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by Cort Steck
20 Oct 2010, 22:02
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Graupner vs RMG sailwinch
Replies: 8
Views: 6388

Graupner vs RMG sailwinch

Can anyone tell me the pros and cons of the Graupner and RMG winches. I see that the Graupner is lighter than the RMG and less expensive. How does its performance compare to the RMG. Any other good winches out there.
by Cort Steck
17 Oct 2010, 03:45
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Low friction hull coatings
Replies: 1
Views: 2952

Low friction hull coatings

Are low friction bottom coatings or bottom paints legal.
by Cort Steck
12 May 2010, 19:01
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Hull Construction
Replies: 16
Views: 7567

Re: Hull Construction

fiberglass is by far the less expensive material
by Cort Steck
12 May 2010, 15:29
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Hull Construction
Replies: 16
Views: 7567

Re: Hull Construction

Regarding Dyneema & Spectra vs. fiberglass, Dyneema & Spectra are fibers made of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene and fiberglass is made of silica. They are distinctively different materials and most importantly have different mechanical properties, with Dyneema/Spectra being much stronger a...
by Cort Steck
09 May 2010, 20:48
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Hull Construction
Replies: 16
Views: 7567

Re: Hull Construction

John - Can you tell me more about your method of building the hull and deck.
Also, do you build the keel foil and rudder foil, or do you buy those from somewhere.
Thanks
by Cort Steck
05 May 2010, 22:40
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Hull Construction
Replies: 16
Views: 7567

Re: Hull Construction

John - Thanks for the information regarding the hull. Could you tell me if you used balsa for the deck too, or did you use something heavier.
by Cort Steck
04 May 2010, 21:52
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Hull Construction
Replies: 16
Views: 7567

Hull Construction

I'm am new to the IOM and plan to build a one-off of a IOM that I have designed. I was looking for information on the best materials to use for the construction of the hull. I was considering glass over balsa because the balsa is easy to form and develop the final shape, and the glass would give me ...