More on the Rodney Pattisson News Item…

We have a growing number of people who write in to the FF Blog these days – about 20 FFers talk to us all this way…  do you keep an eye on that little bit under each news items that tells you if anyone has commented??

One of the correspondents that I always look forward to hearing from is Adrian Simpson. He remembers such mind boggling things. He’s just got a head for it!!

When we published the item on Rodney Pattisson, Adrian sent in the attached entry from the 1997 Worlds…  heaven only knows if it was Rodney-the-God.  I must ask Charles if he turns up for racing on Sunday…. But is it spelt the right way?? I suspect not…… See the fourth team listed under Australia on the page below… You know where he went to school do you?? (More on that on a later date)

 

1 thought on “More on the Rodney Pattisson News Item…

  1. Rodney had chartered my wooden decked FF 3271 with Calvert Jones, they were both sailing in the Admirals Cup and only raced a couple of races in the FF. Calvert Jones was a previous winner of the FF Nats and Rodney was crewing/tactician as he was on the Cup boat !

    The Ovi carbon boat is carbon on the inside and iI dont think it is vacuumed on. The problem has been the hulls have come out only 9kg underweight. Therefore to wet the carbon out they had put 11kg more resin in the inside laminate. The new boats may be better.
    As a comparison the boat Gavin built for me was 20.9kg under weight – it has carbon both sides of the hull and the underside of the deck. He charged me £500 for all three layers of carbon pre-preg.
    The carbon layer inside will make the boat retain its stiffness a lot longer, so it is a good investment.
    Carbon cloth is fiddle to fit and a lot more difficult to wet out, that is why it is easier to use pre-preg, which fits dry into the mould than manually do a manual wet out – that it why Ovi has to charge more.

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