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by Steve Clark
Sun Mar 16, 2008 3:22 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: DC ballot
Replies: 99
Views: 74864

Arne: What sort of plans do you need ? I can send the surface files for Josie. We used these to cut a female mold out of foam and then laminate carbon fiber/ foam hulls. Or you can use these to generate the shape any other way you chose. I have DXF files for Wonk's construction jig and also the bulk...
by Steve Clark
Sat Mar 15, 2008 8:09 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: DC ballot
Replies: 99
Views: 74864

Chris, Thanks for saving me from myself. I was about to go up in flames. Frank, the minimum beam is based on the minimum beam allowed by the 1935 rules. As are most of the other values in the new rules. So yeah, I thought about that, and made a judgement consistent with the history of the class. Thi...
by Steve Clark
Sun Mar 02, 2008 10:41 pm
Forum: How to......
Topic: Jib Sheeting...
Replies: 5
Views: 9292

I have little webbing loop on the forward hiking strap just outboard of the heel holes. The sheet runs through that and then to the shock cord. This keeps the sheet on top of the seat. It is important that the sheet is bigger than the gap in the seat/ carriage interface to stop things from getting j...
by Steve Clark
Thu Feb 28, 2008 2:47 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: DC ballot
Replies: 99
Views: 74864

Olle: You have known me for a long time, we sailed against each other for the first time in Fiskebode 1978, and I hope you trust and respect me as much as I respect you. With that in mind. What works for you guys? I believe that ICs are wonderful boats and that the class is worth keeping strong and ...
by Steve Clark
Thu Feb 07, 2008 8:55 pm
Forum: IC Marketplace
Topic: Boats and Gear
Replies: 0
Views: 4976

Boats and Gear

As a result of some camel trading at McCrae I own AUS 18, which is a nice AC built by Tim Wilson for Christian Knott. Silver hull with bright foredeck. There is a sub deck arrangement similar to Tobias' which allows all the A-Sail stuff to be run easily and relatively in the open. Modification will ...
by Steve Clark
Wed Feb 06, 2008 8:04 pm
Forum: How to......
Topic: Lever Kicker/Vang...
Replies: 3
Views: 7604

Actually, I have used lever vangs on ICs quite happily.
The last ones were cribbebe from the Finns.
They seemed to have more than enough throw and were pretty clean and light.
Finns still use the same system, so a bit of a prowl around the web will tell you what you need.
SHC
by Steve Clark
Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:18 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: So where to now for the Nethercott ICs???
Replies: 5
Views: 8964

Perpetual Trophy for Nethercotts

I will put some flesh on the bone.
Assuming Appendix 4 becomes the IC rule
I will donate a Nethercott half hull trophy perpetual competition at the World Championship.
This will be called "The Peter Nethercott Trophy"
Boats that measure under the rules prior to 2008 will be eligible.
SHC
by Steve Clark
Wed Jan 16, 2008 6:09 am
Forum: World Championships
Topic: New York Canoe Club International Challenge Cup
Replies: 9
Views: 17039

More corrections

In 1988 In Noank, my mount was Cricket USA 187
In 93 it was Zydeco USA 200
In 2002 It was Greymatter, USA 171
In 88 Martin Herbert and Erich Chase didn't sail the same boat.
I believe Martin's boat was called Miss Vicky of Jazzland.
SHC
by Steve Clark
Mon Jan 14, 2008 12:42 am
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: IC (DC) Reviews
Replies: 22
Views: 29382

What I thought after the boat swap was that the boats all felt like very different animals, but seemed to be similarly quick. This kind of suggests to me that the box is about right, that there is lenty of space for creativity and individual solutions, but that the boats end up similar enough to enj...
by Steve Clark
Thu Dec 20, 2007 6:52 am
Forum: World Championships
Topic: 2008 Regatta Manager XVII IC World Championships
Replies: 66
Views: 80496

Indeedyesbyjoe. Kim and I were driving back from Sandringham and it got pretty dark and windy with lots of rain. There was a funnel shaped cloud that didn't continue to consolodate, but looked promising. We were about to bag a short stop in Morenington, when the sky turned blue. I'm bettin it didn't...
by Steve Clark
Thu Dec 13, 2007 2:32 pm
Forum: World Championships
Topic: Container Unloading
Replies: 5
Views: 9342

Christian et al. Kim Willy and I will be arriving McCrae on the 17. I believe Oliver is as well. Rob Patterson (Canadian seal clubber) will be arriving on the 18, so we aren't completely dropping the ball on you guys, The USA east box has 11 boats in it, of which 5 are of the light variety. The rack...
by Steve Clark
Wed Dec 05, 2007 11:43 pm
Forum: How to......
Topic: Jib Sheeting...
Replies: 5
Views: 9292

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by Steve Clark
Wed Dec 05, 2007 11:41 pm
Forum: How to......
Topic: Jib Sheeting...
Replies: 5
Views: 9292

Just in front of the seat carriage tracks is a raiser for the cleat. There is a turning block lashed to the front of the tracks. Getting the height just right requires a few shims.
SHC
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by Steve Clark
Thu Oct 25, 2007 11:43 am
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Buoyancy
Replies: 25
Views: 31348

Ben, I don't see the intent the same way you do. It has always been my understanding that the 75kg of flotation was to assure that the canoe would not sink if holed. In other words that it had enough flotation to support itself. I have never built a boat that would float 75 kg of ballast as well. Ha...
by Steve Clark
Fri Oct 19, 2007 10:36 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Buoyancy
Replies: 25
Views: 31348

Here is how I figure it.

My latest design has just about exactly 8 m^2 of surface area. At 6.5mm thick this accounts for 52,000 cubic centimeters of volume. The internal foam cored structures ( bulkheads trunks etc) add another 7,000 cubic centimeters of volume Thus I have 59,000 cubic centimeters of volume or 59 kg of buoy...