usually work weekends. As for Carsington I wont be bringing the dog for a w...
by Barry Watkin
Wed Apr 23, 2008 7:42 am
Forum: UK Forum
Topic: Spinnaker Coatings
Replies: 9
Views: 10743

Re: Spinnaker Coatings

Bob, It was suggested we tried this on 'Dacron' sails the idea being to prevent moisture absorbtion & to prevent staining (by the Rep!), but to be honest we never did this to a single sail. By this stage all out performance sails were 'Mylar' laminates on various substrates and it wasn't even though...