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    Happy to hear og about your boom exsperience, and New project looks like a cool one!!!

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    I just watched a short video of Dudley Dix speaking and he pronounces Argie with a hard G as in gun. You may have to change your boat name a little so that people don't mispronounce it!

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    The Argie 10 and 15 are named after street sellers for the Cape Argus newspaper. (Hard G yes.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Morford View Post
    I just watched a short video of Dudley Dix speaking and he pronounces Argie with a hard G as in gun. You may have to change your boat name a little so that people don't mispronounce it!
    Blah.....whatever lol

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    Stay with the name, it's a beauty!

    Graeme

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    Quote Originally Posted by Admiral1645 View Post
    Stay with the name, it's a beauty!

    Graeme
    Thanks Graeme

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    Very creative actually.

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    Went for a sail

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    Great video. Thanks.

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    Finally got around to capsize testing my Argie 15. Floats high, put her back up single handed but couldn't climb back in. Any ideas? There was very little water in it also so very safe and buoyant.


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    It's good to know she's so buoyant and ships so little water. As for getting back in, I've seen several threads talking about different kinds of ladders, stirrups etc. I just can't seem to find them. At our club you would undoubtedly receive an award for sailing from outside your boat. The award is given annually at our AGM and is known as the Scuppered Skipper award. I think we'll make you an honorary member.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Morford View Post
    It's good to know she's so buoyant and ships so little water. As for getting back in, I've seen several threads talking about different kinds of ladders, stirrups etc. I just can't seem to find them. At our club you would undoubtedly receive an award for sailing from outside your boat. The award is given annually at our AGM and is known as the Scuppered Skipper award. I think we'll make you an honorary member.
    Honorary member....haha love it. I accept. I was thinking of a foot hole cut into the rudder. I have this idea from plans I bought for Paul Ricellis Rocky. He has the rudder double as a boarding ladder with foot holes cut in. I wonder if one just big enough for my foot would effect performance much.

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    Mmmm. Might have to do some chin-ups to strengthen those arms and shoulders!

    You should be able to clamber back in over the side without any additional aids. A comfortable PFD helps reduce the painful experience of "gunwale on chest" as you boost yourself onto the gunwale.

    If the freeboard is a challenge you can add a rope ladder made of a couple of 250mm wide pieces of 50 x 25 pine for steps with 10mm silver rope, and made fast inside the transom and which you can reach in and grab in the case of capsize.

    Well done for undertaking a test capsize - you learn more by doing it than any reading or thinking about it.

    Graeme

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    That's hilarious! Good test of a capsize though. I wouldn't go cutting holes in the rudder. It would cause all sorts of hydrodynamic issues. I've seen a guy put a hydrofoil on his rudder that doubles as a step.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1Ny7r9P5OQ

    Check the video from 3 minutes 47 seconds. Might be an interesting solution.

    If you've got a crew you can get them to lie alongside the gunwales before you right the boat then as it comes up it sort of scoops them into the boat. Used to do that on my 470. Has the advantage that the crew can keep the boat flipping over the other way, sort out the mess/ bale and help you on-board.
    Last edited by Nikky; 02-06-2017 at 05:29 PM. Reason: Thought it was rude to post a video on somebody else' thread.

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    I just watched this. Great on you for testing the capsize survivability of your fine vessel. I do not have a solution for boarding, but would love to hear what you might have come up with.

    Cheers

    Kevin
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    Here's an easy DIY for boarding .

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    Andrew, where did you order your sail, and what did you pay?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fredostli View Post
    Andrew, where did you order your sail, and what did you pay?
    Just locally. Redcliff..Brisbane. Australia. $750 but a friend just ordered a headsail from Cheap Sails in China and said it wad really cheap but really well made. Actualky I think it was Far East Sails. World Wide delivery within four weeks.

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    Far East Sales quoted me $465 USD for the sail, including delivery. (5.18oz Challenge Performance Cruise - Cross Cut)

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    Still loving my Argie. I've gone back to the simplicity of boomless... How's everyone doing??

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    Default Re: Argie 15 with standing lug

    When are you starting your next project? The catamaran?

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    I haven't managed to sail mine much yet. Weather turned bad but I'm loving the endless tinkering. Replacing the standing rigging with Dyneema at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenman View Post
    When are you starting your next project? The catamaran?
    Hi Paul. The designer never replied so I moved on. I bought the plans for Frank Smoots Slingshot trimaran (check out Duckworks site and facebook page). But I had two beach catamarans sitting here with rotten hulls that I had picked up cheap and even a catamaran trailer. The other day a pair of fibreglass hulls came up on Gumtree near me for $100 so I grabbed them and not I'm constructing a 14foot beach cat from all of my bits and pieces. Frankenstrat my wife has named it lol.
    Last edited by Fudzwollop; 11-11-2017 at 04:51 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikky View Post
    I haven't managed to sail mine much yet. Weather turned bad but I'm loving the endless tinkering. Replacing the standing rigging with Dyneema at the moment.
    Oooo tell me all about that. I've wondered about Dyneema as an alternative. Sorry you're not getting out much. Any videos or photos to share. Hey maybe one of us should start an Argie 15 Facebook page to share adventures.

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    I'll start a Facebook group. What will I call it? Argie 15 - sailing dinghy by Dudley Dix?

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    Argie 15 Builders Group?

    Nah, no idea.

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    I like the Argie builders group idea. Might exclude those who bought their's though. I'll post on my page about the dyneema experiment. Raining today though so no tinkering.
    Last edited by Nikky; 11-13-2017 at 09:25 AM.

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    Argie 15 - sailing dinghy designed by Dudley Dix
    Facebook group now up and running. Search for it and request to join if you want.

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    Current members include me, my wife and Dudley Dix....come join us people of the Argie

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    I went to the site and it says that the only member is Andrew Stokes. Am I going to the wrong place?

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    Thats the one. Did you request to join...then there will be two members ����

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    Just requested to join.

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    Good idea! and I have joined.

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