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by Nigel28
18 Apr 2018, 02:12
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Keel
Replies: 2
Views: 1288

Re: Keel

E.1.1 a ....a fin and a bulb.
a fin is singular so only 1 fin is allowed.

E.3.2 b.....shall not (3) have openings through which water could flow when in use.
by Nigel28
06 Mar 2014, 02:11
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Redress...
Replies: 44
Views: 18135

Re: Redress...

Fix it. As some one who has been on the recieving end of this scenario (run down by windward boat on the start line) I think it is important to retain redress. Imagine the situation at a club level regatta, who would want to race against beginers? If they mess up you loose. Not a good scenario. I ju...
by Nigel28
22 Feb 2014, 23:41
Forum: General IOM
Topic: What cord for sheeting and sail adjustment lines
Replies: 3
Views: 4697

Re: What cord for sheeting and sail adjustment lines

Graham, It sounds like such a simple inocent question. But, the truth is, like so many other facets of sailing it is in a large part down to personal preference. The basic starting point is Dynema line as used by kite flyers so readilly available and cheap. Also has better holding power with bowsies...
by Nigel28
11 Nov 2008, 04:07
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: World Champs 2009
Replies: 102
Views: 39376

World Champs 2009

Any word on if and where it might take place?
by Nigel28
08 Nov 2006, 07:56
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: HMS and Scoring of DNF, OCS etc
Replies: 13
Views: 9510

Very true Steve
This could be covered by something like the following.
If a boat is promoted from a lower heat and does not finish its next heat, it should be awarded the position from the lower heat finish.
In other words, he gets awarded his best finish.
by Nigel28
08 Nov 2006, 05:00
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: HMS and Scoring of DNF, OCS etc
Replies: 13
Views: 9510

I would have thought that the principal of HMS is to simulate a full fleet race In the full fleet EVERYONE who does not finish scores fleet +1, the point exactly. One could argue that the last boat would be 20th weather it DNF etc or not But this guy has not completed this race. Just because he did...
by Nigel28
06 Nov 2006, 00:11
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: HMS and Scoring of DNF, OCS etc
Replies: 13
Views: 9510

I agree with Ole on this. Racing in heats and series is not just about the one heat/race, it is about good preperation to be able to compete for an extended period. Take the example of the boat that gets promoted all the way to A fleet. If the boat can only last these 5 heats it would not win a seri...
by Nigel28
22 Oct 2006, 05:59
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Off topic, not IOM related, enjoy some great music
Replies: 1
Views: 3012

Great stuff Steve.
I hear you might be coming to our regatta next weekend.
Look forward to seeing you then.
by Nigel28
20 Oct 2006, 18:55
Forum: General IOM
Topic: The advantages of shareing
Replies: 0
Views: 3020

The advantages of shareing

I have started yet another thread on this subject to give a different point of view. I have been racing and building IOM's for some time. I thought it great that someone came up with the idea of using the same rigs and keel. It allows me to design and build a more challenging hull (the design envelo...
by Nigel28
12 Jul 2006, 00:21
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: AGM Resolution proposal: WC_AGM2006_01
Replies: 3
Views: 4882

I agree with the idea in principal. However I feel the actual rules will need a little more work. If a slit is cut into the sail it will need to be joined in some manner? For a conventional broad seam joint there are plenty of controls over seam width, number of seams etc etc, shouldn't these be inc...
by Nigel28
11 Jul 2006, 22:29
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Allow spreaders acting only in tension ?
Replies: 2
Views: 3652

Anders I'm sure you mean the same thing but I would like to clarify, I think you would need to introduce a new rule that allows the use of any one of these three items you talk about rather than a rule to reverse the interpretation. After all an interpretation is just that, it is what the TC thinks ...
by Nigel28
11 Jul 2006, 22:02
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Allow rubber band as topping lift restraint line ?
Replies: 6
Views: 6551

I for one agree that this would be a good addition to the rules.
Lets get back to simple cheap solutions.
by Nigel28
04 Jun 2005, 19:05
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Continental Championships
Replies: 2
Views: 2633

Continental Championships

It has come to my attention that IOMICA is given permission to hold ONE international event per year. My question to Tito and Lester is therefore:- Is it possible to hold an IOMICA sanctioned North American Championship in the same year as a European Championship, or would the 2 events be in competi...
by Nigel28
24 May 2005, 19:12
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Spektrum RC on Futaba 3VC
Replies: 44
Views: 32195

Hi all This just came up from Rob Guyatt on the US IOM site Hi All, I've been using the Spektrum system for a few months and about my only comment is watch the antenna placement and orientation. Make sure they are both vertical and keep the rx antenna clear of other wiring. Range won't be an issue i...
by Nigel28
24 May 2005, 18:31
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Spektrum RC on Futaba 3VC
Replies: 44
Views: 32195

Anders On the boat I use at the moment, which is the prototype for my own design, I have the antenna exit the top of the pot. Then it runs inside a tube, which leads aft, and up to clear the end of the boom at about 40deg. On the production model the rx will be placed behind the sheet post so the an...
by Nigel28
22 May 2005, 21:55
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Spektrum RC on Futaba 3VC
Replies: 44
Views: 32195

Anders I have had the system in my 3VC for nearly a month. It has worked fine at short range, up to 600ft but I was waiting to do some long range testing before posting on the forum. There have been some negative coments about this. The system drops in nicely and is very simple to set up. The rx is ...
by Nigel28
18 May 2005, 04:08
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Hitec HSR5995TG
Replies: 12
Views: 8988

From my understanding the 5745 is simply a newer version of the 5735. A couple of minor changes in the case and a more realistic power rating. I have one of each in 2 of my boats that have been running for over a year with the ocasional dunk in salt water and they both still work fine. (bet they don...
by Nigel28
26 Apr 2005, 19:46
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Pocket Luff Mains
Replies: 1
Views: 2633

by Nigel28
16 Feb 2005, 18:05
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Sail Markings Question?
Replies: 15
Views: 11125

Ray You need to bear in mind that the rules governing sails are in part II and therefore are closed class rules. In other words anything not specifically permitted is illegal. The only refference to markings (other than class insignia and identification) is the max 3 sail shape indicator stripes whi...
by Nigel28
14 Feb 2005, 18:40
Forum: General IOM
Topic: What shape should the rocker be?
Replies: 7
Views: 5663

James You wouldn't be far wrong with that approach :!: If narrow boats are winning what about the TS2 :?: IMHO model sailboats can not really be compared to most full size yachts as the dynamics are just so different. For example look at the CoG, about 20cm under the hull for a model (3+ times max r...
by Nigel28
27 Jan 2005, 20:11
Forum: Measurement and Measurers
Topic: Float Tanks
Replies: 11
Views: 11910

We here in Vancouver are lucky to have a few enthusiastic sailors who didn't mind the time and effort to design and build a tank. Once built they are simple to use and who can argue with the measurer? From a design point of view I for one am in favour of the tank rule and would not like to see "meas...
by Nigel28
17 Jan 2005, 07:19
Forum: General IOM
Topic: OZIOMZ and measurements
Replies: 3
Views: 2874

Curious this one. I was watching the other threads with some interest having bought a production boat and then designed and built a boat of my own, nothing like the design I bought. To say that by simply publishing a few dimensions that anyone can get hold of is giving away a designers idea's seems ...
by Nigel28
13 Jan 2005, 00:07
Forum: General IOM
Topic: websites/forums etc...
Replies: 3
Views: 2843

Tim
Please see my reply in the other topic.
by Nigel28
12 Jan 2005, 23:52
Forum: General IOM
Topic: The Forest vs The Trees
Replies: 20
Views: 11945

Ray I was only trying to point out that this is the Official Class Association Forum Its the woods for the trees thing! People are loosing sight of the purpose of this forum. In order for the Class to supply what the owners want there must be somewhere we can discuss relevant issues? I believe the m...
by Nigel28
12 Jan 2005, 20:52
Forum: General IOM
Topic: The Forest vs The Trees
Replies: 20
Views: 11945

Hi Guys I feel it would be worth pointing out that this site is not a general chat site but is the forum for the I nternational O ne M eter I nternational C lass A ssociation , or put another way, the place where the present owners can discuss matters on boats, rigs, class rules etc. etc. and hopefu...
by Nigel28
11 Nov 2004, 01:48
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Swept back fin
Replies: 22
Views: 12817

Patrick I look at it this way:- Energy is a simple thing, you can't make it or lose it you simply transfer it from one thing to another, ideally from the wind into boat speed, therefore your boat speed can only be reduced if some of the rigs energy is being used to flex the fin or hull ( remember on...
by Nigel28
01 Nov 2004, 18:18
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Canadian Nationals
Replies: 0
Views: 2421

Canadian Nationals

Congratulations to Jeff Weiss who with his new TS2 was never far from the front of the fleet of 16 boats at the RVYC this weekend. A very close second was Jason Rhodes with a Martin Miomi and third was Peter Van Roosem with an Erica, 4th Tony Consalves and 5th Dick Carver. Both days where dominated ...
by Nigel28
07 Jul 2004, 23:43
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Racing Rules of Sailing 2005 - 2008
Replies: 17
Views: 10568

Once again very good point! I suppose it boils down to when you consider the boats are about to round the mark. IMHO it is allways a boats intention to pass the mark as required by the race course. So when a boat enters the 4 boat length zone with an inside overlap he is entitled to "18:- room for a...
by Nigel28
07 Jul 2004, 19:17
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Racing Rules of Sailing 2005 - 2008
Replies: 17
Views: 10568

Well spotted Marko, Its all the double meaning that is so confusing :roll: , so what do you or anyone else out there make of my other scenario? Two boats on stbd both below the layline with the leeward boat half a length ahead. Once the second boat enters the 4 boat length zone rules of part C take ...
by Nigel28
06 Jul 2004, 01:54
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Racing Rules of Sailing 2005 - 2008
Replies: 17
Views: 10568

Lester Seems to me that your interpretation is correct and wouldn't it also apply if 2 boats where heading towards the mark, both below the layline and both on stbd with the leward boat slightly ahead. Once they reach the 4 bl then the leeward boat becomes the inside boat and can make his tack to ge...