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by David L Alston
14 Dec 2014, 21:24
Forum: General IOM
Topic: MX14 Setup Information
Replies: 12
Views: 12605

Re: MX14 Setup Information

I have temporally moved the Headsail No1 rig sheeting position 20mm forward. The point being 230mm aft of the attachment point and the jib sheeting sheet point also to 230mm from the swivel position. It made a tremendous difference in the blustery conditions that prevail today. Now the jig seems to ...
by David L Alston
13 Dec 2014, 23:46
Forum: General IOM
Topic: MX14 Setup Information
Replies: 12
Views: 12605

Re: MX14 Setup Information

I will confess to being more than a little disappointed in the responses thus far . I did have a sail last week with this boat but was dogged with erratic performance but then it was an erratic wind. Feast to famine as it were... I had the mast as forward as it goes and the boat was nicely balanced ...
by David L Alston
04 Dec 2014, 07:41
Forum: General IOM
Topic: MX14 Setup Information
Replies: 12
Views: 12605

MX14 Setup Information

MX14 Setup Information Gentlemen, Has anyone established any MX14 setup data. mast rake etc. for general wind conditions. After sailing my faithful old tubby boat for some years now I am hoping to make the migration to this new , and narrow boat as painless as possible and need a starting point. Tha...
by David L Alston
19 Nov 2014, 01:20
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: What "..shall pass through a 20mm, ring gauge." BOOM F.4.5
Replies: 30
Views: 19140

Re: What "..shall pass through a 20mm, ring gauge." BOOM F.

Forgive me, if you know all this what is your question. Innovation is a good thing but I see nothing particularly innovative in what you propose. The kick strap adjustment is super critical - 1/4 turn is a bout 0.3 mm on my adjuster and a quarter turn is the difference between going well or plonking...
by David L Alston
16 Oct 2014, 15:28
Forum: General IOM
Topic: MX 14 Fin
Replies: 3
Views: 4037

MX 14 Fin

I need some help please. The MX 14 has a rectangular fin box and the fin transitions to rectangle at the hull... Ok So when I put the fin in the fin box the step of the transition is more or less flush at the front but the is a 2.5 mm step / gap at the rear. Clearly this is most undesirable and will...
by David L Alston
16 Oct 2014, 15:28
Forum: General IOM
Topic: MX 14 Fin
Replies: 0
Views: 4084

MX 14 Fin

I need some help please. The MX 14 has a rectangular fin box and the fin transitions to rectangle at the hull... Ok So when I put the fin in the fin box the step of the transition is more or less flush at the front but the is a 2.5 mm step / gap at the rear. Clearly this is most undesirable and will...
by David L Alston
09 Oct 2014, 08:54
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Drum winch at lowish price
Replies: 22
Views: 14177

Re: Drum winch at lowish price

Never worry about experience or the lack of it. The seeding race sort all that out and you will end up sailing with like experienced sailors and will have a lot of fun. Most importantly however, the experience you will gain will be invaluable and when you get back to your club sailing your club will...
by David L Alston
08 Oct 2014, 01:16
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Drum winch at lowish price
Replies: 22
Views: 14177

Re: Drum winch at lowish price

Fellas / The winch MX #### and one needs to be a little careful here , looks to me very much like the Eurgle. There are/were two versions of the Eurgle both in the same size can one Black anodised and the other Gold Anodised. I bought three of them some years ago for about £19.00 each + PP from the ...
by David L Alston
06 Oct 2014, 23:42
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Drum winch at lowish price
Replies: 22
Views: 14177

Re: Drum winch at lowish price

What response did you want or expect ?

… Wow you have got a bargain there my old china plate. We are all going to rush out and fit one of those for sure. Why did we not think it before !!
by David L Alston
03 Oct 2014, 22:33
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Drum winch at lowish price
Replies: 22
Views: 14177

Re: Drum winch at lowish price

The only drawback being, apart from the postage cost.. is that it will last about 5 minutes in an IOM at the top of A rig conditions. And I guess then you will be posting something about how the smell overpowered the swans on the pond. Don't sail in a 12 kt with A rig and avoid fetching and reaching...
by David L Alston
06 Sep 2014, 15:36
Forum: General IOM
Topic: On the water at last !!!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 7156

Re: On the water at last !!!!!

I do not recall stating this to be a RULE … not all things are RULES and If I gave that impression I do apologise for it was not intended. But you knew it was not a Class Rule. The class rules only constrain the highest position of the headsail My comment is based upon having owned and sailed a TS2 ...
by David L Alston
06 Sep 2014, 15:34
Forum: General IOM
Topic: On the water at last !!!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 7156

Re: On the water at last !!!!!

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by David L Alston
05 Sep 2014, 20:50
Forum: General IOM
Topic: On the water at last !!!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 7156

Re: On the water at last !!!!!

But not so low that a line draw between the Tack and Clew of the head sail intersects the mast below the lower limit mark / band as I recall. But at Eastbourne I doubt you will derive any benefit by lowering the rig because of the wind pattern on that pond This is an IOM site -- is it really appropr...
by David L Alston
28 Aug 2014, 09:01
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Rudder servo strength
Replies: 12
Views: 8397

Re: Rudder servo strength

In reality there is very little torque exerted by the rudder on the servo because the rudder is to a degree balanced because the rudder stock is offset. Unlike on a dingy where the rudder pintails are located at the leading edge of the rudder a pivot point is at about 30% of the rudder chord. This o...
by David L Alston
23 Aug 2014, 00:24
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Can I use kevlar or carbon tow to attach the gooseneck/vang
Replies: 10
Views: 8178

Re: Can I use kevlar or carbon tow to attach the gooseneck/v

Well you seem to be getting into the idea of it. The 12.5 mm section is added to the mast and is not in reality a Fitting ... it is the Masts So have a peep at the IOM Class requirements regarding the mast. As I said in an earlier post the bit of interest to you is the Mast below the Bottom Band . F...
by David L Alston
17 Aug 2014, 13:52
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Can I use kevlar or carbon tow to attach the gooseneck/vang
Replies: 10
Views: 8178

Re: Can I use kevlar or carbon tow to attach the gooseneck/v

No traps there. But I doubt if it will relies because the resin will shrink very tight and release agent will not help at all in this area. The best , for me is two machine screws on the centre and to Tap the fitting to M2. This allows me to pack the bottom out afterwards.. There is not a lost of st...
by David L Alston
17 Aug 2014, 09:51
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Can I use kevlar or carbon tow to attach the gooseneck/vang
Replies: 10
Views: 8178

Re: Can I use kevlar or carbon tow to attach the gooseneck/v

I do not quite understand WHICH problem you are trying to avoid. 1/ The terribly bad workmanship clearly evident - This I am afraid is well beyond the scope of the Class Rules. 2/ The corrosion cause by Stainless Steel in contact with the Aluminium 3/ ??? There are a hundred way to recover the mast ...
by David L Alston
16 Aug 2014, 00:12
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Can I use kevlar or carbon tow to attach the gooseneck/vang
Replies: 10
Views: 8178

Re: Can I use kevlar or carbon tow to attach the gooseneck/v

You should make a sketch of what you intend to do .. Your description is not really all that clear.... or take a picture of what you, by now, have done. But = Fittings are not restricted with respect to their Materials of construction and MAY comprise a multitude of differing Materials . I dislike t...
by David L Alston
02 Aug 2014, 10:28
Forum: General IOM
Topic: IRSD
Replies: 8
Views: 7778

Re: IRSD

Gentlemen, I should repeat that I really do not know, neither do I pretend to know, or have any idea what has transpired behind the closed doors of the IRSA or the Councils of the Member Countries. Similarly I should reiterate my belief that resigning from a post for the reasons suggested does littl...
by David L Alston
26 Jul 2014, 07:48
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Radio pot, antenna routing
Replies: 7
Views: 5826

Re: Radio pot, antenna routing

Digital software engineer or not .. The antenna on the majority, 90%, of IOM yachts installation are coiled up in the pot. I do not quite have mine coiled up but none the less it is in the pot. Only on my RM is it protruding from the hull because of the carbon hull. The top of pot never below the wa...
by David L Alston
25 Jul 2014, 00:39
Forum: General IOM
Topic: IRSD
Replies: 8
Views: 7778

Re: IRSD

Gentlemen,Gentlemen, I really do not know, neither do I pretend to know, the circumstances in which these gentlemen resigned from IRSA Executive Committee. It is indeed a pity that they did resign since this action will ultimately serve no purpose what so ever. In a few months’ time their gesture of...
by David L Alston
24 Jul 2014, 23:38
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Radio pot, antenna routing
Replies: 7
Views: 5826

Re: Radio pot, antenna routing

Colin, I am intrigued.. why do you want to put a hole in the pot lid and poke the aerial out.. You do not need to do this. An IOM is glass not carbon there is no problem with range, even with the aerial's coiled up in the pot. . Just be sensible.. Battery at the bottom, all wiring next and the recei...
by David L Alston
22 Jun 2014, 09:11
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Drum winch at lowish price
Replies: 22
Views: 14177

Re: Drum winch at lowish price

Colin, One is always intrigued by the comment ‘ I am a beginner’ Is this beginner intending to bang around the local town pond on a Wednesday/Thursday morning with the old boys, drink team and eat sandwiches? Or Is this beginner actually going to race or is racing and hopes to progress? Why? Well! c...
by David L Alston
26 Apr 2014, 21:41
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: IRSA elections, CEEFIE newsletter #7, Voting & Transparency
Replies: 4
Views: 5778

Re: IRSA elections, CEEFIE newsletter #7, Voting & Transpare

This has to be some sort of record on two fronts:- • I wound if anyone can remember such an intensive campaigning to get elected to any Radio Sailing Committee before, I certainly have not. • Every post has attracted at least two Candidates. It would be fantastic if the MYA have three people clamber...
by David L Alston
21 Dec 2013, 22:13
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: Wanted Triple Crown or Similar
Replies: 7
Views: 6999

Re: Wanted Triple Crown or Similar

Colin, It sounds like you are getting the usual clatter trap from the non-contesting pond experts… and boy have I heard it over the years. There is nothing wrong with most boats and most if not all will be competitive at club level. For the first year or two of sailing you will be the weak link in t...
by David L Alston
28 Oct 2013, 08:56
Forum: General IOM
Topic: New Nylet Spirit is here! Progress at last!
Replies: 76
Views: 50047

Re: New Nylet Spirit is here! Progress at last!

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by David L Alston
28 Oct 2013, 08:56
Forum: General IOM
Topic: New Nylet Spirit is here! Progress at last!
Replies: 76
Views: 50047

Re: New Nylet Spirit is here! Progress at last!

Nigel, Simply down load a set of IOM Class Rules from ISAF website. It is really easy = Google “IOM Class Rules” check you have the current version. The download is PDF The information provided to you is not exactly correct.. The class rules has never permitted twin shrouds as far as I am aware and ...
by David L Alston
28 Oct 2013, 08:56
Forum: General IOM
Topic: New Nylet Spirit is here! Progress at last!
Replies: 76
Views: 50047

Re: New Nylet Spirit is here! Progress at last!

Nigel, Simply down load a set of IOM Class Rules from ISAF website. It is really easy = Google “IOM Class Rules” check you have the current version. The download is PDF The information provided to you is not exactly correct.. The class rules has never permitted twin shrouds as far as I am aware and ...
by David L Alston
24 Oct 2013, 23:21
Forum: General IOM
Topic: New Nylet Spirit is here! Progress at last!
Replies: 76
Views: 50047

Re: New Nylet Spirit is here! Progress at last!

We are all painfully aware of who built the boat, how you acquired it on E-bay. We have all endured the painful commentary and slow progress together with the saga of weight , servo mounting and all battery purchase. For the life of me I cannot understand what would possess a man to post a blow by b...