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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...
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...
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 ...
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...
- Sat Apr 02, 2011 12:43 am
- Forum: Buy : Sell : Trade
- Topic: CST mast for sale - Brand new! UK
- Replies: 6
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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...
- Fri Dec 17, 2010 3:18 am
- Forum: Buy : Sell : Trade
- Topic: For Sale 1997 Penultimate, Broken Mast & Bow Sprint Erie PA
- Replies: 15
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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 email@example.com. Also do you know the builder/model of the boat?
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.
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...
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...
- Sat Jul 17, 2010 10:52 pm
- Forum: Race Notices
- Topic: 2010 North Americans Newport RI july 23-25
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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.
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...
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
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...
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