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by Nigel
25 Oct 2012, 18:30
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: pikanto for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 5299

Re: pikanto for sale

I would buy the RMG winch.
by Nigel
21 May 2012, 11:11
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Data transmission from the boat
Replies: 41
Views: 16083

Re: Data transmission from the boat

Robert,

any news on the Canadian request for an emergency rule change?

Regards
Nigel
by Nigel
13 Feb 2012, 22:55
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Data transmission from the boat
Replies: 41
Views: 16083

Re: Data transmission from the boat

Dave, all perfectly valid points but a little one sided. Why did the class incl. the use of twin receivers? At the time and until now system operating a single receiver are available and operate with no disadvantge. Why drive potential newcomers to the sport who already own such a radio into buying ...
by Nigel
11 Feb 2012, 18:32
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Data transmission from the boat
Replies: 41
Views: 16083

Data transmission from the boat

Currently the CR read like this: "C 5.3. Except for control unit positioning and radio link information, no radio transmissions from the boat shall be made." The most recent 2,4Ghz systems such as Jeti Duplex and Graupner HOTT transmit the receiver battery voltage as a default. This does not require...
by Nigel
30 Nov 2011, 22:06
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: 2013 World Championships
Replies: 44
Views: 20464

Re: 2013 World Championships

East See is actually a less than optimum translation for Baltic :wink:
by Nigel
06 Sep 2011, 18:23
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Moulded sails -- future rule change?
Replies: 9
Views: 6309

Re: Moulded sails -- future rule change?

Lester, after after what happend with Taxalium and the luff attachment on sails from NZL in the past, it is obvious that IOMICA is happy to slam doors shut where they think it is right. :roll: At present the "techies" have come to the conclusion that the sails Zvonko is making are class legal. The n...
by Nigel
06 Sep 2011, 16:22
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Moulded sails -- future rule change?
Replies: 9
Views: 6309

Re: Moulded sails -- future rule change?

Well I don't make sails and have used sails from various lofts incl. but not limited to Sailetc, BG, Housemartin and Stealth Sails. Irrespective of the production method there is no "perfect" sail regardless of the production process. Looking at the wind range an IOM topsuit has to cover you well ne...
by Nigel
02 Sep 2011, 09:50
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Single Panel Molded Sails
Replies: 90
Views: 40609

Re: Single Panel Molded Sails

Hi John, looking at the wording of the interpretation I don't see any need for an amending the CR. "a)Single panel sails are permissible under the Class Rules and that b)The use of a mould to allow, by the application of heat and/or force, the sail material to conform to the mould shape is not preve...
by Nigel
05 Jul 2011, 13:58
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Single Panel Molded Sails
Replies: 90
Views: 40609

Re: Single Panel Molded Sails

Dave, go back to Roberts posting from 20 Jun 2011, 22:13

It has to do with battens & battenpockets.
by Nigel
05 Jul 2011, 10:04
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Single Panel Molded Sails
Replies: 90
Views: 40609

Re: Single Panel Molded Sails

To judge the relevance of this discussion to the IOM community just do the simple maths. :wink: Look at the total number of IOM skippers globally, the number of IOM skippers that regularly take part in national and international championships and then the number of unique writters on this thread. :o...
by Nigel
26 Jun 2011, 21:45
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Single Panel Molded Sails
Replies: 90
Views: 40609

Re: Single Panel Molded Sails

Well one area you can forget, is the idea of getting a patent on moulded sails with fibre reinforcement. I am certain that any attempt to do this will attract the attention of the guys in Minden / USA i.e. North Sails. I do think, that Zvonkos point of performance sails at a lower price point is by ...
by Nigel
25 Aug 2010, 11:15
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: Widget for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 3459

Re: Widget for sale

SOLD
by Nigel
18 Aug 2010, 17:23
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: Widget for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 3459

Widget for sale

I have a brand new unsailed Widget for sale. The details are: - Widget assembled from Dave Creed kit incl. latest foils - professionally painted in red & white by local workshop - No.1, 2 & 3 Rigs with Housemartin fittings and light weight black PG masts - all sails with matching red trim by Stealth...
by Nigel
23 Nov 2009, 11:39
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Barbados IOM regatta 2010
Replies: 8
Views: 5082

Hi Peter,

I am considering a participation in your regatta and combining this with a family vacation. Have you got any agreements around lodging that you can recommend?

kind regards
by Nigel
11 Nov 2009, 18:07
Forum: General IOM
Topic: RMG sailwinch
Replies: 9
Views: 5998

:roll: Thanks Brig. I was just not reading right. You just have to read slowly and you come to "round to it" :oops:
by Nigel
10 Nov 2009, 17:51
Forum: General IOM
Topic: RMG sailwinch
Replies: 9
Views: 5998

Rob, perhaps I am missing something but can you specify a "roundtoit" ? :?
by Nigel
09 Nov 2009, 11:20
Forum: General IOM
Topic: RMG sailwinch
Replies: 9
Views: 5998

Hi,

Rob, it might purely by to my setup. :roll: In addition I was using the early version of the drum. I'll just blaim Craig on my problems. :wink:

I would be happy to give the updated version a try on my new Marblehead.
by Nigel
02 Nov 2009, 19:19
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Low discharged nimh batteries in battery pack
Replies: 2
Views: 2556

Hi Gilbert,

I use Eneloops to power my radio. These are soldered into a flat pack of 8 with no negaticve effect so far. A 2.000 mAh pack in a Futaba 3VC last me a 3 day race weekend with out recharge. :P
by Nigel
11 Sep 2009, 23:20
Forum: General IOM
Topic: IOM in ISAF
Replies: 198
Views: 57862

I think before anybody here goes of the cliff they should consider a couple of things: 1.) this is an open forum i.e. anybody including the person mentioned can read this - hmmmmmmm :oops: 2.) we are talking about rc toy boats - Stop making this matter look as if it's a life threatening issue or an ...
by Nigel
10 Sep 2009, 14:55
Forum: General IOM
Topic: LiFePO4 could this be the new wave in boat batts
Replies: 15
Views: 6810

Peter, don't worry about stall current. If you stall out over a lenghty period the batterie isn't the limiting factor. You will fry cables etc before and the batterie is actually protected against overload. I have run the 1.350 cells for three days in my Marblehead in 3rd and 4th suit without any is...
by Nigel
10 Sep 2009, 11:49
Forum: General IOM
Topic: LiFePO4 could this be the new wave in boat batts
Replies: 15
Views: 6810

Peter, go for the 1.350mAh. It gives you a little more capacity. I just checked mine and they are actually exactly these cells. The max. rate of 4A ver. 14A just gives you the maximum load you can apply to the batterie. The max. rate for the 4A is actually limited to 7A by a little electonic thingy....
by Nigel
09 Sep 2009, 22:28
Forum: General IOM
Topic: LiFePO4 could this be the new wave in boat batts
Replies: 15
Views: 6810

Peter, I have been using these batteries since the end of 2008 and am very pleased with them. A two cell pack has 6,6V at 1.100 mAh and ways about 90g. You can charge these batteries with 3C so can recarge a pack in 20 Min. The have very low internal resistance and can easily handle loads up to 50A....
by Nigel
11 Jul 2009, 17:17
Forum: General IOM
Topic: RMG sailwinch
Replies: 9
Views: 5998

Rob makes some great products and I have been using his winches since I startes sailing IOM back in 2000 and was actually one of the very first to use his Product in Germany. But with the self tensioning drum my only advise is, drop them and back to a regular setup with eiter a tensioning cord or en...
by Nigel
07 Jul 2009, 16:46
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Feedback on Barbados 2009 World Championship
Replies: 26
Views: 11550

not specific to Barbados

I can't give any comment on the event in Barbados as I was not able to go. :( In my opinion THE core issue not only for IOM but for all classes of radio sailing are more compact and less regulated events thus bringing a drastically reduced financial risk to possible organizers of future events. The ...
by Nigel
26 Jun 2009, 18:24
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Barbados Worlds 2009 International One Metre Notice Of Race
Replies: 119
Views: 48541

Yes, the first day the video feed wasn't perfect but that has been resolved and allthough the quality isn't HD it's by far the best coverage of an int. Regatta to date. They have got some photos online. :) The organizers have also heard what people are saying and have started listing the results hea...
by Nigel
23 Jun 2009, 21:44
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Barbados Worlds 2009 International One Metre Notice Of Race
Replies: 119
Views: 48541

Peter, I second what Olivier has written. Conection was fine today and it really gives boring telephone conferences a new twist :lol:
by Nigel
22 Jun 2009, 22:06
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Barbados Worlds 2009 International One Metre Notice Of Race
Replies: 119
Views: 48541

Yes, you are right. The video is a nice feature but it seems as if bandwitth has been underestimated drastically. I am also surprised, that the team in charge of the computer scoring can't upload the standings after each race. The French did an excellent job in Marseille as you could really follow t...
by Nigel
22 Jun 2009, 16:42
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Barbados Worlds 2009 International One Metre Notice Of Race
Replies: 119
Views: 48541

Lester, try again. It's up and runing now. :P

Great coverage :!:
by Nigel
22 Jun 2009, 15:41
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Barbados Worlds 2009 International One Metre Notice Of Race
Replies: 119
Views: 48541

Hi Lester,

I am having the same issue. I had a short glimpse of the event and am now getting the same message.

I think the traffic is either blowing the server or THE internet cable to Barbados has packed up. :wink:
by Nigel
22 May 2009, 14:28
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: World Champs 2009
Replies: 102
Views: 35311

Val, I can follow your ideas around the term ply and the results for our class rules. Never the less, it seems as if sail makers and measurers seem to have a different angle of view on this.

I have allready contacted our NCA chairman and we will put this in for clarification as soon as possible.