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Bugsy

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1 metre Racing Sparrow (RS) build.
« on: December 02, 2009, 08:52:56 AM »

My current, ongoing attempt at a scratch-build can be seen here.

http://racingsparrow.phpbbnow.com/viewtopic.php?p=582#582

Original design is for a 750mm boat (can be found here http://www.racingsparrow.co.nz/index.html ) but I made a few changes.  ok2

As this is my first attempt at a scratch-build I would welcome any constructive comments.

Gary.
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Re: 1 metre Racing Sparrow (RS) build.
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2009, 01:40:36 PM »

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tony23

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Re: 1 metre Racing Sparrow (RS) build.
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2009, 04:38:47 PM »

Hi Gary,
           Looking at your pictures I cannot see where your mast box is going to be have you made an allowance for it, also the lead bulb will cause drag with a nose like that something you don't want on an IOM yacht forget the fish shape it more to a point but you need to keep the weight of the bulb in the rules. Not being funny but you do know the weight of the bulb and what the fin length must be don't you if you want to race it.
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Bugsy

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Re: 1 metre Racing Sparrow (RS) build.
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2009, 07:59:42 PM »

I've already junked the 'yellow' bulb and have cast a new 'naca' shape in keeping with current thinking. The new bulb is 315mm long and has come out of the mould at 2.2 kilo.
The length of the keel will be 420mm from the waterline which I understand is the max.

As regards the mast it will initially be deck-mounted as I have no idea as to optimal positioning on this boat and deck-mounting allows a bit of playing around to find the best position.

I've no current plans to race the boat, just blast around around with a few friends on our local lake. That may change if it all works, of course  ok2
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tony23

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Re: 1 metre Racing Sparrow (RS) build.
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2009, 08:34:23 PM »

all looking very nice, glad to see you have changed the bulb post some more pictures if you can.  :-))
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Bugsy

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Re: 1 metre Racing Sparrow (RS) build.
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2009, 02:45:33 PM »

As its throwing it down here today I've made a start on the deck planking. Waterproof PVA. lots of pins and measure twice, cut once written on my cutting board  :-)
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Bugsy

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Re: 1 metre Racing Sparrow (RS) build.
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2009, 08:20:56 AM »

...............and three evenings later ............planking is much better than watching cr*p on the TV  :-))


A further question on running rigging.
Is it necessary to have a short piece of elastic in a loop system ?
Some diagrams show it some do not..
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Bugsy

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Re: 1 metre Racing Sparrow (RS) build.
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2009, 07:27:37 AM »

A few more photos have been added to the RS thread.
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Bugsy

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Re: 1 metre Racing Sparrow (RS) build.
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2010, 09:01:10 PM »

Well, its finished and as soon as the ice goes away from the lake  :-) I'll get it in the water.

SpanCanMan: I've yet to finish the new 'pointed' keel. :-))
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Flying Sparks

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Re: 1 metre Racing Sparrow (RS) build.
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2010, 05:55:21 PM »

Wow, that looks really nice  :-)) If it sails half as good as it looks your onto a winner  :-))

Thanks for sharing.

Phil.
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Jake Bullit

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Re: 1 metre Racing Sparrow (RS) build.
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2010, 09:12:08 PM »

Beautiful,congratulations. :-))
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reefrich

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Re: 1 metre Racing Sparrow (RS) build.
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2010, 04:47:37 PM »

That looks great well done, keep us informed on how she sails
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Jake Bullit

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Re: 1 metre Racing Sparrow (RS) build.
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2010, 08:54:54 PM »

Have you bought or made those sails?They look great. :-))
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Bugsy

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Re: 1 metre Racing Sparrow (RS) build.
« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2010, 02:17:16 PM »

Hi Jake,
I bought a rig and sail kit from Housemartin Sails in the UK. 110 from memory.

Bit overpowered and pushing the nose down.
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Jake Bullit

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Re: 1 metre Racing Sparrow (RS) build.
« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2010, 02:22:57 PM »

Thanks,coincidentally I had also just ordered a set from them the day before. :-)
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Lochen

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Re: 1 metre Racing Sparrow (RS) build.
« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2010, 08:20:19 PM »

I just read the build log on the other forum. What a fabulous build, very very impressive and very well built. I have little interest in racing but I would dearly love to own a model like yours.  :-))
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