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by Steve Clark
Fri Aug 29, 2008 7:27 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: AC Developments and boats in build
Replies: 45
Views: 55132

Re: AC Developments and boats in build

AUS 18 is indeed still resting in a nice little shed waiting for someone to tell her that she is lovely and ask her to come home with them. She is indeed a beautiful boat, if a bit different looking than the standard Rob-craft, but Tim builds very nice stuff and she ought to be playing with other AC...
by Steve Clark
Fri Jul 11, 2008 9:43 pm
Forum: North American Forum
Topic: 2008 US Nationals
Replies: 3
Views: 8671

Re: 2008 US Nationals

Not much new in the boat department, more for new people. Joining the ranks were Rocky Geyer, who has Zydeco and sailed well. Rocky did things like win the I 14 Nationals back when I 14s were single wire low hounds.... Spent years pursuing other things but is back. I actually got a letter from him b...
by Steve Clark
Tue Jul 01, 2008 7:03 pm
Forum: How to......
Topic: How to get hooked??
Replies: 8
Views: 10580

Re: How to get hooked??

Masts: It seems that most manufacturers of carbon fiber masts are represented. All with some claim to success, so what matters most is probably getting the mast an sail to work well together, and there is more than one correct answer. I can send you the cut file for the sliding seat any time. Foil i...
by Steve Clark
Mon Jun 23, 2008 12:26 pm
Forum: How to......
Topic: How to get hooked??
Replies: 8
Views: 10580

Re: How to get hooked??

Rolf, To come alive the IC is much like the A Cat. 4-5m^2 has the A cat flying a hull with the helm on the wire upwind and just starting to go wild down wind ( if you are light and really good.) The IC has you well out on the plank and possibly planing upwind and on the reaching legs, but once you s...
by Steve Clark
Sun Jun 22, 2008 9:29 pm
Forum: How to......
Topic: How to get hooked??
Replies: 8
Views: 10580

Re: How to get hooked??

We specialize in free samples..... The closest ICs to Norway are either in Goteborg or in Newcastle UK. If you go to Newcastle I guess you can get drunk in a disco as well. There are plenty of old ICs in Sweden. The IC is a pretty quick boat, but does not really have a chance next to an A Class Cat....
by Steve Clark
Thu Jun 12, 2008 12:14 am
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Sliding seats
Replies: 18
Views: 29328

Re: Sliding seats

I guess I am still swinging for the fences trying to keep the seats really light. A bit better than a KG lighter than what was minimum weight. I could not find anything that looked obviously wrong. Often on other seat breaks it becomes pretty clear that either there was a fabrication issue or that t...
by Steve Clark
Tue Jun 10, 2008 6:42 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Sliding seats
Replies: 18
Views: 29328

Re: Sliding seats

First seat finished at 7.5 kg and broke first day. I was trying to see if the plies of unidirectional carbon fiber in the top fore and aft edges and on the bottom center line were necessary, and I conclude that they are. There was no evidence of a fabrication flaw or damage caused by poor fit in tha...
by Steve Clark
Thu May 15, 2008 4:11 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Sliding seats
Replies: 18
Views: 29328

Re: Sliding seats

[img] seat%20construction.jpg [/img] The first of the laser cut seat is being assembled this week. There are some small details that aren't quite right. It is easy to correct the files and try again, it is really close. The photo shows the general idea. It happens pretty fast and is very nifty. More...
by Steve Clark
Tue May 06, 2008 2:40 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Centre Boards
Replies: 18
Views: 20755

Re: Centre Boards

The boards we have been building have foam or balsa cores, so you can't really compare, but here goes: From the mold out on each side: 2 plies of 200g/m^2 carbon over the entire board. 2 plies of 300g/m^2 uni 50mm wide down the maximum thickness. I usually taper these such that they run out 2-300mm ...
by Steve Clark
Tue Apr 15, 2008 11:02 pm
Forum: ICF Sailing Committee
Topic: Sailing Committee Ballot report
Replies: 52
Views: 58394

Re: Sailing Committee Ballot report

Peter, Barry and others.
Please don't do that.
Play nicely with the guys who want kites and don't screw us up again.
SHC
by Steve Clark
Sat Apr 12, 2008 3:04 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: DC ballot
Replies: 99
Views: 74862

Re: DC ballot

Arne: I am talking to Roger about building him a plywood boat based on the Second String Model. second string.jpg Second string Bow.JPG second string stern.JPG As Phil points out I didn't get it quite right, so the real boat should be a bit rounder in the bow sections. I hope to document the exact b...
by Steve Clark
Thu Mar 27, 2008 1:01 am
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Sliding seats
Replies: 18
Views: 29328

Re: Sliding seats

Actually I have to do a bit of rework to this design. When I did the final nesting of parts I realized to my chagrin that they didn't all fit on a single piece of plywood. "Sh.t oh dear!" as my mother used to say. So I have to play around a bit, but mostly it gives me a chance to use different thick...
by Steve Clark
Tue Mar 25, 2008 6:20 pm
Forum: ICF Sailing Committee
Topic: DC Ballot results
Replies: 11
Views: 16115

Re: DC Ballot results

Phil, Christian and others: Let's keep the matches away from from the gasoline. The time table is as it always has been, the Sailing Committee Chairman needs to report to the ICF Board and they are the final stamp of approval. It would have been lovely 100% of the people agreed, but they don't. So t...
by Steve Clark
Tue Mar 25, 2008 4:28 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Sliding seats
Replies: 18
Views: 29328

Sliding seats

One of the hardest parts of building a good IC is the sliding seat. I have done a design for a US style seat that can be laser or CNC cut out of a sheet of 3mm plywood , 2040 long X 100mm deep X450 wide. Vee shaped in cross section with a 7250mm radius. The whole thing slides together with intersect...
by Steve Clark
Sun Mar 16, 2008 9:28 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: DC ballot
Replies: 99
Views: 74862

Arne.
I would be happy to ship a boat (my Josie design) to Travemunde, but would like to not ship it home.
Is there any chance that someone would buy it?
Assume the price is US$ 10.000.
I also have a nice AC that needs a new home, and these could share the load.
SHC