Its been a while, but finally this Sunday saw more than one Moth out on the water at BCYC.
After sitting around for a couple of hours waiting for the wind to appear a nice 10 knot westerly turned up and Martin, Alan and myself all got out to do a quick race along with some boat swapping.
Martin hopped in my boat so I could try his out and give him some pointers but it was actually set up pretty well other than the ratchet block threaded the wrong way which he apparently doesn’t use…
The race saw the three of us spreading out pretty quickly as it was a very short course and quick tacking made all the difference allowing me to pull out and lap the two of them in what turned out to be a 20 minute race. This caught out the Fireballs who hadn’t kept track of how many times I’d lapped them and were spotted crossing the line with kites up not realising they had to do more laps and dropping them very quickly!
Alan and myself swapped boats after the race and carried on sailing around for half an hour as the sun was out and it was too good to miss. Even with some recent mods I found the Prowler pretty vague in height control – need to have another look at it… I still don’t understand the dished deck on them either it seems to make crossing the boat unnecessarily hard going!
I’ve uploaded a few pics of the Squirrelcam mount as enquiring minds want to know…
Carbon cups get taped to the wingbar to hold them in place, the centre part of the tripod fixes on top of the rudder pin once the rudder is on.