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by Barry Chisam
29 Jul 2015, 16:37
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Flotation
Replies: 11
Views: 4555

Re: Flotation

Hi Steve not sure myself but its unusual for a rules question not to have plenty of opinions. Maybe they are all like me.
Better to keep your mouth shut and have people think you are stupid rather than open it and remove all doubt.
by Barry Chisam
08 Apr 2015, 17:06
Forum: General IOM
Topic: MX16 Setup Information
Replies: 6
Views: 5590

Re: MX16 Setup Information

Brad Gibson wrote:Wow those numbers sound familiar......
Now now Brad they're not even in English.
by Barry Chisam
15 Nov 2014, 20:06
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: What "..shall pass through a 20mm, ring gauge." BOOM F.4.5
Replies: 30
Views: 15642

Re: What "..shall pass through a 20mm, ring gauge." BOOM F.

Hi James, I made an error in the wording of my preveous post. Your fitting, whatever you call it is part of the boom but not the boom spar, and it is the spar that has to fit in the 20mm. I do think you may have trouble with regard to permitted fittings. F.4.3 MAINSAIL BOOM FITTINGS (a) MANDATORY (1...
by Barry Chisam
13 Nov 2014, 16:46
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: What "..shall pass through a 20mm, ring gauge." BOOM F.4.5
Replies: 30
Views: 15642

Re: What "..shall pass through a 20mm, ring gauge." BOOM F.

First question, is what you call a control line panel a permitted fitting??? If it constitutes part of the kicker then it must work only in tension which it appears not to. It cannot be considered part of the boom as the boom must be a constant section and fit through our 20mm hole. If you fitted a ...
by Barry Chisam
09 Nov 2014, 15:23
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: What "..shall pass through a 20mm, ring gauge." BOOM F.4.5
Replies: 30
Views: 15642

Re: What "..shall pass through a 20mm, ring gauge." BOOM F.

Seems to me all you need to know is in your original post. The boom consists of the spar together with all its fittings, rigging and corrector weights. The spar, the peice that has to fit through the 20mm hole is the main structure that supports the sail which would exclude all the fittings and rigg...
by Barry Chisam
02 Mar 2014, 15:48
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Redress...
Replies: 44
Views: 16487

Re: Redress...

I know this is going off at a tangent but here goes. I personally find it unsatisfactory that all the onus goes onto penalising a wrongdoer but nothing is done to help the poor soul who is wiped out. I know that a double penalty is available for boats gaining a significant advantage but what about t...
by Barry Chisam
27 Feb 2014, 19:28
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Redress...
Replies: 44
Views: 16487

Re: Redress...

So if a boat suffered a tear in its jib and decided to retire it would not meet the dissabled criterea as it could continue in the race.

If a boat were able to continue to race however inefective it would not be dissabled.

Probably only leaves sinking and dissmasting as grounds for redress.
by Barry Chisam
27 Feb 2014, 17:32
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Redress...
Replies: 44
Views: 16487

Re: Redress...

Would a boat be considered dissabled if it received damage that slowed it's progress in the race but did not prevent it from finishing.
by Barry Chisam
20 Sep 2011, 20:01
Forum: General IOM
Topic: New Nylet Spirit is here! Progress at last!
Replies: 76
Views: 43581

Re: New Nylet Spirit is here! Progress at last!

Looking at the photos you have posted the hull appears to be moulded using chopped strand matt. If this is the case then the resin used in moulding is probably polyester. Once again if this is the case then epoxy will produce a poor bond. You realy need to contact the moulder and get their recomende...
by Barry Chisam
12 Aug 2011, 20:30
Forum: General IOM
Topic: New Nylet Spirit is here! Progress at last!
Replies: 76
Views: 43581

Re: New Nylet Spirit is here! Progress at last!

Before you fit the deck I would suggest you do a dry run first, all taped and weighted down as you intend to.
Also use a slow cure glue to give youself plenty of time to get it right.
One other thing, I would put a guard over that switch. If a sheet can find it and switch it off it will.
by Barry Chisam
27 Aug 2009, 19:38
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Hobby King
Replies: 3
Views: 3180

As this is the international on metre site I presume that this is what you are looking for.
I have never heard of an IOM called hobby king, sounds a bit like a toy/kit boat to me.
It is certainly not one of the many recognised or successful designs.
by Barry Chisam
02 Jun 2009, 00:04
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: When to call 'Contact!'
Replies: 5
Views: 3264

The MYA guidlines for observers says, 'Call only if you are certain that an incident has occured. If in doubt DO NOT CALL. I think it is very important that these guidelines care observed. It is important that a skipper who has done nothing wrong is not penalised. If there is an uncalled contact the...
by Barry Chisam
26 May 2009, 23:20
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Sail Materials
Replies: 14
Views: 7557

So what does it mean when we as owners sign the declarations on the measurement forms? We do not sign saying 'to the best of my knowledge. We are saying catagoricaly that there is no material denser than lead and that only permitted alluminium alloy is used when of course few if any of us have the s...
by Barry Chisam
26 May 2009, 20:15
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Sail Materials
Replies: 14
Views: 7557

I agree that specification could be difficult to check but not any more than density of ballast or specification of alluminium alloy in spars. In both cases a simple declaration by the skipper is considered adequate.
by Barry Chisam
26 May 2009, 19:47
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: G.3.4 ON RULEBOOK
Replies: 38
Views: 16771

Reads to me like you SHALL have 3 batten pockets OR 3 battens at the leech but not both. So you cannot put battens in your pockets. Good job none of us have pockets. And of course the headsail MAY have up tp 2 pockets or battens but not both. So if you cant put battens in your pockets how can they b...
by Barry Chisam
25 May 2009, 22:06
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Sail Materials
Replies: 14
Views: 7557

For what its worth. When trying to write some rules for a local full sized class we decided that it was not a good idea to try and write rules to include boats that were highly unlikely to race. We stuck to rules which would be simple to put into practise and be healthy for the class. I for one see ...
by Barry Chisam
23 May 2009, 20:03
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: World Champs 2009
Replies: 102
Views: 36083

Surely it just needs one word inserted and would then read

The body of the sail shall consist of th same SPECIFICATION ply throughout.
by Barry Chisam
14 Mar 2009, 20:02
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Corrector weights
Replies: 71
Views: 28938

Now I know there is a lot of discussion on here with regards as to what constitutes fixed. We have had many different opinions including refering to dictionary definitions. Now I can tell you that I can not think of any way that ballast could be fitted in a boat that I would not be able to remove if...
by Barry Chisam
12 Mar 2009, 19:45
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Corrector weights
Replies: 71
Views: 28938

Wot just the one spoon?
by Barry Chisam
12 Mar 2009, 18:36
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Corrector weights
Replies: 71
Views: 28938

Now I may be sticking my neck out and as a club measurer and builder maybe I should know better, but. Can anyone show me on the boat measurement form where a measurer is required to weigh a boat. All I can see is that an owner is required to maintain the boat in class including being up to weight. A...
by Barry Chisam
07 Mar 2009, 13:34
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Battery Weight & Placement
Replies: 118
Views: 45121

Hi Alfonso

As C.5.3 says that batteries must be replaced with items of a similar weight it would make sense to say that they should be replaced in a similar position.
This would rule out the problem of what constitutes 'the same position' and would go along with what is common practice.
by Barry Chisam
02 Mar 2009, 18:23
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Outside help while racing
Replies: 5
Views: 3513

Although a race may start with heat 'D' and finish with heat 'A' competitors are not racing during its entire duration. The RRS definitions tell us that 'a boat is racing from her preparatory signal until she finishes and clears the finish line or marks. This means that outside these times a boat is...
by Barry Chisam
27 Feb 2009, 19:03
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Outside help while racing
Replies: 5
Views: 3513

So not only do we have to know (think we know) our rights and obligations when racing but also need a degree in English to decifer the rules. Glad ime not Croation, Spanish, Italian etc.
by Barry Chisam
25 Feb 2009, 18:02
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Battery Weight & Placement
Replies: 118
Views: 45121

So if a promoted boat is still racing between heats does that mean that no tuning help or tactical discussions etc are permitted as surely that would be outside assistance.
by Barry Chisam
12 Feb 2009, 18:37
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Jib Attachment
Replies: 14
Views: 6188

To look at it another way the tube is purely a deck recess which is bonded to the hull at its base, same as the rest of the deck is bonded to the hull.

Thanks Val for keeping sanity alive.
by Barry Chisam
17 Jan 2009, 20:02
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: International Entrance Fees
Replies: 47
Views: 17005

simon There is already provision in the RRS for boats that 'gain a significant advantage'. 44.1(b) says that her penalty shall be to retire. The problem is of course that unless the competitor is absolutely honest and takes this penalty it is once again down to the race committee to protest. In my n...
by Barry Chisam
24 Oct 2007, 19:42
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: ISIS ORDERS
Replies: 1
Views: 4313

ISIS ORDERS

After a hard disc failure on my PC I have been unable to retreive my email contacts list. This of course includes the email addresses of many customers. I have names and dates of orders but no mail address. If you or anyone you know has a boat on order with me please contact me at barry@modyots.fsne...
by Barry Chisam
22 Oct 2007, 20:00
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Worlds 2007
Replies: 14
Views: 7971

I agree with val. Congrats to Brad Gibson on a superb performance, a worthy winner. Also well done to all those responsible for the results updates and the photo sequences next best thing to being there.
by Barry Chisam
27 Sep 2006, 22:21
Forum: General IOM
Topic: how mold a bow bumper?
Replies: 10
Views: 8134

On the subject of sticking RTV rubber mouldings I was having success using good quality glazing silicone. However, after my supplier changed brands this no longer worked. After lots of trials I found a silicone that worked. It is made by PACER the makers of ZAP cyano glues and is simply called silic...
by Barry Chisam
20 Nov 2005, 17:26
Forum: General IOM
Topic: What type of wood for planking?
Replies: 26
Views: 21165

Wow Wish I had a workshop like Lester.

Barry