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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-30-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 598
Posted By xuraax
Anti Graffiti Paint for Antifouling

HI,

has anyone had any experience with using anti graffiti paint to
protect a hull bottom against barnacles? Apparently the main use of this paint is to
create a very slippery surface on walls...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-13-2008
Replies: 88
  Sticky: Adjusting Your Rig
Views: 58,558
Posted By xuraax
Thanks one and all for the many replies. ...

Thanks one and all for the many replies.

However this thread is not about whether this boat is a good racer or not. That may well be the final conclusion when all things are checked and confirmed...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-12-2008
Replies: 88
  Sticky: Adjusting Your Rig
Views: 58,558
Posted By xuraax
Gee...this thread has gone all quiet all of a...

Gee...this thread has gone all quiet all of a sudden!!!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-08-2008
Replies: 88
  Sticky: Adjusting Your Rig
Views: 58,558
Posted By xuraax
The boat is an Elan 37. The sails are Tape Drive...

The boat is an Elan 37. The sails are Tape Drive racing sails.

Asking around on the WEB indicates that this boat does pretty well on the racing circuits even in high winds.

By the way I am not...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-08-2008
Replies: 88
  Sticky: Adjusting Your Rig
Views: 58,558
Posted By xuraax
How does one go about optimizing the rig for...

How does one go about optimizing the rig for 20Knots?

The rig I would like to set is a twin spreader aft swept 7/8 rig with a set of lowers and intermediates. The mast is a keel stepped affair....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-29-2008
Replies: 88
  Sticky: Adjusting Your Rig
Views: 58,558
Posted By xuraax
Keel, When I convert your number to metric I...

Keel,

When I convert your number to metric I come up with 193KN/mm^2 which is a lot higher than the one I quoted (107.5). When I looked up E again on the web the numbers I come up with now are...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-28-2008
Replies: 88
  Sticky: Adjusting Your Rig
Views: 58,558
Posted By xuraax
i crewed once on Bordeaux 3 about 3 years ago. I...

i crewed once on Bordeaux 3 about 3 years ago. I am on Sailaway an Elan 37.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-28-2008
Replies: 88
  Sticky: Adjusting Your Rig
Views: 58,558
Posted By xuraax
Hi Mike, Pleasant surprise. Yes I am doing...

Hi Mike,

Pleasant surprise. Yes I am doing the Marzamemi race. Are you?

regards
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-27-2008
Replies: 88
  Sticky: Adjusting Your Rig
Views: 58,558
Posted By xuraax
Keel, As I understand it, if you mark off 2m...

Keel,

As I understand it, if you mark off 2m of a shroud 6m long and then tension it to 10% of its breaking strength you should find that the marks that you made are now 2.002m apart.

If you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-26-2008
Replies: 88
  Sticky: Adjusting Your Rig
Views: 58,558
Posted By xuraax
From the web, Young's Modulus for 1x19 wire rope...

From the web, Young's Modulus for 1x19 wire rope is 107.5 kN/mm^2.

Using the table of breaking loads for different diameters of AISI-316 wire rope as given in the book "Principles of Yacht Design"...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-25-2008
Replies: 88
  Sticky: Adjusting Your Rig
Views: 58,558
Posted By xuraax
thanks a lot Marty. Rereading Alex's mail...

thanks a lot Marty.

Rereading Alex's mail several times I was deducing the same thing but being a pessimist it feels good to get a confirmation from others.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-24-2008
Replies: 88
  Sticky: Adjusting Your Rig
Views: 58,558
Posted By xuraax
Giu, Sorry for getting your name wrong. This...

Giu,

Sorry for getting your name wrong. This thread simply has to much info for me to appreciate all of it at one go.

I guess I was not clear enough when I asked for clarifications on the...
Forum: Racing   04-24-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 3,143
Posted By xuraax
Excellent thread and a "must read" for...

Excellent thread and a "must read" for everybody.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-24-2008
Replies: 88
  Sticky: Adjusting Your Rig
Views: 58,558
Posted By xuraax
Gui, Thanks for an excellent set of...

Gui,

Thanks for an excellent set of instructions.

I have read through your post a couple of times already but I still need to reread it several times more to appreciate all its contents.
...
Forum: Racing   04-24-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 3,143
Posted By xuraax
Don't worry about it. I have just returned from...

Don't worry about it. I have just returned from abroad myself.




Ahhh!!! indeed it is good to finally have some numbers on which to work on.

I will do the actual mast measurements this...
Forum: Racing   04-23-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 3,143
Posted By xuraax
This boat has a proper traveller just in front of...

This boat has a proper traveller just in front of the wheel so this cannot be the problem. The only gribe I have is that this version has the standard keel and not the racing keel so this cannot be...
Forum: Racing   04-20-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 3,143
Posted By xuraax
ok got it. but what a waste of time.

ok got it. but what a waste of time.
Forum: Racing   04-20-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 3,143
Posted By xuraax
what's that?

what's that?
Forum: Racing   04-20-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 3,143
Posted By xuraax
Giulietta, I have tried to send you a PM but...

Giulietta,

I have tried to send you a PM but was not allowed by the forum because I have to send 10 messages before I am allowed to PM.

This is my number 3.

xuraax
Forum: Racing   04-20-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 3,143
Posted By xuraax
Thanks one and all for your quick replies and...

Thanks one and all for your quick replies and sound advice.

Perhaps there is one point that I did not explain very well. When our boat rounds up, it does so quite violently to the point that we...
Forum: Racing   04-19-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 3,143
Posted By xuraax
How much Backstay?

Hi,

I race on an Elan 37 equipped with a good set of tape drive sails. Although we do well at lower winds, as the wind gets above 15knots we get control problems, with the boat constantly...
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