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by mwattsi14
Mon Sep 29, 2014 2:37 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Twist Grip Mechanism
Replies: 14
Views: 6617

Re: Twist Grip Mechanism

Cheers Tom.. Experimentation with 4:1 it is.. I am certainly not cutting the rudder to bits.. absolutely love the rudder from Sam.. has transformed the boat. As to moving the pivot.. possible but concerned i will just end up chasing round in circles (i.e. working out where to move it to.. ). Hopeful...
by mwattsi14
Mon Sep 29, 2014 9:57 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Twist Grip Mechanism
Replies: 14
Views: 6617

Re: Twist Grip Mechanism

Hi Guys. So i took the plunge and converted to a twist grip control using the Ovi barrel adjuster and the Katie system of positive on and off.. The system works (ish) and controlling from the wire again is fantastic (as i had on my previous B4) The issue is despite setting it up as per the photos of...
by mwattsi14
Tue Apr 01, 2014 5:26 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Twist Grip Mechanism
Replies: 14
Views: 6617

Re: Twist Grip Mechanism

Thanks Dan, Joe. Agree its totally personal preference but having now used both i am a fan of the twist grip. Far easier to fine tune. I am debating working on a system to have both.. fine tune/general trim on the twist with a coarse tune led to a cleat for upwind/downwind changes. Whilst out last w...
by mwattsi14
Mon Mar 31, 2014 3:18 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Twist Grip Mechanism
Replies: 14
Views: 6617

Twist Grip Mechanism

Feels like deja vu.. i posted a similar thread back in 2010. First sail in the new boat after a couple of months at home fitting the new rig and overhauling. Bit of a baptism of fire in gusts over 26 knots but good to see we haven't lost what we learn't since we last sailed the B4. Anyway its the fi...
by mwattsi14
Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:11 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Kicker Purchase
Replies: 4
Views: 2963

Re: Kicker Purchase

Can anyone share pictures of their setup. We have to fit a new system to our newer ship as we have transferred across the rig from our previous boat. The mast is not setup for a Gnav so we are looking at converting the boat to a standard kicker or under boom lever.. We are currently airing towards t...
by mwattsi14
Sun Feb 09, 2014 9:47 pm
Forum: Buy : Sell : Trade
Topic: SOLD - GBR 1506 for sale - Bieker 4
Replies: 1
Views: 2368

Re: SOLD - GBR 1506 for sale - Bieker 4

Off to a keen new team in Lymington.
by mwattsi14
Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:11 am
Forum: Buy : Sell : Trade
Topic: SOLD - GBR 1506 for sale - Bieker 4
Replies: 1
Views: 2368

SOLD - GBR 1506 for sale - Bieker 4

International 14 GBR 1506 Bieker 4 Hull Sailed only a handful of times since 2011 Worlds and comes with all the gear as used there. 2011 Ullman Main and Jib (as pictured) 1/2 season use. CST 14 Mast, CST Eliptical Boom. Composite Craft High Aspect Board (2010) Bieker foiling Rudder with Ovi twist gr...
by mwattsi14
Wed Dec 18, 2013 3:59 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Kicker Purchase
Replies: 4
Views: 2963

Kicker Purchase

Hopefully a very quick question for someone. Since converting to a pull vang (with the under boom lever) its never quite worked as it should. I am just stripping out the old under foredeck purchase to remove some friction. At the same time I am wondering what purchase people are running as a compari...
by mwattsi14
Mon Oct 21, 2013 3:25 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Mast Step Fabrication/machining
Replies: 4
Views: 3706

Re: Mast Step Fabrication/machining

Thanks Jake.

My crew Chris thinks he has an option to get it made via contacts at work. Fingers crossed it works out.

Cheers

Mark
by mwattsi14
Wed Oct 02, 2013 1:06 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Mast Step Fabrication/machining
Replies: 4
Views: 3706

Re: Mast Step Fabrication/machining

Cheers Tom.

Will check him out.

Mark
by mwattsi14
Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:13 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Mast Step Fabrication/machining
Replies: 4
Views: 3706

Mast Step Fabrication/machining

Hi Guys. I am trying to get a new mast step made up as the old one is a poor fit in the new rig. Anyone got any recommendations for someone that can machine acetyl at a reasonable cost? Or other approaches to creating a new mast step. The mast sits inside an oversize tube with a metal bar across as ...
by mwattsi14
Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:03 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Mast Step Fabrication/machining
Replies: 0
Views: 1403

Mast Step Fabrication/machining

Hi Guys. I am trying to get a new mast step made up as the old one is a poor fit in the new rig. Anyone got any recommendations for someone that can machine acetyl at a reasonable cost? Or other approaches to creating a new mast step. The mast sits inside an oversize tube with a metal bar across as ...
by mwattsi14
Mon Sep 19, 2011 3:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Thanks to all involved in the 2011 World Championships
Replies: 0
Views: 1032

Thanks to all involved in the 2011 World Championships

Its been said already but just to echo a huge personal thanks to all those involved in the organisation of the world championships. I know how much goes in to organising these events and the countless hours spent trying to get everything in place. Thanks to you all! Despite the weathers best efforts...
by mwattsi14
Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:29 am
Forum: Race Notices
Topic: Weston I14 Open this weekend
Replies: 1
Views: 2414

Re: Weston I14 Open this weekend

Thanks to those that made the effort to travel. Saturday was a glass out but we were rewarded with a day of sunshine and 4 races of champagne sailing on Sunday. Jamie and Ed were the class act to take the weekend in style. Report to follow.

Cheers

Mark
GBR1506
by mwattsi14
Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:19 am
Forum: Race Notices
Topic: Weston I14 Open this weekend
Replies: 1
Views: 2414

Weston I14 Open this weekend

Hi Guys A quick reminder that this coming weekend is the Weston Open. Details here http://www.weston.org.uk/pdfs/2011/events/NOR%20Assymetric_Skiff.pdf (incudes Dinner) We should have 4-6 local boats out and a few others already confirmed to be attending. It would be great to see some more of you. C...