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by joe.bersch
Fri May 24, 2013 10:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: B3 How competitive
Replies: 10
Views: 2967

Re: B3 How competitive

A B3 in good condition with good sails and foils is still a very competitive boat, capable of winning races against B5s and B6s (or whatever) and an excellent choice for someone new to skiff sailing. There are many B3s which are for sale at great values. The B3 is wider, has more buoyancy and is way...
by joe.bersch
Mon May 13, 2013 12:00 am
Forum: Buy : Sell : Trade
Topic: Wanted: 3 Patch Kite
Replies: 0
Views: 1147

Wanted: 3 Patch Kite

Looking for a serviceable 3 patch kite for practice/beer can racing for my B6. For right price will consider 2 patch as well.; Anybody?
by joe.bersch
Mon May 13, 2013 12:00 am
Forum: Buy : Sell : Trade
Topic: Wanted: 3 Patch Kite
Replies: 0
Views: 978

Wanted: 3 Patch Kite

Looking for a serviceable 3 patch kite for practice/beer can racing for my B6. For right price will consider 2 patch as well.; Anybody?
by joe.bersch
Thu May 09, 2013 8:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The new B6
Replies: 705
Views: 148971

Re: The new B6

Nice work Terry. For the record, while Hendo does frequently do paint touch up on my hull due to dock dings, etc. I have never had my B6 bow repaired! Not yet at least.
by joe.bersch
Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:25 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Internal Mainsheet - how good are they?
Replies: 5
Views: 4180

Re: Internal Mainsheet - how good are they?

Ed:

I am a big fan. If you change your rake frequently they are a real asset. Properly rigged they are very smooth simple and reliable. Do it. You won't be sorry in my opinion.

Joe
by joe.bersch
Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The new B6
Replies: 705
Views: 148971

Re: The new B6

Nice! True custom. Do you get to choose the color too? How about one for my Bieker cradle? If i can't have wheels maybe I can have a sticker? Another beautiful job Kris and Kim. Finally two B6 ported in one place even if they have different rigs. Let the tuning begin! If only I didn't have a job. Joe
by joe.bersch
Fri Apr 19, 2013 5:47 am
Forum: Buy : Sell : Trade
Topic: B3 for Sale - CAN 584 'the Carp' - $8,500
Replies: 4
Views: 3028

Re: B3 for Sale - CAN 584 'the Carp' - $8,500

Congratulations on making the decision to keep your boat and sail the Worlds. You still have a great boat worthy of all the attention and time on the water you and your mate can give it. See you in Toronto. Meanwhile, good sailing.

Joe
by joe.bersch
Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:53 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Average rake range and how to measure it
Replies: 6
Views: 3418

Re: Average rake range and how to measure it

Ed: Only one person in the U.S. considers this top secret info. The rest of us are happy to share. I currently measure my rake with the uppers off- off the mast that is! When I had my B5, measurements were done with the uppers all the way slack. Light Air, Board down 8150, tension 28-32 Full Trappin...
by joe.bersch
Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:19 am
Forum: USA
Topic: San Diego winter I-14 sailing 2013
Replies: 15
Views: 13053

Re: San Diego winter I-14 sailing 2013

Jake: The Midwinters was a great regatta. We had a small but very competitive fleet of 8 boats. It was great sailing in some challenging conditions. Light and flat and light and lumpy. Welcome back to Paul and Guillo and congratulations on their win. Despite their one year hiatus they were fast and ...
by joe.bersch
Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:33 pm
Forum: USA
Topic: San Diego winter I-14 sailing 2013
Replies: 15
Views: 13053

Re: San Diego winter I-14 sailing 2013

And the cool thing about that is that you can buy a new B6 for a fraction of the cost of what it cost to buy a pre-preg B5 7 years ago!
by joe.bersch
Wed Dec 19, 2012 12:39 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Trailer mounted gear box
Replies: 9
Views: 4921

Re: Trailer mounted gear box

The Seattle trailer to which people refer started as a 6x10' (I believe) aluminum landscape trailer. You know the ones with the expanded metal grating for the back gate that serves as a ramp for lawn equipment? It was easy to convert to a box trailer capable of holding 3-4 well equipped teams' gear ...
by joe.bersch
Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:54 am
Forum: Buy : Sell : Trade
Topic: B5 for sail in Seattel
Replies: 2
Views: 1706

Re: B5 for sail in Seattel

Welcome back to the Seattle Fleet Jim and congratulations Kris on your new B6! This is great news for the Seattle fleet.
by joe.bersch
Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The new B6
Replies: 705
Views: 148971

Re: The new B6

Henderson Boat Company is trying to become a Leeds certified "green" boat builder. To that end, Kris is experimenting with a flour and water based glue (no solvents) and a wood fiber tape sourced from recycled newspapers. Remember when you made paper maiche? Just kidding.

Joe
by joe.bersch
Fri Nov 09, 2012 6:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: The new B6
Replies: 705
Views: 148971

Re: The new B6

Brad:

The answer is so clear-to a probable future World Champion who plans to sail in Toronto. Be a part of the future.
by joe.bersch
Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pacific Rim/ US Nationals Report
Replies: 18
Views: 8104

Re: Pacific Rim/ US Nationals Report

On Monday 4 Races were held in the conditions that Kaneohe Bay is famous for- 16-18 knots of wind (with some higher gusts), flat and warm water and beautiful green mountains. WInds were steady, with oscillating shifts. Fabulous conditions for the start of the U.S. Nationals. There was no doubt by th...