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Re: Flat Stanleys new owner
« Reply #105 on: April 26, 2009, 10:34:22 PM »
I still have yesterdays kite run in my head! It makes the time in the garage worthwhile!

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Re: Flat Stanleys new owner
« Reply #106 on: April 26, 2009, 10:36:02 PM »
Yeehah!

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Re: Flat Stanleys new owner
« Reply #107 on: April 27, 2009, 01:01:47 AM »
Less garage more sailing please! Boat park repairs are fine during the season and a tidy up come winter time. This is coming from the guy who is going to be putting his boat into the garage fairly soon.
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Re: Flat Stanleys new owner
« Reply #108 on: May 20, 2009, 02:01:43 PM »
Had a nice sail yesterday, good steady force 5 which was perfect. We are starting to get to grips with the cherub subtleties,  gybing, windward hoists, apparent wind etc. However, one thing is still not quite there - tacking! We cant tack and keep boat speed at all. We have tried keeping the boat flat, rolling the boat, backing the jib etc but we just stop dead in the tack and have to accelerate out. Does anyone have any ideas?

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Re: Flat Stanleys new owner
« Reply #109 on: May 20, 2009, 03:08:45 PM »
Due to the design of most of the cherubs being very flat, they invariably do slow down a lot in the tacks compared to other longer boats. We've basically found that the only way to get through and out the other side is to really throw the boat into tacks. You really can't come in slowly and tease it round, or roll it round unless it is really light, you really have to fully commit and go for it! In a single wire boat you really must tack it wire to wire, with the twin wire boats you need at least one out on the wire coming out the tack, and both if possible. Try bearing away slightly to get the speed up before going for height out of the tack. Obviously don't go over the top, but keeping the speed on is essential. Letting the jib out and then squeezing it back on when you speed up also helps.

Would be nice to hear other peoples views though. I'm by no means an expert!

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Re: Flat Stanleys new owner
« Reply #110 on: May 20, 2009, 11:22:26 PM »

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Re: Flat Stanleys new owner
« Reply #111 on: May 21, 2009, 08:38:06 AM »
Sorry, what I said got a bit muddled, It meant to read that "we don't roll it round unless it is really light"!

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Re: Flat Stanleys new owner
« Reply #112 on: May 31, 2009, 11:55:19 AM »
Finally got a picture of us sailing:

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Re: Flat Stanleys new owner
« Reply #113 on: May 31, 2009, 04:54:31 PM »
Looking good!
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« Reply #114 on: May 31, 2009, 04:55:45 PM »
Nice. Did you drop before cowes?

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Re: Flat Stanleys new owner
« Reply #115 on: May 31, 2009, 11:53:52 PM »
The power of Flat Stanley!

There are some v similar photos taken in 1994 of the same boat at teh same club in the same conditions on the website.

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Re: Flat Stanleys new owner
« Reply #116 on: June 18, 2009, 02:23:54 PM »
Does anyone have an old ratchet block going spare I could have at a reasonable price? Hoisted yesterday to find the kite ratchet wasn't there. Missing, presumed dead.

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Re: Flat Stanleys new owner
« Reply #117 on: June 18, 2009, 03:26:13 PM »
Let me have a look when I get home. I have an old Freddy one with loads of life left in it somewhere, I think it resides in my kit bag!

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Re: Flat Stanleys new owner
« Reply #118 on: June 18, 2009, 06:51:11 PM »
Missing, presumed stolen I would think. :(
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Re: Flat Stanleys new owner
« Reply #119 on: June 18, 2009, 08:35:21 PM »
I have got into the (bad) habit of leaving the old kite rigged on the boat. I know the two spin sheets decided to part company and presumably the block came undone from its fastening around the shroud base. So if anyone has a spare plese let me know.