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by mechoption
Wed Sep 16, 2015 2:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Raced a 1955 I14 tonight :) KC173
Replies: 1
Views: 838

Raced a 1955 I14 tonight :) KC173

Look what I got to race tonight !! "Soo-Perb" a 1955 14 designed by Ian Proctor and built by Chippendale furniture in the UK. She's surprisingly quick and nimble for a 60 year old boat; I was particularly impressed with how fast she turns. Apparently she was 4th in the 1957 Prince of Wales cup. I ha...
by mechoption
Thu Feb 28, 2013 2:02 am
Forum: Buy : Sell : Trade
Topic: CAN 519 - Sold
Replies: 0
Views: 1162

CAN 519 - Sold

Update 2013 March 20: Sold to a gentlemen in Toronto. "Gin" previously "Grin" previously "Bump & Grind" is a ~1986 Cross III International 14 built by Bruce Boatworks in Ontario (see pictures). She's lovely to sail, but in my small rural town it's hard to find regular crew (especially when windy) s...
by mechoption
Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:26 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Foot holder options ?
Replies: 15
Views: 6546

Re: Foot holder options ?

I thought I once saw break away foot straps that were some kind of tough plastic with a weak link in the middle. After you bailed and broke it, it then just clipped back together? Maybe it was on a 49er?
by mechoption
Fri Mar 16, 2012 2:36 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Foot holder options ?
Replies: 15
Views: 6546

Foot holder options ?

I'm wondering what people do to help keep their feet in place when on the wire? My boat came with foot straps, but they are rather sturdy and I fear breaking my ankles should I capsize. I also have an abrasive finish that isn't too bad - just wondering what the big guns do on modern I14's (I'm runni...
by mechoption
Fri Mar 16, 2012 2:34 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Plug placement
Replies: 8
Views: 4640

Re: Plug placement

Glad I'm not the only one with this issue (some transome pics in here: http://forum.international14.org/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1375). Personally I remove the last bit of water by tilting the boat forwards and then sponging it out of an inspection hatch with a huge sponge - works well. My lower rudder p...
by mechoption
Thu Jul 07, 2011 12:31 am
Forum: Buy : Sell : Trade
Topic: B1 for sale near STL/ Chicago
Replies: 4
Views: 2258

Re: B1 for sale near STL/ Chicago

PM sent.
by mechoption
Fri Jun 17, 2011 3:48 pm
Forum: Buy : Sell : Trade
Topic: Penny K1209 For Sale UK
Replies: 2
Views: 1656

Re: Penny K1209 For Sale UK

Any pictures?
by mechoption
Wed Jun 08, 2011 2:56 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Penny / OD
Replies: 55
Views: 17010

Re: Penny / OD

This is my current setup - works but not the best as the angle into the fixed block is a little off (friction on the rope), and the angle to the crew is too low (have to use their feet to get it in the cleat). Ideally I'd replace the fixed block and cleat with one of those swiveling blocks with the ...
by mechoption
Sun Jun 05, 2011 3:10 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: How can I close my transom more?
Replies: 3
Views: 2178

Re: How can I close my transom more?

Done using the cell and laminated with glass method :) I tried giving it some good hard yanks and it seems solid. I used thickened epoxy to glue the foam in place, then I could sand down the transition zones, then a single fibreglass layer to seal it up. Would have looked better with colour matching...
by mechoption
Mon May 09, 2011 2:26 pm
Forum: Crew sheet
Topic: Ottawa Skiff regatta - anyone need crew/helm?
Replies: 0
Views: 1653

Ottawa Skiff regatta - anyone need crew/helm?

Anyone looking for crew/helm for the Ottawa Skiff Regatta June 4-5 (http://www.osrf.ca/basepage.php)? My 1986 Cross-III I-14 is a little old/tired and in need of repair :( I'll be in Ottawa the weekend before for the Ottawa 10km run if you want to meet/sail (I live ~2.5 hours drive away). Regards, S...
by mechoption
Wed May 04, 2011 10:20 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: How can I close my transom more?
Replies: 3
Views: 2178

Re: How can I close my transom more?

I think you may want to close that area with triangular pieces (less weight). However, if strength or stiffness at the upper corners of the transom is an issue (there appear to be repairs visible in the photo), the parallelogram-shape you show would be appropriate. You could use closed-cell pvc foa...
by mechoption
Mon May 02, 2011 2:08 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: How can I close my transom more?
Replies: 3
Views: 2178

How can I close my transom more?

Anyone got any neat ideas on how I could go about sealing off the sides on the transom? I find the current 'design' is flawed in that I take on lots of water when I roll tack in light airs :( I was thinking of using fibreglass but thought that might leave a sharp edge and be prone to breaking? Could...
by mechoption
Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Proctor 1? KC-173, 1955
Replies: 5
Views: 2196

Re: Proctor 1? KC-173, 1955

From the History "Late in 1954 lan Proctor entered the class, designing Vitesse (650) and Soo-Perb (656). still looks good after 56years regards Tom Vaughan Neat, didn't know she was called "Soo-Perb" :) I'll try and get some better pictures in the summer with the boat on the water - these pictures...
by mechoption
Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Proctor 1? KC-173, 1955
Replies: 5
Views: 2196

Re: Proctor 1? KC-173, 1955

Very nice. I take it the boat has been stored properly and is still in its restored condition. Are those recent photos or from 1993? Pictures are from summer 2010 and she'll be back on the water for this season - I'm hoping to have a sail. The general hull shape is somewhat similar to the 1960/70'i...
by mechoption
Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Proctor 1? KC-173, 1955
Replies: 5
Views: 2196

Proctor 1? KC-173, 1955

Thought some people on here might be interested in this International 14 at our club: The boat was designed by the well-known English designer Ian Proctor and was built in 1955 by the famous firm of Chippendale (Jack Chippendale is distantly related to the 18th-century family of furniture makers). I...