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by colin brown
Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:51 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Mast stiffness
Replies: 3
Views: 6173

Mast stiffness

Can anyone advise me on the effect of mast stiffness, if I change from a hog stepped mast with the gooseneck mounted about 400mm from its heel to a decked stepped mast ( on a USA stump?) with the boom mounted on that stump. Will the mast appear and react as if it was stiffer or remain the same? What...
by colin brown
Sun Feb 09, 2014 6:41 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Measurement Practice
Replies: 30
Views: 29421

Re: Measurement Practice

Continued............. Any difference in measuring methods and possible interpretations should be considered at the skippers meeting at the Worlds in September.Then if necessary the ICF can draw up any proposed rule changes or issue instructions to measurers to clarify the position to ensure that th...
by colin brown
Sun Feb 09, 2014 6:33 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Measurement Practice
Replies: 30
Views: 29421

Re: Measurement Practice

As the Uk Chief Measurer, it may assist if I clarify how the rule is interpreted in the UK. The intention of Rule 5e ( the two tapes etc.) was to check the hull and prevent any hull 'bumping' or similar distortions so as to produce a narrow/thinner or similar hull. In the UK we now have at least 5 d...
by colin brown
Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:51 pm
Forum: UK Forum
Topic: Sail Measurement Stickers
Replies: 1
Views: 2914

Sail Measurement Stickers

I have just printed off a batch of sail measurement stickers. Please contact Colin Brown if you require any and I will send them out to you. Advise me of your home address please

Colin Brown
by colin brown
Mon Jan 13, 2014 5:01 pm
Forum: UK Forum
Topic: What Canoes at your Club? - Further info not required.
Replies: 5
Views: 5322

Re: What Canoes at your Club? - I urgently need info for PY

Did not pick up your posting until now( Monday ) Raced at Ullswater with new rules IC and got several results over the past 3 seasons. John Ellis also races the same new rules IC at Scaling Dam
by colin brown
Thu Dec 26, 2013 2:48 pm
Forum: UK Forum
Topic: Team UK, 2014 worlds
Replies: 29
Views: 24580

Re: Team UK, 2014 worlds

Hi Alistair, I have not received an entry form for the worlds, but I do intend to go.

Colin Brown
by colin brown
Fri Dec 13, 2013 2:16 pm
Forum: How to......
Topic: Leeward jib sheeting and cleats
Replies: 1
Views: 4489

Leeward jib sheeting and cleats

I am looking to move away from my self tacker and back to leeward jib sheeting . Now its 10 years since I last sailed with normal jib sheeting, so I would like to know: The angle of the leeward cleat, where does the top of it point to? Is it the opposite gunwhale, top of seat carriage etc. This info...
by colin brown
Fri Dec 13, 2013 2:05 pm
Forum: How to......
Topic: Tacking in strong winds....top tips, please
Replies: 7
Views: 9719

Re: Tacking in strong winds....top tips, please

I would add to the discussion: Max cunningham, little kicker, do not be in a hurry to push the seat out on to the new tack as if it touches the water on the new side it will kill / stop the boat, finally, sheet jib in on new tack asap or back jib on old tack and DO NOT be to fast on sheeting in the ...
by colin brown
Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:57 am
Forum: IC Marketplace
Topic: Sails for Sale
Replies: 2
Views: 4779

Sails for Sale

I have been having a bit of a clear out and offer for sale the following sails:

Hyde jib 2.28 used worlds 2008 and in good condition. £75
Almost new suit of Orange Sails. Made for me by Lester , so flatter than normal as new £650
by colin brown
Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:40 pm
Forum: World Championships
Topic: Richmond YC XIX World Championships 2014 USA
Replies: 58
Views: 61102

Re: Richmond YC XIX World Championships 2014 USA

Hi Del, 1 or up to 2 races a day will be fine by me. I do find that trying to eat and drink between races in the new rules canoes a real pain. Still cannot seem to sail it in any weight of wind and reach the drinking bottle! We have managed to pack in 12 IC,s in the past into a 40 footer, so I assum...
by colin brown
Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:45 am
Forum: World Championships
Topic: Richmond YC XIX World Championships 2014 USA
Replies: 58
Views: 61102

Re: Richmond YC XIX World Championships 2014 USA

Hi Del, The new rules scene here in the UK is certainly now off and running. I am expecting a good turn from the UK at the worlds, a full container perhaps?? Now as far as the racing is concerned, I no longer favour several races per day. Perhaps the old day with 2 but certainly no more than that. I...
by colin brown
Wed Jan 28, 2009 2:46 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Ply for models
Replies: 5
Views: 6243

Re: Ply for models

I have used 0.8mm birch ply, obtained from the local model shop. Easy to get hold of but nearly as expensive as a full size sheet. Its currently £12 for a 1'-0'' x 4'-0'' sheet. Bends very well , I also use 4mmx 4mm square section for the inwhales, a little out of scale .Have fun
by colin brown
Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:57 pm
Forum: UK Forum
Topic: Free sex
Replies: 25
Views: 17830

Re: Free sex

Having just retired from work by early summer I intend to go abroad this summer. Hopefully to Sweden. German national etc seem like a much better option and cheaper . I've priced up Sweden and the direct ferry cost , for a car x 2 people and a canoe is £1000. Then of course the added cost in Sweden....
by colin brown
Mon Jan 19, 2009 2:30 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Designing DC's
Replies: 52
Views: 38626

Re: Designing DC's

Thanks for all your replies on the speed/scale model issue. I'm not really taking the speed testing too seriously, just going to drop the 1/5 scale model into some fast flowing stream near us , with it tied up . Trying to see if at say 10 knot scale speed it develops some nasty wave form or the roos...
by colin brown
Fri Jan 16, 2009 11:00 am
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Designing DC's
Replies: 52
Views: 38626

Re: Designing DC's

One more here for the guys keen on physics: If I want to test a model at 1/5 scale moving through the water at a full size speed of 10mph, is the speed not related to scale size , eg 10mph of model is 10mph for full size or is there a sizing down factor? I want to put the model in the local river an...