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by mechoption
Wed May 19, 2010 12:23 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Penny / OD
Replies: 55
Views: 20876

Re: Penny / OD

Ill take some more pictures of my hiking straps in the daylight.my favorite thing about my strap setup is the shock cord to keep the straps off the deck so you can get your feet under them really easily. i get the setup of the all in one launch, but could still use some help on how you get the spin...
by mechoption
Mon May 17, 2010 12:30 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Penny / OD
Replies: 55
Views: 20876

Re: Penny / OD

Spinnaker halyard setup for a Penny, and some pics of our boat rigged up - I think we were the first ones out sailing this season in our neck of the woods (2 hours north west of Ottawa). Perfect day for it, even got double trapping for a few minutes when there were some decent gusts. I misstyped ask...
by mechoption
Thu May 13, 2010 9:28 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Penny / OD
Replies: 55
Views: 20876

Re: Penny / OD

So i thought it might be cool to have a place for penny and / or OD owners to swap tips, and ask some questions. i guess i will start things off. my biggest set of questions as about spinnaker rigging/ operation. for my boat the pole is a separate control, which i am ok with, but what is the correc...
by mechoption
Thu May 13, 2010 9:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Insight to my 14?
Replies: 39
Views: 12958

Re: Insight to my 14?

Both of your spinnaker poles are longer than mine. i can take some pictures of rigging and whatnot, i just finished making a spinnaker retrieval sock as well. also you guys should check out the penny/ OD thread i made in the tech section, we can start a group of us penny guys to swap info. Sounds g...
by mechoption
Tue May 11, 2010 12:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Insight to my 14?
Replies: 39
Views: 12958

Re: Insight to my 14?

mechoption, You must have a bigger rig than i do, or at least a bigger sail plan, mine is a pin top sail, and my spinnaker doesn't go all the way up the mast. is yours single or double trapeze? Not sure what a 'pin top sail' is, but mine has 200 ft^2 for main+jib and a 250ft^2 and 290ft^2 spinny (w...
by mechoption
Mon May 10, 2010 11:48 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Backing wood for deck fittings?
Replies: 4
Views: 1849

Re: Backing wood for deck fittings?

aluminum will slowly corrode if it is in contact with stainless fasteners. It will corrode rapidly if in contact with bronze or copper. If you want to replace the wood, use some rot-resistant wood like mahogany (real mahogany, not Philipine mahogany, which is really Luan and not as rot resistant). ...
by mechoption
Sat Apr 24, 2010 9:49 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Backing wood for deck fittings?
Replies: 4
Views: 1849

Backing wood for deck fittings?

Hi guys, Some of the wood backing (bits of wood inside the hull that fittings screw into) is starting to delaminate/disintegrate on my 1989 Cross III Penny. What kind of wood should I be using to replace it? Any ideas where I could get it in Canada? Or could I use Aluminium sheet instead?? Regards, ...
by mechoption
Fri Apr 09, 2010 2:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Insight to my 14?
Replies: 39
Views: 12958

Re: Insight to my 14?

Sweet - I have a Bruce Boat works I14 as well, or "Penny" with the Cross 3 design :)

Don't have any pics of the deck fittings and such, but the layout looks the same as yours, but with added mast rams.
by mechoption
Wed Apr 07, 2010 3:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: which old 14 is this?
Replies: 2
Views: 1305

Re: which old 14 is this?

I thinhttp://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=4849159&id=532508956k it was from 1989, and went to the worlds in 89-90 in san fran. Any ideas what design it is or even where th hull number might be hidden? here are some links to photos to help. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=3757556&id=53250895...
by mechoption
Wed Nov 04, 2009 3:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Old I14 KC396
Replies: 7
Views: 4267

Sweet boat, looks like my old KC324 !! :) There's some pics and discussion on my spring rebuild here http://www.international14.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=829&highlight= I've since sold the boat to someone in Ottawa, but it is an AWESOME starter boat and much faster than those silly Albacore and Flyi...
by mechoption
Wed Oct 07, 2009 2:23 pm
Forum: Buy : Sell : Trade
Topic: Wanted: Penultimate Rudder
Replies: 4
Views: 2008

brucetr wrote: A professionally built rudder and cassette may cost more than your penny.Bruce
Almost (well selling by 1970's I14 more than covered the cost of the new rudder). But, I see the new rudder as a long term investment for future I14's :)
by mechoption
Fri Aug 14, 2009 2:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My i14 (1169)
Replies: 14
Views: 3820

Re: My i14 (1169)

We notice some problems (we just sailed the boat 2 times now)as soon as the boat accelerate and heel over we gain lots of rudder pressure and dont have time to clime in the ..... (i dont know the english word for it "trapeze" in dutch) Nice boat, similar to my 1986 I14 I just got. I can tell you th...
by mechoption
Wed Aug 05, 2009 9:44 pm
Forum: Buy : Sell : Trade
Topic: Wanted: Penultimate Rudder
Replies: 4
Views: 2008

On closer inspection it looks like the leading edge of the rudder started to taper before the bottom bracket. Therefore the bottom plate wasn't flush up against rudder for the bolt closest to the boat, and not quite flush for the middle bolt, presumably causing the bolts to act as stress risers. I t...
by mechoption
Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:37 pm
Forum: Buy : Sell : Trade
Topic: Wanted: Penultimate Rudder
Replies: 4
Views: 2008

Wanted: Penultimate Rudder

Anyone in North America got an old Penny rudder lounging about in their basement/attic/sailing club that's looking for a good home?

Mine did this on Tuesday (yep, the bottom section separated from the top section right where the bolts went through - I thought carbon fibre was strong?)
by mechoption
Sun Jul 26, 2009 11:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: need a skipper for Cassidy Bay regatta
Replies: 3
Views: 1430

Man I was tempted (not too far from me), but unfortunately I can't make it that weekend :(