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Post Options Post Options   Quote Phil eltringham Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Sep 04 at 11:28am
very cool!!!  Wonder what the handicap for it would be?  My guess is about 1200, if you can stop it going down the mine.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Phil eltringham Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Sep 04 at 2:57pm
And for my next trick.... currently working on putting a 49er rig on my B14, should be cherub-like in that the missing 2&1/2 foot of hull length should make for an interesting bear-away.  any donations of an old rev.5 rig much appreciated. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Gael Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Oct 04 at 9:49am
Originally posted by Doctor Clifford

the dart also has a motorway advantage due to
weight!


lIghtweight boats should come with a warning - the problem is it's too
easy to forget they're there... not good if you go past a man in blue.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote merlin2349 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Oct 04 at 12:29am

We attached a Fireball mast and sails to an Express, it worked quite well..

certainly got a few funny looks off of the fireball sailors on Ullswater

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Post Options Post Options   Quote merlin2349 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Oct 04 at 1:09pm

 there you go an express and an 'ex-ball'

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Post Options Post Options   Quote 405man Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Nov 04 at 7:45pm

 

     Dude!

Y dont someone just put an ultra 30 rig on an 18 and then put some foils on just to kick some serious slow boat butt!!

 look at sum pics of aussie 12ft skiffs then times that by 10 that would be coll

 

why are laser top masts so rubbish?
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I'd heard that during development of the Magnum 8, Claridge built a Moth using the front bit of an 'A' class cat hull to prove you didn't need any stability.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Phil eltringham Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Nov 04 at 4:40pm
had a thought today, anyone ever taken a flying fifteen and swapped the keel for a daggerboard to see how fast it would go (given all up weight would be down by about a quarter)?
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I have made some fairly stupid machines, most break pretty soon after being lanched. However the highlights are the old classic of a laser full with an assymetric and a trapeeze. Mast broke.

Then an Dart 18 hull (with no tramp, couldn't find it) with a breeze 6.0 spinniker and racks added. We took it out in a 4 and it flew, gybing was fairly hard running across the beams but fun. If you ever do this don't ever dig the rack in as the boat stops and you don't.

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