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by Roy Thompson
30 Apr 2009, 13:20
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Hull Measurement Form
Replies: 34
Views: 12467

Curious that you don't accept a comparison to boxing but you do accept a comparison to baseball.....

"WE DON'T SEE THINGS AS THEY ARE, WE SEE THINGS AS WE ARE." (Anais Nin, 1903-1977)
by Roy Thompson
30 Apr 2009, 13:10
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Sail Measurement Diagram and Measurement matrix
Replies: 29
Views: 12978

Glad you got it, it took me very a long time too when they tried to explain it to me, (and sometimes I still forget and make the same mistake!) The 1 to 3mm difference sounds about right, and I think it's probably important, along the length of the whole leach it would be a few square centimetres ex...
by Roy Thompson
29 Apr 2009, 08:09
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Sail Measurement Diagram and Measurement matrix
Replies: 29
Views: 12978

I understand the issues concerning the 1/4 1/2 and 3/4 leach measurements. To do it on a real sail, folding is necessary to determine these points. Assuming that the leach is a straight line between the head and clew, this could be done with a ruler. Folding the sail will give the same locations. I...
by Roy Thompson
28 Apr 2009, 23:57
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Sail Measurement Diagram and Measurement matrix
Replies: 29
Views: 12978

They are accurate assuming the leach is maximum dimension. This is no good I am afraid. I have measured quite a lot of sails over the last few years and can gaurantee you that minimums are used for a significant number of sails. The leach points are defined not by batten position, but by the actual...
by Roy Thompson
28 Apr 2009, 23:45
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Hull Measurement Form
Replies: 34
Views: 12467

To add a few grams more salt to this discussion: If you weighed and certified your boat you would need to change the weight rules no? e.g. at certification my boat weighs 4005grams and the keel 2495 grams.All legal,. At an event my boat still weighs 4005 grams but the keel only 2210grams. This is le...
by Roy Thompson
20 Dec 2007, 17:11
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Rig Fittings
Replies: 9
Views: 5507

And carbon spreaders - they are now appearing at events and people are asking if they are legal. I can't see that they are not since, as we have stated, materials are not even mentioned. I think it worth while clarifying the issue one way or another. Roy Thompson Rules and Measurements Officer ESP I...
by Roy Thompson
20 Dec 2007, 17:01
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Carbon spreaders?
Replies: 0
Views: 2249

Carbon spreaders?

Are carbon spreaders allowed? I can't see anything about materials for these items (optional mast fittings in 5.3.3.b.5) in the rules and they have started to appear on some boats.
by Roy Thompson
28 Nov 2007, 08:39
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: More than one Rig of a size on a certificate?
Replies: 14
Views: 7590

Bruce said This brings up another point - perhaps we should compile some sort of common measurement procedure that all official measurers use to certify rigs and hulls to assure uniformity in the process required to get a rig or a hull "stamped". I think this is called 'Measurement Forms' Bruce... S...
by Roy Thompson
28 Nov 2007, 00:21
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: More than one Rig of a size on a certificate?
Replies: 14
Views: 7590

the answer is to certify the hull (which is all that the form really addresses anyway) and not check any of those boxes. It doesn't really say they need to be checked That is basically the interprpretation of 2005 of IOMICA. BUT - the certificate itself says you can only race with the rigs shown on...
by Roy Thompson
27 Nov 2007, 19:07
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: More than one Rig of a size on a certificate?
Replies: 14
Views: 7590

I think you may be missing the point. On the 'certificate' (which clearly identifies and relates to the hull) there are three boxes, one for each of the 3 sized rigs. There is no way I can see that an 'extra' rig can be added without removing the first rig. It says 'tick' the boxes, not 'state how m...
by Roy Thompson
26 Nov 2007, 23:37
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: More than one Rig of a size on a certificate?
Replies: 14
Views: 7590

More than one Rig of a size on a certificate?

Is it possible to measure 2 No1 rigs (for example) and add them both to a single current valid or new certificate? If not, what specific rules prevent this? I can see that if you are transfering rigs from one boat to another they would be removed from one certificate, but can they be added to anothe...
by Roy Thompson
16 Oct 2007, 22:49
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Worlds 2007
Replies: 14
Views: 7193

Ken,
Are you saying that you know that this hull has a metalic paint finish that lets the fibre show though and imitates Texalium or are you just making a less informed guess?

Thanks,
by Roy Thompson
16 Oct 2007, 14:03
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Worlds 2007
Replies: 14
Views: 7193

AUS 14

Can anyone tell me the hull material for Jeff's AUS14 at the worlds please?

It looks remarkable similar to Texalium in the few fotos I've seen but I am sure it isn't.

Good Sailing and keep it clean guys!
by Roy Thompson
14 Apr 2007, 11:19
Forum: Measurement and Measurers
Topic: Is there a 2007 certificate with a set of Guidelines???
Replies: 3
Views: 4540

Thanks Andy. The measurements forms I have alrady downloaded so I will await the Certificate.
by Roy Thompson
13 Apr 2007, 01:09
Forum: Measurement and Measurers
Topic: Is there a 2007 certificate with a set of Guidelines???
Replies: 3
Views: 4540

Is there a 2007 certificate with a set of Guidelines???

Is there a 2007 certificate with a set of Guidelines??? With the new 2007 class rules and measurement forms it seems logical. I have to measure boats next week and as ESP NCA officer for Rules and Measurements I need a copy of any new certificate or specific instructions stating that the old 2003 ce...
by Roy Thompson
20 Dec 2006, 23:21
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Update from the Exec
Replies: 26
Views: 15393

Measurement Mike Eldred Has been co-opted as VC Measurement, he’s currently getting up to speed with measurement issues. It’s worth noting that there are also vacancies on the measurement sub committee for willing volunteers who wish to make a contribution. Funny that, I have not heard a single...
by Roy Thompson
07 Sep 2006, 18:02
Forum: Measurement and Measurers
Topic: Draft Measurement Question?
Replies: 20
Views: 14589

Barry, As far as I know there is no defined proceedure for using the water tank for draught measurement, OK? We are not profesionals, and the variety of designs of watertanks (those that I have seen) would not all allow a set proceedure. That said, I hope that all event measurers use a bit of common...
by Roy Thompson
22 May 2006, 13:18
Forum: Measurement and Measurers
Topic: Water Free Measurement of IOM
Replies: 20
Views: 24414

Some very brief comments: If you need to measure the waterline at any stage, you need by definition, water, maybe not a tank as we know it now, but a body of still, fresh, clean water. Comments from measurers in other classes (both r/c and larger classes) have led me to believe that measuring/markin...
by Roy Thompson
22 Jan 2006, 20:00
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: Nigel Winkley Resignation
Replies: 4
Views: 4720

It just seemed strange that the class is practically begging for volunteers, and you have a person that is willing to take the job, and the vote was nearly 50/50
I can do nothing but agree with you completely Steve.
by Roy Thompson
22 Jan 2006, 16:10
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: Nigel Winkley Resignation
Replies: 4
Views: 4720

I don't suppose it would be as simple as giving the position to the candidate that lost? I know there are certain people that think this is not wise and personaly i am somewhat inclined to agree that it may not be a good idea. Since we don't know why people voted in the way they did (against the lo...
by Roy Thompson
22 Jan 2006, 16:04
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Mount Gay IOM championships Barbados 2006
Replies: 15
Views: 9621

lol.
What is 'lol'?

Thanks
by Roy Thompson
11 Dec 2005, 10:32
Forum: General IOM
Topic: What type of wood for planking?
Replies: 26
Views: 19832

Fantastic work Charles! I see that they also export, great! (No doubt the Euopean Union will have something to say about wood exports from the USA). I normally buy about 45 (or a few more) strips of 10x3mm (x1metre) to make an IOM, this gives me enough spare strips to choose and get a nice colour ma...
by Roy Thompson
08 Dec 2005, 22:16
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: What will happen on 1st of June 2006 ?
Replies: 17
Views: 11315

Rob said:
Present measurement rules wouldn't find the substrate
Could you explain this please Rob?
Thanks
by Roy Thompson
02 Dec 2005, 07:44
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: IOMICA Executive positions
Replies: 16
Views: 11801

Thanks a lot David, much appreciated!
by Roy Thompson
02 Dec 2005, 00:10
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: IOMICA Executive positions
Replies: 16
Views: 11801

In my opinion and based on experience in the Exec I would say that the VC Tech post will need a strong team. There are still a lot of Tech questions pending after the worlds voting as well as a bunch more in the pipeline I suspect and they are going to take some careful looking at to get right. Also...
by Roy Thompson
30 Nov 2005, 11:44
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: IOMICA Executive positions
Replies: 16
Views: 11801

We need a well balanced Executive I believe a 'well balanced' Exec should try to include members from all parts of the world not only 1 or 2 continents/countries. I realise that this is not always possible when there are so few candidates. I reiterate that I am willing to help out on the Measuremen...
by Roy Thompson
29 Nov 2005, 00:21
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: IOMICA Executive positions
Replies: 16
Views: 11801

I understand there is a 'candidate' willing to be co-opted for VC Measurements. What is the official proceedure for this and for the 'removal' of the current VC measurements. Should not the names of these possible candidates be made public so all can give their opinions?
by Roy Thompson
28 Nov 2005, 11:54
Forum: General IOM
Topic: What type of wood for planking?
Replies: 26
Views: 19832

apology

And if you're not using cedrela odorata, then what (scientific name) do you use for planking? Ah my friend, if I knew that I would have put it in the post. It's a mystery which I continue to investigate. It is sold as 'Galician Pine' which may well be a type of 'pine' that has been treated and that...
by Roy Thompson
25 Nov 2005, 22:58
Forum: General IOM
Topic: What type of wood for planking?
Replies: 26
Views: 19832

Charles said: If Roy Thompson is talking about Spanish Cedar (cedrela odorata, not really from Spain, but imported from Brazil or elsewhere in SA) then it's not the same as Western Red Cedar (thuja plicata) . 1)No I am not talking about Spanish Cedar. No such common name exists here anyway - see 2.)...
by Roy Thompson
18 Nov 2005, 23:45
Forum: General IOM
Topic: What type of wood for planking?
Replies: 26
Views: 19832

In my experience (and it's not so great so listen to others) the problem of cyano isn't as bad with the harder woods but excess glue can leave an aesthetically unpleasing 'stain' which looks a bit ugly and is difficult to cover up. With epoxy, it's not generally so bad since that's the same as your ...