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by Steve Clark
Tue Feb 04, 2014 11:20 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Measurement Practice
Replies: 30
Views: 33104

Re: Measurement Practice

Working on it.
Hope to be able to publish a PDF, I may need Jim's help.
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by Steve Clark
Tue Feb 04, 2014 4:28 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Measurement Practice
Replies: 30
Views: 33104

Re: Measurement Practice

Paul: I find this confusion puzzling. That is one of the best sentences ever. How it is supposed to work. You identify the Beam Measurement Station. In the olden days this was the 1/2 length of the hull, but now it is somewhere in between 1300 and 2300 forward of the stern. At this one station the h...
by Steve Clark
Mon Feb 03, 2014 6:27 pm
Forum: World Championships
Topic: NYCC Winners
Replies: 5
Views: 8215

Re: NYCC Winners

Willy DID sail 249. 241 had mast damage the previous day which we chose not to repair.
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by Steve Clark
Fri Dec 13, 2013 5:36 pm
Forum: How to......
Topic: Leeward jib sheeting and cleats
Replies: 1
Views: 4928

Re: Leeward jib sheeting and cleats

Colin: You want the end of the sheet to line up with the top of the sliding seat when fully extended and be in the cleat. This so you can trim and ease when perched on the end. It all depends on the radius of you seat and the height of the carriage, so there is no general rule. On my boats, the Plin...
by Steve Clark
Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:49 pm
Forum: World Championships
Topic: Steinhudermeer Worlds 1990 - who were 2nd and 3rd?
Replies: 3
Views: 6269

Re: Steinhudermeer Worlds 1990 - who were 2nd and 3rd?

Guck, Clark, Reichart.
I even have a picture to prove it!
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by Steve Clark
Thu Aug 29, 2013 5:55 pm
Forum: World Championships
Topic: NYCC Winners
Replies: 5
Views: 8215

Re: NYCC Winners

In 1984
Steve Clark ( Greymatter)
Chris Converse ( Rosey Cheeks)
Hannah Moore ( Gonzo the Great)
In 1988.
A 2 on two regatta V Canada ( Martin Herbert and Bob Lewis)
Erich Chase ( After Midnight)
Steve Clark ( Cricket)
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by Steve Clark
Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:46 pm
Forum: UK Forum
Topic: NEW RULES FOR ACs
Replies: 12
Views: 13751

Re: NEW RULES FOR ACs

Please, everyone who wants to consider this idea, sail a new rules boat in force 5 and see if you aren't satisfied with the performance. If you keep an open mind about not setting a spinnaker, you may find the boat is fast enough and challenging enough to keep you amused without adding 20m^2 of ligh...
by Steve Clark
Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:27 pm
Forum: UK Forum
Topic: Latest News - Sailing Committee
Replies: 16
Views: 14842

Re: Latest News - Sailing Committee

Would adding an underscore to the IC be a good cheap solution?
One design insignia=IC
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by Steve Clark
Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:29 pm
Forum: North American Forum
Topic: 2012 East Coast Mid-Winter Championships
Replies: 1
Views: 5283

Re: 2012 East Coast Mid-Winter Championships

I believe the plan is to sail in Mobile again this year. I don't know the weekend, but it is close to the same in early March. I will see if w can generate a ride for you.
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by Steve Clark
Tue Nov 15, 2011 2:59 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Chines and dancefloor
Replies: 11
Views: 15290

Re: Chines and dancefloor

To weigh in: the placement of chines is an endless debate. So it is a good variable in a development class. Simply stated, there is no single correct answer, and all of them have trade offs. The nature of Rule 5(d) probably means that ICs will have a chine of some sort, but beyond that.... The heigh...
by Steve Clark
Sat Oct 15, 2011 4:40 pm
Forum: UK Forum
Topic: New Boats?
Replies: 8
Views: 8721

Re: New Boats?

I have finally taken the shapes off of Witzelsucht (USA 249) and Smoke ( USA 250) The hulls are being fed to hydrostatic programs and the head scratching starts in earnest. The inaccuracy of tortured plywood is now documented, and I need to figure it all out which of the 4 sides was the best, or wha...
by Steve Clark
Tue Oct 11, 2011 3:27 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Proposal for increase in minimum weight to 55Kg?
Replies: 45
Views: 49283

Re: Proposal for increase in minimum weight to 55Kg?

Just to add some actual numbers to the mix. One of the contentions I made when we started down this road was that one could build a competitive boat out of plywood. USA 250 ( 4th) and USA 250 ( 8th) proved that they were competitive at this years Worlds, so I guess we could state that the point has ...
by Steve Clark
Fri Sep 09, 2011 2:56 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Rudder Profiles
Replies: 5
Views: 9113

Re: Rudder Profiles

They took a bit longer than 3 months to build. More like 6, but I'm working on some things to shorten that up and make the results more repeatable. New system will also make foam/carbon hulls possible as well. On rudder sections, I have used all sorts. The most recent have been NACA 63010. This seem...
by Steve Clark
Fri Sep 02, 2011 5:39 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Development Idea
Replies: 3
Views: 7268

Development Idea

During the Worlds, Chris and I spent some time chatting about what type of design would be most helpful for advancing the IC. One idea that came up was a design that allowed the direct transfer of a "standard" Nethercott seat carriage and seat. "Standard" is in quotes because nothing about canoes is...
by Steve Clark
Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:44 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Sliding seat carriages
Replies: 10
Views: 14338

Re: Sliding seat carriages

If there is adequate clearance, then the biggest bugbear is probably the carriage getting out of alignment with the rails and binding. My usual protocol calls for the outward flanges of the carriage to be several mm shy of bottoming out in the channels. This places the burden of keeping the carriage...