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by Steve Landeau
16 Dec 2009, 17:37
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Barbados IOM regatta 2010
Replies: 8
Views: 5180

Re: Barbados IOM regatta 2010

I will be there.
by Steve Landeau
07 Feb 2009, 20:07
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Carbon fibre sail battons
Replies: 8
Views: 4075

OC44 wrote:
RoyL wrote: Mast tubes (if not permanently fixed to the boat) can also be carbon fiber.

?????
I'm sure Roy meant mainsheet post tubes.... 8)
by Steve Landeau
05 Dec 2008, 00:51
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: World Champs 2009
Replies: 102
Views: 36083

Wow!
That's great news! You all will not be disappointed. Better get the TS2's dusted off! :D
by Steve Landeau
05 Dec 2008, 00:21
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: World Champs 2009
Replies: 102
Views: 36083

Regardless of where the event is held, it is always up to each skipper to make himself present. Where the event is held has nothing to do with whether or not "the best" can or cannot attend. Everyone has an equal opportunity once they have qualified to secure their travels and make the event.
by Steve Landeau
04 Dec 2008, 03:10
Forum: General IOM
Topic: 805/815
Replies: 1
Views: 2318

I don't have the numbers you are looking for, but since you are here at the IOM site, I'm assuming you are considering using it/them in an IOM? You will find that they will not get the job done under most conditions. There have been many threads regarding what servos work and don't work. Use the sea...
by Steve Landeau
28 Nov 2008, 01:08
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: World Champs 2009
Replies: 102
Views: 36083

Been to both places already....
by Steve Landeau
27 Nov 2008, 22:51
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: World Champs 2009
Replies: 102
Views: 36083

BARBADOS!!!
You won't be sorry...
What an amazing place to experience, and the sailing is as good as anywhere you've ever been.
by Steve Landeau
05 Nov 2008, 09:34
Forum: General IOM
Topic: removing numbers in permanent maker ink on dacron sails
Replies: 8
Views: 6954

Gilbert, I just realized you are trying to do this on Dacron. It is possible, but much more time consuming. You will not be able to get it perfect I don't think, but it will come off good enough to apply new numbers. You will need more music and more paper towels, and probably a rum or two!
by Steve Landeau
03 Nov 2008, 00:02
Forum: General IOM
Topic: removing numbers in permanent maker ink on dacron sails
Replies: 8
Views: 6954

Good timing!
Just last week I videotaped the entire procedure on removing as well as installing ink type sail numbers. I am travelling home from the USA Nationals as I type, but will post the video on Youtube asap. I use acetone and lots of small cut paper towels.
by Steve Landeau
24 Oct 2008, 18:30
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: Issues with AMYA, ISAF, relations with US Sailing
Replies: 3
Views: 3217

Thanks, Andy. We'll be discussing it further in the days to come. Our Nationals is next week in the snow, and it will be a good time to get started. Do you think it will be possible to write it up to allow either membership, or do you think we'll have to pick one or the other? I don't think it will ...
by Steve Landeau
24 Oct 2008, 03:19
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: Issues with AMYA, ISAF, relations with US Sailing
Replies: 3
Views: 3217

Issues with AMYA, ISAF, relations with US Sailing

Hi, everyone. As some of you know, The AMYA (American Model Yachting Association) has decided that their sponsorship of International sailing has become a low priority on their annual budget, and they are no longer interested in paying our ISAF dues. Granted, there are no dues necessary at this time...
by Steve Landeau
17 Oct 2008, 04:29
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: 60mm
Replies: 6
Views: 3926

I'll venture a guess that it was at least partially intended to keep the boats relatively close enough to fit within a specific range.... keeping the extremes of a design at least somewhat close. I'm sure that this rule has had some effect on the ability of a 12+ year design to win at the highest le...
by Steve Landeau
10 Oct 2008, 07:17
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Voltage indicator / battery indicator legal?
Replies: 39
Views: 15296

The benefit as I see it, is to put in the battery pack, seal up the boat, and tell your energy status without breaking open the seals. The idea of "plugging it in" between races to check the battery compromises the water tight integrity of the boat and makes the charge indicator idea somewhat less ...
by Steve Landeau
09 Oct 2008, 03:34
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Voltage indicator / battery indicator legal?
Replies: 39
Views: 15296

It's a shame that this request never got submitted, and I am as guilty as the rest of the NCA reps. However, not a single comment has been posted against it. It is clear we all want it. I have one and will continue to use it. It is part of the battery based on the way it is installed. Roy, you sugge...
by Steve Landeau
01 Oct 2008, 23:48
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Voltage indicator / battery indicator legal?
Replies: 39
Views: 15296

If my Deans Ultra Plugs happen to have a voltage indicator integral/permanently to the connector then it isn't a separate piece. Maybe RMG can turn their product into a plug for us. That's kind of what I meant.... an integral part of the pack. They do make "cells" that tell you their capacity (Dura...
by Steve Landeau
01 Oct 2008, 20:05
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Voltage indicator / battery indicator legal?
Replies: 39
Views: 15296

What if you had a battery pack that included a direct wired voltmeter? The rule allows you to carry a battery pack. It does not limit it's specific construction.
by Steve Landeau
22 Aug 2008, 01:31
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Euros 2008 in Dubrovnik / CRO
Replies: 19
Views: 9161

Thanks Jeff!
That was not working last nite, along with a couple other links. Maybe they were updating....
Thanks again.
by Steve Landeau
21 Aug 2008, 09:00
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Euros 2008 in Dubrovnik / CRO
Replies: 19
Views: 9161

Not much info on the Euro's site. Any timeframe as to when we can at least see a competitors list?
by Steve Landeau
16 Jul 2008, 01:41
Forum: General IOM
Topic: 2008 Subscription to ISAF-RSD
Replies: 8
Views: 5124

Thank you for the update, Jan.
by Steve Landeau
06 Jul 2008, 05:03
Forum: General IOM
Topic: 2008 Subscription to ISAF-RSD
Replies: 8
Views: 5124

Thanks for the update Anders. So it can be assumed that there will be no dues for 2008. With no cashflow for RSD, what will this mean in the future? Is the RSD position vacant? One of the things that really bothered me in the past was that RSD tended to make their own decisions without communicating...
by Steve Landeau
30 Nov 2007, 19:11
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Voltage indicator / battery indicator legal?
Replies: 39
Views: 15296

Hi, Lester.
It appears you are correct. I hope none of our skippers finds it necessary to protest this before we get the rule ammended.
by Steve Landeau
28 Nov 2007, 07:02
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: More than one Rig of a size on a certificate?
Replies: 14
Views: 8445

I am definately on the other side of the fence here. Once a boat is measured and certificated, it is the responsibility of the owner to keep it in compliance with the rule. The owner is allowed to do maintenance on his boat. Let's not bog down the system with unwarranted measurements and certificati...
by Steve Landeau
22 Nov 2007, 21:37
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Mast Pre-Bend
Replies: 14
Views: 10095

Don't try to bend a 7075 T-9 Easton mast. Chances are pretty good it will snap well before you can get a significant amount of pre bend into it. The 7075 Easton sections should be plenty stiff enough to get good jib stay tension without mast pre bend. Agreed. The Easton spar is tempered to an exten...
by Steve Landeau
12 Nov 2007, 04:39
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Rig Fittings
Replies: 9
Views: 6205

Does it really mean that weight of any density is OK below the lower point while only weight less dense than lead (11.35 kg/cubic meter) can be used above the lower point? Or is this less about density than about positioning on/in the spar? It's the other way around. It prevents someone from using ...
by Steve Landeau
09 Nov 2007, 06:15
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Rig Fittings
Replies: 9
Views: 6205

Tungsten is already allowed in another area within our rule (C7.3 (a)), why would you want to disallow it here? I'm a bit confused on your stance here. In a previous discussion you were opposed to a proactive TC position. Has anyone requested an interpretation? If not, why would this instance be any...
by Steve Landeau
15 Sep 2007, 21:08
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Hitec arm-winch servos?
Replies: 8
Views: 7562

Hi, Anders. Since I've been sailing my Isis (2 1/2 years) I've been using the Hitec 5745 arm. There are smaller ones, but I'm still sailing at minimum weight, so I don't see the need to use the lighter, more expensive servo. I did find it necessary to go to 7.2 volts though with the 5745. Since the ...
by Steve Landeau
03 Sep 2007, 07:29
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Spektrum DX6 & 7
Replies: 107
Views: 64245

I note Greg's point about expense but the genie is already out of the bottle as far as IOM costs are concerned. Slightly off topic, but since you mentioned it..... The ONLY reason an IOM is expensive is because you are paying for someone elses time and effort to design and build your boat for you. ...
by Steve Landeau
19 Feb 2007, 23:28
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: 2007 Worlds Allocation of places
Replies: 9
Views: 6060

The Allocation of Places is back up for those interested. http://www.ycpr.net/actualites/index.php
by Steve Landeau
15 Feb 2007, 08:06
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: 2007 Worlds Allocation of places
Replies: 9
Views: 6060

Bruce Andersen wrote:When NED's NCA was recognized, the allocation of places for Stage 1 changed a bit to reflect their 2 spots. .
Makes sense, Bruce.
Thanks.