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Mike Ewart

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  1. Due to poor health Celtic Lady a Barry Chisum moulded carbon Ravenna is for sale as a complete package, this includes the Yacht (recently resprayed), sails, carbon mast, sail box, boat trolley, Lipo batteries , battery charger, Spektrum DX 6e with aluminium carry case, rain cover for tranny and a box with the odds and sods, connectors heat shrink etc . Boat is located near Milton Keynes, owner is looking for £1200 or near offer and would prefer not to split package in at all possible contact Mike Ewart in the first instance, mikeewart@btinternet.com 01525 240049
  2. Hi Bill a Bob Underwood Dolphin certainly does measure as a six metre, it is not a very competitive design when compared to the current designs with hydrodynamic fins separate leads etc, but in lighter winds and weedy conditions it certainly can keep up with the fleet, to race at Norwich at the end of the month is feasable if the boat has been measured and has a certificate, it would qualify for the classic class, but as it is a National Championship boats do need to be measured and certificated.
  3. Great Derek Im sure you will enjoy, it is a great Lake , I actually cant be there a previous engagement that I cannot break has been made for me
  4. nice place to race great fish and chips just down the road and normally a nice clean wind
  5. Please note everybody the Tomlinson Trophy race meeting is on Saturday 26th June at Harwich and Dovercourt MBC briefing 0930 hrs
  6. Thanks for the info people, not sure why this has come up again after 5 years, now we need to make sure all our 6 metre owners are getting the COG communications if they want to, so if you are not getting the COg emails please let me know .
  7. that was painful watching and day 2 was just as bad, come on Ineos
  8. Patriot didnt look sorted to me , they looked very wary of the boat and were undercanvassed as well, not saying I wouldnt feel the same but after todays performance we need to watch Luna Rossa she looked great today
  9. got to agree with you about Shirley Robertson, she should be in the booth for at least half the time, her commentary yesterday was great and her on the water commentary is great
  10. I am agreeably suprised by the quality of the you tube presentation, never thought a foiler lowriding could produce excitement, also after the pre christmas racing Brittannia is finally racing, well done to the team who must have rebuilt the boat
  11. Hi All, I am just checking to see if all of the six metre owners in the UK have been receiving the emails via Mailchimp from the COG via myself, if you want to receive these emails( a few a year) and you are not at present receiving them please contact me directly with contact details (email and Telephone if possible) club yacht design and number, if you only have some details and not a yacht as yet please let me know and I will contact you directly. Hopefully we will be out on the water and racing sometime this year, keep cheerful (not easy) keep well (even harder) and see you all soon. Mike Ewart 6 metre Class Captain
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    FR Cerberus

    Hi Vinnie, Geoffs Cerberus goes very well
  13. I believe Ray Baker will mould you a Rennaisance hull, also there is someone down in Plymouth who has moulded a Rococo hull recently, contact John Kiff at the Dartmoor club
  14. I use liner gloves with Hand warmers when it's really cold, try Rohan
  15. I totally agree with Mark, the DF yachts are good yachts for one Design racing good to get people into the sport and apart from that they sail nicely, if we start down the comparison route then you need to consider what you are getting for your money
  16. The use of water with altered surface tension as standard practice when I worked in the sign industry and using the standard deck patch material one drop of fairy liquid in a spray bottle is about right.. If you are using the modern vinyl that they use for wrapping hen keep Dr and use a heat gun.
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    I sailed Geoff Raygadas Cerberus on its first outing ad was particularly impressed on how well she went to windard
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    I am certainly not one to move you away from the six metre for obvious reasons, in your situation I would go for a Rococo, easier to build than a Romanza and a popular and good all round design, I personally prefer the Ravenna but pundits do tend to prefer the Rococo
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    The Cerberus by Frank Russell is a nice middle of the road design there was one out at our club for its maiden voyage on Saturday I was impressed with its windward performanc, there are some other designs around, The Romanza from Sails etc, there are also designs from John Lewis book worth looking at. Where do you intend to sail,as the club you choose could alter the class you sail, there archaeology 3 displacement classes out there, the six metre, the A class and The 36 R class and you really need to be sailing the same class as your chosen club
  20. Looks nice but why didnt you make it measure as a six or an A the true test of any performance is in comparison to others by an approved measuring system
  21. Hi I am sure Oliver also did a 1 1/2 metre yacht not too many made but sailed nicely intended I think as a one design class
  22. 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
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