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by Steve Clark
Sun Nov 13, 2005 4:21 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Designing to Steve Clark's proposed new rules
Replies: 180
Views: 133280

MAx beam is set at 1070mm ( 42") which is quite wide. When you actually see a max beam boat ( Whitman Pheonix) you wonder why it is so fat. Even though it might nbe min beam at the WL. In drafting the rules, I didn't start with a fresh sheet of paper and didn't include all options, buty chose to sta...
by Steve Clark
Thu Nov 10, 2005 3:23 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Class Direction
Replies: 48
Views: 42276

I'm not saying adding 1.5 m^2 does the whole trick. It will help, but only so much. The issue with seat extension is that it increases the loads and may make maginal older boats break. Since loads are driven by righting moment instead of sail area, adding sail area will not have these consequences. ...
by Steve Clark
Wed Nov 09, 2005 8:56 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Class Direction
Replies: 48
Views: 42276

With regard to keeping the Nethercotts happy there are two possibilities. the simple solution is scoring them as a separate devision within the IC fleet, much like we did with the "Classic" devision this last year. Boats that measure under the pre 2005 rule are eligable for a separate trophy as well...
by Steve Clark
Tue Nov 01, 2005 5:15 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Class Direction
Replies: 48
Views: 42276

Johan, A rock and a hard place? Its pretty uncomfortable where it is right now. Current IC owners are losing value and their opportunity to race ICs right now. I am being pressed to convert a boat I like to sail into a boat I don't like to sail. Yes it's hard medicine, but I think we have to take it...
by Steve Clark
Tue Nov 01, 2005 1:46 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Class Direction
Replies: 48
Views: 42276

The rules proposal has been submitted to the ICF. So there is one Class vision fully articulated and ready to be acted on. It may not be perfect, but nothing on the sweet Earth is. It envisions two International Classes. A One Design Canoe with Assymertical (AC). A Development Class Canoe (IC) The A...
by Steve Clark
Sun Oct 30, 2005 10:24 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Class Direction
Replies: 48
Views: 42276

Mal, those are exciting numbers! Even if half true they should get almost anyone excited to build a boat. Given that the Portsmouth Yardstick for the AC is about 4% faster than the IC, this should lead to some interesting sailing.... To Johan's point, earlie in the discussion I did comparisons to th...
by Steve Clark
Fri Oct 28, 2005 9:06 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Designing to Steve Clark's proposed new rules
Replies: 180
Views: 133280

Yes Please don't put anything solid cross the top of the heel holes. This was how it was done in the bad old days and there is a story of a German kid damn near bleeding to death after his heels had been cut off on an unexpected ride under the boom. Chris Converse had such a bar on his first IC. He ...
by Steve Clark
Wed Oct 26, 2005 11:31 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Class Direction
Replies: 48
Views: 42276

Arne and others: I have been noodling away here on canoe designs under this proposal. I have been looking at two threads, one is as quick and easy to build as I can make it and still have some elegance. It is based on the very successful "Lust Puppet" designed by Bill Beaver but has some small chang...
by Steve Clark
Tue Oct 25, 2005 12:23 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Class Direction
Replies: 48
Views: 42276

Jim, don't extrapolate too far on the basis of what you have in hand. American ICs of the last 15 years or so havehad pretty minimal interior structures and have let a good shell do most of the work. My boats have had at most 3 bulkheads and a centerline spine. VanDusen, Beaver, Saunders etc haven't...
by Steve Clark
Thu Oct 20, 2005 12:34 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Class Direction
Replies: 48
Views: 42276

I think it is a mistake to dither. There is some enthusiasm, some resistance and a lot of wait and see. I think it best to act on defined proposals instead of debating all the alternatives for decades. I am convinced that people go where they are lead, so am predisposed to charge ahead, but also rea...
by Steve Clark
Fri Oct 14, 2005 8:14 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Revised Text Rules 5,6,7,11,12
Replies: 25
Views: 23515

Actually the max beam comes from the development rule not the one design rule. The Nethercott was not as wide as it could have been under the rule. But there are fairly recent boats built in the US that are the full 42" max beam, so if one was going to put one in place it makes sence to use the hist...
by Steve Clark
Fri Oct 14, 2005 3:05 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Revised Text Rules 5,6,7,11,12
Replies: 25
Views: 23515

First, some history. The "International" canoe became known as such in 1934 when the Royal Canoe Club and the American Canoe Association drafted a set of rules that merged the (quite different) American and Brittish canoe rules. These were deemed "as near perfection as it is possible to make rules i...
by Steve Clark
Wed Oct 12, 2005 12:18 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Revised Text Rules 5,6,7,11,12
Replies: 25
Views: 23515

Phil, I think the minimum weight and hull form rules are pretty good barriers. Having attempted to use a ailboard rig on various types of open boats and dinghies, I can assure you that standing on an IC and trying to hold onto a 10m^2 rig is damn near physicly impossible, The boat weighs too much an...
by Steve Clark
Thu Oct 06, 2005 11:14 am
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Revised Text Rules 5,6,7,11,12
Replies: 25
Views: 23515

Tim:
Latest draft calls for battens to be left in place but not tensioned.
This makes the sail measurement essentially identical to ISAF proceedure.
What do you think of the rest of it?
SHC
by Steve Clark
Wed Oct 05, 2005 10:18 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Revised Text Rules 5,6,7,11,12
Replies: 25
Views: 23515

"sectioned hull" has meant containing a watertight bulkhead or two. Idea is to have the flotation actually be different sstructures. In reality almost everyboat built ithe last 10years has had enough core in it to pass this rule. 50mm is the current nominal mast diameter, once they get bigger than t...