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by Muzza
09 Feb 2008, 21:32
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Region 6 Regatta
Replies: 1
Views: 3122

July 18-20, San Rafael, CA (North Bay RC Sailing Association). As far as I've heard they are firm - but I'm not a member of that club.
by Muzza
08 May 2007, 16:09
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Martin Firebrace's passing
Replies: 2
Views: 5167

Martin Firebrace's passing

It appears from this post on the Kiwi Radio Yachting Forum that Martin Firebrace (2 Dogs, 3 Dogs, Ericca and other designs) has passed away. :(

http://www.kiwitalk.radioyachting.com/p ... highlight=
by Muzza
25 Jan 2007, 19:58
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: One day regatta in Holland - february 4 2007
Replies: 3
Views: 4352

One day regatta in Holland - february 4 2007

I note that Dutch National Authority is hosting a one-day regatta on February 4th near Gouda. There is a posting on the German RC Network discussion forum here...

http://www.rc-network.de/forum/showthread.php?t=62415

...just thought others in neighbouring countries may be interested.
by Muzza
25 Jan 2007, 19:53
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Marseille accomodations - Worlds 2007
Replies: 3
Views: 4286

Large rubgy competition eh Steve? You might find that some Brits, French, and Australians, and EVERY New Zealander and South African might consider that an understatement.

It's the Rugby World Cup, and Marseille is the venue for six matches between September 8th and October 7th.
by Muzza
17 Oct 2006, 20:51
Forum: General IOM
Topic: New boy
Replies: 21
Views: 18723

Successful initiatives to encourage entry to the class via a budget route can be taken at club level. All that is needed is to pick a design that is in the public domain, or obtain one from a designer, build some club molds, and provide club support to prospective owners via, say, building workshops...
by Muzza
16 Oct 2006, 20:11
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Free!ship IOM Design Toy
Replies: 7
Views: 11711

Looking good Mike.

As you play with it a bit more, you might want to reduce the freeboard a little. You seem to have plenty to spare at present.

The tumblehome is classic early 1970s IOR. :-)

Great stuff!
by Muzza
07 Apr 2006, 20:46
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: 2006 New Zealand National Championship Results
Replies: 5
Views: 6086

Alan It was a reference to Mr Smales' multiple successes over the years. One of my earliest sailing memories as a youngster was watching some Flying Dutchmans training off Takapuna. I was told that one of the boats was current national champ, and was training for the Olympics. It was being sailed by...
by Muzza
06 Apr 2006, 20:42
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: 2006 New Zealand National Championship Results
Replies: 5
Views: 6086

Great to see Geoff Smale in No. 1 spot again.

Glenn Cochrane seems to be getting better with every regatta. Looks like he's completed his "conversion" to RC from the full sized equivalent.

I hope there will be some pictures posted soon.
by Muzza
17 Mar 2006, 21:10
Forum: General IOM
Topic: bulb shapes
Replies: 3
Views: 4617

Ed,

Model sailboats have often preceded keelboats in design - but what specifically has grabbed your attention in the photo? Is it the relatively short length of the bulb compared to the length of the boats? The shape of the bulb, or something else?

Just curious.
by Muzza
06 Oct 2005, 17:07
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: IOM 2005 World's Review and DeBrief
Replies: 25
Views: 21813

One of the unfortunate features of communicating by internet forum or email is that we do not have the benefit of interpreting intonation and the various non-verbal communications that are so important to us in face to face conversation. As a result, there is always the risk that a message, reduced ...
by Muzza
02 Oct 2005, 17:29
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: 2005 WC Meeting
Replies: 20
Views: 19929

Ray I suggest it would be very unwise to make plans based on the possibility of multiple fins, moveable lead etc. The issue Lester is highlighting is that by voting down the package of rule changes, the effect has been to (unwittingly) void any further cover of the temporary measures in place prior ...
by Muzza
02 Oct 2005, 17:02
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: How to get recognized as an IOM fleet?
Replies: 9
Views: 9943

I think I see where Arvin is coming from. As a former expatriate resident in a South East Asian country, I was not eligible to represent that country in the class I sailed (we're talking dinghies, not RC boats). Irrespective of any international rules re eligibility - this country had its own rules....
by Muzza
22 Sep 2005, 17:26
Forum: General IOM
Topic: The official IOM World's website is temporarily down
Replies: 4
Views: 5236

A big THANK YOU to everyone involved in the Worlds website. The prompt update with results, the great photos, and the quick response to the band width problem - all fantastic.

Well done all.
by Muzza
03 Aug 2005, 18:13
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Proposed Class Rule Changes
Replies: 75
Views: 72023

Lester/Brad I applaud you both for keeping this discussion out in the open. Your comments are well reasoned and both are writing with the benefit of your considerable expertise and experience in your respective areas. This is a healthy and level-minded discussion, and can only benefit the class, and...
by Muzza
24 Jun 2005, 05:38
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Restauring a Mandarin for a kid
Replies: 5
Views: 5696

Wow Ralph! 400 grams? That sounds like major surgery.

If she's now only 20 grams over, and assuming the bulb was not lightened to achieve this, is sounds like you did a fantastic job.
by Muzza
08 Jun 2005, 06:22
Forum: General IOM
Topic: IOMs make front page of Sailing Anarchy
Replies: 2
Views: 3953

IOMs make front page of Sailing Anarchy

The IOM has made the "front page" of big boat online sailing magazine, Sailing Anarchy today. http://www.sailinganarchy.com/

One of Nick Lindsley's images, featuring a Cockatoo and Nick's Ares is featured about halfway down the page.

Well done Nick - great profile for the class.
by Muzza
11 Apr 2005, 00:58
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Painting hull
Replies: 7
Views: 6982

I didn't notice the reference to lime. I agree with the subsequent comments.
by Muzza
10 Apr 2005, 00:58
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Painting hull
Replies: 7
Views: 6982

Paul I'll assume your hull core material is balsa - in which case you really do need to glass the outside as it has insufficient impact resistance otherwise (IMHO). On my boat, I applied two coats of epoxy undercoat, slightly thinned, by hand. I then wet sanded these right back until there was almos...
by Muzza
28 Mar 2005, 23:54
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Hard chined hulls
Replies: 6
Views: 6236

I have an own-design double chine IOM nearing completion. I designed it after deciding to build a more conventional IOM (also to my own design) which was to be my first home-built attempt in this class. I got cold feet and decided to build a double chine version first as a low risk test of my buildi...
by Muzza
07 Feb 2005, 22:01
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: I can't understand the rules!
Replies: 6
Views: 7046

Just to add to Arvin's comments, but in this context (IOM specific):- Checkstays are the sidestays joining the mast a short distance above the deck. They are optional IF the boat does not use a mast ram - or "mast strut" as the rules call it (which most IOMs do use). For an example of an IOM with ch...
by Muzza
02 Feb 2005, 22:10
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Weight Distribution? - Triple Crown
Replies: 11
Views: 9118

...ps

In Auckland this week it has been very warm - we can just jump in the neighbour's outdoor pool.

I appreciate it's a little cooler in London right now.

Good luck.
by Muzza
02 Feb 2005, 22:06
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Weight Distribution? - Triple Crown
Replies: 11
Views: 9118

Graham Consider approaching your local swimming pool manager. Ask to be allowed to bring the boat along very early one morning - I'd suggest before they open. The only people there will be those training - they'll be lane swimming and totally disinterested in the twat with the model boat. You can cl...
by Muzza
12 Jan 2005, 00:45
Forum: General IOM
Topic: The Forest vs The Trees
Replies: 20
Views: 14992

All good stuff guys - and it will good to see some of this implemented in due course - especially with regard to the website. But a quick word in favour of the existing policy on forum membership - one of the great things about this forum is that it is completely IOM focused. In my view - it must st...
by Muzza
30 Dec 2004, 01:39
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Once again changing address
Replies: 9
Views: 6270

I see that the site is down again. What a shame. I very much enjoyed it.

Maybe somebody here has a friendly server you can host it on. What was it about the site that upset Tripod? Too much traffic?
by Muzza
05 Dec 2004, 23:16
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Fin Thickness
Replies: 10
Views: 9009

Ed,

Wouldn't the 60mm chord be too narrow for an IOM fin? Most parallel fins are about 85mm in chord aren't they?
by Muzza
11 Nov 2004, 01:10
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: Wanted - Competitive IOM Boat
Replies: 3
Views: 5181

Fog for sale in New Zealand

If you do not mind the cost and time required for shipping, I note that there is second hand Fog for sale in New Zealand. Here is the link.

http://www.trade-me.co.nz/Toys-models/R ... 196762.htm
by Muzza
11 Nov 2004, 01:02
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Foam Hull
Replies: 17
Views: 15458

Maybe the Class Rules section is the wrong place to continue this thread, but I too have been pondering the idea of using a space frame - either alloy or laminated light ply, to accept and spread the rig loads in a light hull. It brings to mind Ron Holland's "Imp" (and IOR 40 footer back in 1977) wh...
by Muzza
11 Nov 2004, 00:50
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Swept back fin
Replies: 22
Views: 15830

James Nobody seems to have addressed your question about scows yet (which I though was a pretty interesting question). I remember some Marbleheads that were scows in the early '80s. I think I've even got a photo somewhere. Without sitting down and working it out, my gut feel is that the 4kg minimum ...
by Muzza
20 Oct 2004, 23:53
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Plans & Drawings
Replies: 7
Views: 8354

Both the Italiko and Kite are IOM designs by Graham Bantock. The Italiko is only available via the builder/agents with the hull ready built (Sails Etc http://www.sailsetc.com), but plans are available for the Kite can be purchased at a modest cost. Do an online search or visit http://www.gbmy.com/cs...
by Muzza
20 Oct 2004, 02:21
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Plans & Drawings
Replies: 7
Views: 8354

Signatus, Welcome to the world of RC sailboats. The IOM and the US One Meter are quite different boats, and although an IOM could meet the USOM rules (with a different rig), most USOM designs are too light to meet the IOM minimum class weight of 4kg. There are other differences - best understood by ...