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Post Options Post Options   Quote Granite Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Oct 04 at 1:40pm

For the track idea to work you would need to have a Total moveable ballast weight which included the crew and track weights to get the overall displacement equalised. still giving a overall weight limit. Plus carrying even more weight around the race course which is doing nothing to make the boats faster

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Phil eltringham Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Oct 04 at 12:19am
Also how do you stop some enterprising fellow holding the weight at the top of the track?
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"carrying even more weight around the race course which is doing nothing to make the boats faster"

The whole idea of a weight limit in the first place is not to make boats faster - it is to slow down heavy crews in strong winds to make it "more fair" for the light weights!

How do you stop some one holding the weight up - put the weight track in a box with a sealed lid, test the free movement of the weights at measurement and randomly through an event.  Ultimately rely on the concept of sailor's honesty.

Hoe do you make sure the weight is right? the same way you make sure a L4000 is carrying the right number of lead weights (which also slow them down!).

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Gael Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Dec 04 at 6:25pm
And make them very heavy to pull up the slipway - I always thought that
was the only unfair bit, the lightweight puny people like me were the ones
with the heaviest boats!
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thatsvwhy after race eat

pie and drink guiness!!  

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