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by Roy Thompson
19 Jul 2005, 18:50
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Registering an IOM??
Replies: 10
Views: 5074

OK, next question, Is your IOM (if you have one) registered already in LUX? If so I think you may ask the JAP NCA to let you sail 'temporarily' with your LUX sail number - you may not be eligible for some JAP events or if eligibe to compete, may not be eligible to win prizes etc (that's what I belie...
by Roy Thompson
19 Jul 2005, 12:41
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Registering an IOM??
Replies: 10
Views: 5074

I might be able to help, one because I am a British national, officially resident in Spain, and 2 because I am VC Measurements which sort of includes the boat registration process. You would normally register your IOM in the country where you regularly sail, which is 'normally' where you live and wh...
by Roy Thompson
03 Jul 2005, 18:16
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Umpires Obligation?
Replies: 18
Views: 12089

One option that I think needs a second look is the possibility of allowing skippers not on the water to be allowed as witnesses. All too often you will have numerous witnesses that saw an incident perfectly clear, but cannot get involved because they are not "on the water". They are, however racing...
by Roy Thompson
01 Jul 2005, 12:30
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Umpires Obligation?
Replies: 18
Views: 12089

Something else I have noticed is that umpires are very reluctant to react to a call for room or even a proper 'protest' say from a leeward boat who feels that the windward boat isn't giving him enough room -(define room - depends on the wind and water conditions etc..---). In this case the umpire ne...
by Roy Thompson
10 Apr 2005, 19:18
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Painting hull
Replies: 7
Views: 5040

I'll assume your hull core material is balsa I think Paul says it's Lime (Tilia specias) which is very unusual but possible. It isn't anywhere as near as soft as balsa..but never having used it myself I don't know how resistant it would be to the bump and barge of an IOM fleet race. In any case, as...
by Roy Thompson
08 Apr 2005, 21:13
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Painting hull
Replies: 7
Views: 5040

Can I ask a silly question. Why do you glass the wood outside? Is it for added resistance to damage? What wood are we talking about, balsa, cedar? I have built a number of wooden hulls (Cedar and or Obechi) and they always come out lighter and just as stong and almost as resistent with 2 good coats ...
by Roy Thompson
28 Mar 2005, 22:00
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Deck shape
Replies: 3
Views: 3494

It is not unusual in some parts to use this type of foam core as a male mould from which to take a hull. It's a bit like how they hand make surf boards but you will remove the foam 'core' after moulding the hull outside it (opposite to a normal mould). By preparing the hull carefully, (normally remo...
by Roy Thompson
25 Mar 2005, 20:56
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Nordic Championship 2005
Replies: 5
Views: 3897

by Roy Thompson
25 Mar 2005, 17:47
Forum: Events and Event Management
Topic: Nordic Championship 2005
Replies: 5
Views: 3897

Hi Soeren,
the links don't seem to work or take me anywhere with the correct info??
by Roy Thompson
14 Mar 2005, 16:36
Forum: Measurement and Measurers
Topic: Measurers without borders
Replies: 15
Views: 14064

and I expect that we over the coming years will see more standardisation and for example the possibility to verify official measurers at MNA web sites. Yes Jan, this is something that I think is important and possible for the future. With today's technology it is not at all difficult to have availa...
by Roy Thompson
13 Mar 2005, 21:09
Forum: Measurement and Measurers
Topic: Measurers without borders
Replies: 15
Views: 14064

Or e.g. for a race committee anywhere in the world to verify that a certification mark on a sail was actually placed there by a genuine official measurer. How could this be achieved? As far as I know, there is absolutely no way that a race committee in one country can know if the marks on the sail ...
by Roy Thompson
08 Mar 2005, 17:18
Forum: Measurement and Measurers
Topic: Water Free Measurement of IOM
Replies: 20
Views: 27205

Hi FRA32 and FRA94 (Fred and Pierre).

Please send me more info regarding why you think you have to modify your designs, to my personal mailbox including the details mentioned in my earlier post.

Thankyou.
by Roy Thompson
06 Mar 2005, 19:28
Forum: Measurement and Measurers
Topic: Measurers without borders
Replies: 15
Views: 14064

May a measurer from Brobdignag (BRO) certify a boat registered in Lilliput (LIL), providing that this measurer is "appointed or recognised" by Lilliput's NCA? Basically, NO, the measurer would not be following the rules. I think we need to clarify a couple of points here. First, if you intend to sa...
by Roy Thompson
06 Mar 2005, 18:06
Forum: Measurement and Measurers
Topic: Water Free Measurement of IOM
Replies: 20
Views: 27205

What happens if the total hull lenght is less than 960mm Hii Fred, If it 'falls through' the gauge then it won't touch the supports and will touch the limit bar, so it will effectively be illegal. Where can I send the draw or the pictures? Hi Jens, send me your e-mail via a personal message and we ...
by Roy Thompson
05 Mar 2005, 21:49
Forum: Measurement and Measurers
Topic: Water Free Measurement of IOM
Replies: 20
Views: 27205

HI Ralph, Thankyou for your comments, all very valid. The concept does not check for the minimum draft This would be very easy to check with another similar longitudinal gauge with a minimum limit bar or with a minimum limit bar offered up below the hull when on the cuurent gauge - if we want to kee...
by Roy Thompson
04 Mar 2005, 20:07
Forum: Measurement and Measurers
Topic: Water Free Measurement of IOM
Replies: 20
Views: 27205

Water Free Measurement of IOM

For some time now the IOMICA Measurements and Technical Sub Committees have been working on the idea of water free measurements to replace the current Measurements floatation tank seen at major events. A document with details of this project is available at the IOMICA web site at: http://www.iomclas...
by Roy Thompson
03 Mar 2005, 11:11
Forum: General IOM
Topic: IOM Pix from IOM pre Worlds, Sunshine Coast Australia
Replies: 3
Views: 3038

Thanks for all the info, helps us all make some decisions.
Cheers.
by Roy Thompson
02 Mar 2005, 21:39
Forum: General IOM
Topic: IOM Pix from IOM pre Worlds, Sunshine Coast Australia
Replies: 3
Views: 3038

Great pics, and looks like a great place too, lets hope the weather is the same in September - that'll be 'winter' down there, no?
Where can we get reliable weather/climate stats for your part of the world?
And what design is AUS 91 (Assassin) please?
by Roy Thompson
27 Feb 2005, 18:25
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Interpretation 2005-IOM-1
Replies: 11
Views: 8425

Thankyou Richard, I am sure that this is the best way forward.
by Roy Thompson
24 Feb 2005, 23:50
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Interpretation 2005-IOM-1
Replies: 11
Views: 8425

Richard, After reading the GBR IOM NCA document, I strongly suggest you first amend the date (it has afterall not been officially submited to anyone, it has only been allowed to be accesed on the open forum) and submit it directly and officially to VCTech / IOMICA for review and clarification since ...
by Roy Thompson
21 Feb 2005, 23:29
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Interpretation 2005-IOM-1
Replies: 11
Views: 8425

OK Richard, understood I will download and reread carefully the relevant documents from your (NCA) website. I believe that Charles (VCTech) is away travelling so I will get assistance from other Exec members where necessary. However, I would be very grateful if you could alssend me the documents by ...
by Roy Thompson
21 Feb 2005, 22:42
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Sail Markings Question?
Replies: 15
Views: 10815

if I should turn my blackouts into advertisments mmm.....interesting, I really don't know of the top of my head. I guess it's possible if they are adverts and don't interfere in any way with the recognition of the sail numbers etc - problem is that that is a bit subjective no? And what product or s...
by Roy Thompson
21 Feb 2005, 22:32
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Interpretation 2005-IOM-1
Replies: 11
Views: 8425

Hi Richard, I would be glad to receive any request for clarification. Do you simply wish for further clarification by the TSC/MSC or do you wish to discuss this with the class owners first? If you wish for clarification may I suggest that you contact us directly as suggested in the proceedures expla...
by Roy Thompson
21 Feb 2005, 15:14
Forum: Measurement and Measurers
Topic: Guide to 'How do I register/certify an IOM'
Replies: 9
Views: 10524

IMHO it is good for owners to be able to download a copy of the measurement forms. They can then go through them a their leisure and get to grips with the requirements of registering a boat and our job as measurers I absolutely agree Ian, with the condition that they realise that there are more rul...
by Roy Thompson
21 Feb 2005, 12:47
Forum: Measurement and Measurers
Topic: Guide to 'How do I register/certify an IOM'
Replies: 9
Views: 10524

If items of compliance are checked, but not recorded, for any and all yachts measured....... Charles, As you can see on the measurement form there is a note for measurers, and is explicitly stated that the hull/rig should comply with ALL the relevant rules whether they are mentioned on the form or ...
by Roy Thompson
20 Feb 2005, 23:15
Forum: Measurement and Measurers
Topic: Guide to 'How do I register/certify an IOM'
Replies: 9
Views: 10524

Hi Ian, Can I ask if you are an IOM measurer? If so, your NCA/DM/MNA should also be able to provide you with measurement forms as well as keeping you up to date on the changes in rules, decisions and interpretations etc. And if your not an IOM measurer when you get your IOM hull/rigs measured, the m...
by Roy Thompson
17 Feb 2005, 18:30
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Sail Markings Question?
Replies: 15
Views: 10815

Checking the sail numbers is the responsibility of the owner and event measuring Yes, your right, but there can't be many people who have illegal sails or numbers or boat when not competing and then make them legal only for events, no? As we have already said, they're not the easiest thing to chang...
by Roy Thompson
16 Feb 2005, 18:00
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Sail Markings Question?
Replies: 15
Views: 10815

Generally advertising isn't a problem on our sails or boats - they are Category C as far as IOM Class Rules and ISAF are concerned and although your MNA may have some rules about it, the restrictions are minimum. But your blackouts aren't advertising are they. That said, I don't think your 'blackout...
by Roy Thompson
10 Feb 2005, 11:16
Forum: Class Rules
Topic: Sail loops
Replies: 5
Views: 4951

Since the loops are not slides, then the 10%max of luff rule isn't relevant I think. What is important is the rule that says luff fittings can't be more than 10mm (G3.3). Your loops at 15mm are probably illegal - thats my COMPLETELY UNOFFICIAL opinion.
by Roy Thompson
09 Feb 2005, 11:06
Forum: General IOM
Topic: Vickers V 5
Replies: 3
Views: 3894

Hold your horses Steve....Ian Vickers is here in Spain working (Valencia) and the Valencian IOM guys are rumored to have already started work on the V6 mould (with input from Ian???? ...).....They say it's even better than the V5.... I will see if I can get details. The construction is normally flaw...