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by colinbrown
Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:58 pm
Forum: World Championships
Topic: International Canoe World Championship 2011 Travemünde / GER
Replies: 63
Views: 66030

Re: International Canoe World Championship 2011 Travemünde / GER

When do you want the UK canoes to enter ? Has anyone entered on line and do we pay the entry fee to the event organiser or the the German Federation?
by colinbrown
Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:39 pm
Forum: UK Forum
Topic: Finisning and Fairing
Replies: 7
Views: 7792

Re: Finisning and Fairing

Thanks Bob, you mention 2 different products there. Micro ballons ( which I think are brown ) and glass bubbles. Which should I use.? I have a small quantity of the brown ballons but a bucket of the white bubbles. I,m advised that te glass bubbles are much harded to sand . Any views please. Not use ...
by colinbrown
Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:33 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: T-foil rudder?
Replies: 9
Views: 13791

Re: T-foil rudder?

Yes, John Ellis
by colinbrown
Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:34 pm
Forum: UK Forum
Topic: Finisning and Fairing
Replies: 7
Views: 7792

Re: Finisning and Fairing

Thanks Bob, just what I thought, nasty stuff. I've not heard of adding micro ballons to the mix any idea how much to add. I was going to apply with a roller and do not want it to stiff. Anyone out there used any other product?
by colinbrown
Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:57 am
Forum: UK Forum
Topic: Finisning and Fairing
Replies: 7
Views: 7792

Finisning and Fairing

Now at the fairing stage and need some advice on high build paints. Whos do I use and how many coats ? The only one I've seen so far comes in a 5lt two part tin and sold through Matrix. Anyone used the SP system?
Also the health and smell issue, any experience
by colinbrown
Sun Jan 16, 2011 6:06 pm
Forum: How to......
Topic: Movement of seat carriages
Replies: 2
Views: 6070

Movement of seat carriages

This is directed to all those of you who have carbon seat carriage tracks and a carbon carriage. Whats the friction like with fore and aft movement and can the carriage be easily be moved with you sat on it ? With the UK style alloy tracks and stainless steel cars with plastic inserts movement is no...
by colinbrown
Wed Jan 05, 2011 5:45 pm
Forum: UK Forum
Topic: New members
Replies: 2
Views: 4265

Re: New members

Sorry Steve but the biggest fleet at the moment i think is West Kirby with 13 canoes. They had 5 racing on new years day ! Well done to Tony Marston, including a new IC rules canoe.
by colinbrown
Thu Dec 23, 2010 6:44 pm
Forum: UK Forum
Topic: UK Boats in build
Replies: 18
Views: 14918

Re: UK Boats in build

My Morrison is taking shape slowly. Mainly held up by the very cold weather for the last 4 weeks. This is uncommon for even us northerners. Most nights to -10 and days not reaching Zero. Epoxy a little stiff in the pot ! Will introduce some heaters after Xmas if the weather remains cold. However all...
by colinbrown
Sun Nov 28, 2010 6:19 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Does my **** look big in this?
Replies: 6
Views: 10459

Re: Does my **** look big in this?

I'm interested in your mast gate tube, or whatever you call it. I seem to remember a similar arrangement on the Maas canoes. I guess that the mast enters an oversize oval section tube with the gooseneck and kicker loads transfered directly to this and not onto the mast. How long is the section of ma...
by colinbrown
Thu Nov 25, 2010 5:58 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Rig Tension - modern IC's
Replies: 4
Views: 8567

Re: Rig Tension - modern IC's

Thanks for the reply Steve,I'll start at 300mm or so.
I guess that we, sorry i am a lot weaker than you, as I've been using 24:1 on the shrouds for 20 years ! Using any less hurts the hands !
by colinbrown
Wed Nov 24, 2010 6:25 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Rig Tension - modern IC's
Replies: 4
Views: 8567

Rig Tension - modern IC's

We have two new IC's in build up here and would like advice on the position of the shrouds/chainplates. To explain, on the OD we position the chain plates about 330mm ( 13 inches) behind the mast measured along the centreline. This has provided reasonable jib luff tension without massive shroud load...
by colinbrown
Mon Nov 22, 2010 8:10 pm
Forum: UK Forum
Topic: Oh swearwords...
Replies: 8
Views: 7679

Re: Oh swearwords...

Oh yes we have all done this, the end result is always messy and usually expensive! Some part of the system must be designed as the weak link. If the carriage is to strong then its a terrible mess fixing the tracks ( done this ) Just think about what we are trying to design out. A 85kg canoe with a ...
by colinbrown
Fri Oct 29, 2010 1:22 pm
Forum: North American Forum
Topic: Canoe Building - IC
Replies: 0
Views: 5204

Canoe Building - IC

Just re read the building of Mayham and need some additional advice. Would John Kells be kind enough to contact Colin Brown please , I'm at colinbrown828@sky.com

Many thanks.
by colinbrown
Fri Oct 22, 2010 11:31 am
Forum: How to......
Topic: Sail/Mast measurement
Replies: 7
Views: 10434

Re: Sail/Mast measurement

Er......... not sure what you mean here Steve , can you either explain again or ring me.

Colin
by colinbrown
Thu Oct 21, 2010 4:59 pm
Forum: IC Marketplace
Topic: AC 299 For Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 3919

AC 299 For Sale

AC 299 is for sale. New canoe on order. All canoe foam canoe built to the highest standards. Down to weight with correctors. Loads of sails, several spinneys, and of course a quality trolley and piggy back trailer. Top, bottom and trailing covers wants for nothing.£4995 to sell Colin Brown 01642 784...