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  1. Bieker 650

    Yep. We had a few good blasts on her in the Bay. She's currently in the belly of a container ship on her way to New Zealand. Gonna make a few small changes to the boat and rig. Looking fwd to lining her up against the kiwi fleet. Couldn't be happier with the way she's sails. Boat speed numbers have been what they were supposed to be, Finish weight is slightly under target so the end result has been incredibly satisfying There are some pretty nice Shaw boats hitting the water now. Will be great to line up with them. We had some great racing in my old boat against the Shaw fleet. Both parties have raised the bar a bit now. Should make for some good, loose yachting.
  2. Bieker 650

    Not 2 rigs, just the one. Got a 1 meter reef for the mainsail though. Choker at the forestay for a fractional kite. My old boat just lit up with a reef and a small kite. It's way too easy to get over canvased on these boats. It is just faster to reduce sail early or at least have the ability to flatten and twist sails easily. The difference is kts in boat speed. She was built at Core Builders in Walkworth, Auckland New Zealand. Female Mold (which I still have........)
  3. Bieker 650

    Hmmmm... could be a pretty fun day. Hopefully we can get out of work and put the boat through her paces. It may just be the Sunday for us. Bit worried about the massive hangover afterward though...........
  4. Bieker 650

    Sorry, been in Portugal for a couple of weeks. We are sailing her out of Alameda. Does anyone know of any regattas in the bay area between now and late November? Would be great to light her up before I need to ship her to New Zealand. Phil
  5. Bieker 650

    Hi all. Here is a shot of the Bieker 650 I have recently launched in San Francisco. Fun little boat. Think we could have some pretty exciting rides on her..... She carries a hydrofoil on the rudder, controlled by the tiller extension. While it is still early days, it is pretty cool to see the difference the foil has when it comes to the trim of the boat. Mast, boom and prod are from C-Tech, All other tubes are from ICE in the North West. Foils are wet lam carbon, hull and deck are ACG pre-preg with nomex core. Sails by North. She has been built to the New Zealand Sport Boat rule. Later this year she will most likely be shipped back to NZ. Unfortunately, I won't be back there for another 18 months or so, which is a real shame. Work commitments have me abroad during that time. This is my 2nd Sport Boat designed by Paul. Once again, he has given me exactly what I wanted. This has been a very enjoyably build. Obviously a hell of a lot of work, but I couldn't be more pleased with the end result. It will be fun figuring this beast out, screwing with systems and set up to try and get the most out of her. I have even been able to take my 5 year old son sailing on her (in the light breeze) which he enjoyed immensely! http://www.biekerboats.com/Bieker_Boats/Jameson_650.html Cheers, Phil