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 on: February 18, 2021, 08:43:48 PM 
Started by Bob Gray - Last post by wnethercote
Bob, this is not a direct answer to your question but ...

The European Secretaries supported a proposal from Peter Hamrak that the "Steering post head shall incorporate a safety feature to release the tiller upon impact of the skippers body".  Most such 'features' rely on a slot.  Your 'shear bolt' would do the same thing, although it might not obviously respond to the proposal as written.  It speaks the to Governing Committee's discomfort with the rule change.  Personally, I'm happier with the shear bolt concept than the slotted tiller head, notwithstanding the number of satisfied users of slotted Euro-style tiller heads.

The rule change proposal was intended for last Autumn's ballot, but uncertainties led to its deferral - not to mention that a change to the official plans would have been required.

It has been many years since I dropped a runner in a crack and I don't wish to repeat it, especially the separated sternum.  A break-away tiller of some description is an attractive idea.  One issue - for a Euro tiller head the pivot bolt also carries the ratchet block, although I suppose it doesn't have to do so.

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 on: February 14, 2021, 08:41:10 AM 
Started by Bob Gray - Last post by Bob Gray
I need some input. Like many of you I sail a DN with Sarns Hardware and a tiller setup with a wooden tiller that slides over a 2 ft long square aluminum tube that attaches to the steering post with a 3/8Ē bolt. Iíve always been concerned about being severely injured by the tube in a head on collision or a really abrupt stop like stuffing the steering runner. There are several release systems out there now (thanks Eric) but Iím cheap an hope Iíve come up with an inexpensive solution. I attach my plank to my boat with 2, sometimes four
3/8Ē nylon studs with 2 nylon nuts. Works great and have only had a breakaway when I stuffed a runner. My thought is why not replace the 3/8Ē bolt used on the steering post with a nylon bolt. I done a Google search on nylon bolts and Iím pretty sure theyíd work. Iíd appreciate it if someone with an engineering background could look at the numbers and give me an assessment. 6/6 nylon bolts are the common bolts available. Here are the specs Iíve found. Tensile strength 10,000 psi.. Shear  strength 9600 psi.. Double breakaway shear force 1173 lbs.. Glass reinforced nylon bolts are about 30% stronger. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Not being the sharpest knife in the drawer, Iím going to put a reinforced bolt in my boat today and check it out the next time we have ice.

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 on: January 18, 2021, 08:03:25 PM 
Started by T Thieler US 5224 - Last post by T Thieler US 5224
Slick batten adjusters for sale-
Easy to adjust batten tension on the ice without taking off gloves.  Also easy to take all tension out after sailing to prolong sail life.
Made from aluminum, light as a feather.
$20 each, set of three for $50
Contact T Thieler for more info   t_thieler@yahoo.com    401 258 6230

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 on: January 02, 2021, 11:21:52 AM 
Started by T Thieler US 5224 - Last post by T Thieler US 5224
The results from the 2020 Central Lakes Champs are here-  Thanks to the organizers and competitors!

http://iceresults.org/dn/2020%20Centrals.html

2020 Centrals
Houghton Lake
Results are provisional as of 17:04 on December 20, 2020
G Fleet
Sailed: 7, Discards: 1, To count: 6, Entries: 20, Scoring system: Appendix A
Rank   Fleet   SailNo   HelmName   R1   R2   R3   R4   R5   R6   R7   Total   Nett
1st   G   US 44   RON SHERRY   1.0   (5.0)   1.0   1.0   2.0   1.0   1.0   12.0   7.0
2nd   G   US 60   JOHN HARPER   2.0   2.0   2.0   (6.0)   3.0   2.0   5.0   22.0   16.0
3rd   G   US 5224   JAMES THIELER   8.0   (10.0)   3.0   2.0   1.0   6.0   2.0   32.0   22.0
4th   G   US 3   JIM GROGAN   (12.0)   1.0   6.0   5.0   8.0   4.0   4.0   40.0   28.0
5th   G   US 2500   ERIC SMITH   3.0   6.0   5.0   8.0   4.0   5.0   (14.0)   45.0   31.0
6th   G   US 5166   CHRIS BERGER   10.0   4.0   4.0   3.0   5.0   (15.0)   8.0   49.0   34.0
7th   G   US 3283   BRUCE WILLIAMS   5.0   7.0   (11.0)   10.0   7.0   7.0   7.0   54.0   43.0
8th   G   US 1301   CHAD COBERLY   7.0   8.0   9.0   4.0   (13.0)   12.0   9.0   62.0   49.0
9th   G   US 5053   GEORGE REIS   11.0   (13.0)   10.0   9.0   6.0   10.0   6.0   65.0   52.0
10th   G   US 216   RICHARD POTCOVA   9.0   (15.0)   8.0   13.0   10.0   3.0   10.0   68.0   53.0
11th   G   US 4192   RANDY ROGOSKI   4.0   3.0   12.0   11.0   14.0   13.0   (15.0)   72.0   57.0
12th   G   US 5219   KENT BAKER   17.0   (18.0)   7.0   15.0   11.0   9.0   3.0   80.0   62.0
13th   G   US 4882   RICHARD WOLLAM   6.0   11.0   15.0   (17.0)   15.0   8.0   11.0   83.0   66.0
14th   G   US 3705   ROBERT HOLMAN   13.0   9.0   (14.0)   14.0   9.0   11.0   12.0   82.0   68.0
15th   G   US 111   MATT KOCH   (14.0)   14.0   13.0   7.0   12.0   14.0   13.0   87.0   73.0
16th   G   US 5633   PETER JOHANSON   16.0   16.0   16.0   12.0   16.0   (21.0 DNC)   16.0   113.0   92.0
17th   G   US 5630   KAREN BINDER   15.0   12.0   17.0   16.0   17.0   16.0   (21.0 DNC)   114.0   93.0
18th   G   US 5358   DAVID FROST   18.0   17.0   18.0   (21.0 DNC)   21.0 DNC   21.0 DNC   21.0 DNC   137.0   116.0
19th   G   US 5430   BILL CUTTING   (21.0 DNC)   21.0 DNC   21.0 DNC   21.0 DNC   21.0 DNC   21.0 DNC   21.0 DNC   147.0   126.0
19th   G   US 99   HARRY DEFER   (21.0 DNC)   21.0 DNC   21.0 DNC   21.0 DNC   21.0 DNC   21.0 DNC   21.0 DNC   147.0   126.0
S Fleet
Sailed: 6, Discards: 1, To count: 5, Entries: 15, Scoring system: Appendix A
Rank   Fleet   SailNo   HelmName   R1   R2   R3   R4   R5   R6   Total   Nett
1st   S   US 5435   JODY KJOLLER   5.0   2.0   1.0   1.0   (16.0 DSQ)   1.0   26.0   10.0
2nd   S   US 4868   JULIE RICHARDS   1.0   1.0   (4.0)   3.0   2.0   3.0   14.0   10.0
3rd   S   US 5621   KYLE GLADIEUX   4.0   (6.0)   2.0   2.0   1.0   2.0   17.0   11.0
4th   S   US 472   J WILLIAM COBERLY   2.0   4.0   3.0   4.0   4.0   (5.0)   22.0   17.0
5th   S   US 610   DONALD JONES   3.0   3.0   (16.0 DSQ)   5.0   3.0   4.0   34.0   18.0
6th   S   US 4783   RHEA NICHOLAS   (8.0)   7.0   7.0   8.0   5.0   6.0   41.0   33.0
7th   S   US 4974   STAN JONES   6.0   5.0   5.0   6.0   (16.0 DNC)   16.0 DNC   54.0   38.0
8th   S   US 66   COPPER FOSTER   7.0   8.0   9.0   9.0   6.0   (10.0)   49.0   39.0
9th   S   US 5127   HUGH STEVENS   (10.0)   9.0   6.0   10.0   9.0   8.0   52.0   42.0
10th   S   US 4203       9.0   (16.0 DNF)   16.0 DNC   7.0   7.0   7.0   62.0   46.0
11th   S   US 5   AUSTIN GREAF   11.0   (16.0 DNF)   8.0   11.0   8.0   9.0   63.0   47.0
12th   S   US 2237   MIKE STEWART   (16.0 DNC)   16.0 DNC   16.0 DNC   16.0 DNC   16.0 DNC   16.0 DNC   96.0   80.0
12th   S   US 5430   BOBBY CUTTING   (16.0 DNC)   16.0 DNC   16.0 DNC   16.0 DNC   16.0 DNC   16.0 DNC   96.0   80.0
12th   S   US 2360   PETE JOHNS   (16.0 DNC)   16.0 DNC   16.0 DNC   16.0 DNC   16.0 DNC   16.0 DNC   96.0   80.0
12th   S   US 5626   ANTHONY SGRAZZUTTI   (16.0 DNC)   16.0 DNC   16.0 DNC   16.0 DNC   16.0 DNC   16.0 DNC   96.0   80.0

Sailwave Scoring Software 2.28.1

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 on: January 02, 2021, 11:17:41 AM 
Started by T Thieler US 5224 - Last post by T Thieler US 5224
Two DN sails, both North/Ullman

ABSS 2016 Good shape, standard battens, custom batten adjusters, bag. Good all around sail, has a wide range  $ 600

FO-1 2014  Good shape, standard battens, custom batten adjusters, bag. Good in light air and/or sticky ice         $ 500

Can deliver to next regatta

Contact T Thieler for more info or to take a look
401 258 6230
t_thieler@yahoo.com

 6 
 on: December 21, 2020, 09:34:41 AM 
Started by petej33 - Last post by petej33
Hi,
I hope this link works. I have some photos from Centrals 2020:

https://www.dropbox.com/home/centrals

Pete

 7 
 on: December 01, 2020, 07:14:19 AM 
Started by MICHAEL - Last post by MICHAEL
November 30, 2020 - 21:27 ó Mike DN
Lake Christina at 10 am Monday. A solid 4 inches. Some texture from a week old snow melt. Rate it a 6+. No seams,heaves or steam rising at 10F.
Iceboat get together is set for a ďOutdoor Recreational Activity with DNís starting Friday- Monday. Launch at the usual Rylanderís property here.
Sorry, go to Facebook Minnesota Iceboater for photos and videos!
Lodging:
Battle Lake Inn and Suites Battle Lake. Iceboater rate of $89+ tax/ night. They have coffee machine, refrigerator and microwave in each room. The usual no problem with any last minute cancellation. Only 5 left call 218-862-862-2500. 14 miles to launch site

Bonnie Beach Resort 218-864-5534. About 12 miles to launch located on Lake Clitteral. Iceboater Special of $150 + tax/ night for a 3 BR 2BA cabin 2 stories with full kitchen. 10 left.

Thumper Pond Resort Ottertail, MN about 16 miles to launch Iceboater rate
$79/Nite +tax 218-367-2000 open 9-5 for call in to reserve. Same coffee, refrigerator, microwave in room. Restaurant and pool closed.

Meals:
Bring your own or take out breakfast and dinner at Shoreline Restaurant in Battle Lake. Rusty Nail, dinner take out only.
With Covid precautions in Minnesota wear a mask indoors and social distance outdoors and setting up boats.

Covid Salvia tests available in St Cloud with 24 hour results. You go right by on way to Christina.

https://www.health.state.mn.us/news/pressrel/2020/covid102720.html
No registration required as this is a tune up fun time like other Fridays of the GWC.

 8 
 on: November 24, 2020, 11:26:39 AM 
Started by DN 5449 - Last post by DN 5449
My Ugly Stick

 9 
 on: November 23, 2020, 06:34:12 PM 
Started by Breizhglace - Last post by Breizhglace
Hi fellow iceboaters,
I am looking for a way to bring back a mast from Chicago to Detroit
If anybody is making the trip, or attending the Great Westerns, and would be willing to help, let me know!
This would be greatly appreciated!
Was planning to attend the GW, but stuck in Canada until further notice!!! :-)

Thanks a lot!
Nice
KC5508

 10 
 on: November 23, 2020, 05:03:03 PM 
Started by DN 5449 - Last post by DN5358
Is this your Williams spar or the new/old wood one?


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