<!--[endif]-->I have bought some aluminium keel bands from Allen Bros and was just going to put the slot gasket under them and screw them in. This seems a bit low tech and will create unnecessary drag. Has anybody got any better ideas? I have just noticed a special glue in the sailboats catalogue, but it's not clear to me that by using this I can manage without the keel band.
Can I have some advice on how to make and rig a Dangly Pole please? I guess the first three questions are length of pole, diameter of tube and wall thickness of tube. Then I will need to know how to rig it and what goes in the end of the tube at either end in the way of caps or special fittings. I have looked at the tuning guide but it's not particularly clear. Help will be much appreciated. Michael
As many of you know, my boat is being built by CC at the moment and I'm helping them with the marketing of their all carbon DCB.
I'm trying to decide which rudder system to have on my boat. Jo's boat has a lower pintle piston which pivots the rudder stock about the top pintle/gudeon. This seems to work pretty well but is an expensive and heavy (not that it matters much on a carbon boat) piece of kit to manufacture. The control system for it is lead to a jammer on the top of the centreboard case, accessible byeither helm or crew at all times. I understand that Jo and his crew"play" the rudder downwind in waves all the time.
CC have an elastic and pulley based system in the tiller which moves the stock back and forth pivoting about the lower pintle/gudeon. There may be an advantage to this, as it moves the rudder under the boat as lift is dialled on (thought tobe desirable on the foiling moth). The system works well on the I14s they have built where the loads are double that of a 12. Dare Barry uses this system on his boat and it works pretty well. Itâ€™s undergoing slight modification at the moment which will lead to further improvement. Dare leads the control lines out to either side deck where they can be adjusted by either helm or crew.
CC can build either system. I'm undecided on which way to go. I know that people have tried both systems down at Burghfield and I have has some feedback, but if I can get the discussion going on this forum many, including myself can benefit. Over to you...!
I'm new to the 12 (foiling moth for the last 2 years). I can't get my head round the idea if transom sheeting. I buy the idea that a bridle at the back gets the main in the centre but would still want to lead the sheet along the boom and then down to a block aft of the thwart. That leaves the problem of getting the tiller extension thrrough. How about twin ectensions? Help appreciated:-/