being a dog i dont kno wmuch about hull designs and am trying to
Posted: 05/11/2007 18:56:42
Glass fibre tastes horrid but wood is quite nice..woof!
Posted: 05/11/2007 20:23:15
By: Spotty dog whose name begins with a "D"
I reckon the MK1/2 tales is good for about 26 stone. After the bow drop i'm not so sure, and the recent mod even less so!
Posted: 05/11/2007 21:22:45
By: Chris M
Personally I think the 4 can take a bit of weight. I've also 'observed' that they seem to go well with a relatively chunkier crew, however, the most devastating evidence that weight isn't so much of an issue was Boris and Toogood at Salcombe 2006 - veritably flying! I think that Chris is correct about the mark Is, but I think that they are slower all round than a 4. Cool Cookie was fast in the hands of Pat/Alex and that had the fattest bilge keels out.
Posted: 05/11/2007 22:30:14
Posted: 06/11/2007 07:47:31
Posted: 06/11/2007 13:19:32
but the real question is ....
Posted: 06/11/2007 14:48:16
Posted: 06/11/2007 15:55:13
So, do you think, if I have the opportunity to sail with a larger crew (my small crew isn't around til Dec) I should use my Superspars mast on my Mk4? We would be approximate 27 stone and a bit depending on what we had for lunch.
Posted: 06/11/2007 16:00:12
By: Alan F
Colin was very quick at Holy Loch. He was miles ahead before he realised that he had gone the wrong way!!!
Posted: 06/11/2007 16:11:19
By: Sat Nav for mutts
The Mark 1 and 2 lose out offwind compared to the 4s and Let it Rides. Upwind they are still as fast, if not faster than both in my opinion.
Posted: 06/11/2007 16:36:46
By: Chris M
I'm not convinced that the superspars is they way forward for heavier crews. Although I haven't sailed with one for a while, I recall that they were stiffer than a chipstow up top, and softer down the bottom. Really you want a beefed up chipstow I reckon - bit stiffer all round than a standard one, but still proportionately less stiff up top.
Posted: 06/11/2007 16:46:20
Larger crew...bloody cheek!
Posted: 07/11/2007 17:12:06
yeah my owners TEMPORARY lack of performance started before he touched the spreaders whatever they are, dont think ive changed them that much
Posted: 07/11/2007 17:17:36
What you need is GRAVY BONES.....woof!
Posted: 07/11/2007 17:34:11
Can I ask for your comments on where Laurie Smarts "Make It So" fits into the equation Re Speed up wind, off wind and weight carrying.
Posted: 09/11/2007 19:46:04