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  1. 15 hours ago, Mike Ewart said:

    resin will definitely wet out the tow much better and if you wind around with tape or I use a cling film it comes out quite tidy

    I have some shrink wrap silicon tube that I put over the tow to tidy things up when finished.

  2. Probably an Assegai IOM design.. Think that LVMYC would refer to Lee Valley Model Yacht Club.   http://www.leevalleymyc.org.uk/ .


    With the number on the original sails  (99), the IOM class Registrar might be able to unearth some details of its prior life.   The design itself is referred to briefly, here https://www.pryc.co.uk/classic-iom-class

  3. On 05/12/2021 at 16:07, John Ball said:

    No it would not be considered outside help as described in E4.2- it would have been considered as a witness to an incident.


    Actually, I disagree. The sections of the rule that would deem it NOT outside help would seem to be d) and e)  ..  If skipper A was asking for others views, then e) does not apply as it states "unsolicited" help which it plainly would not be.   As for rule 4.2 d)  is the information freely available to all competitors ?  Really not sure that this is meant to include racing incidents, more course details etc. that all sailors would have been briefed on.


  4. "Skipper ‘A’ continues to be vocal and requests for anyone within the fleet, if they saw the incident. No one comes forward"       While discussing rules, if someone had come forward and agreed with Skipper A, would he not have laid himself open to calls of receiving outside assistance?  . Isn't that in itself a contravention of rules?

  5. When I make up c/f masts, I have taken to epoxying  hardwood dowel into the bottom, far enough up to give the screws fixing the gooseneck something to bite into,

    Once fixed, the gooseneck gets a top /bottom/middle wrap of carbon tow epoxied around it, then a piece of heat shrink tube over it to tidy it up.   The dowel is available off of Ebay as is the heat shrink, and all my c/f tube , resin etc comes from Easy  Composites.  I use their Woven Finish Roll Wrapped Carbon Fibre tubes, i.e the £12 end of the market.

    Possibly , you could adapt some of the above to attempt repair before replacement

  6. 1 hour ago, Riv said:

    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.

    I bought a licence to build a Cerberus from Frank Russell but never proceeded with it. I have a friend who is an expert hull moulder living locally. He built a plug and mould for the Cerberus and made a couple of hulls in carbon. He was showing me his when I visited last week and reckoned that it was the best sailing 6 metre he had ever had.  I bought one of his Romanza hulls ( see pic) last year and that sails well. Just need a bit more time on the water to get used to it and a couple of more sails for it.    Just to say that all the hulls built have had the appropriate fees paid to the designer.





  7. This is one that Eric has had on Ebay and I made a bid on. Tentatively identified as a Lewis Cats Whiskers or possibly Cat's Paw. From its looks, almost certainly an A class I would have thought. Can't see this being thought of as a 10R, , though it could have been measured as such, I suppose . Measurements on the tape stuck to the hull are almost identical to those in Lewis's design book for Cats Whiskers.

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  8. If you are sailing 10 inches away from another boat and then turn sharply into the other and collide, then your "interesting discussion" on the shore may NOT be about the rules of sailing. Especially with the other skipper, never mind a protest committee.

  9. On 19/08/2020 at 17:59, tiggy_cat said:

    That looks lovely.   I know what you mean about weight.  My old A Class weighs 51lbs and while impressive, I am not sure that I am going to manage moving and launching that very often. 

    May have solved that now



  10. On 03/11/2020 at 18:56, RME 01 said:

    In looking for plans per my Plans post I have been in touch with Graham Bantock who whilst recommending that I should look at Romanza instead confirmed that Rococo plans are still available from Sailsetc "if you insist!"!

    Geoff Raygada makes rather nice Romanza hulls. I have just bought one made by him from the 6 metre site



  11. From the information that I have been able to glean re 6 metre hulls, which may not be current or correct

    6m Renaissance hulls were available from Ray Baker in Gosport.

    6m Rococco hulls were available from Geoff Earle in Harwich

    6m Romanza hulls were said to be available from Martin Dovey


    I know of two different people who have Romanza moulds but not sure that they are making hulls available to the public.


    Also keep an eye on the sales section on the 6 metre site     http://sixmetresailing.weebly.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html

  12. 6 metre boats aren't too exacting  as to equipment.     For a rudder servo, my preference is for a metal geared and "waterproof" servo. My current Revival renovation will probably end up with a servo from the Savox line as I find these reliable , probably something like the  SW0231MG.

     Winch servos are a bit thinner on the ground in terms of choice , compared to the rudder.  The obvious ones to look at are the PJ Sails PJS 36 model  (http://www.pjsails.co.uk/Pekabe2015.PDF) or an RMG from Bill Green, depending on what he has  (Smartwinch UK).     Looking further afield, there is a guy in Holland who produces winch servos that would fit the bill  (http://www.pda-winches.nl/)     or the  ones available from  these guys in Australia  (https://www.radiosailingshop.com.au/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=160.

    I have looked at the bigger Hitec sail servos such as the HS-785  but they have "plastic"  composite gears and I a m not convinced as to their life  potential on larger boats, perhaps others who have used them may care to comment.         


    I was lucky enough to have bought a Tornado winch from a UK company  who unfortunately are no longer around (Titan Winches)  which is going into theRevival.

  13. If I remember aright, Steve had a conundrum with his Porsche on one sailing trip.   I believe that he had a puncture and had to put on the skinny emergency tyre, then found that the fat road wheel would not fit into the available space occupied by the spare.  Rest of the car full of boat.  What do you do ?


  14. Would be interested to see the replies. I have the same issue with my unregistered 1970's Dambuster. Probably easier to contrive something for that , but won't be pretty. In a recent post to  a Facebook page, I queried whether the Dambuster ( or a nice "roundy" Clockwork Orange that I am looking at on Ebay)  could be registered under the current rules. The answer from the Class Registar was yes , as the difference was mainly in how the sails were measured.  Then another well known and respected yachty commented that as for Classics, he wouldn't be too bothered if they were  actually measured and registered , if it got them back on the water.  Some sort of general compliance with class when built notice perhaps?



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