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by Brad Gibson
08 Apr 2015, 16:25
Forum: General IOM
Topic: MX16 Setup Information
Replies: 6
Views: 5537

Re: MX16 Setup Information

Wow those numbers sound familiar......
by Brad Gibson
10 Jan 2012, 23:52
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: 2013 World Championships
Replies: 44
Views: 20992

Re: 2013 World Championships

Robert Matulja wrote:Israel offered very reduced entry fee which must be properly validated these days
Hi Robert,
Do you have a copy of the proposal/bid for other skippers to see?

Cheers
Brad
by Brad Gibson
21 Jun 2011, 01:31
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Single Panel Molded Sails
Replies: 90
Views: 41697

Re: Single Panel Molded Sails

Hi All, Thank you Robert for posting my thoughts sent on to IOMICA exec. Further to my original thoughts on what transpired at WK, I have also offered my following thoughts to the exec with regards to the moulded single panel sail issue. (It should be noted from the outset that my response followed ...
by Brad Gibson
14 Jan 2009, 13:25
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: International Entrance Fees
Replies: 47
Views: 16931

Hello All, From what I read and hear from IOM skippers I think a good majority are in agreeance that some kind of cap needs to be looked at on entrance fees under a Championship application guideline structure. Many agree that the 03 Worlds set a standard of event from a logistics level that many ha...
by Brad Gibson
12 Aug 2007, 11:30
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Thank You Greg Willis
Replies: 33
Views: 20385

Hi Andy, My point though is that it is broken and the current Exec remains disinclined to fix it. I’ve laid out quite clearly why I think it’s broken and what I think needs to be done to fix it. It could be said that not everyone agrees with your thoughts that the IOM class is broken. I’d very...
by Brad Gibson
05 May 2006, 16:05
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Two new Oz IOMs
Replies: 2
Views: 4117

Hope you guy's dont mind if i shed some truth on the "Punk" iom design. The design is a development of my second iom design (SC4) of which was first launched in 1999. It was primarily designed with the 2005 Worlds in mind & was launched in May 05. (Hardly New !) The boat raced in few regatta's with ...
by Brad Gibson
27 Oct 2005, 23:52
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Oval Foredeck holes
Replies: 70
Views: 47969

We saw that Brad was very unhappy about a proposal to ban coloured glass, even though he has ceased production of his Disco, on the grounds that there was planned future production... . Disco is in the final stages of pre-production in both the USA & Germany...... I will be meeting with the US buil...
by Brad Gibson
10 Aug 2005, 11:09
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Proposed Class Rule Changes
Replies: 75
Views: 58461

Hi All, It comes as no surprise to me that all of a sudden, some people think that things aren't right with the rules. Strange Roy, seeing that IOMICA has seen fit to propose changing them. Why then hasn't hardly anything been said in open on the forum until now, a few weeks before votes have to be ...
by Brad Gibson
06 Aug 2005, 02:08
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Proposed Class Rule Changes
Replies: 75
Views: 58461

Hello again, This thread has now reached 50 posts! May i ask why no member of our TC Sub Committee or indeed its Chairman has not seen fit to weigh in & explain their actions & motives. We have had the IOMICA Chairman, VC Infocomms & VC Measurement representatives weigh in on this topic, but are the...
by Brad Gibson
04 Aug 2005, 10:19
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Proposed Class Rule Changes
Replies: 75
Views: 58461

Hi Nigel, Thanks for your input. Corrosion is the major reason that this route has not been taken, along with not being able to keep a strong glue adhesion once corrosion starts. Easton tubes in alloy are used on many, (including my own) IOM boats for mainsheet posts. Over time, a lack of maintenanc...
by Brad Gibson
04 Aug 2005, 00:21
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Proposed Class Rule Changes
Replies: 75
Views: 58461

Thanks Lester, Here is a thought: ask IOMICA for a manufacturer's dispensation to continue to use black glass: This will happen should the TC proposal gain acceptance. I am currently looking at a low cost alternative in conjunction with my US liscensed builder. If you find something suitable in 10 m...
by Brad Gibson
03 Aug 2005, 16:20
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Proposed Class Rule Changes
Replies: 75
Views: 58461

Thanks Lester A Nice reply! The third issue is that none of this has anything to do with questions about where carbon is currently permitted. While it is an undoubtedly interesting topic of discussion, none of the rule change proposals seek to change the status of carbon in an IOM. What you have to ...
by Brad Gibson
03 Aug 2005, 14:38
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Proposed Class Rule Changes
Replies: 75
Views: 58461

Thanks Lester, What we have here is a material, glass fibre, which is coloured and processed so as to make it more or less indistinguishable from carbon fibre. This is done deliberately, since the intention of the manufacturers of this material is to be able to offer to image-concious buyers (and po...
by Brad Gibson
03 Aug 2005, 00:55
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Proposed Class Rule Changes
Replies: 75
Views: 58461

From an earlier post of mine, Quote "With regards to carbon, i am not a fan of it being introduced to the hull manufacture. My coments were simply to ask why we ban it currently in boat manufacture, yet we allow it in many other removable parts which are completely gimmick based, expensive to produc...
by Brad Gibson
02 Aug 2005, 01:47
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Proposed Class Rule Changes
Replies: 75
Views: 58461

Lester, A closer look at my last post will reveal that indeed, the Disco will still be in production, only differerence being they will be made & distributed under liscense by other manufacturers, not by myself here in Aus. Im sure you agree that its a good idea to have them manufactured correctly f...
by Brad Gibson
01 Aug 2005, 23:57
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Proposed Class Rule Changes
Replies: 75
Views: 58461

Hello again, Firstly Lester i will make clear that it was the legality of my tube across the transom of the Disco that had its legality questioned, not the legality of the TC . Thank you for your letter. I see that you are aware that i am currently no longer producing the Disco here in Australia. Mo...
by Brad Gibson
01 Aug 2005, 15:09
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Proposed Class Rule Changes
Replies: 75
Views: 58461

Thanks for your repl once again Lester. I'm glad you acknowledge that things could have been handled better. As a member of the TC Sub Commitee openly questioned its legality here in May at the Qld State Championship, surely all members were aware of any problems this rule introduction might have wi...
by Brad Gibson
01 Aug 2005, 13:43
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Proposed Class Rule Changes
Replies: 75
Views: 58461

Hi Lester, My reasons for asking of who may have proposed the Rule regarding "Black Glass", was probably more curiousity than anything. Knowing now this was put forward by the Chairman of IOMICA TC does little to ease my frustration i guess. Just maybe, with the TC knowing that this would effect a p...
by Brad Gibson
01 Aug 2005, 00:35
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Proposed Class Rule Changes
Replies: 75
Views: 58461

Hi Anders, Thanks for your reply. With regards to carbon, i am not a fan of it being introduced to the hull manufacture. My coments were simply to ask why we ban it currently in boat manufacture, yet we allow it in many other removable parts which are completely gimmick based, expensive to produce &...
by Brad Gibson
31 Jul 2005, 03:38
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Proposed Class Rule Changes
Replies: 75
Views: 58461

Hi Guys, Firstly, Thank you Lester & Anders for setting my mind at ease with relation to my own Disco design hulls currently in action. I do say that i agree with where Ralph is coming from in relation to tubing used in hull structure. The primary reasoning of glass tubing being coloured is, & has b...
by Brad Gibson
19 Jul 2005, 23:42
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Sail Numbers at Internation Championships
Replies: 2
Views: 2982

Hi Lester,
Thanks for the clarification from IOMICA's stance.
I will pursue the matter with the WC commitee.

Cheers
Brad
by Brad Gibson
19 Jul 2005, 14:09
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Sail Numbers at Internation Championships
Replies: 2
Views: 2982

Sail Numbers at Internation Championships

I guess this is the place for this question :D I have an international Skipper chartering one of my boats for the upcoming World Championships. The boat to be chartered has a sail number AUS 18. The Skipper has a personal number from his own member NCA. Reading Appendix G in RRS 05-08: makes mention...
by Brad Gibson
16 Apr 2005, 01:43
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: DISCO IOM For Sale
Replies: 1
Views: 4136

Thanks for the many expressions of interest.

The boat has been SOLD
Many Thanks

Brad Gibson
by Brad Gibson
14 Apr 2005, 17:41
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: DISCO IOM For Sale
Replies: 1
Views: 4136

DISCO IOM For Sale

Sail Number # AUS 56 Rigs A, B & C as new Boat is less than 1 year old Guyatt 280c sailwinch, Futaba 3003 servo (No batts,TX & RX) Boat has the original Craig Smith fin fitted (Not parallel). (Michael Grieve's Disco recently won the VIC IOM States by 40 points with an identical fin!) Boat is coloure...
by Brad Gibson
16 Mar 2005, 08:30
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Victorian IOM State CHampionships
Replies: 11
Views: 5909

Hi Guy's,
162 is Gary Cameron with his TS3 & 47 is Craig Smith with his own design Mk2.

Cheers
BG 8)
by Brad Gibson
23 Jan 2005, 23:26
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: Disco Hull, Fin and Rudder for sale in Brisbane
Replies: 3
Views: 4470

I welcome anyone wishing to purchase a 2nd hand Disco to contact myself should you have any questions regarding any boat/s posted.

Cheers
Brad Gibson
BG Radio yachts
by Brad Gibson
03 Oct 2004, 13:57
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Euro's accomodation help
Replies: 2
Views: 2583

Hi Steve, Here is the contact for the bungalows. Im booked in with the UK guys so i guess its the right place. They have confirmed my booking by email. Daniel Verhoeven Hotel *** Mesón de la Molinera Urb. El Santiscal-Lago de Arcos E-11638 Arcos de la Frontera (Cádiz) TEL.: + 34 956 70 80 02 - 956...
by Brad Gibson
02 Sep 2004, 11:26
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Travelling with an IOM
Replies: 7
Views: 4851

Hi Guys, For the Worlds last year, Dan W & myself had to transfer from LAX through to Vancouver. We flew Atlantic & had no problems with boats & rig boxes. Each we had 1 x luggage bag(with tx, fins etc) 1x boat box & 1 x sailbox. Both sailboxes were taped & strapped together so as to form 1 piece! A...
by Brad Gibson
19 Jul 2004, 15:37
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Boom Topper interpretation discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 8438

Hold up a minute Keagan, The technical comitee is comitted to look at the interpretation as an interpretation has been asked for by an NCA. It's important that we as skippers, do adhere to the findings of the technical comitee. The objective of my post was to ask for reasoning as to why the rule may...
by Brad Gibson
19 Jul 2004, 11:34
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Boom Topper interpretation discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 8438

Steve, I couldnt be sure on how this may be interpreted. On my own boats, i have been using an elastic band (AUD$0.07ea) by half hitching around the leech line & then looping under the aft end of the boom. It would seem that this method is soon to be labelled illegal if i am led to believe what is w...