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Title: Dix Mini
Post by: pudas on March 24, 2007, 14:05:09 PM
Check this out, its a modified Dudley Dix mini with rotating wingmast and canting daggerboard.
http://www.iomibarcameno.it/galleria_navigazione/index.htm
Title: Re: Dix Mini
Post by: NicoG on March 24, 2007, 18:18:10 PM
ah looks like Bubbs old wingmast found a place, or not ?
Title: Re: Dix Mini
Post by: pudas on March 24, 2007, 18:59:27 PM
No its not Bubbs old wingmast. As you can see in the photo gallery they built it themself.
Title: Re: Dix Mini
Post by: Tingle on March 24, 2007, 19:46:20 PM
Nick has a spreader on his rig so no, not that one
Title: Re: Dix Mini
Post by: pudas on March 24, 2007, 20:31:23 PM
Canting daggerboard. Never seen that before. Is it a common solution in minis? Pros and cons?
Title: Re: Dix Mini
Post by: tandu on March 25, 2007, 00:03:03 AM
I don't think it's a modified Dix Mini project, it's a their own project+building.
Title: Re: Dix Mini
Post by: NicoG on March 25, 2007, 20:38:33 PM
canting daggerboard has been used before.
Pro should be a bit more effective, cons, another thing to brake (ask Tanguy)

Dix, this design is based so much on the Dix that is is walking on the edge of being an own design or a Dix. If i look at it, the only difference i see is that hte rounded of some sharp corners, thats all.

So youre capable of building a carbon fibre wingmast, and you put it on a plywood box.
Not really cost effective. But at least he did do something instead of sitting on the couch...

ps, did not see the photos of mast building... do not know why... link ?
Title: Re: Dix Mini
Post by: r.finn on March 26, 2007, 05:46:16 AM
Looks like a nice clean little package.  I've never seen the rudder/tiller attachment like that either.  I wonder how well it works.
Title: Re: Dix Mini
Post by: Tingle on March 26, 2007, 11:31:36 AM
I have the same attachment method on Deception.  Mine, as is the one in the photo, made out of metal and as such is heavy.  Bu other than that never had any problems with it.  Takes a bi of fiddling to set up with the right angles etc but easy enough.
Title: Re: Dix Mini
Post by: pudas on April 14, 2007, 13:14:28 PM
Finished on 9th place in GPI !
Title: Re: Dix Mini
Post by: tandu on April 14, 2007, 20:06:38 PM
Finished on 9th place in GPI !

But isn't a Dix Mini. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
 
Title: Re: Dix Mini
Post by: NicoG on April 14, 2007, 20:26:20 PM
read my post above, its so close its a Dix for me and a lot of other people.
Title: Re: Dix Mini
Post by: Sam Mini-Sailor.US on April 14, 2007, 20:37:58 PM
The hull form is Dix. Builders added a lot of their own design to finishing it out.

Sam