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by Rockthesail
Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:33 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Penny / OD
Replies: 55
Views: 22214

Re: Penny / OD

I unfortunately do not know how to dry out the wood. i seem to remember seeing some kind of resin compound to strengthen rotted wood. i would definitely recommend putting in some inspection ports. you should be able to see where mine are in previous pictures. I had to do some work on my daggerboard ...
by Rockthesail
Wed May 16, 2012 2:52 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Penny / OD
Replies: 55
Views: 22214

Re: Penny / OD

on the water time is really the only way to work out kinks.. of which i still have many. the shroud tensioning system sounds right. mine does the same thing. The shroud comes down and clips to a block with a tackle on it which is connected to a purchase system (3:1 i think) that is all located aroun...
by Rockthesail
Tue May 15, 2012 4:07 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Penny / OD
Replies: 55
Views: 22214

Re: Penny / OD

I don't have the GP rig either, and I have no bobstay. The system works well for me. I don't know whether the difference in rigging between GP and non GP was personal preference, or whether the bobstay was there for support, but I don't think you need it on the non GP rig. If you want to keep the bo...
by Rockthesail
Wed May 02, 2012 5:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Insight to my 14?
Replies: 39
Views: 13177

Re: Insight to my 14?

I go to school at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and i will be around for a good bit of the summer.
by Rockthesail
Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Insight to my 14?
Replies: 39
Views: 13177

Re: Insight to my 14?

Awesome! I actually go to school in Worcester, and will be here for part of the summer, maybe at some point we can meet up? also have you seen this thread: http://forum.international14.org/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1217&start=15 I started it a while ago for us old school 14ers (aka those of us that can't ...
by Rockthesail
Fri Apr 27, 2012 6:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Insight to my 14?
Replies: 39
Views: 13177

Re: Insight to my 14?

Matt, I would be more than happy to help with anything i can. i am no expert, but i have put a good bit of work in to improve the systems to my liking. it is an ongoing process of trial and error. hopefully with some teamwork we can get less of the "error" part of the the process. as far as the mast...
by Rockthesail
Mon Sep 19, 2011 11:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Senior project
Replies: 1
Views: 1318

Senior project

So, my name is Matt, and I'm a senior at Worcester polytechnic institute as a Mechanical Engineer. I am also the captain of our small sailing team and a OD 14 and sailor. I am currently working on designing a senior project, about designing something with regards to sailing, and specifically 14s (be...
by Rockthesail
Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:54 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Penny / OD
Replies: 55
Views: 22214

Re: Penny / OD

hmm i never thought of a barberhauler. if you could maybe snap a pic that would be helpful. my thought about reusing the track is that i have the space, and the hardware already (and, as a broke college kid, can't afford new ratcheting blocks) I already have nice harken cam cleats and angle risers, ...
by Rockthesail
Tue Jun 07, 2011 3:18 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Penny / OD
Replies: 55
Views: 22214

Re: Penny / OD

So i am thinking of re-doing my jib lead system because mine has a lot of friction in it (AKA when i uncleat the jib i need to physically pull the line through in order to actually release the jib), and was wondering what you guys thought of your setups. do they trim right, is there a lot of frictio...
by Rockthesail
Thu Apr 28, 2011 5:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Building a 14 fleet in Long island Sound
Replies: 10
Views: 3016

Re: Building a 14 fleet in Long island Sound

I am less than a week away from getting home from school, and on the water :D and I am ready to start practicing. Anyone interested in doing some get togethers/ informal racing?
by Rockthesail
Fri Apr 08, 2011 3:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Seahorse article
Replies: 5
Views: 3241

Re: Seahorse article

Sounds interesting, j would love to read it if I can get a copy!
by Rockthesail
Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Building a 14 fleet in Long island Sound
Replies: 10
Views: 3016

Re: Building a 14 fleet in Long island Sound

I am super excited that this group keeps growing! I will be on the water as soon as i get back from school in may. if it is going to be portsmouth yardstick, anyone know where to find reliable numbers for the boats? mine is an OD with a standard rig.
by Rockthesail
Wed Mar 02, 2011 3:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 29er vs i14
Replies: 8
Views: 3257

Re: 29er vs i14

Nice work, i had a feeling the 29ers would be no match.. 14 rules :D
by Rockthesail
Thu Feb 24, 2011 4:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 29er vs i14
Replies: 8
Views: 3257

Re: 29er vs i14

from everything ive heard, the 29er shouldn't be much competition for your boat. but im curios as to how it goes. please post after the racing :)
by Rockthesail
Tue Dec 21, 2010 8:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Spinnaker Retrieval
Replies: 5
Views: 2695

Re: Spinnaker Retrieval

Ahhh that may be one of the reasons mine doesn't work so smoothly. i was thinking of modifying the fiberglass cross piece that is more forward. does anyone have any idea to improve my setup?