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by Rob Zabukovec
12 May 2018, 23:15
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jzerro and Ryan Finn
Replies: 1
Views: 115

Jzerro and Ryan Finn

Have just won line honours and on handicap in the 555 mile Regatta Al Sol race... http://kws.kattack.com/WPlayer/GELeaderBoard.aspx?FeedID=1718&CourseID=288&KMLType=Pos&FleetID=fbac4337-2022-47aa-8ae8-6bb222815ce5&YachtClubID=9f50f467-9b7c-42e4-b131-e34819cc9fc4&TimezoneOffsetMin=-600 https://www.fa...
by Rob Zabukovec
30 Apr 2018, 23:30
Forum: Sailing, Upgrades, & Lessons Learned
Topic: LOL sails again
Replies: 112
Views: 18029

Re: LOL sails again

Russell Brown is using a front of shaft prop setup on his latest pedal drive for R2AK 2018: Advantages: more efficient and less noisy Disadvantages: collects weed and can be damaged more easily http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?/topic/195504-r2ak-2018/&page=6 Main raison d’etre for the new ...
by Rob Zabukovec
30 Apr 2018, 06:48
Forum: Sailing, Upgrades, & Lessons Learned
Topic: Sidecar
Replies: 28
Views: 2465

Re: Sidecar

Sidecar without the centreboard seems to have insufficient lateral resistance generally, even with larger rudders, the mainsail CE is well aft and well to leeward, resulting in excessive weatherhelm. The rudders being too close together means that you have to have more area and a greater angle of at...
by Rob Zabukovec
27 Apr 2018, 15:16
Forum: Proa Tech
Topic: Bow; more buoyancy or less windage?
Replies: 20
Views: 2252

Re: Bow; more buoyancy or less windage?

That said:

https://yachtscoring.com/event_results_ ... m?eid=4784

3 bullets for starters!

EDIT

.... And won the series overall.
by Rob Zabukovec
25 Apr 2018, 23:48
Forum: Proa Tech
Topic: Bow; more buoyancy or less windage?
Replies: 20
Views: 2252

Re: Bow; more buoyancy or less windage?

Carkeek photos above illustrate an extreme example of the principle... plus on a heeled jib headed yacht, it significantly reduces the wind shadow on the foot of the jib. Early days yet, but the boat could be a step too far judging by the way it ploughs along in the relatively benign conditions of a...
by Rob Zabukovec
19 Apr 2018, 23:31
Forum: Sailing, Upgrades, & Lessons Learned
Topic: Sidecar
Replies: 28
Views: 2465

Re: Sidecar

I hope to get some sailing in in the next few days if the wind cooperates, which it hasn’t done much this year... I couldn’t resist sharing the photo below taken this morning... absolutely zip wind and nothing forecast for days. Still, I count my blessings that I can take a photo of my own boat on m...
by Rob Zabukovec
12 Apr 2018, 05:11
Forum: Proa Tech
Topic: Bow; more buoyancy or less windage?
Replies: 20
Views: 2252

Re: Bow; more buoyancy or less windage?

Apologies for the failed pasting above.....
by Rob Zabukovec
12 Apr 2018, 01:29
Forum: Proa Tech
Topic: Bow; more buoyancy or less windage?
Replies: 20
Views: 2252

Re: Bow; more buoyancy or less windage?

Though I would share with you all the bow sections for the latest Fast 40 by Shaun Carkeek:
by Rob Zabukovec
09 Apr 2018, 03:13
Forum: Sailing, Upgrades, & Lessons Learned
Topic: Sidecar
Replies: 28
Views: 2465

Re: Sidecar

It is a long story, and still not finalised, but when Sidecar comes out of the water soon (almost winter here) it will get some new centreboards, just in from the bows, in trunks that will allow me to convert to skeg rudders if I need to later if I still have balance problems, or allow me to put T o...