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  1. We have to beat this thing down to a manageable level first and hopefully we can all do our thing next year. Beating it must come first especially because so many of our members are elderly.
  2. It would not be part of the Hull under ERS nor is it a permitted IOM fitting.
  3. Hi Trev Ime afraid I never did have any set up notes being a far less competent skippers than most that do. Always have been a seat of my pants sailor and have never had any measurements or notes to go on. My general rule of thumb is to set a boat up so it handles well. A boat you are fighting round the course will rarely be a fast one.
  4. The stuff I use comes from a local welding supplies place. They stock all sorts of stuff including the 1 metre length rods. But apart from that Sails etc have 1.8mm stuff. http://www.sailsetc2.com/store/index.php/wire-1130.html
  5. David one of the problems would be that if a boat had different colour panels it can often make a very effective camo effect and make reading sail numbers difficult. We used to have a member who made his own sails from clear material. With clutter and other boats behind him it was impossible to read his numbers. But I believe this is legal.
  6. Speaking as a fisherman who spends a lot of time looking at a float I can safely say that for most of the time the best colour to see is black.
  7. You might like to give this group a try. http://www.vmyg.org.uk/
  8. Barry Chisam

    BASIL ?

    Prabably a Tony Abel 6 Metre Dolphin. Heres the only pic I could find
  9. If protesting a boat for not sailing the course should this be done after the race has finished? Until then a boat has not sailed the wrong course and protesting them would surely be outside assistance giving them a chance to correct the error.
  10. And we wonder why some potential members are put off by the rules.
  11. All very interesting bandying about rule definitions etc but I think most of us know exactly what it means. If a row boat deviates from its straight course she must give non row boats room to keep clear. If a boat is allowed to lift on a windshift which prevents the other boat from keeping clear it makes the rule nonsense.
  12. Easy David just pick the opposite one to me, I always get it wrong.
  13. Hi Melissa There can be several reasons for a penalty not being taken by a boat touching a mark. In the same way that an observer must only call contact if he is sure it happened a skipper would not be obliged to take a penalty without a call if he was in doubt about contact. Secondly you were watching a video possibly taken with a long lense that could show a minor contact not obvious to the naked eye.
  14. Also depends on what paint is already on and what you intend to overcoat with. Not all paints are compatible with one and other.
  15. So that brings me to the last part of rule 15, unless she acquires right of way because of the other boat’s actions. If the boat gaining right of way because of the other boat tacking still has to give room for the other boat to keep clear what is the reason for this part of the rule which appears to say she does not initially have to give the other boat room..
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