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Posted by starboard48 on
Thanks Harvey,

At least I'm glad to know the build was ok. Guess more will be revealed eh? Standing by.
Posted by starboard48 on
Thanks Harvey,

At least I know the build was done ok. Guess more will be revealed eh? Standing by.
Posted by starboard48 on
Hi all,
I'm considering the Hitec HS 82MG (mini servo - weight .66 oz, torque 47 oz) for rudder and the Hitec HS-765HB (weight 3.8 oz, torque 183 oz) for sails. Any feedback would be appreciated as this is new stuff to me. Thanks. Tim
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TOPIC: Mark Rounding

Posted by admin01 on
This is a seed post to start a discussion on Mark Rounding.
Posted by harveymic on
Sue, At the sail you said you had some questions on the mark rounding class notes. Please ask them on this forum and I will try to answer them on the forum. Other members can also chime in. By the way, can you make this font a little larger for the commodore's old eyes?
Posted by admin01 on
Ahoy, Harvey. I've made the font a little bigger. Hope this does the trick.

My mark rounding questions are too hard for me to explain in writing. I was hoping you could demonstrate using your wooden model boats next time we meet. I've been watching the rule animations and try to apply to my sailing situations, but I can't seem to understand when the wind directions and marks aren't exactly like they are at the lake. In other words I can't mentally change the orientation of the animation to apply it to my actual sailing experience. Guess that explains when my boat is sailing directly towards me why I have to turn around to figure out which way to push my rudder! Sue
Posted by harveymic on
O.K. Your orientation problem is very common for beginners. With practice, after a while it will go away. As you know, I also fly R/C airplanes. Orientation there is even more critical. Some people even paint one wing a different color to help.
I will bring the little wooden boats to the next sail.
The new font is good, thanks, but the font where I am typing hasn't changed.
Posted by starboard48 on
Hi, I'm new to the group, building a Victoria and have a question about the 7" depth of the keel/bulb. I have seated the keel all the way into the hull. I have seated the lower end of the keel into the bulb all the way. I measure 7 1/4" after mounting the keel to the hull. Wondering what I'm doing wrong? Thanks for any assistance.....Tim Guy
Posted by harveymic on
Tim,

Rule 6.5 states the depth to be 7 inches. When they changed the kit bulbs from lead to steel, the bulb diameter got larger. My guess is that they did not update the rule. Stand by. There is a rule change proposed by me that has been voted on, however I don't know the results yet. It would allow going to aftermarket lead bulbs.

Harvey
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