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by Rob Davis
13 Aug 2007, 16:40
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Thank You Greg Willis
Replies: 33
Views: 21130

I wanted to weigh in on the discussion. My sincerest thanks to all those who have served to make the IOM class what it is today. The class has come a long way and the time during Greg's chairmanship has gone quite quickly. I agree with Brad Gibson and many others in the sentiment related to managing...
by Rob Davis
05 Dec 2005, 23:58
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: What will happen on 1st of June 2006 ?
Replies: 17
Views: 12726

Try using powdered tungsten. You can make any shape you want. Present measurement rules wouldn't find the substrate.

Rob
by Rob Davis
09 Dec 2004, 04:37
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Radio equipment
Replies: 25
Views: 16397

Jamestj wrote:Modelavionics is back - probably being updated. Where do I click, Rob?
In the left hand upper corner there's a contact link. That will goto Paul.

Rob
by Rob Davis
07 Dec 2004, 14:32
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Radio equipment
Replies: 25
Views: 16397

Some interesting discussions. It doesn't seem like anyone has contacted Paul Beard regarding these questions. If you want real answers you might consider doing so. Paul's website is www.modelavionics.com Regarding todays equipment, you mean to tell me that there's no detectable RF coming from the ra...
by Rob Davis
12 Nov 2004, 05:53
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Are Lithium Polymer batteries safe for use in a IOM
Replies: 18
Views: 9531

Salt Water for Lipo's

If you have a dmaged lithium polymer pack the procedure to render them inert is to place them in salt water and open the case. The salt water will prevent the reaction from occuring. Most likely you won't have a problem. But Lipo's aren't to be taken lightly. Then can and have cuased very serious in...
by Rob Davis
13 Sep 2004, 23:09
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Moveable ballast & class rules
Replies: 12
Views: 9334

As you might be aware, the World Council was asked to vote on how it wished to proceed with the necessary rule change on moveable ballast. By resolution WC-2004-03, the World Council resolved that the mechanism by which IOMICA shall seek a change to the IOM Class Rules on moveable ballast would be ...
by Rob Davis
11 Sep 2004, 04:31
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Moveable ballast & class rules
Replies: 12
Views: 9334

In the proposed change do the rules allow a battery to be weight managed in such a way as a skipper could use multiple batteries and ballast them to achieve like weights? Hi Rob What is the lump of lead you might attach to your battery? A corrector weight? (Might be worth keeping in mind that this ...
by Rob Davis
10 Sep 2004, 17:37
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Moveable ballast & class rules
Replies: 12
Views: 9334

In the proposed change do the rules allow a battery to be weight managed in such a way as a skipper could use multiple batteries and ballast them to achieve like weights? If not, I think we ought to make text changes so this would be allowed.

Rob
by Rob Davis
25 Jun 2004, 20:41
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: USA Results
Replies: 10
Views: 6588

I took a ton of pictures with a friends camera but haven't gotten the CD of the pics yet.

Rob
by Rob Davis
15 Apr 2004, 01:27
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Jib Pivot and IOM Class Rules
Replies: 12
Views: 8991

Why are we tip toeing around this? Lester and Charles have admitted there is an issue. They allude to something going on but also seem comfortable that the issue is being "informally" addressed. Both of these individuals are charged with participating in the day to day operation of the class. The CR...
by Rob Davis
13 Apr 2004, 01:37
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: YAY!
Replies: 4
Views: 4387

To the best of my knowledge, we have not received any RFIs from non-members (and if we did, I'm pretty sure they would have received the exact same treatment). Marko If anyone out there has received this kind of response from the ICA and remains outside the ICA "club", I'm very interested in assist...
by Rob Davis
09 Apr 2004, 05:31
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: YAY!
Replies: 4
Views: 4387

No, Marko it was indeed submitted to whom I thought was the steward of the IOM class. This was Lester's Response (via e-mail) We are happy to discuss it informally, as you see, but if you'd like a formal interpretation, I'm not entirely sure of the way forward for you, since you are not a recognised...
by Rob Davis
29 Mar 2004, 23:20
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Jib Pivot and IOM Class Rules
Replies: 12
Views: 8991

Last weekend there was an IOM regatta in California (Challenge Cup with 28 competitors). From some chatter I heard (scuttlebutt), there's an interesting request for interpretation underway surrounding the jib pivot / swivel text in the class rules. Can you or VC Tech speak to it? I'm not sure what I...
by Rob Davis
29 Mar 2004, 21:09
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Jib Pivot and IOM Class Rules
Replies: 12
Views: 8991

Jib Pivot and IOM Class Rules

From scuttlebutt at the California Cup this weekend, can someone address the present question regarding jib pivots on IOM's?
by Rob Davis
28 Mar 2004, 06:20
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Converting to 75 MHz
Replies: 11
Views: 6602

I believe the organizer has contact the local air clubs and other frequencies can and will be used. If you're needing specific info contact Jake.
by Rob Davis
09 Mar 2004, 17:35
Forum: General IOM
Topic: The Forest vs The Trees
Replies: 20
Views: 11645

I figured there would be some response to Roy's question. Are we all happy with the direction and path? Are we unhappy with some things but find most to be palatable? Why not tell the ICAexec "good job" if that's what you feel? The ICA is to benefit the skipper. We all need to participate in the pro...
by Rob Davis
26 Feb 2004, 04:04
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: Acceptable Use Policy
Replies: 5
Views: 5506

I'm interested to know if the World Council has voted on this policy. If not, why not? It is also my opinion, and experience, that holders of offices submit themselves to additional scrutiny. It seems that the further defining of the acceptable use policy is a reaction to a recent event. I feel it's...
by Rob Davis
12 Feb 2004, 20:35
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Summary from European Championships (Allocations)
Replies: 35
Views: 21666

Only one question: This is for the Europeans or for the World Championiship??? What´s the number of places allocated for europenas in the USA Championiship? Jose, The first three US Championships were won by Non-USA entrants. We've always have been interested in Non-USA entrants and in many of our...
by Rob Davis
11 Feb 2004, 18:44
Forum: General IOM
Topic: any ideas what this IOM is
Replies: 6
Views: 3742

I think it's Rick Martin's old Highlander.

Rob
by Rob Davis
11 Feb 2004, 17:05
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Summary from European Championships (Allocations)
Replies: 35
Views: 21666

NCA Size and Allocation of Places

I believe the number of places allocated a country is based upon it's size. Nowhere have I seen how many skippers are represented by the NCA's who have joined the IOMICA. Can this also be addressed?

Rob
by Rob Davis
22 Jan 2004, 20:15
Forum: Measurement and Measurers
Topic: In House Sail Certification
Replies: 9
Views: 9711

I provided my comments to Lester, I take it you've not seen them and will forward them directly to you. Fundamentally, restricting the sailmaker's certification to only their NCA is restrictive and anti-competitive. For instance, a sailmaker in Mexico must wait for the NCA for Mexico to exist and su...
by Rob Davis
22 Jan 2004, 04:31
Forum: Measurement and Measurers
Topic: In House Sail Certification
Replies: 9
Views: 9711

In House Sail Certification

In the IOMICA's report to the RSD, you will find the following comment: Sail maker self-certification scheme Contact has been made with a number of sail makers to get their initial opinions and views regarding the potential Sail Licensing scheme. So far, the general opinion is highly favourable, mos...
by Rob Davis
22 Jan 2004, 04:25
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Hull Corrector Weights
Replies: 64
Views: 49575

Re: Hull Corrector Weights

Good catch, Lester! I would not have thought to look in appendix E for this. Now, does this mean the battery must go back in exactly the same place, and be exactly the same weight? I would say yes the battery of the same weight should be used throughout the regatta placed in the same spot from begi...
by Rob Davis
12 Jan 2004, 03:25
Forum: Measurement and Measurers
Topic: Checkstays?
Replies: 11
Views: 11945

Chris, the IOM rules in F.3.4 say the highest attachment point is 100mm from the heel of the mast. Do your rigs meet this rule? If not, then your checkstays aren't legal.
by Rob Davis
24 Dec 2003, 04:22
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Sandwich or not?
Replies: 5
Views: 4152

Yes, I understand it to be OK/permitted. But, do keep you inner layering of glass fiber clear so that it can be seen that no forbidden materials are lurking hidden away inside. I've always understood that ANY inner layer of glass be unpigmented. Others have raised a very good point that the externa...
by Rob Davis
23 Dec 2003, 13:55
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Sail Shape Indicator Stripes.
Replies: 25
Views: 15215

Chris, it is G.3.1(a)(2) that would worry me. G.3.1 (a) (1) The construction shall be: soft sail, single ply sail. (2) The body of the sail shall consist of the same ply throughout and of not more than four parts joined by seams. I'm not sure (unofficially, of course!) that a "white panel" and a "b...
by Rob Davis
19 Dec 2003, 13:57
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Australia 2005 Worlds
Replies: 4
Views: 3151

Thanks for the invite! I plan to be there if at all possible. It should be a grand time for sure! Congratuations to the Aussie organizers!

Good on ya!
by Rob Davis
06 Dec 2003, 03:19
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Race Course Design
Replies: 18
Views: 11190

I can see the problem but if you're saying that the uw legs are being sailed directly away from the skippers thats a HUGE problem. Especially for a National Championship or higher regatta IMHO. Am I understanding your statement correct? I thought the triangle courses we're speaking of are normally s...
by Rob Davis
05 Dec 2003, 16:12
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Race Course Design
Replies: 18
Views: 11190

Race Course Design

From a North American perspective, most of our racing has used a Windward / Leeward course with a windward offset mark and a leeward gate. This type of course was used at the Vancouver Worlds as well. The objective of the offset and leeward gate is to reduce fouls and congestion during a race. The c...
by Rob Davis
04 Dec 2003, 14:07
Forum: General IOM
Topic: 2005 World Championships Venue
Replies: 18
Views: 10501

The other issue is that the 2001 and 1999 WC's were in Croatia and Malta. So Europe has had their opportunity to have nearby WC's. Most importantly to me is that the regatta be of high quality and caliber. The Vancouver Worlds was such a splendid event. Don Martin and the others at RVYC really set a...