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  1. 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.





  2. 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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  3. 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.

  4. 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



  5. 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



  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. 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 ?


  9. 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?



  10. Once the hull on the 65/95 cracks  ( usually just in front of the black keel support on the bottom of the hull) they can be a devil to repair  properly. In the long term, you might be better to buy one of the spare hulls and transfer the parts over. That is what I did when I got one of these cracks in the 95. Almost impossible to see unless you put pressure on the hull.


  11. That is good news. When I spoke to him a while ago, he was recovering from a nasty accident caused while doing some D.I.Y. at home.  The website appears to be working fine this morning after a couple of days struggle. Perhaps my service provider was having DNS issues?


  12. Looking for something "yachtwise" yesterday and went to have a look on the Nylet web site. Normally no issue but it seems very difficult to get onto all of a sudden. Does this mean that Frank has given up on us at last ?

  13. 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. 

  14. 3 hours ago, Mike Ewart said:

    Hi it is generally held that the longer , that is deeper , fin will give more fighting moment, most people reduce sail area as the wind strength increases

    Think that should be   righting moment.    Mind you, looking back at some sailing sessions, perhaps you are right, Mike !!😀

  15. 4 hours ago, Richard98 said:

    Thanks Tiggy Cat, that TX/RX looks just the job. Off to buy one now (metaphorically in current circumstances of course)


    I have been using two of them for a couple of years and they are super little bits of kit.


  16. Perhaps a cheapish one that has a couple of channels that can be controlled proportionally by knobs would be more useful. Would suggest something like the Turnigy TGY-i6.  Actually on this, you can assign two of the channels to either a switch or a knob .  It also has a channel operated by a 3 position switch as well.




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