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by brucetr
Mon Oct 21, 2013 3:50 am
Forum: Buy : Sell : Trade
Topic: SOLD-USA 1047 Cross III $500
Replies: 3
Views: 3290

Re: USA 1047 Cross III $500

Boat and related equipment has been sold to former UC Irvine college sail team member now in the SF Bay Area.
by brucetr
Thu Sep 12, 2013 4:44 am
Forum: Buy : Sell : Trade
Topic: SOLD-USA 1047 Cross III $500
Replies: 3
Views: 3290

Re: USA 1047 Cross III $500

Update: Boat is back on the market at this time and for sale. Contact me if interested.

Bruce Ryhal
btryhal at yahoo.com
by brucetr
Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:49 pm
Forum: Buy : Sell : Trade
Topic: SOLD-USA 1047 Cross III $500
Replies: 3
Views: 3290

Re: USA 1047 Cross III $500

Sale pending. Can only take back up offers for consideration after 9/14.

Bruce Ryhal
by brucetr
Wed Sep 04, 2013 3:53 am
Forum: Buy : Sell : Trade
Topic: SOLD-USA 1047 Cross III $500
Replies: 3
Views: 3290

SOLD-USA 1047 Cross III $500

For sale Cross III International 14 sailboat USA 1047 This boat was built by Bruce Boat Works in 1985 and registered by Ontario Yachts. The successfull Cross III design was World Champion in 1985 and still measures in the International 14 class. The entire One Design I14 class was based on this Penn...
by brucetr
Sun Dec 30, 2012 7:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Sails for I 14
Replies: 8
Views: 2926

Re: Sails for I 14

Freeflight, Used 505 sails (like other one designs) are fairly easy to buy off your local 505 online forum, since they have had basically the same shape for over 50 years. That is an interesting idea to see if you could cut up a 505 sail to fit your aluminum mast--at least the luff curves would be c...
by brucetr
Tue Oct 26, 2010 6:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Rebuilding US-1011
Replies: 3
Views: 1849

Re: Rebuilding US-1011

There is a book called "Sloop" by Daniel Robb about the joys and values of restoring an old wooden boat. It takes a lot of time and you have to enjoy the process. I will warn you that the International 14 needs a lot of blocks and line that don't come cheaply. Old parts are hard to find and most of ...
by brucetr
Tue Jul 20, 2010 12:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: worth buying this 'penny'?
Replies: 14
Views: 4772

Re: worth buying this 'penny'?

The latest photos look like a Cross 3 circa late 1980s. These boats are all over the place near the Great Lakes, so you should be able to get spare parts. I have one just like it and have enjoyed sailing it over the past four years. The hull design is very modern in yacht terms--nearly every modern ...
by brucetr
Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: our club i14 (we need some help)
Replies: 16
Views: 12762

This is example of a mainsheet set up. See http://www.harken.com/rigtips/mainsheet.php for specifics. Now all you need is the jib rigging and sheets, spinnaker halyard and sheet system, spinnaker launch pole set up, shrouds (upper and lower) with any adjusters, and a vang. No problem for a Red Hawk....
by brucetr
Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: our club i14 (we need some help)
Replies: 16
Views: 12762

Some sources for the rebuild: Search this forum with "penny" and "penultimate" and you will get a number of photos of rigged older boats and some diagrams. Harken and Ronstan have dinghy rigging diagrams under Tech Specs. Pick an example and just try it--that's how most of the older boats were done ...
by brucetr
Sat Nov 21, 2009 2:58 am
Forum: Buy : Sell : Trade
Topic: OD14 JIB WANTED
Replies: 1
Views: 1113

OD 14 parts are often hard to find. Parts from a Cross 3 I14 are usually compatible, but rare also. The North web site claims to sell OD 14 sails : http://www.northsailsod.com/class/onedesign14/onedesign14.html Also, Hart Sail Design in Sacramento, CA makes I14 Dacron jibs to order. The furler is ac...
by brucetr
Sat Oct 31, 2009 3:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Old I14 KC396
Replies: 7
Views: 4308

PPS--You might tie a float bag to the top of the mast and attach righting lines to the gunwales. That way the boat will not turtle and you can right it mostly by yourself in light to moderate wind.

Bruce
by brucetr
Sat Oct 31, 2009 6:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Old I14 KC396
Replies: 7
Views: 4308

PS--I looked over the SA posts. If you want to make the boat more user friendly, get a small jib custom made (or cut down one of your jibs) and put some reef points in the main. You can cut the sail area to that of a Jet 14, which is considered a family boat, sort of. Then you can shake out the reef...
by brucetr
Sat Oct 31, 2009 6:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Old I14 KC396
Replies: 7
Views: 4308

1970 seems right. If you check Tom Vaughn's excellent history of the I14 on this site, he mentions that Canada hit 400 boats about 1970, and he says the Kirby 5 was very popular in Canada at that time. This should be a fun boat. It is likely rigged for a standard spinnaker, so you may want to go tha...
by brucetr
Fri Oct 30, 2009 5:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Old I14 KC396
Replies: 7
Views: 4308

Nice boat. KC, is of course, the old letter id for Canada. So it was the 396th I14 registered in Canada. Looks like it has a centerboard (not a daggerboard) and likely single trap--so that would be at least earlier than 1985. So it is a penultimate type boat. If you post the hull id number I can lik...
by brucetr
Mon Aug 31, 2009 3:45 am
Forum: Buy : Sell : Trade
Topic: Wanted: Penultimate Rudder
Replies: 4
Views: 2024

My original penny rudder broke in the same way. These rudders have huge sideways stress when two people are in the trapeze --the whole boat is trying to lean sideways on the rudder and the dagger board with every gust. I think it is just like two guys jumping up and down on the rudder. I made anothe...