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by Barry Watkin
Wed Apr 16, 2008 6:48 pm
Forum: ICF Sailing Committee
Topic: Sailing Committee Ballot report
Replies: 52
Views: 62473

Re: Sailing Committee Ballot report

Don't worry Steve It was a bit if a wind up! :twisted: I wouldn't put a pole in a DC. I'am quite content to watch you guys do the IC(DC) thing It kind of reminds me of Moth sailing back in the 70's & memories of friends strugling with overweight boats (thus not finishing my DC). As a Club sailor my ...
by Barry Watkin
Tue Apr 15, 2008 7:51 pm
Forum: ICF Sailing Committee
Topic: Sailing Committee Ballot report
Replies: 52
Views: 62473

Re: Sailing Committee Ballot report

Peter, Believe me it will fit! I was looking at doing just that to the Morrison plug before I gave up the stuggle to get it anywhere near 50kg (it was looking at 15 over 20with pole) And despite others being overweight it's lifespan would of been 2 years max.(40 mins to cut up!) So maybe this autumm...
by Barry Watkin
Mon Apr 14, 2008 5:05 pm
Forum: UK Forum
Topic: Spinnaker Coatings
Replies: 9
Views: 10743

Re: Spinnaker Coatings

Hi Colin, 'Mclube Sailcoat' is the liquid we used to use when I was sailmaking. it's still widely available in aersol or in liquid form, It's not partically cheap but I guess comparred to a new kite!! Most web chandlers stock it I see sailboats.co.uk have it listed in variuos sizes from £8.95 to £41...
by Barry Watkin
Wed Apr 02, 2008 8:37 am
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Rigs
Replies: 22
Views: 26519

Re: Rigs

All things go in circles, never right off an idea as technology changes ( but let someone else try it first whilst you get more practice in!) However it appears that our rules 11c) state that with the exception of 'mast,boom,jib stick & jib boom; then all other spars are to be included in the sail a...
by Barry Watkin
Tue Apr 01, 2008 8:08 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Rigs
Replies: 22
Views: 26519

Re: Rigs

Ooh err Misses! :wink:
But on the serious bit I'l try & do some calcs over the weekend on a swing rig,
especialy bearing in mind the DC 50kg target weight.
Regards Barry :mrgreen: 176 AC
by Barry Watkin
Mon Mar 31, 2008 6:12 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Rigs
Replies: 22
Views: 26519

Re: Rigs

On the idea of a solid 'spar' on the jib luff, I believe Uffa tried this to overcome the rule of the time, 'two masts?' The more interesting idea you raised was the unstayed rig with a jib, You will probably be aware of the 'swing rigs' fitted to RC yachts (marbleheads) these are principal in carbon...
by Barry Watkin
Fri Mar 21, 2008 5:24 pm
Forum: UK Forum
Topic: Spectra diamonds on AC mast?
Replies: 8
Views: 8990

Ac diamonds

Thanks Rob,Our good freinds 'Trail & Error it is then, I'll take your advise & see how it works out, All things being equal I'll see you at Weston, Regards Barry. ps Ray Hutchings Parana 233? has come out of the paint shop & is fitting out so I'll see if I can temp him over as well. :mrgreen:
by Barry Watkin
Wed Mar 19, 2008 8:46 pm
Forum: UK Forum
Topic: Spectra diamonds on AC mast?
Replies: 8
Views: 8990

Ac diamond wires

John, I'm just finishing my IC to AC conversion & see your note stating you dont alter your diamonds, do you just sieze them off or do you mean you dont adjust them once rigged? I'm all for a simple solution regards Barry
by Barry Watkin
Tue Feb 19, 2008 7:20 pm
Forum: Australian and New Zealand Forum
Topic: DC Ballot - Voting is now on
Replies: 15
Views: 19352

Nethercott Div 2 ?

Frank As another recent IC sailor I understand your concern, having spent last summer trying to stay with my canoe I think I see your point that the Nethercotts days are numbered. Once I got 'slightly' to grips with the boat & arrived at the top mark with the RS700's I was slightly peaved to watch t...
by Barry Watkin
Wed Feb 06, 2008 6:52 pm
Forum: How to......
Topic: Lever Kicker/Vang...
Replies: 3
Views: 7907

Jim, They pretty all much seem to use a modafied cascade system, that is with 'two parts of cascade then a 5/6 to 1 tackle on the base giving 16/20 to 1 depending on how you rig the tails. Rob uses a plate under his maststep support to use as base for all the blocks etc. But looking at your photos t...
by Barry Watkin
Tue Feb 05, 2008 1:13 pm
Forum: IC Marketplace
Topic: newbie, seeks boat
Replies: 17
Views: 23691

I believe (stand to be corrected) he's bought another Merlin :idea:
by Barry Watkin
Sun Feb 03, 2008 7:40 am
Forum: IC Marketplace
Topic: newbie, seeks boat
Replies: 17
Views: 23691

I take it youve seen 186,198 & 214 on the Marketplace page? Or have they all sold?? Dave Lee had a boat down at Starcross for sale recently, but as it's no longer listed I guess thats now sold. Good luck you dont really want to sailing an 'addis od' do you, regards Barry. :wink:
by Barry Watkin
Mon Jan 28, 2008 10:11 pm
Forum: Australian and New Zealand Forum
Topic: Adopting DC Rules - Aussie input
Replies: 13
Views: 15675

Christian, Hi my assumtions over AUS AC numbers was gained via the Aussie class site which note numbers 1,2,6,16,18 & 24 were in the process or had been converted. As I previously stated I can totally understand you guys came to the decision to all stay IC to build a fleet, especially with the World...
by Barry Watkin
Sat Jan 26, 2008 8:10 am
Forum: Australian and New Zealand Forum
Topic: Adopting DC Rules - Aussie input
Replies: 13
Views: 15675

Christian, Iam slightly bemused, you say the AC is not an issue in Aus but I see that many of your older(ok & newer) IC's are or were being converted AC, surely there owners thought it worthwhile to give it a go. Is that in recognition that as IC'c there days were numbered? :?: But I'm guessing due ...
by Barry Watkin
Sun Nov 11, 2007 8:56 pm
Forum: UK Forum
Topic: Spinnakers
Replies: 0
Views: 4821

Spinnakers

Ok I'm converting the old girl to assymetric & am looking at building a kite,but before I do are there any reasonable 18-22m kites about or---
Any old wrecked ones I could use as a pattern? any thoughts
e-mail me on:- barry.watkin@virgin.net Cheers Barry. :idea: