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by peter spence
16 Oct 2006, 11:30
Forum: General IOM
Topic: New boy
Replies: 21
Views: 15175

I hold my hand up and admit I used to sail a Merlin many years ago under the RYA umbrella whilst in-between clubs for a couple of years however, the problem with Virtual Clubs is that if we all join a Virtual Club, where are we actually going to sail? - we need proper clubs with an actual lake to sa...
by peter spence
13 Oct 2006, 12:13
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: 2007 Worlds application received
Replies: 7
Views: 5458

whats the latest info on this event - is it a definite or a maybe - and if its a definite, do we have any firm dates etc?

cheers

peter GBR49
by peter spence
06 Oct 2006, 10:36
Forum: General IOM
Topic: adjusting weight of lead balast
Replies: 5
Views: 4631

ah - but if youre going to be so precise so early on a friday morning Lester - have you taken the effect of atmospheric pressure into consideration on his scales (joke)

peter

PS - see you tomorrow :shock:
by peter spence
10 Apr 2006, 11:33
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Is it allowed to borrow a boat ?
Replies: 13
Views: 9967

what happens if you borrow a boat which has a personal number on the sail - the jib number will be different to the boat's certificate and the personal number will be in someone elses name - what happens then ?

cheers
peter
by peter spence
12 Oct 2005, 16:55
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Mast rake
Replies: 7
Views: 5703

I'm just a simple boy at heart and try not to make things more coplicated than they need to be - I just aim to get a boat that is all-round competitive and then the hard and most important bit of all... try to point it in the right direction - and equally important, try to keep clear of trouble !!!!...
by peter spence
12 Oct 2005, 15:00
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Mast rake
Replies: 7
Views: 5703

why not initially use a bowsie (I do and freely admit I rarely adjust it once I have found a happy medium setting) and then once you have found the correct length for your hull shape/fin position etc if you want to you can make yourself a permanent forestay the required length and use the existing h...
by peter spence
19 Sep 2005, 10:30
Forum: General IOM
Topic: This morning at the lake...
Replies: 2
Views: 2666

hi there - dont have any info about who designed the Oska, but as you correctly suggest if you contact Peter Wiles at PJ Sails (01202 744101) he will be able to gove all the info you need - he builds/sails them (or did a couple of years ago) so presumably knows who designed it etc - and I think he a...
by peter spence
22 Jun 2005, 18:25
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Restauring a Mandarin for a kid
Replies: 5
Views: 4222

from memory (so I might be wrong) but I think Ken Binks aka KBits used to sell/market the Mandarin, so may have some info/equipment - worth a try

http://www.kbits.co.uk

cheers
peter
by peter spence
14 Jan 2005, 13:18
Forum: General IOM
Topic: websites/forums etc...
Replies: 3
Views: 2737

hi there Tim - if you want some info re the Ericca - email me at peter@yachtsandyachting.com

I had one a few of years ago which I raced for a couple of seasons so know the design well

cheers
peter
by peter spence
10 Jan 2005, 13:08
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: Wanted sailwinch
Replies: 1
Views: 3370

http://www.mya-uk.org.uk/

there are a few used/reconditioned winches on the above site - click on 'boats for sale' and then on 'electronics'

hope this is of use

cheers

peter
by peter spence
11 Oct 2004, 10:23
Forum: General IOM
Topic: where's the Euros website?
Replies: 2
Views: 2553

by peter spence
08 Oct 2004, 10:33
Forum: General IOM
Topic: where's the Euros website?
Replies: 2
Views: 2553

where's the Euros website?

anyone know the web address for the official Euros site showing entry list and race by race results etc once it's started

cheers
peter
GBR49
by peter spence
02 Jun 2004, 14:28
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: Fog
Replies: 2
Views: 3585

boat is now sold

cheers

peter
by peter spence
05 May 2004, 17:55
Forum: General IOM
Topic: UK Nats 2004 - May 1-3
Replies: 1
Views: 2092

UK Nats 2004 - May 1-3

sorry - I wasnt there but have been sent these top 4 results for thos e interested: UK IOM Nationals May 1-3 Gosport Overall Results 1 Bantock (Italiko) 2 Roberts (Gadget) 3 Binks Trev (Isis) 4 Stollery (Gadget) (I have taken an educated guesstimate at the desugns but don't quote me!) GB won quite c...
by peter spence
26 Feb 2004, 11:30
Forum: General IOM
Topic: What servo do you use?
Replies: 9
Views: 4473

hi there nigel - what is the hull design and was it home made or bought - glad to hear its fast in blow I tend to use GBs large square section booms on all 3 rigs simply cos I like to be able to lock the sheeting eyes, swivel points etc in place so they cant slip or move (but can easily alter their ...
by peter spence
25 Feb 2004, 12:44
Forum: General IOM
Topic: What servo do you use?
Replies: 9
Views: 4473

210 sounds a lot overweight - which even if you do get a lighter servo and battery, you are presumably reducing weight in the centre of the boat which is exactly where you want to have any excess - you will still end up with a hull that is really too heavy in its ends - maybe you would be better spe...
by peter spence
13 Feb 2004, 10:18
Forum: General IOM
Topic: video - to promote the sport
Replies: 4
Views: 3059

video - to promote the sport

now were are all on broadband :) is there some decent free video clips of RC racing that we could show potential newcommers to the sport - the ideal footage would probably be a proper fleet with A heat championship standards of skipper in middle to top of A rig with bright sunshine - any suggestions...
by peter spence
10 Feb 2004, 11:12
Forum: General IOM
Topic: any ideas what this IOM is
Replies: 6
Views: 3748

any ideas what this IOM is

if I knew how to attach pics to this forum I would do - does anyone care to tell me how - I am using a Mac and I cant figure it out at all ? anyway - I keep getting notified about new pictures being posted on the MSN site - does anyone know what the boat is that is on... http://groups.msn.com/RCSail...
by peter spence
15 Jan 2004, 13:21
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: Fog
Replies: 2
Views: 3585

Fog

Fog Martin Firebrtace design - Development of Ericca New July 2003 - Built in New Zealand - A, B and C rigs (a mixture of Blackmagic and Power sails from NZ) - RMG 280 winch - Multiplex waterproof hi-torque rudder servo - Carbon fin and rudder - currently lying 9th in the UK national ranking list so...