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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 1:15 am 
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Stringy, brilliant as usual!! 8)


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Thanks Roadrunner- much appreciated! :)

I've just returned from a week away where we did a lot of kayaking with the twin sails getting an extensive work-out. Overall I'm very pleased and will post a detailed report soon :wink:


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Hey Striingy,
WOW--fantastic job! I love it!! And besides looking good, it actually works as intended--thanks for the info.
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G'day Stringy
Nice job again as per usual on your adaptation of the daggerboard.
How does she run now with the twinzer , furler , rudder and dagger ? Have you had any dunkers or close ones out on the billabongs ?
All she needs now is a thunder box , sink and some plumbing . :lol:
If you're not careful you're going to run out of stuff to make.. :wink:
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Thanks Apalach and Kep,
On the Tandem I find the daggerboard is only needed when soloing into the wind which was an area the Tandem was weak at. In my afternoon commute my destination is regularly directly into a strong NE breeze. I had given up trying to sail into it as the sideways slip and tacking made the trip twice as long. It was much easier to just put my head down and pedal, (supplemented with paddling when the winds got over 30km/h- it does make a difference doing both at once, adding about 1.5km/h :) )

The addition of the daggerboard allows me to sail in these conditions. It has eliminated the sideways slip. I am still experimenting with sail combinations. As Roadrunner predicted the forward position of the daggerboard does give me helm problems. On my last solo trip the winds were gusting to 40km/h and I only had the rear sail up. It made the sailing rudder feel more like the standard rudder!! I can live with that though as for the first time I did make steady progress under sail. Next time with those conditions I will just try the front sail and see if that improves the helm.

PS- Kep I will post a detailed progress report soon-I'm waiting on some friends photos. I don't wish to hijack this thread but the trick with sailing without sidekicks is to lean!! :wink:
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G'day Stringy
Look's like you have the leaning part down pat mate. :wink:
I find the need to hike out still remains even with our side kicks in place. Both sails look to be in fine trim, I was wondering if they are too far apart to offer any additional "slotting" power when close hauled. She's got to be a real ripper downwind though.
I bet you do have a bit of rudder/ helm issue's with both sails up and a good breeze on , too right. So what type of glue are you using to keep your hat on ? :lol:
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Good work on the daggerboard Stringy and nice sailing action.

Ancientmariner, I have started to sail my Revo with turbo fins and the sailing rudder in up to 15 knots winds. I don't want the hassle or see the need for sidekicks or a daggerboard. The sailing ability of the Revo with the turbo fin / sailing rudder combo has exceeded my expectations.


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Thanks hoit,
I agree with you that on a single drive boat I would rather have the miragedrive instead of the daggerboard. The turbo's improve the centreboard effect dramatically and the loss of the drive negates the slight benefit of the daggerboard. With two sails and solo on the tandem the daggerboard does improve upwind sailing considerably though :)

Kep- I'm not sure if there is a benefit from the slot effect due to the angled sail shape.
PS- A tight chin strap helps keep the hat on :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 2011 4:41 am 
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mineson wrote:
I am about to buy a outback and I am very interested in the sailing ablility. Without a centerboard it seemd that the yaks must get a little squirrley in a good breeze. I was thinking that if you pulled the peddle drive it would be a good spot to put in a fabicated dagger board. You could run it alittle above and brace it from the yaks sides if more support is needed.


why I should not think of that idea. Geez! I will try it soon.

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stringy wrote:
Thanks hoit,
With two sails and solo on the tandem the daggerboard does improve upwind sailing considerably though


Hi stringy, where do you put the daggerboard: into forward drive-well or into the back drive-well, please?


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Oasisman,
Forward drivewell, with water ballast dry bag on top of it.


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Thank you for your answer.


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