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    Default maiden voyage!

    my footy had her maiden voyage yesterday, winds 0-2knts, not much excitement there, until a puff of about 4 came up, and she dipped her rail and went off like a shot! i'll post pics as soon as they up-load. [srry, didn't get one of 4knts, that came up on me too fast, and left even faster. sigh.]
    the pessimist complains about the wind, the optimist expects it to change, the realist trims the sails.

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    Congratulations 420sailor.... fun isn't it!

    Graham
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    guess i'm gonna have to post these one at a time... [all my pics are too big. sigh] well, here is one!
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    the pessimist complains about the wind, the optimist expects it to change, the realist trims the sails.

    Footys:
    USA 39 Bearfoot
    USA 62 Stiletto
    USA 190 Eclipse
    USA 97 Orange Crush
    USA ??? Albatross (in progress!)

    Sparkman Micro Marine
    builders of Footy hulls

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    I wish I could hook up my webcam to my Palm PDA, so I can mount it to my radio & get some video.
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    420---

    from the stern, you footy doen't look like a footy in the sense of the other pics Ive seen. is it different hull configuration?

    Marc
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    ha ha! you see the difference! its my own design. rather low freeboard, but also really goodlooking [if i do say so myself.] i am waiting for some better wind to really put it through its paces, but i am expecting great things, great things... [evil laugh] i have a rather heavier bulb in there than most i think, around 5 oz. on a 8" arm. has alot of righting moment. the pics won't load on this forum, i can't make them small enough [darn digital zoom] but there are more on the yahoo group page under 420sailors pics... i will add some out of the water ones soon.
    the pessimist complains about the wind, the optimist expects it to change, the realist trims the sails.

    Footys:
    USA 39 Bearfoot
    USA 62 Stiletto
    USA 190 Eclipse
    USA 97 Orange Crush
    USA ??? Albatross (in progress!)

    Sparkman Micro Marine
    builders of Footy hulls

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    If I've got my arithmetic right, a 125 g bulb strikes me as very light indeed. Is that a typo?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Angus View Post
    If I've got my arithmetic right, a 125 g bulb strikes me as very light indeed. Is that a typo?
    5oz is around 141.5g Angus.... which is still light. Standard Kittiwakes carry a 200g (7oz) bulb. It does look nice though 420sailor.

    TomoHawk.... you crack me up!

    Graham

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    i guess i was wrong about the weight then, it might be closer to six oz. [my scale is known for underestimating things...]
    the pessimist complains about the wind, the optimist expects it to change, the realist trims the sails.

    Footys:
    USA 39 Bearfoot
    USA 62 Stiletto
    USA 190 Eclipse
    USA 97 Orange Crush
    USA ??? Albatross (in progress!)

    Sparkman Micro Marine
    builders of Footy hulls

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    out of the water pics are up! [finally]
    the pessimist complains about the wind, the optimist expects it to change, the realist trims the sails.

    Footys:
    USA 39 Bearfoot
    USA 62 Stiletto
    USA 190 Eclipse
    USA 97 Orange Crush
    USA ??? Albatross (in progress!)

    Sparkman Micro Marine
    builders of Footy hulls

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