If you merlin is old or/and over weight,
Posted: 25/02/2005 16:31:17
By: Heavy one
Perhaps we could try dagger boards. I understand that much weight can be saved by removing the centreboard case and replacing with a dagger board+case. It’s cheaper to build as well.
Posted: 25/02/2005 16:39:03
Sorry, but this probably wouldn't work:
Posted: 25/02/2005 16:40:28
Now this is really interesting. I am going to need buoyancy bags on Merlin 111 and have suddenly realised that all the Valentine's Day helium heart shaped balloons discarded as love has faded may be the answer. Legal - possibly. Clash with colour scheme - definitely. Talk with a funny voice after you have blown them up - certainly. Bye all - have a great weekend.
Posted: 25/02/2005 16:42:53
By: Answer to a Merlin Owners prayer
We looked at this with the help of Imperial College long ago it would not be illegal or wouldn't have been but the lift would only have been about 8 oz in a full set of Bouancy bags!
Posted: 25/02/2005 16:43:18
By: Harold G Twincy
Helium in buoyancy bags doesn't work - molecules to small and leak through the upvc.
Posted: 25/02/2005 16:57:25
By: gas man
Posted: 25/02/2005 16:59:40
No we don't (want to go out!) not in this weather,( It's too cold even for hunting.) it was a serious study and part of Rodney Pattison's first Olympic (1968) campaign - you may recall Supercallifragilistic etc etc was seriously over wight, however didn't seem to slow her up! - they also raised the molecule bit I didn't mention it it seemed a bit too geeky but thank you for that confirmation. Incidentally - gas man- is there a membrane that would hold helium or is my air-ship doomed to sink eventually?
Posted: 25/02/2005 17:17:50
By: Harold G Twincy
don't let them out - and dress them in the white dry suit with the arms that tie round the back!
Posted: 25/02/2005 18:11:50
Of course it is best to put a vacuum in your front bouncy tank.
Posted: 25/02/2005 18:15:09
By: Alan Fuller
I wish you'd stop posting these questions - the forum is getting so obscure it is affecting my brain! The other night I dreamt we attended an open meeting where Graham W was applying new PY handicaps to each boat, based on the ball-bearing block at the end of the spinnaker pole....
Posted: 01/03/2005 15:01:24
BUT ITS NOT DULL IS IT! It shows what an esprit de corps the MR Class has and how sharp the intellect of the MR Sailors is!
Posted: 01/03/2005 15:18:38
Isn't someone confusing weight with mass????
Posted: 01/03/2005 16:04:55
By: Urban Spaceman
Don't worry Mags, it will stop as soon as everybody's been sailing once or twice.
Posted: 01/03/2005 16:08:06
By: Champing at the Bit
Of course, according to my basic understanding of the Special Theory of Relativity, mass increases as you approach the speed of light. Logically therefore, trying to make my MR go faster by reducing weight is eventually going to be counter-productive. Or have I been breathing too much helium?
Posted: 01/03/2005 16:35:20
That or Liffey Water intake!
Posted: 01/03/2005 18:02:23