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Old 04 August 2006, 06:20   #1
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As there appear to be a few fellow rag hangers on here I'd thought I'd post a picture of my usual steed. The rib is predominantly used as the commuting boat to get to go racing in this! The boats website is www.flairIV.com and the big bloke at the mast is me.



Credit to Daniel Forster of Rolex for the photograph.
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Old 04 August 2006, 10:38   #2
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Good to see some ragbagger coverage. I will be plastic bagging (new mylar sails) in the Columbia River Gorge this weekend on my Tasar.

The primary reason I own a RIB over anything else is because of my sailing.
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Old 04 August 2006, 12:43   #3
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The primary reason I own a RIB over anything else is because of my sailing.
Me too. Bought the rib to use as a coach & safety boat for my wifes Paralympic sailing campaign. Unfortunately, the 26 year old outboard is fubared right now. Working on BRP to donate a nice shiney new E-TEC 90 to the cause... wish me luck!

It seems sailors who also also own powerboats are far more likely to choose a rib vs. the general boating population. Must be because we are smarter!
Or we just want to be able to bash up against our sailboats without worrying about damage.
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I LOVE sailing boats - well some of them anyway. Classic looking old style or blue water cruisers - you can keep your plastic German or French mass produced crap. Only reason I didn't buy a sailing boat is time - or lack of it. If I had a blue water cruiser I would probably leave harbour and never come back - the temptation would be too great!!!
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I think that sailing boats make great subject matter for photographs. Here's one I took on Tuesday during Cowes week. Now I'm no expert, but I think this skipper had a bit of a problem

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I LOVE sailing boats - well some of them anyway. Classic looking old style or blue water cruisers - you can keep your plastic German or French mass produced crap. Only reason I didn't buy a sailing boat is time - or lack of it. If I had a blue water cruiser I would probably leave harbour and never come back - the temptation would be too great!!!

we can only hope
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Your style seems somewhat familiar.....
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I think that sailing boats make great subject matter for photographs. Here's one I took on Tuesday during Cowes week. Now I'm no expert, but I think this skipper had a bit of a problem
Yes. Clearly, too much backstay and cunningham, leading to massive overbend wrinkles in the mainsail. Oh, and the colorful sail is supposed to be out front of the boat.

I MUST sail at Cowes Week one of these years. It sounds like altogether too much chaos and fun!
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Agree , far too much mast bend. However, if that photo was taken just as he was about to haul in the chute that it's position is OK. yes you should treat yourself to at least one Cowes week. It is more fun than you can possibly imagine. Regards, T.
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I suspect he's got a long way to point down before he can sheet that in! Most X99s are set up with a LOT of mast rake that can still then be increased with backstay. This poor lads just recovering from broach, hence why he's pointing upwind with a kite!

We just came second in class at Cowes Week despite the fact that we charter it and therefore get a change of crew every day. 5 of the regulars sail with 6 guests and we have to hope for sailors or else that we are going to teach them well. The wind suited us (most days over 20knots) but unfortunately it better suited the larger displacement Swan 46 that beat us!

Cowes Week is still good but is now positioned as a "London by the Sea" social circuit event like Ascot.

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Me too. Bought the rib to use as a coach & safety boat for my wifes Paralympic sailing campaign. Unfortunately, the 26 year old outboard is fubared right now. Working on BRP to donate a nice shiney new E-TEC 90 to the cause... wish me luck!" - Which class is your wife sailing in? The 2.4m? The guy who owns Flair IV has three daughters, all of whom sail, but one is spending a lot of time on the telly and in the sailing media recently as she sails with two time gold medalist Shirley Robertson and is on her Beijing Yingling campaign. I wish you luck with your fundraising as we know how difficult it is!!!
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