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by Bruce Andersen
04 Sep 2018, 01:41
Forum: General IOM
Topic: spreader positioning
Replies: 1
Views: 337

Re: spreader positioning

check with your sailmaker for directions regarding location and amount of pre-bend as well as suggested spreader position - there are no rules that specify spreader position
by Bruce Andersen
17 Aug 2018, 04:42
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Sinking IOMs or How to Loose you IOM
Replies: 1
Views: 382

Re: Sinking IOMs or How to Loose you IOM

Just finished an experiment with IOM flotation and posted it on the IOMUSA.org forum. You can get to it using this link: http://www.iomusa.org/library/how-to/
by Bruce Andersen
20 May 2018, 18:40
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Mast. Groovy or straight
Replies: 3
Views: 409

Re: Mast. Groovy or straight

I recall that my TS-2 seemed to work better with a groovy mast and Craig Smith sails. The rig stiffness/spreader position/groovy spar bending characteristics matched the hull's specs quite nicely. Mine did not go as well with a stiffer, non-groovy spar. I believe that there was a rig building guide ...
by Bruce Andersen
19 Feb 2018, 22:27
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Jib stay tension setup
Replies: 5
Views: 610

Re: Jib stay tension setup

there was a time when it was common for the shrouds to enter the mast and terminate (internally) on the part of the backstay fitting that pokes down into the masthead, with the idea that it might stiffen the mast above the hounds, but it doesn't really work so most have abandoned the practice.
by Bruce Andersen
19 Feb 2018, 17:21
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Jib stay tension setup
Replies: 5
Views: 610

Re: Jib stay tension setup

terminate the wire on the hook that attaches the jib to the mast

taking it to the mast head gives no advantage and plenty of disadvantages
by Bruce Andersen
18 Feb 2018, 21:18
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Jib stay tension setup
Replies: 5
Views: 610

Re: Jib stay tension setup

I use 0.15 wire from the top down to about 10 cm above the boom, then use string & a bowsie for adjustment. It minimized weight & windage aloft but more importantly, helps to keep the jib topping lift from hooking on the spreaders when slopping about because the wire is stiffer than string and tends...
by Bruce Andersen
31 Jan 2018, 21:29
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: floatation
Replies: 4
Views: 1213

Re: floatation

I guess that one could use some sort of a sealed bag that, if pressurized, could potentially stiffen the hull and give a miniscule performance advantage This is a good one to present to the general membership - having seen a brand new V9 go to the bottom recently, I believe the ability to add some p...
by Bruce Andersen
31 Oct 2017, 21:57
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Battery musings
Replies: 2
Views: 587

Re: Battery musings

I also like LiPo's due to their energy/weight ratio. Rather than fill the radio pot with a big battery high in the boat an alternative is to use smaller batteries in an attempt to lower the weight. Probably of minimal significance at most of our performance levels but if it makes you feel like you'r...
by Bruce Andersen
31 May 2017, 06:42
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: 2017 World Championships
Replies: 6
Views: 1097

Re: 2017 World Championships

Hi Olivier

Thanks for responding. Heretofore there has been little evidence that the EXEC actually reads post on this board! Good to know you guys still interact with us.

Congratulations on a nice regatta - sorry I did not see the link you mentioned until after the fact.

Bruce Andersen
by Bruce Andersen
24 May 2017, 03:00
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: 2017 World Championships
Replies: 6
Views: 1097

Re: 2017 World Championships

Can't be sure - no news on this website - is there another website for the IOM International Class Association that I may have missed that might be more current?
by Bruce Andersen
21 May 2017, 18:42
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: 2017 World Championships
Replies: 6
Views: 1097

Re: 2017 World Championships

Yes - just finished!
We both must have missed the chatter on the official IOMICA Forum leading up to it.
I heard it was a pretty big race.
by Bruce Andersen
16 Feb 2017, 22:09
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: IOM Worlds 2017 bids are welcome
Replies: 19
Views: 3980

Re: IOM Worlds 2017 bids are welcome

Indeed you have (since December of 2015 I believe) Forums are great to let everyone involved share knowledge The reason I chose to present these issues on the forum rather than via an e-mail is that they are issues that need to be disseminated throughout the entire IOMICA community E-mails are great...
by Bruce Andersen
23 Jan 2017, 01:03
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: IOM Worlds 2017 bids are welcome
Replies: 19
Views: 3980

Re: IOM Worlds 2017 bids are welcome

saw it - great resource - sorry to have to share what I thought was my private forum though
by Bruce Andersen
21 Jan 2017, 01:00
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: IOM Worlds 2017 bids are welcome
Replies: 19
Views: 3980

Re: IOM Worlds 2017 bids are welcome

but it is kind of fun, imagining myself as the only one in the world who still participates on this forum
by Bruce Andersen
14 Jan 2017, 06:49
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: IOM Worlds 2017 bids are welcome
Replies: 19
Views: 3980

Re: IOM Worlds 2017 bids are welcome

I have found the website for the upcoming WC's: http://www.iomwc2017.vrc-pierrelatte.com/ Too bad IOMICA has not seen fit to post this on our website! The WC site has preliminary allocation of places and NOR, with a note that they will be updated after January 2nd to give us an official allocation o...
by Bruce Andersen
06 Jan 2017, 02:21
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: IOM Worlds 2017 bids are welcome
Replies: 19
Views: 3980

Re: IOM Worlds 2017 bids are welcome

hacked but now fixed
by Bruce Andersen
31 Dec 2016, 17:45
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: IOM Worlds 2017 bids are welcome
Replies: 19
Views: 3980

Re: IOM Worlds 2017 bids are welcome

I just heard that the initial allocation of places is available on Facebook. When did IOMICA change from using the website to communicate with its members to social media? This might be something to discuss at the AGM inasmuch as it represents a significant change in how lines of communication are d...
by Bruce Andersen
08 Dec 2016, 18:59
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: IOM Worlds 2017 bids are welcome
Replies: 19
Views: 3980

Re: IOM Worlds 2017 bids are welcome

does anyone on the EXEC or VC Events read this thread?
by Bruce Andersen
04 Dec 2016, 21:35
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: IOM Worlds 2017 bids are welcome
Replies: 19
Views: 3980

Re: IOM Worlds 2017 bids are welcome

what format do you want the entries in (as they come from the NCA's)?

I assume they will be due on February 13th?
by Bruce Andersen
25 Nov 2016, 17:17
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: IOM Worlds 2017 bids are welcome
Replies: 19
Views: 3980

Re: IOM Worlds 2017 bids are welcome

when are entries due and when will the NOR be posted?
by Bruce Andersen
12 Dec 2015, 04:17
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: 2015 AGM - Topic: Ratify Emergency Class Rule
Replies: 23
Views: 8028

Re: 2015 AGM - Topic: Ratify Emergency Class Rule

Perhaps to come to a fair resolution to the present conundrum we could do 2 things: 1. create a triangular template based on the mast and boom beyond which the GN fitting cannot extend and publish it so manufacturers can comply 2. grandfather in the present fittings This would: 1. prevent even large...
by Bruce Andersen
09 Dec 2015, 21:11
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: 2015 AGM - Topic: Ratify Emergency Class Rule
Replies: 23
Views: 8028

Re: 2015 AGM - Topic: Ratify Emergency Class Rule

There is no compelling reason that existing fittings cannot be excluded for this rule - all it would take is an emergency rule change to be ratified at the next AGM, assuming IOMICA Exec is open to considering that they may have "blown" this one Manufacturers will stop making oversize fittings to co...
by Bruce Andersen
29 Nov 2015, 19:59
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: 2015 AGM - Topic: Ratify Emergency Class Rule
Replies: 23
Views: 8028

Re: 2015 AGM - Topic: Ratify Emergency Class Rule

thanks Barry - saw the drawing - clearly defines what IOMICA thinks the rule actually says - should have been part of the rule all along IMHO
by Bruce Andersen
28 Nov 2015, 02:42
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: 2015 AGM - Topic: Ratify Emergency Class Rule
Replies: 23
Views: 8028

Re: 2015 AGM - Topic: Ratify Emergency Class Rule

After some introspection: One might assume that since the rule specifies that "where the mast kicking strap fitting and/or gooseneck: ...are not of circular cross section...." that the 20 mm dimension begins where the fitting is no longer of circular cross section eg. the flat plate portion of the f...
by Bruce Andersen
26 Nov 2015, 17:51
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: 2015 AGM - Topic: Ratify Emergency Class Rule
Replies: 23
Views: 8028

Re: 2015 AGM - Topic: Ratify Emergency Class Rule

now that this rule change has been voted in, we need to clarify it: 1) all gooseneck fittings obviously rotate about a plane parallel to the mast, but some also have rotational adjustment perpendicular to the plane of the mast to allow variable vang tension between close hauled & downwind boom posit...
by Bruce Andersen
11 Oct 2015, 20:27
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Simple Heat Racing System
Replies: 51
Views: 15242

Re: Simple Heat Racing System

Therein lies the rub
by Bruce Andersen
07 Oct 2015, 23:16
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: 2015 AGM - Topic: Alternate Scoring System
Replies: 3
Views: 2114

Re: 2015 AGM - Topic: Alternate Scoring System

I believe this to be premature. Before administratively mandating a major change in how regattas are run and scored, the alternative method needs to be tried by the general IOM community and a consensus formed as to whether it improves on the tried-and-true HMS. Outside of the originators of this "H...
by Bruce Andersen
07 Oct 2015, 21:00
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: 2015 AGM - Topic: Change to Class Championship Rules
Replies: 7
Views: 2588

Re: 2015 AGM - Topic: Change to Class Championship Rules

I also believe this should be voted against. By virtue of the fact that they are qualified to sit on a properly composed International Jury per Appendix N requires a certain level of competence in managing the duties of a Jury: "N 1.1 An international jury shall be composed of experienced sailors wi...