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Mike Ewart

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  1. Hi Martin contact me on my home phone n the yearbook mid!and s DSM
  2. Hi Ian I have also looked at this and wondered it looks reminiscent of John Lewis's challenge from the 70s but not sure
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Bill Green is the six metre A class registrar
  6. 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
  7. I used a trim tab net frisky but I use spectrum and they have a 3 position switch, I tied fairs settings but the only one I found any good was At one 3 to 5 degrees
  8. Johns book does have some interesting designs with brief notes on why he went the way he did but, seriously the A is to me one of our most underrated classses, it does not need to be modern it can vary in weight from less than 10 kilos up to 19 or 20 kilos, and they certainly are so graceful on the water, there are some very pretty designs out there and when you consider the cost of a top one metre the A is a cheap boat, I am an ex International Canoe sailor and the A and the 6 ( my other love) are very similar.
  9. Richard, I would say that a removable fin and a tin box would be.my preferred route it makes it much easier to change things in the future, apart from my humble opinion GB nearly always used a fin box, imitation/flattery
  10. A litt!e aside John Lewis in s design book said Gabrielle 1000 sq in stoke for an A kind you designs then we're a fair bit heavier
  11. Just having a look at the lines of Moby Dick, very pretty but might suffer if measured as a 6 but should be a nicely mannered yacht
  12. Hi Richad, from tabs are allowed but my personal feeling is that they really only seem effective on long legs to windward, that's a personal thing,but you for one and you don't like it just don't use it
  13. Hi Richard right been out and about with the tape measure ,my fine are from a renaissance and a Ravenna and both are fitted into fin boxes, total dimensional of fin 60mms long bottom of fin 290 mms long, from hull to top of lead 80 mm, length at base of hull 223 mm. the leads are .com Sails egg and are both the original shape, I believe there is a drawing on their website. do remember the draught of the yacht is set by the measuring and Carrie a high penalty in the titular so you do not want to exceed this it is determined by the overall length and the weight, I th will we som
  14. Hi Richard I will apply a tale measure to my sixes in the morning and get back to you, Typical sixes are from 10 kilos to12.5 to 13 kilosthe12 something is probably the common weight but lots depends on the complicated formulae
  15. My local model shop suggested I buy direct from vape tex
  16. Richard Uttley his email is richard.utley2@btinernet.com
  17. As it's registered its worth contacting the 10r registrar and the number should give you all the info you need, looks pretty though
  18. I use a bit of silicon n the threads when voting deck eyes etc, I find this is an effective sealant but the fitting car removed easily if required
  19. I agree it is no great advantage going lower on the mast, remembering that as the wind strength increases the biggest problem with a six is retaining control and the design does tend to lift up and broach so reduction of the main sail area is the prime consideration, in really extreme conditions you still need to be able to sail to windward, on my C suit I have reduced the job area by taking area from the foot of the sail and the roach this increasing the spot effectively and allowing a greater volume of air through the slot
  20. Certainly talk to Damien, as I said I was impressed with the quality and finish on Sea Bird ,and at the price point where Damien is a new six completed and measured would work out cheaper than a new IOM, and I certainly have no doubts which way I would go
  21. sometimes if you lay the sail on some material like a firm leather surface ( some give but not soft) and run a blunt edge down the crease you can take away the worst of the crease it will still be visible but the effect will be less damaging on the airflow. Conversly the sail is non panelled and it is not beyond the average sailor to make a new one for yourself
  22. I thought when I saw the pictures on ebay that the sail proportions looked different but had not considered the mast position in relation to the fin position which would explain it, the test will be in her balance when sailing. The description of the sheeting sounds like it would work quite successfuly
  23. As a cruising yacht this will be lovely to sail agree with the pre joys comments regarding winch and main sheet tower, remember with a closed loop system you will need an elastic section to take up variations in the win h drum diameter as the sheets wind in and out and I am assuming you have a two section winch drum the sheet tension needs to be equivalent to half a turn of the winch approx
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