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marktoone
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New To IOM

Post by marktoone » 18 Oct 2007, 17:43

Hi everyone

Im new to IOM and want to make a Homemade IOM (Rhythm) old chine design. I have full plans but would appreciate any help on any topic of building.

Making sails, any easy way?
Making a keel bulb without casting or buying or stealing! Im thinking of using lead window tape wound on a metal bar to a rough shape then fining off with resin or filler for shape!
Rigging, Ive seen pictures of wooden rigging? anyone else got this?

I know i wont be the fastest, but someone has to come last!

Best Regards ALL :lol:

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Post by Andy Stevenson » 18 Oct 2007, 20:15

Welcome! Just a few thoughts.
Making sails, any easy way?
There was a fantastic discussion of sail making on the RC Sailing Net forum: http://www.rcsailing.net/forum1/showthread.php?t=3110

I’m still not sure “easyâ€
Andy Stevenson
"A little pain never hurt anyone!" Sam, aged 11

marktoone
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thanks

Post by marktoone » 19 Oct 2007, 00:54

Dear Andy

thanks for the info,

Half of me wants to buy the stuff ready made and the other wants to make it myself, might have to come to a compromise somewhere.

I have joined a club so will ask lots of questions there and get advice!

thanks

mark

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Post by Bruce Andersen » 19 Oct 2007, 07:32

IMHO, rigs and fins are of utmost importance, followed by practice. If you look at the current World Championship standings, many of the current hull designs are competitive, and if yours is well build and balanced, it's a great way to start.

Constructing your own hull is satisfying, building competitive sails is tougher. Home building rigs (with all the fittings) is probably not cost effective unless your time is free.

Build the hull, try to build the sails, buy the parts to make up the rigs, and buy fin/rudder.

As long as your bulb is the right weight and fair, making one is OK but messing with lead casting is a bit of a hassle and potentially dangerous to your health.

marktoone
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Post by marktoone » 19 Oct 2007, 09:53

Dear Bruce

Thanks for the input.

Advise is a very underestimated commdity!

Thanks

Once I have decided I will post some pictures!

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Post by Graham_Snook » 22 Oct 2007, 14:46

Hi Mark,

I see you've found Clapham's website :0)

For all the trouble involved in melting/casting lead for the sake of £20 I found it was much easier to buy one...same went for the sails (I think) my first set were £35 from housemartin They got me on the water, got me winning which was perfect for me.

If you are new to the IOM's it's hard to know how a set of sails should "look" and while you might not be perforamnce orientated now, getting a set of sails to give you an advantage is better than getting disheartened if your sails leave you sailing the course on your own.

Just my thoughts :-)
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Post by marktoone » 22 Oct 2007, 20:07

Dear Graham

Point taken, im due a Christmas bonus, maybe some of it might set sidelined.

Perhaps I wont tell my wife how much i got :lol: :wink:

ps yep good site!!
Mark Toone

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Re: advice

Post by Graham_Snook » 23 Oct 2007, 18:21

marktoone wrote: Perhaps I wont tell my wife how much i got :lol: :wink:
Never a good idea :D
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