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by Paul Scott
Thu Jun 22, 2006 3:12 am
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Final Rule Changes
Replies: 34
Views: 30546

Phillip- I've been messing with the idea of a hydro seat- kind of on the lines of what Hans Geisler was messing with for stabilizing one of his G cat hulls 15 years ago or so- kind of a seat that curves down and up with a fairly tight radius near the water. Kind of. (It was in Multihulls Magazine.) ...
by Paul Scott
Thu Jun 22, 2006 3:02 am
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Final Rule Changes
Replies: 34
Views: 30546

Phillip- I have been obsessing about that very thing for over 4 years. The idea du jour consists of the sliding seat that does not slide sliding for and aft, attached by a light spar running forward along the top of the hull to a forstay spar that moves for and aft. I've been doodling this with a ma...
by Paul Scott
Wed Jun 21, 2006 5:19 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Final Rule Changes
Replies: 34
Views: 30546

IMHO, even with a modern Windsurfer sail that keeps it's CE stable, 50KG's is a lot of weight that I doubt will foot steer easily. Unless your gear weighs a lot. But it sounds like you have experience? Gone out solo on your tandem? Anybody going to let me know about the legality of using the seat to...
by Paul Scott
Tue Jun 20, 2006 2:37 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Final Rule Changes
Replies: 34
Views: 30546

As long as Phil is talking about Open 60 shroud struts, would it be ok to use a non sliding sliding seat as the struts? I've brought it up a few times, but other than a faint snickering in the Force (Luke), I haven't seen an answer. Also- I built and sailed a long really heavy Div II ish board early...
by Paul Scott
Thu Jun 01, 2006 2:38 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Designing to Steve Clark's proposed new rules
Replies: 180
Views: 128753

Phil-

Nice looking hull!
by Paul Scott
Thu May 18, 2006 1:08 am
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Speed vs. handling
Replies: 12
Views: 11906

This gets better and better....

Paul
by Paul Scott
Wed May 17, 2006 1:09 am
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Speed vs. handling
Replies: 12
Views: 11906

Phil- Thanks for the thoughtful reply. You mentioned Mothies discussing this topic- any Moth threads on this idea we could take a peek at? Especially viz. skinny non hydro Moths? Hey Steve, is Phil's supposition right that once the IC pilot is at the end of the seat, IC's don't go faster with more w...
by Paul Scott
Wed May 17, 2006 1:00 am
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Final Rule Changes
Replies: 34
Views: 30546

Jim & Mal-

Judging by the large amount of responses on the Speed vs Handling thread, maybe no one knows?

Paul
by Paul Scott
Tue May 16, 2006 2:32 am
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Final Rule Changes
Replies: 34
Views: 30546

Mal- Very elegant. I really like how the skipper's weight moves aft as the skipper moves out. Looks good too. Really good: kind of a new aesthetic in high performance sailing land. No? The sliding seat that does not slide is legal, methinks (and Steve thinks too, he posts.). If one hand claps fast e...
by Paul Scott
Thu May 04, 2006 2:08 am
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: Speed vs. handling
Replies: 12
Views: 11906

Hey Steve (or anyone else Assuming you could tack and gybe an IC as fast (or faster) than, say, a Laser, which would be more important- straight line speed (with little tacking or gybing) tactical considerations, both rules and wind shifts driven (tacking and gybing often) And how would this relate ...
by Paul Scott
Sat Apr 29, 2006 9:56 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: more thoughts on canoe rules
Replies: 88
Views: 65628

Steve- Now I'll have to grow a beard, go bald, move to the Southwest, and endure people chanting "Don't buy books by Crooks." It is enticing. Now, all I need to find is a secretary that knows how to erase 1/4 inch recording tape..... Mal- Besides weight and wetted surface, what interests me about th...
by Paul Scott
Fri Apr 28, 2006 3:31 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: more thoughts on canoe rules
Replies: 88
Views: 65628

Steve- I achieved Satori with your reply. This is why the IC is so satisfying on so many levels. So, would it be legal to do the proa (or assymetric) approach, with: A track running fore and aft for the base of the mast, an adjustable (of it's length) spar attaching the mast to the seat, one leeboar...
by Paul Scott
Fri Apr 28, 2006 3:16 am
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: more thoughts on canoe rules
Replies: 88
Views: 65628

Hey Mal- Did anyone answer your question about the seat being fixed, but extending to maximum out both sides? I think it used to be OK, although did anybody do it? Anyway, it's one of the approaches I've been fixated on, and for the same reason as yours- tactical and handling adavantages. Plus, you ...
by Paul Scott
Thu Apr 06, 2006 5:11 pm
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: more thoughts on canoe rules
Replies: 88
Views: 65628

I'd like to see no mast hoop. Things work themselves out: e.g., if a wing has to be light to work, and it breaks upon touching the water, that's good! I like the traditional 30" width, as I believe it was achieved by trial and error, and represents a real limit, although if it is a real limit, narro...
by Paul Scott
Fri Jan 13, 2006 3:39 am
Forum: Latest Developments
Topic: New single hander from San Francisco
Replies: 54
Views: 47727

For what it's worth, when I was sailing really round Div. II boards, I never depended on the hull for stability, but on the centerboard, whether I was moving or not. You guys may already do that(?). Speedboards were 14" wide, and stability wasn't that much of an issue. Foot straps helped I suppose. ...