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by Chris Johnson
Tue Sep 02, 2014 1:50 pm
Forum: Buy : Sell : Trade
Topic: CAN 610 Blue-Footed Booby for sale
Replies: 18
Views: 10353

Re: CAN 610 Blue-Footed Booby for sale

Did you get a new boat Doug? If so, what did you get? You guys certainly never seemed to be slowed down by the B3! You were one of the great examples for all those (generally non 14ers) who like to complain that the class is way to expensive because a couple top teams are sailing $50k boats and ther...
by Chris Johnson
Thu Jun 26, 2014 6:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Boat in a box - the Shu3
Replies: 126
Views: 44407

Re: Boat in a box - the Shu3

Looks great Steve!

It's starting to really look like a boat!
by Chris Johnson
Fri Apr 18, 2014 4:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Boat in a box - the Shu3
Replies: 126
Views: 44407

Re: Boat in a box - the Shu3

Sounds like a good system Steve!

Thinking about it a bit more later, a bandsaw would probably be another good method.
by Chris Johnson
Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Boat in a box - the Shu3
Replies: 126
Views: 44407

Re: Boat in a box - the Shu3

Starting to look like a boat Steve! Looks good!

I don't envy you having to rip 14'+ pieces of narrow stringer stock solo though. Sounds like a lot of potential for some table saw misadventure. (and that's never a good thing!)
by Chris Johnson
Fri Mar 07, 2014 9:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I 14 East Coast Racing
Replies: 1
Views: 1599

Re: I 14 East Coast Racing

Where are you located on the east coast? At this time, the only consistent racing that I know of in the east is in Ottawa and Toronto. Depending on where you are, that will be more or less accessible. The Ottawa Skiff Grand Prix is held in very early June and is a great regatta. We had a small fleet...
by Chris Johnson
Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Boat in a box - the Shu3
Replies: 126
Views: 44407

Re: Boat in a box - the Shu3

Sort of looks like a boat, but seems like there'll be a bit of drag from all those flat surfaces. Have you considered fairing them out a bit? Maybe by adding some thin plywood to span the gaps between them? :)

It's looking great!
by Chris Johnson
Wed Jan 15, 2014 6:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Boat in a box - the Shu3
Replies: 126
Views: 44407

Re: Boat in a box - the Shu3

Wow! This is exciting! I knew you were thinking about a new design, but didn't realize it had gotten this far! I'm really looking forward to hearing about the progress as you go.
by Chris Johnson
Mon Sep 30, 2013 3:08 pm
Forum: Rules Discussion
Topic: Clewboard or Batten - you decide
Replies: 3
Views: 2631

Re: Clewboard or Batten - you decide

I think I would have to agree with Colin here. I'm really not sure what the purpose of limiting the size of the clew board is. Assuming that the LP measurement is taken to the extended intersection of luff and leech (and leaving the challenges of finding that intersection for some sails to the other...
by Chris Johnson
Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:54 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Sail Measurements
Replies: 3
Views: 2372

Re: Sail Measurements

Thanks!

It looks like most measurements are reasonably similar.

We've looked into the issue with the difference between my boat and another and it turned out to be due mostly to a minor tape reading error. Problem solved. I like it when they're that easy!
by Chris Johnson
Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:51 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Sail Measurements
Replies: 3
Views: 2372

Sail Measurements

While there is certainly no "standard" for much of anything on a 14, I'm curious to know how consistent the main sail luff length is for most boats/rigs. I'm running into a little more difference between my luff length and that of another boat than I had expected (another sailor is planning to use m...
by Chris Johnson
Thu Jul 25, 2013 8:20 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Non-Skid
Replies: 2
Views: 2154

Re: Non-Skid

Thanks Jake. It's good to know that the sea deck didn't require an overly preped surface. Unfortunately, they only have the 5mm now which seems a bit thick. It's also a good bit more expensive than the KiwiGrip. So, I'm leaning towards that, but still considering the SeaDeck. If anyone has any exper...
by Chris Johnson
Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:41 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Non-Skid
Replies: 2
Views: 2154

Non-Skid

Question for the group. The non-skid on my boat is desperately in need of replacement - it's well worn and was never grippy enough for a 14 even when new (for reference, Ultra Tuff if not a good non skid for an I-14...). I'm considering 2 options for replacement and wanted to see what people's thoug...
by Chris Johnson
Wed Jul 18, 2012 8:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My new boat
Replies: 402
Views: 127287

Re: My new boat

Steve - what you need is carbide grit blades. For example, McMaster Carr part number 4027A17. You can likely also find them at a good hardware store. They cut carbon very easily and last a long time. Try a carbide or diamond grit bandsaw blade on carbon plate and you'll really be hooked... The boat ...
by Chris Johnson
Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My new boat
Replies: 402
Views: 127287

Re: My new boat

Perfect! It's lighter than the barbed wire and easier on the hands than that 100lb stuff some skippers use... :)
by Chris Johnson
Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My new boat
Replies: 402
Views: 127287

Re: My new boat

Wow, Steve, that is a very nice, clean layout! Well done.

I don't even see the barbed wire in there! (or maybe you're just using that as the kite sheets?)