Search found 204 matches

by Phil Stevenson
Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:14 pm
Forum: World Championships
Topic: Richmond YC XIX World Championships 2014 USA
Replies: 58
Views: 61334

Re: Richmond YC XIX World Championships 2014 USA

I spent a lot of time with Chris Maas at the moth WC, on shore and near the back of the fleet. He suggested that an AUS IC contingent is needed in Richmond and that Hayden and Christian are not available. I agreed to fill in if he can find a boat for me to sail. I'll be rusty, my IC is on the other ...
by Phil Stevenson
Wed May 30, 2012 11:10 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Proposal for increase in minimum weight to 55Kg?
Replies: 45
Views: 44420

Re: Proposal for increase in minimum weight to 55Kg?

What a lot of bumkum. The first DC built was Wonk. Steve Clark got very close to 50kg with a very conservative timber build. Andy Patterson got something like 5kg under with carbon foam with his first attempt. My Log was the 3rd build and made 52kg with plywood. My first canoe build, high freeboard ...
by Phil Stevenson
Thu Oct 13, 2011 7:35 am
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Proposal for increase in minimum weight to 55Kg?
Replies: 45
Views: 44420

Re: Proposal for increase in minimum weight to 55Kg?

Unlike Steve I have only built one canoe. The Hollow Log weighed in at 53.2kg at McCrae, including a heavy 65mm dia unstayed mast and a substantial all timber seat. It had higher freeboard and hence more material than any other canoe there. The hull is 3mm ply with 200gsm carbon inside only to withi...
by Phil Stevenson
Fri Mar 12, 2010 12:45 am
Forum: Australian and New Zealand Forum
Topic: 2010 ICAA Nationals
Replies: 28
Views: 29688

Re: 2010 ICAA Nationals

Colin, Hayden was still convincingly faster upwind. We never got close enough reaching to compare and the once when we were running together (Hayden had swum on atack and I caught up) the log had a slight edge. This was in winds up to 15kts and a fairly big confused sea, not the rollers we got one d...
by Phil Stevenson
Sun Dec 06, 2009 11:59 pm
Forum: Australian and New Zealand Forum
Topic: 2010 ICAA Nationals
Replies: 28
Views: 29688

Re: 2010 ICAA Nationals

The Hollow Log will have a new full size sail.
by Phil Stevenson
Mon Sep 21, 2009 10:09 pm
Forum: Australian and New Zealand Forum
Topic: Lake Hume Canoe Rendezvous
Replies: 14
Views: 16320

Re: Lake Hume Canoe Rendezvous

I believe that all the lakes west of the mountains in NSW are below the level needed for sailing. There was an AS article about two years ago about the clubs strugling to survive in stand by mode, and there has been little change in rainfall and river flows since. Most irrigation has ceased, rivers ...
by Phil Stevenson
Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:57 am
Forum: Australian and New Zealand Forum
Topic: Lake Hume Canoe Rendezvous
Replies: 14
Views: 16320

Re: Lake Hume Canoe Rendezvous

I had Hume in for 31/10 - 1/11 but was unlikely to go anyway. Two reasons, one, my wife has a school reunion and two, there is a regatta at Coila Lake, Tuross where I learnt to sail every summer holdiays in the 60s and I wanted to go there. Now if by chance a few canoes were interested in Coila I co...
by Phil Stevenson
Mon Jun 15, 2009 5:58 am
Forum: Australian and New Zealand Forum
Topic: An Aussie Travellers Series
Replies: 111
Views: 87622

Re: An Aussie Travellers Series

This travellers series might be enough to keep me owning the canoe. I am not very interested in sailing it in mixed fleets, I enjoy class racing and can get as much of that as I want from my moth all summer. Maintaining the canoe for one just regatta a year is a waste. So if we can get several regat...
by Phil Stevenson
Thu Jun 11, 2009 8:10 am
Forum: Australian and New Zealand Forum
Topic: An Aussie Travellers Series
Replies: 111
Views: 87622

Re: An Aussie Travellers Series

The way the weathers been since the weekend I hope the queensland event is on in winter so we can go for a couple of weeks and warm up.
by Phil Stevenson
Thu Apr 02, 2009 5:47 am
Forum: UK Forum
Topic: Portsmouth number help for IC in Oz
Replies: 7
Views: 6698

Re: Portsmouth number help for IC in Oz

Geoff. I sailed the Log at the Squaddie Brass monkey regatta the last three years. The first year it was very light and I won on the Nethercott No 93.5. Subsequent years I did not sail as well and the most recent one on 91.5 I finished mid fleet. In all races I was considerably faster than the NS14 ...
by Phil Stevenson
Mon Mar 09, 2009 6:58 am
Forum: How to......
Topic: Polyester mold for epoxy foils
Replies: 8
Views: 10370

Re: Polyester mold for epoxy foils

Geoff.
Did you try Ian Dixon: http://www.dixonboats.com/ for CNC molds?
by Phil Stevenson
Mon Feb 16, 2009 8:10 am
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Who's building boats to the new rules
Replies: 29
Views: 31442

Re: Who's building boats to the new rules

Jethrow, I have some more 0.8 ply and some models you might like to look at. From the pics I would say you seem to have excess cut away for the keel forward and consequently will get heaps more spring than you really need. Call me and drop around one day, I have learnt from lots of past mistakes and...
by Phil Stevenson
Sun Feb 15, 2009 12:31 am
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Who's building boats to the new rules
Replies: 29
Views: 31442

Re: Who's building boats to the new rules

We have been building impossible shaped hulls from tortured ply for at least 40 years and the computer nerds can still not cope. I hope John Mazzotti feels honoured. Chronology AFI can remember: Beginning with the Unicorn ACat, UK John M about 1965 Tornado 1967 Many ACats and other cats from 60s to ...
by Phil Stevenson
Sat Jan 31, 2009 7:06 am
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Ply for models
Replies: 5
Views: 6257

Re: Ply for models

I use 0.8mm birch aircraft ply for models up to 1.25m long. It seems to model the stressed ply designs very well.
Of course if you are doing a simple V bottom chine hull something thicker will do.
by Phil Stevenson
Tue Dec 16, 2008 7:26 am
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Clew height v's Foot length
Replies: 4
Views: 6143

Re: Clew height v's Foot length

Geoff, The boom height on my boat ended up being based on height above water and being able to sheet out when healed slightly over without dragging the boom in the water. Foot is 2.7m long. It was initially quite a bit lower but after watching me sail one gusty day the sailmaker cut about 6 inches o...