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#77229 Sail protection

Posted by Jonesey on 25 January 2011 - 12:44 PM


I was probably one of the first to advocate using McLube on here .. Having worked for several Sailmakers in a previous life it's a product I was very familiar with .. In fact it's branded 'sailkote' when sold to Sailmakers. The base product is sold in many variations in many vertical markets ..pretty sure I read it was used to lubricate steam catapults on aircraft carriers! ... Anyway ... Sailors use it as a general lubricant including coating dinghy hulls, as chaff/friction protection on cruising sails etc. On spinnaker nylons/polyesters (of which Icarex is one) it's great for reducing friction where a sail is dragged into a spinnaker chute on a dinghy which can be pretty analogous to some of the abuse we put our Revs through ...as well as helping shed water quickly .. Very useful up North where you are ;)

It does wear off so I give my sails a coating a couple of times a season as well as my lines and of course those who know me will confirm my shoulders get a regular coating too ;)

#74608 Dunstable Downs 24th October

Posted by Jonesey on 25 October 2010 - 01:51 PM

If I had a pound for every client that told me the Keyboard or some other bit of hardware/software was responsible .... :kid_devlish:

#73139 world record of 64 revolution kites... FAIL

Posted by Jonesey on 13 September 2010 - 07:41 AM

As the season is winding down and we need something to occupy those dark and dreary winter evening, I thought it must be time for a bit of tranatlantic banter ...

Having been part of the previous mega-team record attempts in the UK a year or so back I followed with interest the fantastic efforts made to set a new standard of 64 recently .. however imagine my dismay on trawling through the video's and photo's of the event so see the attached picture from Watty's post which appears to show not a team of 64 but several 8 person teams who happen to be flying at the same venue!!

I mean if you look at the distance between groups in the picture where does it end?? does that mean that if 8 of us had been flying on the same day on this side of the pond with the calls relayed to us we would have been included?? or is there a maximum seperation??

Ah well at least I can go to bed tonight happy in the knowledge that the record is still moraly held on this side of the pond :kid_devlish:

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#71264 Portsmouth anyone?

Posted by Jonesey on 19 July 2010 - 02:41 AM

I could pop down and have a look (only 10 minutes away) if needs be??

#65084 Australia

Posted by Jonesey on 21 January 2010 - 09:09 AM

I am emmigrating to Sydney in November and was wondering is there any rev flyers in Sydney and if so where do you fly. I will be in the San souci / ramsgate area.

Andy ..

I'm off down to Sydney for a month in a few weeks and have been trying to find local flyers to hook up with ... I'm currently waiting for a response from a sydney based club who have a few sites listed on their website .... I will let you know how I get on!