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by John Hanton
Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Radio 6 Metre
Topic: Help identifying my 6's
Replies: 4
Views: 1067

Re: Help identifying my 6's

Hello,
These look very like my mystery 6, now classified on the certificate as "Unknown", latest picture is of No47 on the 2017 Shearwater Cup report. Would have gone with Panther but mine is 1484mm LOA and weighs 11.9kg, worth getting on the water as they seem to go pretty well.
Best wishes,
John
by John Hanton
Wed Dec 09, 2015 9:33 pm
Forum: Racing Rules
Topic: Emergency IOM Rule Change
Replies: 29
Views: 4500

Re: Emergency IOM Rule Change

Unpopular view perhaps but probably a fair compromise, the original rule interpretation made them illegal, the approved rule change means they don't have to be replaced just trimmed to size.

John
by John Hanton
Tue Dec 08, 2015 5:42 pm
Forum: Racing Rules
Topic: Emergency IOM Rule Change
Replies: 29
Views: 4500

Re: Emergency IOM Rule Change

Hi Dave, I am not a measurer but your very clear diagram looks to be correct according to how the rule has been explained to me, regards, John
by John Hanton
Sat Oct 10, 2015 5:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Transmitter & Receiver
Replies: 6
Views: 1612

Re: Transmitter & Receiver

Hi Stephen, Welcome to radio sailing, unfortunately cannot speak for Spektrum, no doubt someone who has one will comment but most of the transmitters I have had apart use the same stick units left and right so it would only require swapping the parts from one side to the other, on my kit if I wanted...
by John Hanton
Thu Oct 08, 2015 6:14 pm
Forum: Commercial
Topic: Looking for a Competitive IOM
Replies: 15
Views: 6095

Re: Looking for a Competitive IOM

Darin, Few comments about the " For Sale" section, how about Sellers being able to delete their own Ads and/or no replies being allowed. If as requested, the seller provides contact details surely any questions can be dealt with directly. Still need some management to tidy up forgotten posts, person...
by John Hanton
Thu Oct 08, 2015 6:13 pm
Forum: Commercial
Topic: Looking for a Competitive IOM
Replies: 15
Views: 6095

Re: Looking for a Competitive IOM

Sorry Erick, I did not mean to sound Scolding, you had clearly stated you did not want an older boat. As stated, my comments were intended for others pondering this question. Britpops and V9's do retain their value, there are long waiting lists and they are at the top of the game, One can only guess...
by John Hanton
Tue Oct 06, 2015 5:26 pm
Forum: Commercial
Topic: Looking for a Competitive IOM
Replies: 15
Views: 6095

Re: Looking for a Competitive IOM

Hi Erik, For the benefit of others pondering this question, I consider the advice of Brad and Darin to be sound and the comment regarding Widget, Lintel and Gadget to be rather insulting. Well sailed, these and many other boats will perform well at club and district levels, occasional Widgets and Li...
by John Hanton
Sun Jul 12, 2015 10:07 pm
Forum: Radio 6 Metre
Topic: what is it?
Replies: 5
Views: 1350

Re: what is it?

R6M is now measured and sailing, recorded on the certificate as unknown because it's measurements did not match the Panther or anything else. Being regularly beaten by the Ravennas at present - were plans ever available for them or could hulls only be purchased from licenced builders?

John.
by John Hanton
Wed May 20, 2015 8:38 pm
Forum: IOM Forum
Topic: IOM jack line
Replies: 3
Views: 1577

Re: IOM jack line

Hi Graham, Are you perhaps meaning Luff Wire in the sail? If this is the case then yes, mast rings or ties are still used, as far as I know there is no max or min but my sails have been delivered with the necessary holes in place, three I believe one at each panel joint.
regards, John
by John Hanton
Sun May 17, 2015 8:57 pm
Forum: Marblehead Forum
Topic: replacment winch
Replies: 2
Views: 832

Re: replacment winch

Hi David, as far as I know regatta winches are around the same size as the whirlwinds, plenty of both used in club racing around the country, if you are developing the ultimate speed machine whilst refurbishing / replacing you may want to bite the bullet and adapt it now for an RMG.... other speedy ...