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  1. I have one horizontal and one vertical. I would assume you have the RX aerial horizontal with the Sailsetc thingy. One day I will do a signal strength check to see if any other way is better. My RM is never more than about 50 yards away. Trevor
  2. Hi Phil I'm nowhere near Fleetwood but pass by on my way to Scotland quite often. I have a Cockatoo IOM which I have been sailing this year to see how it goes that came from a fellow club member who upgraded. It performs very much like my ISIS which I will go back to if I find a new home for the Cockatoo. It has three rigs, an RMG sail winch (with the extra wire for programming) and can be supplied with A Spektrum TX/RX if required. Let me know if it's the sort of thing you are wanting and I will take some photos. Cheers Trevor
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    Which IOM

    I swopped my ISIS with a fellow sailors V10 for a few races and we finished more or less in the same places! I suspect the old adage about it being 10% boat and 90% sailor is correct. Certainly in the middle of the fleet.
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    Sail Number Stencils

    I might manage a 2d print and cut them out! But thanks anyway.
  5. Does anyone know who sells sail number stencils as I can't seem to find any. Cheers Trevor
  6. Thanks Austin. The conversion is not the problem it just highlighted that I can't trust any of the numbers! I have IOM A rig 0-9 mph B rig 8-15 mph and C 12-25 mph. If that is about right that's all I need. Cheers Trevor
  7. I have a chart which suggests wind speed ranges for each rig. Unfortunately I have noticed that the conversion between km/hr, knots and mph is not accurate! Does anyone have such a chart. Cheers Trevor
  8. Simon was a work colleague some years ago who mentioned he sailed a Marblehead. He does not appear to be an MYA member so I wondered if he was still around? Anyone remember him? Cheers Trevor
  9. All fixed now and the measurement problem turned out to be a typo! Things learnt from the CF mast repair. 1. Cyano tack the tow to the mast, wind on required amount and cyano tack again. Wet the tow with resin and massage into the tow. 2. Wrapping with tape is fine on a cylindrical repair/reinforcement but masking tape or kitchen cling film sticks. 3. Wrapping a tow reinforced gooseneck with anything makes a mess! 4. Cutting CF tube to length in a lathe is OK but don't go all the way through! If you do the last few fibres don't cut and twist together into a very strong rope! 5. Reducing the outer diameter of a tube so it telescopes nicely is best done in a lathe with a file. Turning with even a very sharp tool is difficult. T
  10. Thanks Graham I’ll do that. The key to a lot of this is thinking ahead but the shifty wind on our tree lined pond means reacting to shifts and ending up somewhere other than suggested by any strategy. cheers T
  11. Thanks John that's that sorted! Web site bookmarked. Just another million things to get right. Cheers Trevor
  12. I am rebuilding my C rig masts due to carbon fibre damage and I am confused by some of the measurements and not even sure how to phrase this question! My old style certificate has figures that don't add up in as much as A upper to lower limit marks plus G deck to lower mark does not equal (what is now called) H deck to upper mark. It is 10 more! The new style certificate while it has more examples for G does add up in one case but what are the other options for? How do I use the certificate numbers to rebuild my mast? Cheers Trevor
  13. So far so good I have the C1 mast fixed. I have learnt not to use masking tape to retain resin as it's a fiddle to get it off! Currently struggling with mast measurements as I forgot to measure the limit marks! The measurements on the certificate don't seem to add up either but I'll ask that question in another post. T
  14. Thanks John I often get into this position as boats come past me on the windward leg and I get pushed onto starboard early. I think I shall go for the lay line early and go past it to allow for shifts and bad navigation! Cheers Trevor
  15. Bit of a newbie question as I confess to getting totally confused when looking at the rules! Two boats sailing towards the windward mark on starboard. The leeward boat will not make the mark and will need a short port tack to make the mark. What is the best strategy here? Should the leeward boat bear away, gybe onto port and go behind the windward boat until it can make the mark? Can he call for water at the mark, oblige the windward boat to tack, follow him onto port tack then back to starboard to make the mark? Any other strategies? Cheers Trevor
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