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by Gilbert Louis
03 Nov 2009, 21:40
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Low discharged nimh batteries in battery pack
Replies: 2
Views: 3076

Thanks Nigel for replying that puts me more at ease. It's just that I don't want to "mess" around with batteries and I hadn't seen that warning on regular nimh packaging - though I never really check but I don't have one around to check it either... In anycase I'll make my battery pack with these en...
by Gilbert Louis
01 Nov 2009, 01:37
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: 2009 Irish National Championships
Replies: 0
Views: 2457

2009 Irish National Championships

The date is now confirmed for the 22nd November in Dromineer at LDYC.
by Gilbert Louis
01 Nov 2009, 01:33
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: New NCAs Approved
Replies: 5
Views: 5710

Well done and welcome to IOM world :)
by Gilbert Louis
01 Nov 2009, 00:10
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Low discharged nimh batteries in battery pack
Replies: 2
Views: 3076

Low discharged nimh batteries in battery pack

Hi, I recently acquired a few eneloop batteries from sanyo. These are the new technology of low self-discharged nimh batteries. But on the back there is a warning to not solder and not link + to -. Never noticed this warning on normal nimh batteries and I wonder whether this is just to warn people n...
by Gilbert Louis
09 Mar 2009, 01:05
Forum: Measurement and Measurers
Topic: Holes in booms
Replies: 14
Views: 9949

My mistake I mis-read Valpro's post. thank to all for your responses - so I won't drill holes in my booms. But out of curiosity can I ask why it wouldn't be allowed ? what would be the reason(s) behind, I don't see what advantage one would gain by having lightening holes apart from gaining weight on...
by Gilbert Louis
07 Mar 2009, 00:49
Forum: Measurement and Measurers
Topic: Holes in booms
Replies: 14
Views: 9949

these are good answers but it seems I've brought up another tricky subject as responses seems to vary. As I said in one of my earlier post my understanding was that lightening holes were not allowed (don't see really why they wouldn't mind you) but as Valpro confirmed too this is not specified in th...
by Gilbert Louis
06 Mar 2009, 14:53
Forum: Measurement and Measurers
Topic: Holes in booms
Replies: 14
Views: 9949

Thank you for your response though that was my initial understanding as well - I can't find anything in the rules that would stop drilling holes in booms to lighten it in section F4 and since what is not in the rules is allowed !!! I haven't drilled them yet as I'd like a definite answer so to avoid...
by Gilbert Louis
06 Mar 2009, 13:18
Forum: Measurement and Measurers
Topic: Holes in booms
Replies: 14
Views: 9949

Holes in booms

Hi, I'm not too sure on this one hence why I'm looking for advice on the rules before I start drilling my booms. some of my booms are too heavy and I'm looking to drill holes in them to reduce the weight (I can afford to loose weight as I'm slightly over anyway on the overall boat weight.) So if we ...
by Gilbert Louis
12 Feb 2009, 12:10
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: Irish IOM class @ 2009 Boat show - need ur idea/experience
Replies: 1
Views: 2812

Irish IOM class @ 2009 Boat show - need ur idea/experience

Hi, For the firt time we will have a stand at the 2009 Irish boat show in Dublin starting next Wednesday. After negociating to have a presence there this will be the first time the IOM class will be represented there. We are very much looking forward to it and we hope to raise the awareness of model...
by Gilbert Louis
30 Jan 2009, 01:28
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: TS2 for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 4840

sold

My TS2 is now sold
by Gilbert Louis
31 Dec 2008, 21:46
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Moving to Spektrum ???
Replies: 8
Views: 5098

Hi, I'm recovering from being sick since xmas and haven't checked my posts but I want to thank you all for your responses in particular - olivier, rob, bruce and the others for their responses. I have made the jump and ordered a Tx and Rx but I have one final question : how do you bind the Rx to the...
by Gilbert Louis
17 Dec 2008, 00:43
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Moving to Spektrum ???
Replies: 8
Views: 5098

Hi Olivier, thank you for your feedback re the Tx that confirms what I thought but what about the receiver - which one do you use / recommend ?
by Gilbert Louis
15 Dec 2008, 22:30
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Moving to Spektrum ???
Replies: 8
Views: 5098

Moving to Spektrum ???

Hi, I'm thinking of moving over to spektrum Tx/Rx and im' not 100% sure what is the best option for our use in IOM. I have narrowed down the Dx5e or Dx6i for the Tx but really not sure what to go for in the Rx. what do people who have already made the move use for their Rx ? And can I still use my r...
by Gilbert Louis
11 Nov 2008, 12:26
Forum: General IOM
Topic: removing numbers in permanent maker ink on dacron sails
Replies: 8
Views: 8384

Lol - thank you Steve - excellent videos and they'll be very useful to a lot of people. One problem we have here in Ireland is that it seems very few shops if any sell acetone. I haven't been able to find any so I turned towards cheap nail polish remover which contains acetone but to the same purity...
by Gilbert Louis
03 Nov 2008, 17:53
Forum: General IOM
Topic: removing numbers in permanent maker ink on dacron sails
Replies: 8
Views: 8384

oh brilliant - thanks Steve that would be great. safe home and let me know when you've posted the video

Thx again
by Gilbert Louis
02 Nov 2008, 13:13
Forum: General IOM
Topic: removing numbers in permanent maker ink on dacron sails
Replies: 8
Views: 8384

removing numbers in permanent maker ink on dacron sails

Hi, I need to remove the permanent ink from a permanent marker on a dacron sail - has anyone done it successfully ? I've tried nail polish remover which contains acetone but with very little effect apart from making it worse as it spread the ink. So I actually made it worse then before. reluctant to...
by Gilbert Louis
30 Oct 2008, 17:08
Forum: General IOM
Topic: RRS 2009-2012 -- Changes to the game
Replies: 8
Views: 5016

You're right Rob, how many times have I seen boats sailing in a collision course with another an only shouting their priority at the last minute - granted they don't have to as they're the right of way boat but still sometimes it's not that easy to see at a distance. And not everyone knows all the r...
by Gilbert Louis
29 Oct 2008, 23:12
Forum: General IOM
Topic: RRS 2009-2012 -- Changes to the game
Replies: 8
Views: 5016

Hi, while some of them make more sense and in particular I like dropping 17.2 like Rob said as it will allow for the boat clear ahead to be able to defent her position. However I am still dubvious about rules 20 on the obstruction. Unless I misread the rule the boat hailing for room has to wait for ...
by Gilbert Louis
29 Oct 2008, 22:12
Forum: General IOM
Topic: wiring diagram for a 3pin on/off switch
Replies: 1
Views: 3109

wiring diagram for a 3pin on/off switch

Hi, I'm looking for a wiring diagram for the on/off switch it's a 3pin one.

If some has one or could explain how to wire it as I'm changing mine and I can't see how it was connected as it protected in some kind of plastic insulation.

Cheers
by Gilbert Louis
25 Oct 2008, 19:34
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: US IOM forum
Replies: 1
Views: 2834

US IOM forum

Hi, I had tried to register to the forum months ago and I got an error message. Since I have tried to re-register since it didn't work the first time round but it seems that the system kept my email address as if I was registered. To cut a long story short I can't login (can't remember my username n...
by Gilbert Louis
23 Sep 2008, 23:10
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: TS2 for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 4840

Hi, my TS2 is still available. Since my original post I raced in France and finitshed 5th in Nantes out of 21 entries. And this despite light wind conditions. Ah if there was only few more knots of breeze I could have given the top boys a run for the their money... still 5th in these conditions I wa...
by Gilbert Louis
24 Aug 2008, 10:46
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: former GB's Italico for sale GBR95
Replies: 1
Views: 3794

SOLD

Boat is now sold and has gone back to the UK.
Thx
by Gilbert Louis
20 Aug 2008, 00:29
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: TS2 for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 4840

TS2 for sale

Built by Craig Smith- professionally re-sprayed in 03. RMG 280D winch with Futaba S9203 rudder servo. this is a dry boat. Spectra sheeting lines. 3 Rigs with Rig box, blackmagicksails, come with Rx and a battery pack. 1 original TS2 rudder and one new shape rudder. I have won pretty much every event...
by Gilbert Louis
12 Aug 2008, 15:16
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: former GB's Italico for sale GBR95
Replies: 1
Views: 3794

former GB's Italico for sale GBR95

Italico - GBR95 former Graham's boat used in previous Worlds, Beige colour, in as new conditions, new Futaba winch, multirex servo rudder, patches and extras. come complete with 3 rigs, 2 battery packs, GB sails, with boat box, rig box. £1,300 ono you just have to charge the batteries and enjoy... ...
by Gilbert Louis
07 Apr 2008, 12:50
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Voltage indicator / battery indicator legal?
Replies: 39
Views: 18713

voltage reader

I'm struggling to understand why this little LCD reader would be against class rules. It doesn't add to the boat performance, it doesn't transmit information back and if anything it is a preventative measure. More is to be gained from boat tuning, correct helming and tactical choices. if we go down ...
by Gilbert Louis
13 Mar 2008, 23:03
Forum: General IOM
Topic: boat bag
Replies: 4
Views: 4414

Will do cheers :)
by Gilbert Louis
10 Mar 2008, 01:06
Forum: General IOM
Topic: boat bag
Replies: 4
Views: 4414

boat bag

Hi, Jeff Weiss made me a superb boat bag and I've tried to get in touch with him again but no luck - has he changed his email address ? is he still around the IOM circuit ? if you know could you let me know how I can email him. :?: Or do you know someone who make good boat bags ??? anyone !!! Cheers
by Gilbert Louis
16 Feb 2008, 18:39
Forum: General IOM
Topic: help with whirlwind winch
Replies: 1
Views: 2912

help with whirlwind winch

Hiya, in the process of re-fitting an IOM so it can sail again. with it came a whirlwind winch, I tried to connect it to the rx on the second port and I got a glitch but nothing more, tried port 3 and nothing. Also tried with another rx and same... I'm not familiar with this winch - anyone could gui...
by Gilbert Louis
31 Dec 2007, 00:36
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: World Championship Regatta Feedback
Replies: 5
Views: 4696

Hi, like Barry and Graeme I can't comment on the day to day runing of the event but I found they kept the audience "ie those of us who followed from home" interested with reports, pictures on daily basis between their official site and the french association site. So on that point I would say well d...
by Gilbert Louis
31 Dec 2007, 00:14
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Connections
Replies: 3
Views: 3638

connectors

Hi, thank you for your feedback. I'm moving to Deans ultra... they seems recommended by a lot of people...

Cheers