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    Downwind technique

    Cheers to those that replied. Including via email. I think I might try sailing my 16sq for a while and get my skills back up on a completely different platform and then start again on the infusion. Cheers
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    Hobie Bravo or Wave wanted WA

    I have a Hobie wave for sale. It is in excellent condition and has a spinnaker kit. It has beach rollers and a Jib. It needs a new tramp but I will fit one to it when it sells I just dont use it enough as I have 3 other yachts and they dont get enough attention either. It also has the back supports. Good little boat. I take the kids out on it. I also cart it around on my Box trailer
  3. Hey people. So I am getting flogged downwind and I want to do something about it. I have been dealing with this a while. I know that everyone is going to suggest settings. I feel I may have done everything and I have narrowed it down to the Nut behind the wheel. So what am I doing wrong? Firstly when I say I am being flogged I feel I might be quicker if I didnt put the kite up!! I have swapped boats with another club member for a race and he flogged me worse when he was on my boat as he did when he was on his. I dont feel its a weight issue we are 180KG combined. I am slick upwind and that is the only reason I am not getting embarrassed. So I would like to know where I put the following boat parts in about 15kts (Where I seem to be at my worst) 1. Centerboards ( I have been running them half up) 2. Mast Rotation (I have it inline with the front beam) 3. Cunningham (Barely ull the wrinkles out of the main) 4. Jib ( let it off enough to get around the top mark and dont care about it after that) 5. Traveller ( At very most 1 traveller car width of centre) 6. Main ( About 600mm from beam to boom or about 1.5m of sheet eased from upwind) 7 Crew ( On the trap and hooked in the footstrap) 8. Me ( Sitting on the back beam/hull intersection of the tramp) 9. I like the hull reasonably out of the water and usually the windward centerboard stays mostly dry. So has anyone got some suggestions as to what I might be doing wrong. My boat is quick and Light with brand new sails Any help would be great as we are starting to get a decent fleet here and I want to stop bringing up the rear Cheers Bevo Nacra Infusion
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    Best looking windrush ever!

    And it got second!!
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    WA F18 CUP

    Heats 4,5,6 were cancelled due to almost all F18 Sailors in WA practicing for the Tornado Worlds.
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    NACRA Infusion Poor performance

    Ok Thanks Everyone for their input. Looks like the spreaders fixed it. I put them on and it immediately showed an improvement but in my rush I forgot to measure the diamond tension and sailed with it at about 32 which I think is a little light on. So the next weekend I cranked it up to 42 and the boat is now quick. The port starboard thing has gone. So the Fault was 1 spreader bending under load causing the mast to twist on Starboard Tack. It would have been twisting a certain amount on Port which actually made it super quick on port hence exaggerating the problem. I have raced 5 races with it now and 4 wins so we can put this one to bed. Thanks Gary Gornall at Goose Marine for your help. See you all at the F18's
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    NACRA Infusion Poor performance

    Thanks heaps for the advise. I do run pretty high rig tension and have done my measurements with the rig tension on and I measured to a point on the boat rather than the stay length. But for it to be a stay it must be stretching a foot as small deviations dont really make too much difference. I did slacken the diamond wires off and checked the mast and it looks pretty good I cant fault it even the smallest amount. I have re-tensioned the diamonds still all good. I have swapped out the skipper and I have had 3 different crews. All much the same although it was light when I swapped Skippers. I am right handed but it is rare for me to have the main sheet and usually when I have it, its light and the problem is not there in light conditions. I feel that the mast may be twisting and I think the go-pro is an awesome idea. I have bought a new set of Rod spreaders and I am ditching the wing ones as I know they are not matched. They are the same but the boat was missing one when I bought it!! I have a bloke on Standby with a new mast and he is going to lend it to me. One observation from ashore is that my mast bends significantly under kite and I run my mainsheet in slightly cracked position with kite up. For people to comment ashore it must be significant. Will change out the spreaders and see if I can borrow a go-pro or ask Santa to deliver early. I really need this sorted before the F18 nats or my trip from WA will be pointless. How is the mast constructed it there a possibility of an internal failure? Have spoken to NACRA and I think they think I am after warranty but I am just after an outcome. It is quite possible that I have broke it if that is what the problem is. I sold my Tiger for a better performing boat and I now have Tigers whoopping me. I wonder where my old boat is....
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    NACRA Infusion Poor performance

    Hey People thanks for your help. Thanks Gareth for your words of wisdom My Infusion is slow at the moment but still floggs you haha Since putting this post up I have done the following. Checked Diamond tension left to right - all good Checked sidestays - Within 1mm length Checked Spreaders - Within 2mm angle spot on for height Swapped Centerboards left to right - No change Put a Brand New set of sails on - Marginally worse. Mast is dead straight. 1 thing to note is the lower the wind the less the problem. Also note that I get some of the performance back if I set the mast rotation on STBD Tack to the downwind position. Hard to tell from the wire but it looks like the mast is twisting the same way both tacks. I have just taken delivery of a new set of spreaders, Rod ones as opposed to the wing or Proctor type. I will give this a go tomorrow and if not One of my mate will lend me his mast for a day and see if the problem shifts to his boat
  9. Hey All. I have an Infusion and love it right up until I tack onto STBD Once on STBD Tack I get overtaken by Hobie 16's. They sail higher and faster than me. I liken the performance to sailing with a ton of weed on the centerboards. I have done heaps of Fault finding and I have come up with nothing that would make a significant difference. I have had 3 different people sail the boat all agreeing with me on the performance but no-one has an idea what it is. I can reduce the poor performance by rotating the mast to the downwind position. It doesnt seem to be very bad when its light and seems to be worse at 15-18kts On Port tack it is rocketship fast almost as quick as the Tornado's and make all other F18's in my vicinity look like they are stopped. I have had heaps of people look it over and no-one can see anything that would make that kind of difference. I mean the sidestays would have be a foot longer to make a difference or the diamonds be 6 inches longer on one side but everything measures within 5mm and I have adjusted them to be within 1mm. The only thing I can see it is is the mast looks like it is twisting along its length. Hard to see whilst on the wire and everything goes back to perfect once all the load is taken off the boat. But I think it is twisting the same way under load. It seems a little less responsive on the opposite tack with the kite up but not significant enough to think the problem is related. I have put up a full brand new set of Rags on the weekend and the problem seemed to be exagerated more with the new sails. Please help or point me towards regattas where I only need port tack. Cheers
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    WA F18 CUP

    1st three heats were conducted on Sunday. Brett Burvill and Ryan Duffield Won all three heats in a Building Sea Breeze. We started the race in 10-12 Kts and finished in 18 Kts Great racing had by all.
  11. Bevo

    yardstick talk.... again

    Hey Gareth The easiest solution is to line up against another Windrush with similar capabilities to you and see how much quicker you are. I would suspect that if Thomo or Ryan came down they would likely beat you even with no Spin. No offence to your capabilities. A good W14 is not much slower than H16 normally so I would expect that one with a Spin should be as quick. The 430's Yardstick is odd. I would have thought it would be less but time will tell. The big difference between the W14 and the 430 is the weight. The 430 is heavier. But if you have a look at the Nacra website it says the "Fastest 14ft production cat" Pretty sure the Windrush is a production cat. So my theory is that the yarstick for the W14 is spot on and the 3% adjustment for the Kite is fair. I think you need to compare apples with apples and the 430 is more like a Pear.
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    WA F18 CUP

    Jervoise Bay Sailing Club in conjunction with ENZED Fremantle are proud to announce the WA formula 18 Cup. This Event will be held over 5 non consecutive days with 3 heats programmed per day. This event is open to F18's only and all competitors must comply with current F18 rules. The event will be held at the lovely Jervoise Bay Sailing Club with its fantastic sailing conditions. have a quick look at this you tube clip of our recent 9er states The Races days are as follows 16th Nov Heats 1,2,3 14th Dec Heats 4,5,6 8th Feb Heats 7,8,9 28th Feb,1st,2nd March Heats 10,11,12 this will be run in conjunction with the Round the Sound Regatta. 22nd March Heats 13,14,15. Hope to see as many F18's as possible. Will be a fantastic event
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    WA F18 CUP

    Jervoise Bay Sailing Club in conjunction with ENZED Fremantle are proud to announce the WA formula 18 Cup. This Event will be held over 5 non consecutive days with 3 heats programmed per day. This event is open to F18's only and all competitors must comply with current F18 rules. The event will be held at the lovely Jervoise Bay Sailing Club with its fantastic sailing conditions. have a quick look at this you tube clip of our recent 9er states The Races days are as follows 16th Nov Heats 1,2,3 14th Dec Heats 4,5,6 8th Feb Heats 7,8,9 28th Feb,1st,2nd March Heats 10,11,12 this will be run in conjunction with the Round the Sound Regatta. 22nd March Heats 13,14,15.
  14. Jervoise Bay Sailing club is proud to announce the ANZAC Day long weekend regatta. The regatta will be held in the pristine water of Woodman point. Anyone who has sailed here can vouch for the water. We also have the long grassed area and camping facilities. This Regatta will incorporate the Tornado State Championships and the NACRA open State championships. The Regatta is open to all "off the beach" Cat classes. Sailing instructions can be found at the following link https://www.dropbox.com/s/yacums7otkzq3tw/JBSC%20ANZAC%20Weekend%20Regatta%20-%20NOR%201.1.pdf I encourage everyone to Enter and pay for the regatta online. It will be a great event and I look forward to seeing everyone there
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