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by rand
Tue Sep 05, 2006 6:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The new 14!
Replies: 11
Views: 5310

What's the hull number? The triple spreader rig dates back to the asymmetric conversion. Masts prior to that time had two spreaders, but the mast halyard came in 18' off the deck (about a foot above the jib). When we went to the asymmetric kite, we needed to support the top of the mast, so we added ...
by rand
Mon Aug 28, 2006 5:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 2006 Worlds
Replies: 13
Views: 5576

The last gybing board I sailed with, was in Eric Arens' Kirby VII (USA 1009). We pointed really high, downwind was scary though with the board gybing back and forth all the time... A gybing board has a head that is diamond shaped with the fattest point in the middle. The pressure against the board w...
by rand
Wed Aug 23, 2006 9:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Also new to i14
Replies: 2
Views: 1622

I've been trying to remember who had 1047, but yes it is a Bruce Boat Works built Cross III. The design won the worlds in 1985 (Toronto I believe). The boat as built should have had two traps and a symmetric kite. Adding back the missing traps should not be a problem, but skip the wire and go with s...
by rand
Wed Aug 23, 2006 4:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Weight ????
Replies: 3
Views: 1879

125 kilos is light, but about what my crew and I weighed at our first worlds in SF. Beats and reaches were hard, but we were fasssssssst on the runs!

Don't worry about the weight, just go sailing and have a good time.

At the US Nationals crews ranged from under 135 to 180 kilos (the fatties).
by rand
Wed Aug 23, 2006 4:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: anyone still looking for housing in Long Beach?
Replies: 6
Views: 2647

Gary and I are interested in floor space. We currently have a place to stay in Huntington beach, but we would prefer to be closer to the club, biking distance even.

So if anybody wants to sub-lent space for a couple of sleeping bags...
by rand
Fri Aug 18, 2006 5:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New to 14's! help?!
Replies: 31
Views: 11859

Re: Trapezes

Just found out that the Benedict IV we are going to look at tonight is infact a single trapeze and hasn.t been converted as i first thought. In order to modify the boat to twin trapeze, what would have to be done, is it an expensive business; would the mast have to be replaced etc? Cheers The Bened...
by rand
Thu Aug 17, 2006 4:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New to 14's! help?!
Replies: 31
Views: 11859

Re: New to 14's! help?!

Also, The boat we are going to look at has a single long tiller extension. Is this usual as all the pics I have seen of 14’s have one either side?? If its normal, what’s the best technique for getting it under the boom? Many newer boats have two tiller extenders because they have end boom sheeting....
by rand
Tue Aug 15, 2006 7:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: US Nationals
Replies: 6
Views: 2610

Re: US Nationals

Yes Hamlin/McNicol and the Baylis' were fast, very fast.

Tina and Trevor were over early in one race, and still sailed through everybody to take a second.
by rand
Tue Aug 15, 2006 4:13 pm
Forum: INTL
Topic: [14list] US Nationals Day 3 (Evil Brad strikes again, or Zac
Replies: 0
Views: 3357

[14list] US Nationals Day 3 (Evil Brad strikes again, or Zac

Last day. Three races. We've been racing out of the US Sailing Center in Long Beach, a great little facility up the bay from ABYC. A bunch of fantastic folks went way overboard to make a great regatta for us, a great big thanks to them all. Race six started a little later than scheduled, the wind ha...
by rand
Mon Aug 14, 2006 4:53 am
Forum: INTL
Topic: [14list] US Nationals Day 2
Replies: 0
Views: 3079

[14list] US Nationals Day 2

Sunday, 12 o'clock start, four races. All boats were ready for today's races. Kurt Lahr and Chris Ganne glued their mast back together and were ready to go. Cracks were repaired, trap harnesses stitched back up. Starting earlier in the day, the wind was quite a bit lighter and the sail out to the ra...
by rand
Sun Aug 13, 2006 6:26 am
Forum: INTL
Topic: [14list] US Nationals Day 1
Replies: 0
Views: 2828

[14list] US Nationals Day 1

Today, the first day of the US Nationals was our long distance race. The race started with a smallish triangle windward leeward on the same water as the worlds will be on, then we beat up two miles on the outside of the "wall" the monster breakwater around the harbor and then a series of zig zag cou...
by rand
Tue Aug 08, 2006 7:45 pm
Forum: USA
Topic: [I14Fleet] Re: Long distance races...
Replies: 19
Views: 7578

[I14Fleet] Re: Long distance races...

I agree with James. If we are going to have rules, we should abide by them. Rand On Aug 8, 2006, at 9:54 AM, James Beninghaus wrote: I don't know, would it be ok to drop the rule at RYC midwinters or maybe even Hunnington. Maybe. But I think rules are there for a reason. Sorry Trevor I'd have to go ...