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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jack Sparrow Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Apr 11 at 5:02pm
Umm... been fishing for a week in Ireland and the discussions shifted to MJ's N12's!

Anyway I've just found out that me Farr 3.7's got a an old NZ style 1 7/8ths trailer hitch.... which is a bummer. I'm not sure I want to take my angle grinder to the docks to fit a 50mm hitch. Looks like I will need a trailer for the trailer!

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Nice mullet :-)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote JimC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Apr 11 at 10:05am
Could you get them to stuff a ball in the package and bolt that on your car at the docks (don't forget to get the bolt spacing) or is it already at sea?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jack Sparrow Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Apr 11 at 12:00pm
Unfortunately it's at sea. But a good idea. I think though that a flat bed trailer will be the most reliable method, as I wouldn't be 100% about the NZ ball bolt holes matching my Mazdas tow bar bracket. I might ping an email to a trailer company over in NZ and ask? Thanks for the suggestion though.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jack Sparrow Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Apr 11 at 12:04pm
Originally posted by Pierre

Nice mullet :-)


Yes but this is a better one.... :)

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Skiffybob Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Apr 11 at 1:21pm
Jack
 
We had the same problem with the hitch on Design Source when she came in.
 
I've got a roadbase you can borrow if you like.  Just take the wheels off the Kiwi trailer and strap the whole lot down to the roadbase.
 
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Jack - there is a picture on your blog showing a 3.7 with a kite....will yours come dressed that way or will i get another trapeze boat to play with in the fast handicap at Burghfield?

Whats it like for speed (PY) - i'm thinking something like a contender!
 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jack Sparrow Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Apr 11 at 10:00pm
Cheers Bob for the offer of the road trailer. I'll let you know if I need to take you up on the offer.

Neptune... My 3.7 is kite free at the moment. I have no idea what the PY would be!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote JimC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Apr 11 at 11:07pm
Originally posted by Neptune

Whats it like for speed (PY) - i'm thinking something like a contender

That would be extraordinary for a 12 foot boat.

She's very similar to a 1971 Cherub shape but less rag (and crew!). If I had to pick a trial number (as a 3.7 without kite) I would say 1100. That's faster than a contemporary (11ft) Moth (1143), but slower than a contemporary Cherub (1088). Will probably be very competitive in a breeze when she's planing upwind and down, but considerably less so in pure displacement conditions when there's no particular reason why she should be faster than a Solo.

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See http://www.yachtingnz.org.nz/Upload/UserDocument/Technical/Handicaps.pdf

Singlehanders - Contender .96, Farr 3.7 .93, Finn .89, OK .88, Laser .88, Europe .87, Radial .87.

Others - 470 .99,  Fireball .96, Laser II .93, Flying 15 .93.

Those numbers look a bit old and a bit odd - they rate the Cherub and R Class between the Laser II and the Laser which appears very odd even if they're talking older Cherubs and Rs!

For more comparison, the Farr 3.7 has an old NSW (state) Yardstick here of 109 (Contender 109 (!), Laser 113, Radial 118, OK 117, Solo 125 but the NSW Yardstick is generally ignored in favour of the Victorian (state) yardstick which doesn't have a Farr 3.7 number.

From my number crunching, using the NZ figures for singlehanders the Farr 3.7 would rate 1039 on PY.  That puts it just right compared to its NSW figures against the Laser.

Edit - how it goes to that yardstick in the UK's (often) lighter summer winds is another issue.


Edited by Chris 249 - 19 Apr 11 at 4:37am
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