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Riv

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  1. Vane sailing could be much more popular, why not change the rules, few would lose out as few seem to do it.
  2. Just cruising the forums looking for interesting content. Back in the 70's experimenting with 36's and vane gear I built a couple of vane units. Not difficult to make, soldered brass sheet. However I also have been thinking like Dave above that a bit of new tech could be added to the Vane systems, it would also allow self tacking without all the messing around with rubber bands. So many more people now have programming skills in Arduino or others and this might really add to the popularity of vane boats. I still remember my first one steering itself up wind, the pleasure that gave me.
  3. Riv

    Open water 6M Design

    Thanks, interesting, info to digest.
  4. Riv

    Open water 6M Design

    The Cerberus plans show a side view of the keel with "cant 1°" on the plan. I assume that this is relative to the waterline. Is it up or down? Is 1° actually useful? Riv.
  5. Riv

    Open water 6M Design

    Thanks Steve, I'll look at it. Riv
  6. Riv

    Open water 6M Design

    I have ordered the Cerberus plans from Frank Russell. I found the 6m site and the blog posts on the Romanza design enlightening. Quite a step up from the bread and butter hulls I used to make in my teens, but all quite manageable.
  7. Riv

    Open water 6M Design

    Thanks for the link.
  8. Riv

    Open water 6M Design

    Looks great, I'll be doing it strip planked. What would be a normal plank width and thickness for a 6m. Do most people make their own or buy it?
  9. Riv

    Open water 6M Design

    Just had a look at both and the Romanza design is really contorted it will be much more difficult to build, also it just does not have the visceral appeal that the Cerberus sign has, so Cerberus it is.
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    Open water 6M Design

    Thanks Mike, a useful lead Riv.
  11. I sail dinghies on the Dart. Often while sitting on a Race committee boat it would be nice to have a Model Yacht to sail. For open water use/choppy conditions winds up to 15mph are there any 6m designs that are better than others? I'd expect to build my own. Riv
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