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by Steve Clark
Sun Apr 23, 2006 9:24 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: more thoughts on canoe rules
Replies: 88
Views: 68313

"Continuous curve" is more forgiving than "fair continuous curve" and is intended to provide the class some protection against aggressive bumping at measurement stations and freaky outriggers. It's a hard one. One way to better define it is to put a minimum radius on any curve in the horizontal and ...
by Steve Clark
Fri Apr 21, 2006 2:28 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: more thoughts on canoe rules
Replies: 88
Views: 68313

Here is where I think we are: 1)The ICF Sailing committee has passed a resolution to recommend the class pass the new rules. I do not have a date for that vote. In the mean time the Austarlian Class has voted to allow development ICs to compete with ICs in their races. A similar situation exists in ...
by Steve Clark
Mon Apr 17, 2006 11:06 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: more thoughts on canoe rules
Replies: 88
Views: 68313

Hey guys,I know this is Dumb****istan, be careful who you call idiots. Lets engage in discussion on the topic instead of acting like a bunch of australian knowitalls. I should remind Phil of some of his comments regarding Moths, when we start getting a little bit uppity. We have been doing this for ...
by Steve Clark
Sat Apr 15, 2006 9:23 pm
Forum: How to......
Topic: Spreader Length Question
Replies: 2
Views: 6111

Start with 13 inches.
If mid panel of mast sags to leeward when fully loaded, shorten to 12.
SHC
by Steve Clark
Sat Apr 08, 2006 6:36 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Old canoe new owner
Replies: 9
Views: 17893

What you have is one of the Swedish style carriages that were built in the late 80s. On those boats there were two laminated wooden "horns" ( for lack of a better word) that extended from beneath the seat carriage out and then back and up to just behind the seat. The main sheet blocks were mounted o...
by Steve Clark
Sat Apr 08, 2006 1:59 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Old canoe new owner
Replies: 9
Views: 17893

The seat is simpler than it might seem from a far. It slides when there is no weight on it and jams in place when you sit on it. So a bit of slop is actually a pretty good thing because it allows the thing to slide across with out binding and then point load when you are on it. About 3mm clearance i...
by Steve Clark
Wed Apr 05, 2006 11:04 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: more thoughts on canoe rules
Replies: 88
Views: 68313

Some questions to put before the crowd: The new rules have no sheer rules except a depth of hull established at the same measurement station as the beam and rise of floor. 1) Do we want to "Type form" a bow more in keeping with a traditional IC? Something like a "340mmm minimum vertical measurement ...
by Steve Clark
Wed Apr 05, 2006 8:44 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Wonk report ?
Replies: 16
Views: 17326

Phil, I tried to prove too much at once. That you could build the boat in thin plywood, that it was going to be quick, that you would like to sail it, that the mast would stand up etc. Given all of that I got pretty conservative in the middle of the project. I probably could have trimmed back the ca...
by Steve Clark
Tue Apr 04, 2006 10:52 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Wonk report ?
Replies: 16
Views: 17326

I am sorry that I didn't make the seat tracks longer. That is being corrected even as we speak. Many of the hassles I experienced were due to some stupid stuff like the jib sheets getting eaten by the sliding seat carriage and the tiller extension getting stuck under the boat in front of the rudder....
by Steve Clark
Sun Apr 02, 2006 7:26 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: more thoughts on canoe rules
Replies: 88
Views: 68313

Paul: Actual finished text of rules is at http://www.internationalcanoe.yachting.org.au/site/yachting/internationalcanoe/downloads/ICrulesProposal.pdf?MenuID=ICAA%5FForums%2F13163%2F0%2CIC%5FDevelopments%2F13267%2F0 Several points ( mins and maxs) are addressed. I tried to draft rules that were cons...
by Steve Clark
Mon Mar 13, 2006 2:08 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Wonk
Replies: 5
Views: 8052

http://www.intcanoe.us/images/zoom/MCYGUW/thumbs/wonk_3-10-a.jpg http://www.intcanoe.us/images/zoom/MCYGUW/thumbs/wonk_3-10-b.jpg A week from Florida, I put almost all the pieces on the scale and came up with 52.5kg. So I guess we will finish the day at about 55. Please stay tuned for reports from ...
by Steve Clark
Tue Feb 21, 2006 3:30 pm
Forum: International Open Canoe Sailing
Topic: question about design
Replies: 3
Views: 10904

Eventually, yes it will silde through. But, because there is a bit of tolerance,the seat point loads and should be very solid when you are sitting on it.
There are no fancy bearings opr anything tricky
Remember climbing upthe drawers to the cookie jar? It's that kind of thing.
SHC
by Steve Clark
Sat Feb 04, 2006 3:38 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Wonk
Replies: 5
Views: 8052

by Steve Clark
Wed Feb 01, 2006 3:04 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Wonk
Replies: 5
Views: 8052

The new design is named "Wonk." I'm sorry I haven't got pictures but there seems to be an embargo between my camera and computer and when I try to deal I get frustrated and go back to gluing things together instead of sorting it out. Anyway, the deck is on, chainplates are in, seat tracks are in pla...
by Steve Clark
Tue Jan 17, 2006 2:48 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: New single hander from San Francisco
Replies: 54
Views: 49405

All this is saying is that the IC may not want to be the absolute minimum beam allowed in the rules. In history many successful designs were at the opposite end of the spectrum, and were competitive in spite of having to sail at a higher minimum weight. (Weight used to be linked to length and beam b...