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by mikeewart
Sun Mar 25, 2012 8:04 pm
Forum: IC Marketplace
Topic: GBR 250 Fusion for Sale
Replies: 1
Views: 3879

Re: GBR 250 Fusion for Sale

GBR 250 now sold
by mikeewart
Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:36 pm
Forum: IC Marketplace
Topic: GBR 250 Fusion for Sale
Replies: 1
Views: 3879

GBR 250 Fusion for Sale

I am reluctantly selling Fusion GBR 250 my knees can no longer cope with sailing and golf. She is carbon foam sandwich hull with carbon mast recently reroped and 2 sets of sails could do with a touch up on the varnish but still a very pretty Nethercott ideal first canoe for anyone, She has a trolley...
by mikeewart
Tue Aug 30, 2011 3:51 pm
Forum: UK Forum
Topic: Unbiased opinions appreciated
Replies: 12
Views: 9581

Re: Unbiased opinions appreciated

Hi Chris, I am a relatively new boy to the class and I have a standard Nethercott well as standard as they get, I did find difficulty at first mainly getting the timing right on tacks and gibes, and getting used to centrifugal force when rounding up on a breezy day. I had sailed numerous other boat ...
by mikeewart
Fri Jul 22, 2011 9:02 pm
Forum: UK Forum
Topic: missing boats
Replies: 21
Views: 16317

Re: missing boats

GBR 250 Fusion,
is currently owned by me a Nethercott built by Pat Marshall in 1993, still sailing regulary at Haversham a small pond in Milton Keynes. I would like to go to an open someday butdont travel at the moment, basically a bit lazy.
Mike Ewart
by mikeewart
Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:26 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: T-foil rudder?
Replies: 9
Views: 12923

Re: T-foil rudder?

Surely one of the main advantages of a T foil rudder is the end plate effect that most classes need to give them more effective rudders, on an IC we already have the end plate at the other end of the rudder so why bother?
by mikeewart
Mon Jan 24, 2011 5:07 pm
Forum: IC Marketplace
Topic: wanted
Replies: 1
Views: 3636

Re: wanted

Bob you could try Tom Dunderdale he still has one contact me I have his details
by mikeewart
Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:02 pm
Forum: UK Forum
Topic: mast bouyancy
Replies: 11
Views: 9303

Re: mast bouyancy

Plus from an ego point of view it does say 'I capsize all the time'. Not too proud to admit that but don't want it written large! At our place the comment is keep out of his way he's going for broke today, it does affect the sail airodynamically but when I need the float I would have that section o...
by mikeewart
Sun Dec 19, 2010 1:21 pm
Forum: UK Forum
Topic: mast bouyancy
Replies: 11
Views: 9303

Re: mast bouyancy

Have you seen this: http://www.jonti.co.uk/html/accessories ... loats.html Two blow-up sausages attached with sailcloth .. wraps round the luffrope and gets hoisted with the sail. Total max buoyance 8kgs, more than enough for an IC. :D This is what I use there is more than enough bouancy there, I c...
by mikeewart
Fri Dec 17, 2010 3:16 pm
Forum: UK Forum
Topic: mast bouyancy
Replies: 11
Views: 9303

Re: mast bouyancy

I use a masthead float in bad conditions on GBR 250, I have one which fits in the luff groove so does not disturb the airflow at the top of the rig too much, also in the extreme conditions losing drive at the top of the mast isnt a concern of mine. This is my first year of IC sailing and an inversio...
by mikeewart
Thu Aug 26, 2010 5:07 pm
Forum: How to......
Topic: Balstrom rig
Replies: 19
Views: 20419

Re: Balstrom rig

If you want to lok at the later developement that was done on the model yachts where the main could be freed independantly of the jib commonly called the composite swing rig developed by Graham Bantock and Roger Stollery in the late 80's early 90's.
by mikeewart
Mon May 03, 2010 3:19 pm
Forum: How to......
Topic: Mast Rake for a Nethercott One Design
Replies: 11
Views: 12823

Re: Mast Rake for a Nethercott One Design

Hi I measured my mast head to stern but from reading Robs post this measurement is no use to you, so I wont give it, having read Robs post I am going to check my set up as he says and see what difference there is
regards Mike GBR250
by mikeewart
Sun May 02, 2010 4:40 pm
Forum: How to......
Topic: Mast Rake for a Nethercott One Design
Replies: 11
Views: 12823

Re: Mast Rake for a Nethercott One Design

Hi I have a Nethercott and can measure the distabce from top of mast to stern tomorrow if you want, I have carbon mast it might be different for a tin mast
by mikeewart
Tue Apr 20, 2010 4:50 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Wings and Trapeze
Replies: 16
Views: 23944

Re: Wings and Trapeze

Maybe I am coming at this from a different angle I got into an IC because it has a sliding seat and no wings, the seat is so much easier on the leg bones and even though in the light stuff I spend time kneeling my knees are much easier after a days sailing than they were in an I Moth a Blaze or an R...
by mikeewart
Mon Feb 15, 2010 5:12 pm
Forum: How to......
Topic: Weather Helm
Replies: 5
Views: 6602

Re: Weather Helm

Thanks for the info guys, Rob especially it will take me the rest of the winter to digest the info. Tried this Sunday and set the mast up a bit more vertical and concentrated on sitting her flat, the helm is now a tiny bit off neutral so a great improvement, will try playing a bit more with the Barb...
by mikeewart
Fri Feb 12, 2010 10:06 pm
Forum: How to......
Topic: Weather Helm
Replies: 5
Views: 6602

Re: Weather Helm

Thanks for that will try at the weekend I do tend to sail with a little windward heel, the rudder is lined up well and there is definitly weather helm itthe rudder is about 5 to 7 degrees to windward whilst beating, this tends to ease up when I can get on the seat properly and get my weight further ...