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by sailnaked6842
Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Lowers
Replies: 4
Views: 1743

Re: Lowers

Pinned lowers would certainly take all the guesswork out of an adjustable set. So basically what you're saying is connect the lowers to the mast with a shackle or a splice, connect that line/wire to a turnbuckle, and connect that to the line on the compression strut/shroud plate? When we had the boa...
by sailnaked6842
Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Lowers
Replies: 4
Views: 1743

Lowers

Hey guys, I've got another question for you. My brother and I are trying to put the lower shrouds on our boat since it didn't have any when we got it but there's no helpful guides/photo's on how to set them up and what to look for. The fiberglass on the boat is pretty old so naturally we have to tak...
by sailnaked6842
Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Jib Twisting
Replies: 3
Views: 1513

Re: Jib Twisting

Yea, the same thing happened to our battens. Each one's in about 4 different pieces but over the winter we may let the sail makers fix it since they get pretty bored in the midwest and do things on the cheap. Anyways, Chris, that is a genius idea and I'm definitely going to implement it. Thanks for ...
by sailnaked6842
Thu Jun 21, 2012 3:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Jib Twisting
Replies: 3
Views: 1513

Jib Twisting

Hey guys, I went out a few weeks ago while it was pretty choppy and had a strange situation. The jib I usually have on my boat (Divine Madness) is full battened and, during a capsize, some of the battens broke and the jib twisted around the forestay. It was such a bad twist that it couldn't be pulle...
by sailnaked6842
Sat Apr 02, 2011 12:43 am
Forum: Buy : Sell : Trade
Topic: CST mast for sale - Brand new! UK
Replies: 6
Views: 6971

Re: CST mast for sale - Brand new! UK

If you're open to silly offers, I'd offer you 200£ and pay for shipping to the U.S. My mast is pretty beat up to the point we can't go out without a crash boat just in case our mast snaps. You also mentioned you have an extension for floor stepped masts? I'd toss another 50£ in if you have a spare l...
by sailnaked6842
Fri Dec 17, 2010 3:18 am
Forum: Buy : Sell : Trade
Topic: For Sale 1997 Penultimate, Broken Mast & Bow Sprint Erie PA
Replies: 15
Views: 5700

Re: For Sale 1997 Penultimate, Broken Mast & Bow Sprint Erie PA

I know someone who might be interested in this. Any chance you can put the pictures up or, if it's easier for you, you can email them to me directly at sailnaked6842@netscape.net. Also do you know the builder/model of the boat?
by sailnaked6842
Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Sailing questions
Replies: 3
Views: 1597

Re: Sailing questions

Hey Mech, thanks for the advice. That is actually a surprisingly good, simple idea. We'll have to rig that up next time we go out and hopefully that should really help since that's one of our biggest issues right now...causes a lot of capsizes, as I'm sure you would understand.
by sailnaked6842
Sat Aug 14, 2010 7:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sailing questions
Replies: 3
Views: 1597

Sailing questions

Hey, after a relatively difficult day of sailing in high wind and waves yesterday I have a couple questions for you more experienced people. First off, how do you keep the mainsheet in the boat? We had lots of problems with this since anytime water got in the boat or the boat would hop around the ma...
by sailnaked6842
Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: I14 penultimate 1268
Replies: 10
Views: 3020

Re: I14 penultimate 1268

Sorry, didn't have time to post much earlier. But I'll second that as Shu said earlier, sailing a 14 is very difficult. I'm a 470 sailor who just got one a few weeks ago and I'm still working on keeping it upright for more than 15 minutes at a time. Tacks are a different story and I won't even think...
by sailnaked6842
Tue Aug 10, 2010 6:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I14 penultimate 1268
Replies: 10
Views: 3020

Re: I14 penultimate 1268

to say the least, quite far
by sailnaked6842
Sat Jul 17, 2010 10:52 pm
Forum: Race Notices
Topic: 2010 North Americans Newport RI july 23-25
Replies: 2
Views: 2175

Re: 2010 North Americans Newport RI july 23-25

Hey, is there online registration anywhere and how much is the regatta? I checked out the NSF site, but there wasn't much about registration on it.
by sailnaked6842
Thu Jul 15, 2010 11:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: worth buying this 'penny'?
Replies: 14
Views: 4641

Re: worth buying this 'penny'?

I don't know much about the fleet and am still pretty new to it, but from what I can tell the boats not worth much more than a couple hundred...8 or 900 total if it has good sails. The boat looks like a cross III, but again I'm not 100% on that. What I do know is that the B14 has a shorter mast, sma...
by sailnaked6842
Tue Jul 13, 2010 3:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Broken mast
Replies: 15
Views: 3457

Re: Broken mast

And one other question for you Shu; Do you know if there's any 14 fleets in the chicago area? I might end up taking a job out there and it would be pretty cool to have people to race against
by sailnaked6842
Tue Jul 13, 2010 3:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: Broken mast
Replies: 15
Views: 3457

Re: Broken mast

You can always trapeze with your crew trapezing on your shoulders - gets the weight really far back and far out, although you'd probably need really long trapeze wires and maybe some back support :mrgreen:[/quote] haha, and if you pitch poled the swing around the fore-stay would be second to none if...
by sailnaked6842
Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Broken mast
Replies: 15
Views: 3457

Re: Broken mast

And thanks for the advice Shu, I've got some carbon coming in on the 7th so hopefully we'll get some replies and the boat will be back on the water soon. By the way, I saw the pictures of the boat you were building. Impressive, to say the least