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by Patrick Parisienne
17 May 2011, 07:42
Forum: General IOM
Topic: fastening the front track to the deck
Replies: 5
Views: 3658

Re: fastening the front track to the deck

From the front position for the No.1 rig, No.3 eyelet would be approx 60mm rearwards from there. Have you considered not using a deck track, and just screw 3 eyebolts into the deck instead? It will lighter, neater and easier. I have found that the tracks adjustments can loosen and move under load in...
by Patrick Parisienne
12 Apr 2011, 10:12
Forum: General IOM
Topic: A Very Sad Day
Replies: 6
Views: 4290

Re: A Very Sad Day

I never managed to meet Geoff, but I understand the profound effect he had on our sport, both on and off the water.

We have lost one of the good guys....

RIP Geoff....
by Patrick Parisienne
12 Apr 2011, 10:04
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: use of carbon fibre to control the rudder?
Replies: 7
Views: 5706

Re: use of carbon fibre to control the rudder?

I wouldn't bother with a push-pull arrangement, a single arm will be fine. The rudder in an IOM doesn't come under very big loads. As you can see, a 1.6 mm stainless steel wire suffices for many IOM designs worldwide, so a single carbon (or fibreglass) rod will be fine..... I use a single carbon rod...
by Patrick Parisienne
08 Dec 2010, 23:45
Forum: General IOM
Topic: winch or arm servo?
Replies: 12
Views: 9532

Re: winch or arm servo?

More than enough power! Anything over 4kg is strong enough. I too like digital servos for their self centering resolution, and speed. I use a Hitec 5485 HB for all the classes I sail. One thing you may find if running an RMG winch alongside that servo is that the winch may jitter after a big rudder ...
by Patrick Parisienne
08 Dec 2010, 12:47
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Second boat - which design?
Replies: 4
Views: 6972

Re: Second boat - which design?

Yep, the Noux 2 is a great little boat. I must say that it is particularly quick in light to mid No.1 suit conditions, and generally good all round performer. I race against one regularly. My only advice ( and this is my opinion only) would be to place the keel 10mm or so further forward in the boat...
by Patrick Parisienne
07 Dec 2010, 01:15
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Second boat - which design?
Replies: 4
Views: 6972

Re: Second boat - which design?

In my opinion, don't judge designs solely on their overall beam width. The waterline beam is what you want to know.... For example, a narrow beam boat of 185mm may still have a marginally narrower beam at water level, due to its vertical like topsides. My Obsession has a 230 mm gunwhale beam, but na...
by Patrick Parisienne
12 Oct 2010, 00:54
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Rigg A Bad design??
Replies: 4
Views: 5684

Re: Rigg A Bad design??

Hi Sven, I also find it sad that people don't share their information. :( We believe that if EVERYONE is fast, then we all become better racers. :D I have also found that the best sailors are always the most helpful with advice. That's why I always as them the questions I have (Craig Smith, Paul Jon...
by Patrick Parisienne
10 Oct 2010, 11:15
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Rigg A Bad design??
Replies: 4
Views: 5684

Re: Rigg A Bad design??

I don't think there is any problem with the masts at present. Aluminium masts are very cheap, and prebend is something easily done at home. As well as sailing, I believe rig construction and setting is also part of the sport. For your information, most people also prebend the B & C rig. As for legal...
by Patrick Parisienne
02 Sep 2010, 04:45
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Telemetry again
Replies: 2
Views: 3460

Re: Telemetry again

Hmmm, interesting topic... I don't believe banning the technology is the answer. We don't want to restrict what people can buy. I see no problems with receiving that particular information, as essentially we can to nothing of consequence with it. Knowing the voltage, or RX temperature has no affect ...
by Patrick Parisienne
02 Sep 2010, 04:19
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Light Air Setup....
Replies: 0
Views: 2929

Light Air Setup....

Hi everyone, Just wondering about how people go about setting up their rigs for lighter winds, and their reasoning behind it. For example this is how I setup my Obsession: Sails: Craig Smith Mast: 11.1 mm Groovy Jib boom sheeted 55-60mm out from centre of mast. Jib downhaul slack where luff ripples ...