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by matt d
Thu Mar 24, 2016 7:17 pm
Forum: Buy : Sell : Trade
Topic: Bieker 5 CAN594 For Sale
Replies: 3
Views: 1968

Re: Bieker 5 CAN594 For Sale

I believe it is. PM me if Brent hasn't responded to you.
by matt d
Sun Mar 15, 2015 4:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: East Coast Racing
Replies: 4
Views: 1179

Re: East Coast Racing

Hi Ed, your best bet to race with other I14s in the East is to come to the Ottawa Skiff & Cat Grand Prix (June 6/7), CORK in Kingston (August 15, 16, 17; best breeze), or to one of the various events in Toronto.

We'd love to see you out!

Cheers

Matt Davidge
by matt d
Mon Oct 20, 2014 6:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My new boat
Replies: 402
Views: 100906

Re: My new boat

Shu, with this setup, how is the release of control lines. For example when your crew blows the vang, does it run freely, or does it automatically cleat itself, thus requiring the crew to feed some slack?

Thanks,

Matt
by matt d
Wed Oct 15, 2014 5:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The new B6
Replies: 705
Views: 108715

Re: The new B6

We have taken our new (to us, Cameron's old boat; B6 hull 2?) out for a couple of afternoons now. One session was in a drifter, the other in winds that varied from 12 to 20 knots, both in extremely flat water. The B6 is ridiculously fast! During the breezy session, upwind, with the vang maxed out be...
by matt d
Wed Sep 17, 2014 2:25 pm
Forum: Rules Discussion
Topic: 25kts
Replies: 12
Views: 7379

Re: 25kts

Interesting observations, thanks Shu.

I agree with you about the rule being antiquated. By the time the main has to get lowered on the water, the boat is on it's side anyway (or at least that has been my experience).
by matt d
Tue Sep 16, 2014 2:45 pm
Forum: Rules Discussion
Topic: 25kts
Replies: 12
Views: 7379

Re: 25kts

Has any more experimentation been done with reefing the main? Conclusions?
by matt d
Tue Sep 16, 2014 2:40 pm
Forum: Buy : Sell : Trade
Topic: CAN 610 Blue-Footed Booby for sale
Replies: 17
Views: 7170

Re: CAN 610 Blue-Footed Booby for sale

mothra wrote:Two sails in three days! Enjoying myself very much!

He wasn't kidding about the 'flawless' foil adjustment system too...
Enjoy mothra - that boat is wicked fast for a B3.
by matt d
Sat Mar 16, 2013 3:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: 14 videos
Replies: 40
Views: 24217

Re: 14 videos

A training clip from last summer... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rh5d7GMLn4A
by matt d
Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The new B6
Replies: 705
Views: 108715

Re: The new B6

All speculative, but I reckon both mains are on the quarter or just outside. Jibs look similar - neither sheeted hard, poss a tad more twist on the black boat's jib. I've never known any sort of boat to go well with the main fully ragging. Draggy, and the jib starts dragging the bow off too. Conven...
by matt d
Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pacific Rim/ US Nationals Report
Replies: 18
Views: 6656

Re: Pacific Rim/ US Nationals Report

Any results?
by matt d
Tue Sep 11, 2012 1:43 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Spin halyard choice
Replies: 5
Views: 2411

Re: Spin halyard choice

I've heard of Tornados taking the core out of the retrieval part of their spin halyard to solve your problem. Obviously you would need to keep both the core and cover intact in the area that goes through your spin cleat.
by matt d
Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Upgrade of US1112
Replies: 73
Views: 16178

Re: Upgrade of US1112

Nice work guys. Kingston is where you want to bring your boat for some epic sailing this August. I14s are having a start at CORK (site of the '72 Olympics) from August 20-22. We should be sharing a course with the 49ers and 29ers whom will be having their North Americans, so the skiffy vibe will be ...
by matt d
Thu Sep 28, 2006 5:38 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: trim tabs on foils
Replies: 1
Views: 1509

trim tabs on foils

Has anyone been experimenting with putting trim tabs on their foils?