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Tech Chat / Re: T foil control systems
« Last post by Born Slippy on Today at 04:58:07 PM »
Most cherubs seem to be set up so you pull the rope to pull more t foil on.

Is there a reason why they aren't set up the opposite way around to pull the rope to take t foil off?

For the control system? No reason why not.

Important bit is that the foils stays where you want it (see posts above). Most foils want to release, so you pull to add more. If you have a major bungee or a definite position system - then fine
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Classifieds / Infusion resin
« Last post by JP233 on May 30, 2020, 10:10:03 AM »
Has anyone got a bit of infusion resin kicking about that needs using?

before I buy some (far too much for what I need) ideally easy comp IN2 stuff, but beggars/choosers etc.
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Tech Chat / Re: T foil control systems
« Last post by deefender1098 on May 11, 2020, 09:38:56 PM »
We had  this with ronin, i would not advise a system that relies on it, as Phil says it stalls and does not stay put, the last thing you want when you are bouncing down big waves is an unexpected lifting of the stern!!! it actually cost us a pursuit race once as we were dragging the bow while coming up fast on the stern of a laser, we passed them within a second or two of crossing the line but this is a very extreme case, we fixed it soon after that!!!
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Tech Chat / Re: T foil control systems
« Last post by Clive Everest on May 11, 2020, 09:28:37 PM »
We had that a few times as well.
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Tech Chat / Re: T foil control systems
« Last post by Phil Alderson on May 10, 2020, 04:28:38 PM »
It is possible for a T-foil to come on by itself if the lift is well infront of the hinge axis. I did this by acsident. It was a little unnerving to suddenly get some extra lift. It did stall quickly but wasn't fun, and was modified before the next sail.

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Tech Chat / Re: T foil control systems
« Last post by Clive Everest on May 10, 2020, 11:45:22 AM »
The drag of the water is pushing it back.
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Tech Chat / Re: Strangely Brown
« Last post by Neil C. on May 09, 2020, 11:12:13 PM »
Can the statesmen (or women) around the readership kindly confirm that 1992 is about the right year for this spaceship?

Hi Roland,

Hope life is good with you. All well here.

I can confirm with certainty (I was there) that The Flying Trifle 2652 was launched in 1992 shortly before the Rock SC Nationals.  Ergo, it seems likely that Strangely Brown 2651was launched the same year.

There is a story about the naming of that ship. As I understand it, there had been a few Cherub open meetings on Southampton Water where a lot of sailors had got sick the following day.

The next time round Andy Kinchin (builder of SB), noted that Southampton Water was "Strangely Brown".
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Tech Chat / T foil control systems
« Last post by scorpion_1925 on May 09, 2020, 05:08:24 PM »
Most cherubs seem to be set up so you pull the rope to pull more t foil on.

Is there a reason why they aren't set up the opposite way around to pull the rope to take t foil off?
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Tech Chat / Re: Covid-19
« Last post by JP233 on May 03, 2020, 11:31:17 PM »
That Gantry looks lovely, is it spread tow cloth?


Indeed it is. Purely for vanity and to keep me busy. Its now fair and i need some black paint for the inside.

It wasn’t too difficult. But I did use and odd method (recommended by my Moth friends.)
I spray tacked it in place, trimmed to shape, then poured resin over and impregnated the cloth with it.
Peelply and vaced in place.
If I do this again I would try stippling (old skool I know) but using the plastic card did deform the weave slightly.

The spread tow does look nice, and I have fancied trying it out but not had quite the component to try it on. How is it to work with?
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Tech Chat / Re: Covid-19
« Last post by Phil Alderson on May 03, 2020, 09:02:42 PM »
That Gantry looks lovely, is it spread tow cloth?


Indeed it is. Purely for vanity and to keep me busy. Its now fair and i need some black paint for the inside.

The spread tow does look nice, and I have fancied trying it out but not had quite the component to try it on. How is it to work with?
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