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Sandgropers 2019 season

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Created by bazl Two weeks ago, 1 Jan 2019
bazl
WA, 662 posts
1 Jan 2019 9:46PM
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Due to the late opening of the lake this year the calendar will need to be squeezed into 4 and a bit months:

6 Jan Club Champ scratch
13 Jan Scratch
20 Jan Handicap
27/28 Jan State Championship Regatta

3 Feb Club Championship scratch
10 and 17 Feb no sailing due to movie production taking priority
24 Feb Scratch

3 Mar Social sail + Leeman weekend
10 Mar Handicap
17 Mar Memorial trophy scratch
24 Mar Club Championship scratch
31 Mar Scratch

7 Apr Handicap
14 Apr Club Championship scratch
20/21 Apr Easter Regatta
28 Apr Scratch

5 May Handicap
12 May Season close social sail

aus230
WA, 1621 posts
6 Jan 2019 8:23AM
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See you guys for the state championship, looking forward to catching up


Clemco
427 posts
8 Jan 2019 8:47AM
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Yacht looks great Vic. Is that a new frame?
Have you done away with front suspension altogether and gone back to cable steering?

aus230
WA, 1621 posts
10 Jan 2019 6:51AM
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No it is an old pic, The rod steering and suspension are still on the yacht, both work well. front is now air shock, works better than the spring one.

Clemco
427 posts
10 Jan 2019 3:55PM
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Got any close ups of that swing arm suspension. And does it affect the rod steering?

aus230
WA, 1621 posts
Friday , 10 Jan 2019 11:35PM
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Clem, fairly old pic of when I first thought of giving it a try, The back pivot point is off a mountain bike. The front shock is now air at 250psi. At the front of the mast post I have two plates welded to stop sideways movement. It has no effect on the rod steering. The best effect it eliminates sail shake and absorbs the bumps on a rough surface. Very happy with it. I have used it for five seasons now with no problems(except for the spring shock that failed after two seasons.)





Clemco
427 posts
Sunday , 13 Jan 2019 4:39PM
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Looks great Vic. Still can't see how you stopped it swaying sideways.
Was thinking if trying that on my next yacht build. A yacht size that would be easy to carry over as luggage to sail with you guys.
Was thinking of 20" BMX sizs wheels and a 2m? foot print. Soft sails only.

bazl
WA, 662 posts
Sunday , 13 Jan 2019 9:19PM
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Great day's sailing today










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