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Of course nobody noticed it's April the 1st and he had a bunch of unused Icon hulls laying about...
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Too late, it was after 12.00

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Originally posted by iGRF

Originally posted by Cirrus



.  Why do it ?


Because there is a gaping great hole where a sensible trapeze single hander should be, so we don't have to continue with the absurd notion that 15 grand gets you over 100 kilos to lug about...

And why can't there be a boat where you make a choice of trapeze or racks, they both pretty much do the same thing, except one looks much cooler and doesn't bugger your knees.

Then we won't have to bugger about ordering new sails to make our Farr 37s go early enough to cope with the Laserati off the start line..

New fat head 3.7 sail looks quite nice. You've been more conservative with it than I thought you would.
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Big Fat heads are only any use for light to low medium winds, once any breeze from about force 3 up occurs you're just carrying around so much parasitic drag, I'm hoping this has enough to get me out on the wire in 8 knots instead of 10 and it will twist off rather than just flop, flack and drag like big Fat heads tend to. I've not seen it in the flesh, but he's a keen young sailmaker who uses what he makes and is handy, I've been ear bashing him since the dawn of time about the natural superiority of windsurfer style twist over dinghys and like Dan Holman obviously did with that Punk rig, I think he's got the message. It's a bit hooky and full upfront for my normal taste, but I've had to come to accept that is the way of dinghy world as the boats don't plane like raceboards (which are at the absolute minimum three times the weight) so need more torque.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Cirrus Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Apr 20 at 5:27pm
Of course nobody noticed it's April the 1st and he had a bunch of unused Icon hulls laying about

Well I might have wanted to 'troll the trolls' as well and today would have seemed the right time.   But it hopefully gives people something different to kick around and think about at the moment as well.  Anyway it is a 'one-off' and is intended to refine a few interesting ideas 'stolen' from other boats, nearly all of which I've had the opportunity to sail and even race.  Development is done that way and is often a process of refinement and optimisation.   Ask nicely when some relative sanity eventually returns and you might get to try 'Hybrid' for yourself  - for a beer maybe !   This is not necessarily a commercially motivated effort btw  - I'm done with building boats myself, I'll leave that to others now, but still like to try out ideas from time to time for myself.  Perhaps a few others out there can show us their 'Hybrids' as well ... This particular season is going to be rather long and tedious. 


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Post Options Post Options   Quote iGRF Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Apr 20 at 5:30pm
Well I'm glad you did Mike, I was going out of my mind watching Corona Virus not only confining me to barracks but boring me senseless on here, great to have something else to talk about.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote iGRF Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Apr 20 at 5:34pm
Do you think the PYAG are locked down? They'd love to get their fangs into something like that, what do you reckon they'd give it 969 or 970, should be enough to kill it like they did the Icon.
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Wouldn't think they will publish this year.
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Originally posted by 423zero

Wouldn't think they will publish this year.


It will probably be the same with the new Racing Rules, until after the Olympics next year.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 423zero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Apr 20 at 6:46pm
Would have been a good April fools joke to mock one up, with Farr 3.7 given a ridiculous number and Laser number substantially slower.

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