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  1. Boatsie

    Mast lifting torque

    I just bought a Hobie 18.. Haven't used vessel yet love this idea I saw on YouTube.. The mast raises from pivot forward hence the forestay tensions the lift. On YouTube a brilliant guy placed a tube perpendicular to mast at mast pivot and fed the lift via the radius of tube thus torquing the lift from lay. I intend to build a righting pole which cups the mast pivot and slots a feed line on other end.. As mast nears vertical, the pole can drop out having done job yet during job pressure will hold system together. Much like a torque pole leading tension of Guy pole clew. (Still an idiot but an idiot with a surf boat. Lol) Boatsie
  2. Boatsie

    Thanx

    I meant Milang.. Best of luck. I don't know the race. Reads like fun. Races there continent side of the dunes read like fun. I don't know the waters. The Stingray has swing boards. The A class is dagger but no need of crew. Realm is helm, let the wind overwealm. Looks like lovely shallow protected waters, I've seen daggers smashed due to high bed slaughters. I'd be happy soon learning that place to giddy up a good pace. You beauty.. Finally an affordable cat pair, ashore too long. Thanx catsailors, if I hadn't read into it I'd probably have kept going at a larger keelboat. Looking forward to overpowered cats. You beauty. Thank.. Godspeed
  3. Boatsie

    Advice

    Anyway... Anyone know where I may obtain a copy of Stingray class rules please? He looks like a nice vessel.. Needs a tidy..99% sure I'll be allowed to garage the beast. 'You don't buy a boat, you purchase the option to upkeep a vessel'..I read that from a cruiser and unlike a boat; if a car breaks down you don't have to swim ashore. Do nationals attract much fleet? I don't mind thinking I'll repair via 2 of 3 method.. Time, quality, cost.. Choosing time and quality. Has minor issues.. Might as well hang off until certain of class rules. Fix once, fix properly.
  4. Boatsie

    Thanx

    Good luck with Goolwa to Meningie race madboutcats. I like your video. Nice 2. 99% sure my plan follows yet if 1% out.. Something similar. Internet like sailing anyway.. HTTP heel turn thrust pitch. Zero 3 and use the rest.. I like how you guys heel the seas. Trailer issues doesn't seem to be such. Looking at piggybacking an A class smiley traveler eight one advantage lightweight with above Stingray below. Once home, Stingray gets ceiling and a year to mildly modify.. Maybe +1 crew and next years Goolwa-Meningie. Maybe family /friends like 5 minute lift out way and lower Stingray to enjoy a day with me. Trailer suits both. I'll get speed wobbles a while and I'm a bit deaf but I'm looking forward to dancing near you guys. PST.. Might be better to give me next to the gunboat so that I can hear the start bang.. Lol. Shaking the hustling aft. Faking the gusting blast. Raking the lead edge to go fast. Looking forward to a foiled clear clean lead edge on main. Surely that'll point like a kitten.. Hoping body young enough to cope with mind.. Just happy to race again (25 years)
  5. Boatsie

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    Zx12r

    $4200.. A really nice bike. Non restricted model. 350kmph speedo. Yet handles twisties superbly. I have no use. Well cared.
  8. Boatsie

    Thanx

    I've noticed some use traditional screw method to trace a triple block pair into a 6:1 advantage. We pull at 90degrees as shown. Eliminates system torque and keeps system tidy. Same advantage without the twisting motion. If home time includes using the blocks to hoist, will hoist straight up rather than turn. Easy to trace and set up and without torque during use it is very reliable at close haul and line length. Getting a boat soon, so frighteningly happy, you're welcome, will work on the river race next year.
  9. Boatsie

    Thanx

    I like water too. A uniform mass. Water is like air with uniformity; easy paths. If I can find a ball to fit to mast tip, that'll better airflow. Better yet worse. Or better to my use would be two buoyancy bouys with a wind vane on top. True or apparent? Anyway, thanx mbc, I'm out, it was my catsized cap moment. I lied. Went to pick up, issues with trailer rego, I'll find another boat. Simply couldn't get a permit at 0700 on a Sunday while there in Melbourne. I love how in front of the sails leading edge flows a channel with more energy than the sails catch. When leeward, although almost shadowed by windward boat yet only a bow portion in front. A stronger higher point becomes available.. I here someone calling, "Up windward boat, up, " I need heave, thank heaps, chao Edit: I figure heaps in same boat as me. Just planning to learn helm. That needs minor work.. Major upgrade is there; swinging centre boards. Solid boat. Minor details. Mast foot bracket, bung plug, keel strips and tiller arm. He'd be solid speeding shallows such as Port Phillips bay, Semaphore , North Arm, Port Vincent ,etc without worry of damage. I'll see you out there someday soon. Most probably in something like the modified Stingray, a Cobra, a Hobie, a Mosquito... Or whatever I do get. I think I'm old.. Ouch. Just a last edit because I think it's funny although my loss. Last time I mistimed a major mistake was a tack. The sheets weren't held to force tack and we bobbed, luffed. Main sheet and I saw it coming and covered in bildge but foresheet copped it in his arm; bow of greater than 2 tonne. Paralyzed his arm. A dead arm of approximately 2 days. Due to work commitments I can't luff in Melbourne 2 days. Even trailer fantastic, hull suspend type, easy maintenance if ever needed on hulls. Nearly had me a race boat. Heaving..
  10. Boatsie

    Thanx

    Self righting monos is a bit misleading. The Dragon will sink if capsized; open cockpit, high wall rim seat. Only came close once. Race became gale. My forehand was 6'9 yet really agile a moment. At bottom can, the chute door was opened, the spinnaker retrieved into hull, coming around into beat we watched him race forward, seal hatch and hug mast as bow buried and deck flood covered his legs and some torso. She'd handle full sail in light gale hence gonna wale submersion never really bothered us much. She'd take a foot under and too long to story. I want a crew soon. Can't miss the boat, bright as. Basic.. Just white sails. Racing to learn habits. Experience not necessary. Half hour rigging*2 . I have sail wash down posts at home. Just basic rock up and ride suits me too. I've only crewed on steerage. Air at leading edge via a guy pole and helm on tiller. I love learning too and that is practice. I'm just typing because I haven't a crew. (I doubt we'll win, just plane fun) I'm 45, I'm unsure of trap but believe I'll love it, I've had arthritis 38 years hence nervous rhythms I enjoy. Body ok but hidden is 2 ankle breaks, 2 leg breaks, probable back break healed with ancient due to modern mistrust of medical habits, a broken hand, a broken wrist, a broken shoulder, a broken collarbone and many breaks of facial bones. I wouldn't be interested in a single race crew yet more so with 1 season. Not that great a sailor, just interested in speed and continuous motion underway. I write way too much.. Ready to learn by self or with someone that wants a season. I @96kg in case you want to do the physics. Thanx guys regarding sites advice etc.
  11. Boatsie

    Thanx

    righting pole sorted. Will build width to fit. Shouldn't be a hassle. Thanx. ☺️
  12. Boatsie

    Thanx

    Thank mbc, I read you owned a Stingray. I've never righted a cat. Only ever pushed self righting mono hulls. 'FatBoySlim' won't see water until November, maybe October. Small vandalism issues to seaworthy. Tilt, turn, thrust; torques sail craft. I'll learn the Stingray later but know I'll go swimming. I am looking at training wheels such as foam or ping pong ball captivity in spar plus a couple of 2 litre empty milk bottles in lue of a cock on the tip. I'd have thought that a stand on leeward board into a hang from windward stay would weight the windward hull and sail the trampoline to lift the weak purchase of the leeward hull fulcrum. Very interested in easy ways too bro. What shaft length righting pole would you recommend with a Stingray please? Ideas entertaining me at moment include fabrication of spare centre boards with +20 or +30 kg low line and/or brace traps to lead weight aft keel of hull. By next year I will have sailed and felt my opinion of the cats preferred pitch ballast placement. I'm pretty ignorant of catamarans at the moment yet every boat is different yet same. I'd love a Tornado, I've only seen videos but they're displacing at beyond displacement speeds easily rather than planing (edit: that's written incorrectly.. They're maintaining above displacement speeds when parting through lumps rather than suffering from bow bury). Too my eyes; that is a stable missile rather than a hot rocket. Might take a couple of years to modify this house to shelter such (without the damage risk of reversing through a 5metre gap of 10.5 feet and not much height). Having a few months to research, definitely interested in any ways to improve my safety. I'll probably be reefing main too.. Nice and easy with batterns. Not a racing lost.. I don't plan too win; just survive. I love boats too.
  13. Boatsie

    Thanx

    I bought 'FatBoySlim' Stingray Pick up soon. I'll probably ballast to suit 1 up and seek allowance to race at Largs. I think they can a 16foot skiff, Sharpies, Fireballs. Plus if day long enough can always camp and cruise. Fairway beacon about 7 mile out, long sand ledge north of that . That's an awesome spot. Usually a reach with a running swell. Bigger sharks from depth surf there. Dolphins from shallows play too. I like it. Wouldn't want a bang stick due to a catsized cap there though. About half depth of spar. Anyway.. Done my lies about catsized caps.. Found a vessel. 1/2 hour solo rig. Good enough. Thanx
  14. Boatsie

    Thanx

    I think I've luffed much of your times. Thanx. Taken advice. Seeking 1 man cat. Probably won't cruise. Just coast run and river hits of speed. Found an A class without trailer. Any trailers for sale to suit? Adelaide. Nathan
  15. Boatsie

    Advice

    Seeking advice. Stingray. Do they behave ok with 1 man? Rigging, sea kindliness, derigging. Ditto with Cobra. Seen them advertised too. Seeking a quick easy launch sail boat. Cats tick a lot of boxes. Most life expectancy is.. A quick launch cat single handed. Local coast days. Race and/or cruise. Inexperienced crew if crewed probable. On it to have fun. I like rough weather. I haven't on her. Will be a while before I learn catsize techniques, etc. Currently I've seen a Cobra and a Stingray at around $1000. Happy to seaworthy a season and race the following year. Major components important. Car breaks down, we walk. Feast beasts swim with us out there. Preferred location; windy and flat. Nathan
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