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by Andy Stevenson
20 Apr 2006, 12:07
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: PHOCEA Cup 2006 Final results
Replies: 8
Views: 6240

Lester, I, like you, have yet to study it in detail, although I doubt that will really be necessary. It’s quite obvious that an awful lot of blatant rule breaking is going on. Those skippers that are deliberately breaking the rules, by definition, aren’t going to be doing voluntary penalties. Ot...
by Andy Stevenson
11 Apr 2006, 08:31
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Update from the Exec
Replies: 26
Views: 17773

Barry

This has also been posted on the website, see:

http://www.iomclass.org/history/IOMICA_ ... _april.pdf

Subsequent updates will be as well. It was duplicated on the forum to provide easy feedback. I should have mentioned that it the post, sorry.
by Andy Stevenson
10 Apr 2006, 13:28
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Update from the Exec
Replies: 26
Views: 17773

Update from the Exec

The Exec is mindful of some concerns expressed regarding the lack of action on some fairly pressing issues. It hasn’t been an easy time for the new Exec & we have been hard at work trying to sort out a suitable course of action. In an effort to put those with concerns at ease this will be the firs...
by Andy Stevenson
31 Mar 2006, 22:46
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Servos
Replies: 1
Views: 2639

Servos

Hello everyone, I was hunting for a way to compare servos, the closest I could find was this: http://www.fatlion.com/sailplanes/servochart.html but it’s not searchable & didn’t really give me what I wanted. So I came up with my own. Thinking others might find it useful I’ve had a stab at putti...
by Andy Stevenson
22 Dec 2005, 16:47
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Number of boats to promote
Replies: 25
Views: 16935

Lester, Sounds like an interesting project. Assuming the objective is to study the difference a different number of promotions / demotions will make and not an attempt to predict actual results :) I’d probably be inclined to add a random "Performed above ability" factor for each race. If you fancy...
by Andy Stevenson
02 Dec 2005, 09:53
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: IOMICA Executive positions
Replies: 16
Views: 13646

Andy can I convince you. Well, yes, you probably could. However I’m not sure you’d want to :) I volunteered for the treasurer’s role on the grounds that I’ve got a reasonable clue what’s involved. David Turton is obviously the best choice there. The closest I’ve come to a secretary’s ...
by Andy Stevenson
01 Dec 2005, 10:26
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: IOMICA Executive positions
Replies: 16
Views: 13646

Good idea Lester, profile now updated. Just to expand a wee bit – I’ve been radio sailing on & off for almost 20 years, although only recently with an IOM. I’ve been Race Officer on a local level more times that I can remember, although not recently, I have to admit. I’ve some experience of ...
by Andy Stevenson
30 Nov 2005, 15:53
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: IOMICA Executive positions
Replies: 16
Views: 13646

Having a little experience, at club level, with a treasurers role, I’m happy to put my hand up if it’ll help & someone can point me in the right direction to begin with. Unless, of course, someone more suitable is willing.
by Andy Stevenson
25 Oct 2005, 22:21
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Oval Foredeck holes
Replies: 70
Views: 51018

Ok, so once the swivel reaches the deck, as it’s part of the hull, the rule doesn’t much care what happens below the deck, as long as it attaches on the centreplate. I could loop it back & screw it to the keel box if I wanted to. Fair enough, thanks Lester, I think I see what you mean now. But I...
by Andy Stevenson
25 Oct 2005, 15:26
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Oval Foredeck holes
Replies: 70
Views: 51018

Right then, so it’s starting to make a bit more sense to me now. I was reading it as “between the attachment to the hull & the boomâ€
by Andy Stevenson
22 Oct 2005, 22:39
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Oval Foredeck holes
Replies: 70
Views: 51018

Measurers are only human... If a builder has convinced himself that it's class legal it is quite possible that the measurer will do the same...both should be well versed in applying the rules. Indeed, as should we all, to a degree. If we wish to compete within a class, we should understand the rule...
by Andy Stevenson
22 Oct 2005, 00:39
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Oval Foredeck holes
Replies: 70
Views: 51018

Here we go again... I just knew someone was going to say that :) I think this issue should not be decided by the technical committee "interpreting" the rules, but by the class members. Hmm, but isn’t that what the TC’s there for? After all they’re class members too. I agree that discussion on...
by Andy Stevenson
21 Oct 2005, 23:43
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Oval Foredeck holes
Replies: 70
Views: 51018

Since the official defination of the "hull" includes the deck, and there is no specific IOM requirement to attach the jib to the deck, but does require it to be attached to the hull on the centerline, it seems to me that both the Bantock approach (with a tube to the hull bottom) and the larger hole...
by Andy Stevenson
21 Oct 2005, 22:13
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Oval Foredeck holes
Replies: 70
Views: 51018

I think it might be the other way around Andy, they might be quite confident that it would pass certification even though they may have certain doubts that the novelty is or isn't class legal. I’m afraid I don’t follow this. I’m quite prepared to accept that it’s a lack of understanding on ...
by Andy Stevenson
21 Oct 2005, 18:23
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Oval Foredeck holes
Replies: 70
Views: 51018

Er, where does your feeling come from? Jeff Byerley, Cockatoo manufacturer, is widely regarded as reputable. I don't think there is much question that, if you purchased his Cockatoo, you'd expect to receive a boat that Jeff thought was class-legal. Crikey no! Maybe I didn’t word that too well. Iâ...
by Andy Stevenson
21 Oct 2005, 16:19
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Oval Foredeck holes
Replies: 70
Views: 51018

If only! Measurers are human as well. An otherwise perfectly valid measurement certificate is no guarantee that your boat is in fact class legal. Having never attended an event that included event measurement I may well be getting out of my depth here, however… I can see that there may well be a ...
by Andy Stevenson
21 Oct 2005, 13:42
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Oval Foredeck holes
Replies: 70
Views: 51018

The class really must address the issue of manufacturers driving class development rather than the owners. Do manufacturers market boats as class legal? I’ve not bought a new boat, so haven’t really looked into it too much, but isn’t the onus on the skipper to buy something appropriate for hi...
by Andy Stevenson
21 Oct 2005, 12:23
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Oval Foredeck holes
Replies: 70
Views: 51018

As far as the legality of the arrangement goes; The swivel attachment is legal I think. The headsail boom swivel shall be attached to the hull approximately on the hull centreplane. No mention of it needing to be anywhere specific vertically. It’s legal from an alignment point of view I think, unt...
by Andy Stevenson
21 Oct 2005, 11:23
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Oval Foredeck holes
Replies: 70
Views: 51018

Has any one else established if there is an advantage in doing this or the pros and cons. What's being gained, what's being lost? lets work it out. Good question, I've been thinking about this too... Lester points out a little further down in the thread that the jib pivot tension will increase, as ...
by Andy Stevenson
12 Oct 2005, 12:56
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Mast rake
Replies: 7
Views: 5969

Thank you all for your views. It strikes me that I might be getting a little too fussy with this. As Lester points out, I can do the sums to get hole spacings (I made it 6mm, 5mm & 4mm per degree for A,B & C rigs respectivley). It's just a case of deciding the range after that, the jibstay limit sor...
by Andy Stevenson
10 Oct 2005, 13:00
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Mast rake
Replies: 7
Views: 5969

Mast rake

Afternoon folks, me again :) Plans for the new rig continue to fill out. I’m now thinking about mast rake adjustment. Having read Lester’s ideas on making a mast & rig, I have to admit being tempted to head in the direction of a fixed length jib stay & adjustable positioning to give the desired ...
by Andy Stevenson
27 Sep 2005, 17:32
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Masts
Replies: 4
Views: 4013

Re: Masts

The reasoning is that 12.7mm is stiff enough to be used without pre-bend on the no1 rig and for the smaller ones 11.1mm is enough, you would not get any significant gains with 12.7mm on the no2 and no3. Oh, OK. I was kinda getting there :) That makes a whole load of sense, thanks. I think one of th...
by Andy Stevenson
27 Sep 2005, 14:21
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Masts
Replies: 4
Views: 4013

Masts

Hi all, Following on from my previous post about suppliers of aluminium tube, I’m still following a few leads for suitable tubing, but it’s looking more & more likely I’m going to Sailsetc or Housemartin for my masts. Now, this will be my first attempt at putting a rig for an IOM together, so ...
by Andy Stevenson
19 Sep 2005, 13:10
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: IOM Worlds Web Daily Bandwidth Exceeded
Replies: 4
Views: 4050

Oops, someone's going to be embarrassed. 10 GB a day, must be all those photos. Shame, I was really enjoying that. Hanging on it's every update as it where.

I don't know of an alternative 'tho I'm afraid. Ho hum.
by Andy Stevenson
19 Sep 2005, 13:01
Forum: General IOM
Topic: This morning at the lake...
Replies: 2
Views: 2797

Thanks Peter, I'll give him a call.
by Andy Stevenson
18 Sep 2005, 21:58
Forum: General IOM
Topic: This morning at the lake...
Replies: 2
Views: 2797

This morning at the lake...

Double figures on the water again today, not bad for a small club like ours. Runaway victory once again by our resident Sailsetc patron, no surprise there then, lovely boat. Having acquired my IOM on the basis of price & availability I didn’t actually know what it was. Having wandered around the b...
by Andy Stevenson
16 Sep 2005, 15:57
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Suppliers
Replies: 4
Views: 3572

Re: Suppliers

Yes. My guess is you could try *really* hard and find a supply of "proper" tube, only to discover it is 1000 mm ... That's what I've found so far I'm afraid. Still hunting 'tho. I'm a long way from giving up yet (if ever!). Great! Please post a picture here when its done, if you can. Only if it wor...
by Andy Stevenson
16 Sep 2005, 14:23
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Suppliers
Replies: 4
Views: 3572

Re: Suppliers

Lester, Thanks for the links, and the quick response. I've had a good old browse of most of the online links with little in the way of joy. Still need to make a few phone calls to the less net-savvy supplies listed. You *might* find what you want in B&Q, but unlikely. SAILSetc is your only realistic...
by Andy Stevenson
16 Sep 2005, 11:28
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Suppliers
Replies: 4
Views: 3572

Suppliers

Greetings My return to radio sailing after a good number of years has seen me the proud owner of a second hand IOM, previously sailed Marbleheads when they where roughly the size of your average whale! The IOM is most second-hand in the sails & rigging dept. Whilst I have no doubt of the quality of ...