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by Roy Thompson
18 Nov 2005, 10:29
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Number of boats to promote
Replies: 25
Views: 16379

Moving more up and down also has the added 'benefit' that those in the A fleet will be under a pressure similar to the rest of the sailors. With only 4 up and down you only have a 20% chance of going up or down, bad if you in B, C, D or E, but great if you in A...that's not a fair system. With 8 up ...
by Roy Thompson
18 Nov 2005, 10:21
Forum: General IOM
Topic: What type of wood for planking?
Replies: 26
Views: 21718

I have built a number of hulls from Cedar and a variant that is locally called 'Galician Pine' (which isn't pine by the way). It is sold here in hobby shops in 1metre x 10mm x 3mm planks and so you can just about build an IOM hull with it. I have tried with and without a fine coat of glass on the ex...
by Roy Thompson
16 Nov 2005, 23:20
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Distances for IOM courses.
Replies: 17
Views: 13205

Although the previous identification rule was tedious (when the stroke was controlled), I believe it did a better job keeping the numbers legible. I don't think that the 'new' rules make it any worse at all. I think you only have to apply the following to be able to decide if the numbers are ok or ...
by Roy Thompson
03 Nov 2005, 23:53
Forum: General IOM
Topic: How to choose a radio transmitter?
Replies: 7
Views: 5871

I and others here use the Futaba T6EXA (40MHz). It can be programmed for up to 6 different models (I use 3 IOM rigs x 2 basic trims), it has exponentials and electronic trims and lots of other useful stuff. I got it from K-Bits in UK who supply it r/c sailboat ready. Price is quite resonable too.
by Roy Thompson
25 Oct 2005, 14:27
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Oval Foredeck holes
Replies: 70
Views: 49362

Ralph said The tube clearly aligns the string "swivel" at the deck centerline Only if the string/swivel hits the tube edge and not the deck (part of the hull) as it exits the tube and only if the tube is not considered as part of the hull could it be considered illegal. The tube clearly aligns the s...
by Roy Thompson
25 Oct 2005, 11:54
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Oval Foredeck holes
Replies: 70
Views: 49362

Lester, we've come to the same conclusion....it took us a while though, eh?
by Roy Thompson
25 Oct 2005, 11:32
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Oval Foredeck holes
Replies: 70
Views: 49362

The clarification document stated: 3.4. There is clarification of the rule wording that the alignment of the headsail swivel is to be controlled by rigging tension only between the hull and the boom. If we read the hull as including the deck, then the rigging tension only needs to control the alignm...
by Roy Thompson
23 Oct 2005, 10:10
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Oval Foredeck holes
Replies: 70
Views: 49362

Sure, it's easier for an elite to effect its agenda through interpretation, And don't you think that we acting as an elite here in the forum, us who post more and voice our opinions more (have the strongest opinions it appears...) we have an influence on the rest of the IOM fleet who maybe read wha...
by Roy Thompson
23 Oct 2005, 10:00
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Oval Foredeck holes
Replies: 70
Views: 49362

I would actually prefer that the TC interpret the rules without an "intent" agenda. With you insinuation about 'intent' are you suggresting thast the TC already have already decided the outcome before they officially make a decision Charles? If so it's is a very strong accusation which I hope you c...
by Roy Thompson
22 Oct 2005, 15:23
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Oval Foredeck holes
Replies: 70
Views: 49362

So, is there anything on the boat in question between the hull (including the deck) and the headsail boom that controls the alignment of the swivel? I think in the case of the boats we are talking about, whether they are one-offs like Michael's, or Topikos or Cockatoos (with or without enlarged ova...
by Roy Thompson
21 Oct 2005, 18:49
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Oval Foredeck holes
Replies: 70
Views: 49362

You will notice that there is no definition of "deck" in the ERS...
For those of you who don't want to look up the ERS, D1.1 states that the hull includes the deck but 'deck' isn't defined. I guess that means that the definition would be as we might find it in a (nautical) dictionary.
by Roy Thompson
21 Oct 2005, 18:36
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Oval Foredeck holes
Replies: 70
Views: 49362

Having said that, I can’t see any producer of a hull, whoever they may be, being totally confident that their latest offering will always pass measurement. But I have no doubt at all that they feel it’s class legal I think it might be the other way around Andy, they might be quite confident tha...
by Roy Thompson
21 Oct 2005, 12:26
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Oval Foredeck holes
Replies: 70
Views: 49362

The class really must address the issue of manufacturers driving class development rather than the owners. IOMICA has official advice on the class rules and new ideas. http://iomclass.org/technical.htm wrote: If you are a commercial supplier to the IOM class: Treat new ideas as if they are probably...
by Roy Thompson
15 Oct 2005, 12:15
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: IOM 2005 World's Review and DeBrief
Replies: 25
Views: 17852

There is no doubt that, in general terms, we do "represent" our country at international championships, and our clubs or whatever at national or regional championships and so on Where I sail here in continental Europe, we can be almost 'independent' as far as clubs etc go, you can sail totally unaf...
by Roy Thompson
11 Oct 2005, 19:41
Forum: Measurement and Measurers
Topic: New ERS terms
Replies: 9
Views: 9130

Ralph said In my dinchy experience, the initial certification was very complete, with regatta checks of selected items. In the current IOM system, we don't do a thorough check (such as min-max weight) at the initial certification. We -- ISAF -- RSD -- ??? -- pulled some of the initial certification ...
by Roy Thompson
09 Oct 2005, 23:34
Forum: Measurement and Measurers
Topic: Lower measurement band
Replies: 15
Views: 14509

this rule is a rule of Part C, which are rules that only apply "while racing". So does this mean that the height of a rig cannot vary by more than 5 mm while "actually" racing, but the rig could be moved up or down *between* races by more than 5 mm? Didn't we once discuss when 'racing' starts? I ca...
by Roy Thompson
09 Oct 2005, 23:25
Forum: Measurement and Measurers
Topic: New ERS terms
Replies: 9
Views: 9130

Each boat got a full measurement when boat ownership changed hands, that is for new construction or on resale. The inspection covered those items that could be inspected and verified at the fleet level, not stuff like the type of aluminum alloy used in spars. At each major event, selected features ...
by Roy Thompson
06 Oct 2005, 21:57
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Solutions to rejected Class rule changes
Replies: 23
Views: 19115

Ray said If the Texalium specs fall within the properties of the types of GF currently being used by manufacturers of our fine crafts then allow it, BUT BUT draw a line under it and say from henceforth no other materials other than XX? are to be used forthwith. Isn't this a bit like allowing anyone ...
by Roy Thompson
03 Oct 2005, 10:40
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: 2005 WC Meeting
Replies: 20
Views: 16326

[quote]I would also like to mention that contrary to some belief I have found no hidden agendas within the “hidden filesâ€
by Roy Thompson
26 Sep 2005, 13:30
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: How to get recognized as an IOM fleet?
Replies: 9
Views: 7990

Laurent said
That would be me
And me too.....

I don't want to put any letters on my sails......
by Roy Thompson
26 Sep 2005, 12:20
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: How to get recognized as an IOM fleet?
Replies: 9
Views: 7990

And does anyone know if there is anyway an individual sailor can get recognised (by IOMICA/ISAF or whoever is governing the sport) apart from via 'his'/an NCA/DM/MNA? The specific problem which I am thinking of is as follows: A Mr X lives and sails permanently (and is legally resident) in country Y ...
by Roy Thompson
26 Sep 2005, 11:00
Forum: Class Associations and Class Management
Topic: A Brief Candidate Statement
Replies: 2
Views: 4793

Hi RoyL I will make it my first priority to enact a "sail certification" program that was promised to the class years ago. I will also focus on the issue of sail numbering and identificaiton in the hope of both clarifying and simplfying the present system Are you refering to the self certification o...
by Roy Thompson
19 Sep 2005, 11:42
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: IOM Worlds Web Daily Bandwidth Exceeded
Replies: 4
Views: 3877

IOM Worlds Web Daily Bandwidth Exceeded

Does anyone have an alternative webpage for the IOM worlds?
The normal site http://rcyachts.net/iomworlds/ is causing problems:

"Sorry, this site is temporarily unavailable
Daily Bandwidth Exceeded"

Any ideas....
by Roy Thompson
12 Aug 2005, 18:38
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: SLIT SEAMS Part B2 IOM Class Rule Change Proposals.
Replies: 5
Views: 5965

a definite competitive advantage Exactly how do you see it as being so much of an competitive advantage? (or is that a sailmakers secret?) On a construction point of view, have you tried the slit method? I have - on some non-IOM sails, and it's not so easy as panelled sails to get right in my humbl...
by Roy Thompson
10 Aug 2005, 08:50
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Proposed Class Rule Changes
Replies: 75
Views: 60213

RoyL said: If this can't be done at the Australian general meeting, I would think that the new IOM Executive, Technical Committee and World Council could do so immediately after the Australian meeting. Not sure what you mean by "immediately" but I think you would need to consult all the NCA's and th...
by Roy Thompson
05 Aug 2005, 11:57
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Proposed Class Rule Changes
Replies: 75
Views: 60213

Brad said : The timing of this issue 6 weeks out from our class's major regatta is something a cynic would definately question. Its not as if this kind of thing hasn't happened in the past I think the timing is simply related to the fact that in a few weeks a vote must be taken on this issue. I agre...
by Roy Thompson
28 Jul 2005, 10:23
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Umpires Obligation?
Replies: 18
Views: 12073

Ray said: Non sailing skippers should be allowed to be called as a witness as at times All umpires must stay within the area demarcated for the skippers This isn't coherent, or maybe I have missed something. Non sailing skippers are not allowed in the control zone (unless acting as observers) but yo...
by Roy Thompson
28 Jul 2005, 10:15
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Umpires Obligation?
Replies: 18
Views: 12073

Ian said Unless that is, a boat hits or misses a mark I disagree Ian - an umpire should never call a missed mark - that would be outside help and is unfortunately too freequent (both umpires and other competitirs are often heard telling competitors they are going the wrong way round a mark or they h...
by Roy Thompson
24 Jul 2005, 21:40
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: coloured sail numbers
Replies: 7
Views: 5573

I am a firm believer in black numbers on a white background. I have never seen numbers of any other color that were as easy to read, red clearly being the worst color of them all. Please..... use black numbering. It's the right thing to do If you have black numbers of the corect font and size, no o...
by Roy Thompson
19 Jul 2005, 18:58
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Registering an IOM??
Replies: 10
Views: 5057

You register your boat with the certification authority of your country of residence. I think this is the heart of the problem Lester, the 'official contry of residence' isn't always (as in this case, and in others I know of), the same as the 'normal' or real address where the person lives and sail...