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by Phillip Lee
Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:44 pm
Forum: IC Marketplace
Topic: wanted first boat cheapnear the netherlands
Replies: 7
Views: 8329

Re: wanted first boat cheapnear the netherlands

AC 273 just sold Sunset to John, have fun!
best wishes
by Phillip Lee
Mon May 14, 2012 4:29 pm
Forum: IC Marketplace
Topic: AC 273 Sunset for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 3208

AC 273 Sunset for sale

AC 273 Ellis/Colin Brown carbon hull, Razorback conversion and paint. Raspberry red with grey decks excellent condition. Superspar/Hyde rig, 22sq, and 18sqm kites well sorted beautiful boat with good history. Lightly used last few years. Combi trailer with recent replacement suspension and hubs, top...
by Phillip Lee
Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:51 am
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: T-foil rudder?
Replies: 9
Views: 12924

Re: T-foil rudder?

Interesting stuff, I'm a former Mothie from the days of T foil rudders and have sailed a 14 with the large T foil rudder. On the Moth the biggest benefit was that it added pitch inertia to the boat and stopped it hobby horsing upwind. The short Solent chop is just the right wavelength to get an 11' ...
by Phillip Lee
Sun Dec 19, 2010 7:06 pm
Forum: UK Forum
Topic: mast bouyancy
Replies: 11
Views: 9304

Re: mast bouyancy

A sketch of a jib luff halyard might be useful, though I can visualise how it might work. I must admit I was thinking of an internal bouyant bladder , or foam. I,m not sure of the aerodynamics of external devices, after all we pay sailmakers lots for a nice sail. Pity to ruin things. Plus from an eg...
by Phillip Lee
Sat Dec 18, 2010 7:48 pm
Forum: UK Forum
Topic: mast bouyancy
Replies: 11
Views: 9304

Re: mast bouyancy

Good to get a spectrum of advice on this. Almost all of my capsizes end up with me between the hull and the boom/rig. The lazy man's route to the board is over the top, climbing on anything in the way. I have a dislike of going underwater with unseen ropes in the way, I hate swimming round as there ...
by Phillip Lee
Tue Dec 14, 2010 4:59 pm
Forum: UK Forum
Topic: mast bouyancy
Replies: 11
Views: 9304

mast bouyancy

Has anyone tried to seal the mast to stop or slow the ingress of water, down here in the sunny Solent especially with wind over tide a capsize quickly ends up as inversion. This effectively is game over as the righting operation can take a while. I have sailed with a foam plug at the masthead with a...
by Phillip Lee
Tue Nov 17, 2009 7:37 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Advice on bulding new rules IC needed
Replies: 8
Views: 9628

Re: Advice on bulding new rules IC needed

John, In my view you are not far wrong with your assessment of rocker. Having some rocker in the run aft does make for a safe hull, but with a penalty. From some of the video Ive seen, some of the new ICs seem to like nosediving which cant be fast. Something to avoid is putting the planing surface u...
by Phillip Lee
Mon Nov 02, 2009 8:43 pm
Forum: UK Forum
Topic: sliding seat refurbishment
Replies: 3
Views: 4926

sliding seat refurbishment

Anyone know where I can get some replacement tufnol strips from to give my seat and carriage a refurb? I know where I can get a sheet cut into strips but I end up with enough for a whole fleet of canoes. I wondered also if another material has advantages, nothing too slidey or life gets too entertai...