Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Skipper Bob

Skipper Bob's comment about her Sailing regatta challenge is re-posted here for you to read and comment...

"for a challenge i will be designing a tecnology challenge to build a boat (sail boat) i have not got far but...here are some rules for the boat challenge:you have to have a sailyou are not alowed a motor apart from one to turn the rudders (a long board at the back of the boat which turns from side to side for steering)you can not just buy a fancy modelit must be specified size (i will say size later)can be trimaran (a boat with 3 floating bits joined by a net)catamaran (same as trimaran but 2 bits) or monohull with keel (1 bit and a keel is a heavy wieght down in the water to stop the boat from tipping (like team new zealands buzzy bee)must not be made of papermust be propelled by the wind and inclued a mast and boomhelp!does this make sense?do i use to much sailing language?can you understand the rules????? "
- Skipper Bob

and Room5ians link to this website could be useful:

http://www.huntington.edu/education/lessonplanning/sailing.html

60 comments:

Kitty Kat said...

COOL!
I will definitly take part!
Perhaps you should explan it in class to avoid confusin...GREAT IDEA!!

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

its fantastic!!!! and i agree with kitty kat!

HARI MAORI WIKI! -what does this mean....hehe (check last posts comments for details)

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

the only problem (i think) would be how would they sail straight, i suppose it depends on the wind...but if no one is on the boat....

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

im not sure if the comment above makes sence....

Miss Candy said...

sounds good, but bob would probably make the best:)

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IM A ROOM5IAN said...

she has done a great job at explaining the rules from something she knows all about to something that is easy for others (who dont know as much) to understand!

Kitty Kat said...

yes definitly do explain at school so that we ca ask questions!
es that is the only pobem, stearing, you migh have something imind so you can show us..Kit De Kat

Smiley 01 said...

Maybe we could have mice steering !!!!
tee hee =-)

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

hehe!! er, and when you say 'it cant have a moter' does that mean not a moter to make it drive e.g. can you have remote control steering?

eeeeek! it is so hard to put into words when i know exactly what im talking about, i dont think this (comment) makes sence

Skipper Bob said...

Thank you guys for all your kind and helpful responses.

hmm we might have to have very long strings attached to something for sinkages, capsizes and float aways

as for steering straight that is why you need a keel (centerboard) it stops you slipping sideways

im a room5ian- with you can't have a motor i mean you cant have a motor that sticks into the water and propels you along, but you can have remote controled rudders (if i remember i will tell you what these are at school)

do we want to try to avoid collisions with some basic sailing rules? they will be awkward

starboard (sail on left of boat) gives way to port (sail on right of boat) if a collision occurs port boat will be disqualified from that race or can attempt a 720

a boat closest to mark, when 2 boats are coming up to a mark together, gets room to manover round the mark

Alpha said...

sounds like fun,but sounds kind of hard
i found a good animal site that is trying to stop bear farming and bull fighting and things like that. it's on my animal wiki

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

thank you for clearing that up skipper bob, i think it will be successful! that is great alpha! i think we may have to do a little bit of sailing research, it will be fun!

Kitty Kat said...

Yes sounds very good SB!
I really think you shouldask for time at school tomorrow still because I am DEADLY confused (still though you have made it a lot clearer)
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Kitty Kat said...

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cheers

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

ill go there now..... and what paret dont you understand

Kitty Kat said...

just verification of it...you know...

Miss Candy said...

Nice going skipper bob, this invovles a little science !

Miss Candy said...

Im scared- sci fair results today!

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

dont be scared miss candy.....it'll be fine!
hehe, all the more reason for research kitty kat.....this site has some stuff you may want to check out, and startting points and stuff;
http://www.huntington.edu/education/lessonplanning/sailing.html

Kitty Kat said...

cool....um ms candy!
I saw the resuls yesterday!
don't worry!
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Kitty Kat said...

yes that website is good...could SB explain it at school tomorrow though.
I know you kind of did today but if she could stnd up te font and explain the rules abd how we should make it steer and al those things it would be much eaiser to udersand and to participate.

Skipper Bob said...

kitty kat it will be hard because i am still figuring those things out for myself

mr woody said...

you guys are showign great enthusaism. i think maybe you could do with some more direction and i reckon it might actually be okay to say anything goes for those who want to enter. Bob will decide, but if it means more people entering then i don't see a problem with paper boats going up against purchased superyachts. afterall - it will be the fun of sailing them that counts really.
bless you all for being soooooo great. you give me strength and inspire me to be a better person.
8>)

Kitty Kat said...

Ohhh Mr Woody!!!!!!!

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Yes if it were flexable it would be funner as then people who don't want to build can buy and people who arn't great with boats don't need to know to much about all the parts etc.
We could have classes and sections...

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

that is a great idea kitty kat!!

Kitty Kat said...

Um..ijus got my ida from r Wody's so...Thanks M Wody

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

yes, i like the ideas of catagories, if it were to be more flexable. and, er, just a sugestion it would be a great fundraiser, so it might be a gold coin donation to enter or something....

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

this is a url for a drawn diagram picture which includes a catamaran, a trimaran and a monohull.....check it out!

http://www.solarnavigator.net/images/monohull_catamaran_trimaran_hull_drawing.jpg

this is so people can get a better idea of what they are and you may even get some ideas.....maybe they coud all be joined somehow.....

Kitty Kat said...

hm.....ye....goo deas....

Skipper Bob said...

Mr woody, Kitty kat and im a Room5ian are right it will now be flexible

sorry i got carried away and did not think about things like that

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

it is ok skipper bob!! dont apoligize!!! it is a fantastic idea in the first place, remember, these are just suggestions!

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Alpha said...

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Kitty Kat said...

oh...ok 8lk heart...yay thanks sb...no need to say sorry!

Oh and hey!

I have a new keyboard! (this one works)
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IM A ROOM5IAN said...

thats great kitty kat!! and, er, who are you 8lk heart?

Kitty Kat said...

some ex peachgrove student apparently but...you know...you can't be to sure...

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

P.S. i have a new blog which will contain informative posts, rather than the random stuff. please feel free to comment on other posts, rather than just the one a the top of the page, thank-you!

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

hehe, too right kittykat!!

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

good bye for the night everyone!!! i hope to comment tomorrow!

Smiley 01 said...

What a miserable day today =(

I don't like rainy days.... but they are cool to look at, plus most of my poems are about rainy days.

P.s take every opportunity to get inspired!!!!
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Kitty Kat said...

I LOVE rainy days...they make me happy!

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IM A ROOM5IAN said...

I love rainy days too, the remind me how lucky i am to be able to curl up on the couch with a hot drink and blanket (nice and dry), while watching the rain fall....

Kitty Kat said...

hm....happy happy happy!
I love the rain!
Esspecialy falling aslepto the damp tickle.
Also be warned...If your mmum warns you not to touch a hot dish then may I recommend NOT!
me burned my middle finger 83(

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

oh! ouch!!!i fell asleep to the rain knocking down onto the roof..........zzzzzzzz....... hehe

Kitty Kat said...

hmmm!
yes i did to!
I think that SB sailing comp should be on a flexable date in case of rain...The boats may fill up.......

Kitty Kat said...

!!!Science Fair!!!!
Well done to all those through to the Waikatos!!!!!
Who thinks the judging wasn't very fair?
ME!!!!
Room5ians and Chocie Lovers should definitly be through or at lease have a highly commended!
I recomend not feeling down hearted and feeling VERY PROUD of all the effort you put intoyour work!
P.S. SB you are through!!!

primprim said...

i got highly commended on my observational drawing and wallchart. i would be cool if i got in to the Waikato Science Fair, but I am still very happy with my score. some of the judging was kinda unfair though...
pim:P

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

i definately agree!! everyone should feel extremely proud of their efforts!

WELLDONE!!!

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

....and there was some fantastic work there..

Kitty Kat said...

Room5ian!
I have been to veiw and congrats!
You are in!!!
While i was there the judges talked to me and they said that the 15 spaces they had for 'big boards' had been taken up and that they are trying to get in 16 but they are unsure.
I have to put in a survey as well though!
I am definitly happy as well and who cares what you got!
its the effort that matters 83)
Happy Evening!

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

yay!! hehe and it is definately the effort that matters, and it was great to all of that effort displayed in the hall, congratulations to everyne who entered!

Kitty Kat said...

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Miss Candy said...

lotta comments...

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

i reckon...... hehe

Kitty Kat said...

yes there is!
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sigh...
bluebirds only see blue.
this is quite alike me and you.

Kitty Kat said...

the above saying is to point out that sometimes we only see one thing - one side of the story and really there are always two.

mr woody said...

well done lovely kit de kat and blessed room5ian. your humility is admirable. my heart swells with pride!

Kitty Kat said...

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cheeseboy said...

i no and i think im post 60 lots of posts aye! how many posts do you think there'll be???