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by joe.bersch
Sat May 03, 2014 3:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: If a regatta happens in HI but nobody sees it, did it happen
Replies: 18
Views: 4708

Re: If a regatta happens in HI but nobody sees it, did it ha

AJ:

Nice post. Sorry for the absence of a complete report. Too busy trying to acclimate to the work site again after a fantastic week of sailing in Kaneohe Bay. Report underway. Stand By.

Joe
by joe.bersch
Wed Apr 02, 2014 2:17 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Twist Grip Mechanism
Replies: 14
Views: 5572

Re: Twist Grip Mechanism

Dave: I am an avid fly fisherman with many reels- both click and pawl and various disc drag systems. Based on these ideas I experimented with various discs to create a smooth even drag on the system. Of course the problem is, unlike a proper reel, the drag is in both directions. Nonetheless, surpris...
by joe.bersch
Tue Apr 01, 2014 2:01 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Twist Grip Mechanism
Replies: 14
Views: 5572

Re: Twist Grip Mechanism

Kris Henderson also makes a twist grip assembly, but without the Ovington clicker. It is simpler and smaller. Just a delrin cylinder machined to take a 3/8" shaft and bored out on the ends to take your choice of flexible universal material hydraulic hose, torque rope, etc. Mounted on top of your til...
by joe.bersch
Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Boat in a box - the Shu3
Replies: 126
Views: 30182

Re: Boat in a box - the Shu3

Steve: I love to watch your progress. Keep on posting. Regarding rocker, it has been a while since I sailed a B5, but the B6 doesn't really sail like a boat with less rocker than the B5. The biggest difference between the 5/6 is the fullness in the bow. You can really press the bow down with the foi...
by joe.bersch
Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: The new B6
Replies: 705
Views: 120131

Re: The new B6

No, Dan I did not do such a study, although you are welcome to come over and do it if you want! That was a purely subjective statement based on my experience sailing both boats in a variety of windy conditions most notably San Francisco Bay (B5 only) the Columbia River Gorge (B5 and B6 extensively),...
by joe.bersch
Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The new B6
Replies: 705
Views: 120131

Re: The new B6

Shu:

I always like your compliments and observations. Simple, light and stiffer than my pre-preg B5 (USA1162). Oh yeah, fast(er) and way cheaper too!
by joe.bersch
Mon Jan 20, 2014 5:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The new B6
Replies: 705
Views: 120131

Re: The new B6

Things continue to progress nicely on Hull 8- soon to be USA 1191. Yesterday Kris tested a new technique using divining rods to find the centerline before installing the rudder gantry cassette. Very interesting to watch. The boat should be ready for post curing tomorrow and painted by week's end wit...
by joe.bersch
Tue Jan 14, 2014 6:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Boat in a box - the Shu3
Replies: 126
Views: 30182

Re: Boat in a box - the Shu3

Spare no posts! Love watching your build and explanation, Steve. Give Hendo a run for his money on posts. Look forward to seeing more.

Joe
by joe.bersch
Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The new B6
Replies: 705
Views: 120131

Re: The new B6

You and Kim look like you have been busier than Santa's Elves! I love watching the boat coming together. So simple- at least from my perspective. Keep up the good work. Will my sleigh be ready for Christmas?
by joe.bersch
Fri Nov 15, 2013 3:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: The new B6
Replies: 705
Views: 120131

Re: The new B6

Henderson Boat Company is back in the shop and building again! My ew centerboard looks great. All i need is a boat to put it in. Great job getting the shop built. Hull eight is on target to be ready for the Midwinters, NOOD and then Hawaii!

Joe
by joe.bersch
Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:29 pm
Forum: Buy : Sell : Trade
Topic: Stylish UK team blazers for sale!
Replies: 3
Views: 2279

Re: Stylish UK team blazers for sale!

Brad:

Could you really identify that i am a 42 long? I didn't take you for such a clothes horse fashionista. Katie- how much? Will i become a token Team member like Brad is a team Seattle member?
by joe.bersch
Thu Oct 10, 2013 3:39 am
Forum: Rules Discussion
Topic: Jib Clews - how to measure them consistently
Replies: 13
Views: 5189

Re: Jib Clews - how to measure them consistently

Steve: Your solution as it relates to the head sounds simple and consistent with how we treat the main- at least as i understand it. But since the jib clew can also be tortured similar to the head, it is a bit more complex than the main alone. Would you propose similar treatment? I appreciate Haywir...
by joe.bersch
Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: POW 2013 photos
Replies: 3
Views: 2661

Re: POW 2013 photos

Has the B6 made its debut yet?

Joe
by joe.bersch
Thu May 30, 2013 2:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: The new B6
Replies: 705
Views: 120131

Re: The new B6

Steve: I think you are without question right about weight, complexity, and cost. Rigging and more importantly rerigging on the water without the deck is perhaps most important, however. I am not so sure about the trough catching water in a capsize and do not believe that is an important factor. In ...
by joe.bersch
Wed May 29, 2013 10:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The new B6
Replies: 705
Views: 120131

Re: The new B6

Dan: I generally agree with most of your points and especially agree with the last one. It is a tenuous link at best. It is clear to me that Kris' well aged and time wisened (and skilled) crew had more to do with hime being on the line. Perhaps your crew is similarly situated? Perhaps Andrew would a...