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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 2:45 pm 
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"BYOB" IS MORE LIKE IT! :lol:

That's pretty nuts. Lotsa PVC and duct tape, but he didn't stop there.
"OK - Lesse, I think I have a little room left here to strap some 8' timbers,.." :roll:

And I thought I dragged a lot of lines in the water! Feeling better about that now.

TOM, really appreciate those images, and the tip of the hat.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:39 pm 
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So where's shots of Jim C's spinnakered AI?


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:52 pm 
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Yea I wanna see pics of his spinnaker


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:28 pm 
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Jim Czarnowski (aka PenquinMan) at launch:
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Jim Quinlan (aka CaptnChaos) at launch:
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:32 pm 
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Oooooh, that's a big one...

Is there a snuffer?


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:42 pm 
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Jim Q. Your TI looks fantastic! I saw it in a couple videos too.

Jib, Hakas, dodger, mini splash guards and more. Really appears to be built for the job. Walkin the beach, I would have put $$ on that boat.

Would you explain the use of the railblazas for the mast shrouds?

Maybe with a few more practice runs under your belt, you'll try the EC again and prove me right.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:43 pm 
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It looked like Paul carpeted his ENTIRE cockpit with pool noodle padding. :shock:

Can someone confirm?


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:07 am 
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Dog's cockpit
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He has raised the freeboard around his cockpit by 1-2"--at least 2" around the seat area.

After giving everyone else a 10-minute head start, Dogs launched.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:16 am 
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That's precious. Must really help with the "roids".

Sure beat's standing up with a paddle for 300 miles.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:54 am 
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NOHUHU wrote:
Jim Q. Your TI looks fantastic! I saw it in a couple videos too.

Jib, Hakas, dodger, mini splash guards and more. Really appears to be built for the job. Walkin the beach, I would have put $$ on that boat.

Would you explain the use of the railblazas for the mast shrouds?

Maybe with a few more practice runs under your belt, you'll try the EC again and prove me right.

NOHUHU, Out of all the people in the world, you are the last person that I would guess would call my AI a TI. Sometimes I wish it was a TI though.

With the current jib system I have never sailed with shrouds. However several days before the race I was nervous with all the predicted wind so I rigged up a set and had them on while sitting on the beach the night before. Just before leaving, I removed them. I don't think they are necessary and just complicate things.

The railblazers on the outer akas are handy for several purposes. When I'm in a downwind situation, I run my jib sheet through them and then the jib works wing on wing very nicely. It's weird how well it works. The main sail opens to the right and the jib automatically will jump to the other side and open ... most of the time without me having to force it to the other side. I also attach the splash guards via bungee to the outer railblazers.

The splash guards and a special front bow splash guard under the jib halyard work very well and keeps you pretty dry.

After fabricating at least 30 jib/spinnaker prototypes with several different sails, I'm satisfied with what I finally came up with. My AI is quite efficient and faster in many situations. Jib furls in seconds and the mainsail can furl independently with no problems whatsoever.

And to be honest, my competitive nature leans more toward the building/fabricating side and less in the "let's stay up all night for 6-7 days and sail in a race", so if I do it again, it will probably only be the UM.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:59 am 
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Hi Jim,

Good to see you on-line. I'm planning another trip to PAV, Mar 23-26. Do you think you can make that to tell us all about your EC?

If you lugged a TI up/down a beach a couple times in the EC, I'll bet you would be praying to get your AI back.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:05 am 
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Chekika wrote:
Hi Jim,
Good to see you on-line. I'm planning another trip to PAV, Mar 23-26. Do you think you can make that to tell us all about your EC?
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I'm not sure Keith .... that's only 10 days away. I'll let you know later this week.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:10 am 
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Remember, Jim, PAV is not the EC. We don't move every day and you only have to have supplies for a 4-day trip--2 days are coming and going. And, on the return, I'll buy you lunch at City Seafood.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:18 am 
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The blue material around my cockpit is Wal-Mart camping mat, ~$7 in the camping section. Glued on with contact cement...

I did give everyone a good head start. Like fine wine, you can't rush good things...

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:49 pm 
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It's got thermal cup holders now! Cool.

Does it come in RED ? Mrs Nohuhu may not be pleased, but I think I just realized what I want my casket to look like... :wink:

Seriously though, how'd the padding work out, did you miss having functioning scuppers?

Also, I noticed extra downhauls on the sail, and an extra port cleat. What are those?


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