Irrational 14

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    Hurricane Gulch - Port of Los Angeles

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    Flying Tiger

    Now that you bring it up, I tend to agree w/you. What is up with that? Not up on the local scene lately, but it seems FT's have been unstoppable in that area for awhile now. The joys of PHRF.... no wonder I stick to OD.
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    Henderson 30?

    We have a nice local boat for sale in Southern California, recent sails/good inventory incl. Code Z. Overall good boat but could use a little TLC to get it cleaned up some. $28K. PM for details.
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    by the numbers

    Highly modified Flying Tiger. Identifiable by the cabin top and window.
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    what is it?

    Repainted hull or buffed it out? Either way, looks good.
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    F@#%ing Mice in car anarchy.

    I Feel your pain... Same issue. Same Car. They like the big flat warm platform of the engine cover on this car for some reason. Tons of living space under that hood. I tried everything listed above and more. I finally found a device that uses a small LED strobe that works very well. Mounts to side of engine bay using strong magnetic mounts. Runs on AA battery for about 6 month. Results = Instantly gone! Been using it for about 3 years now. No issues. RID-A-RAT I liked it so much I got one for every vehicle and even use for places like under the bbq island, garden shed. IT WORKS.
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    Craigslist Finds Nice boat available in SoCal... not mine but a great starter platform.
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    Nacra F18 infusion MK3

    The only Phantom F18 in North America is now available for sale or charter. Worlds ready, professionally prepped w/new sail innovation kit. Originally builders boat. Build quality exceeds anything currently in US. A very stiff and competitive platform. Current West Coast Midwinter Champion. Change of plans for me. Great opportunity for someone else. If you are looking for a great boat for Worlds, you may contact me for details.
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    The Refit - Andrews 43

    Way to go. Cool boat!
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    Windesign Pro Grip? They will cut EVA into whatever size/pattern.
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    Whoa - Classic 1947 International Fourteen

    Yup - One Design. About 380 or so made in the US. They were the first mass produced 14's by a builder. The build proved lighter and faster than most others (hot moulded ply, same as mosquito war aircraft). Pretty soon everyone was buying them and they had a One Design Fleet.
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    Whoa - Classic 1947 International Fourteen

    This boat has got a soul... She needs a good home. Still available. Not sure why my classified ad was deleted.
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    Enclosed Dinghy Trailer

    Been there done that. Too big. Too Heavy. Too expensive to store. Too much work. Build a Skiff trailer.
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    who what where

    Timeshaver. Explains a lot why their wind instruments were not working earlier. Most likely pinching a cable before total failure.
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    Whoa - Classic 1947 International Fourteen

    You're not really a 14er unless you have more than one... Get on it! By the way, the pre-war boat will be the centerpiece at this years I14 Worlds. Keeping that one.
  15. From the era when real men sailed... no ratchet blocks, no cam cleats, no auto bailers, no ball bearings, no dyneema, no wet-suits. FOR SALE - 1947 International Fourteen built by Douglas & McLeod - US 360 This boat is the precursor to the common Thistle. Sandy Douglas just scaled up the lines. A little background - I found this rare boat about 6 years ago. It's been stored indoors it's whole life for the last 70 years! This is the first professionally built design that started the West Coast I14 development. It was mostly home builds and East Coast based before then. I intended to do a full Bristol Restoration but sometimes life gets in the way. Too many boats, too many projects. I have to let this one go. It's survived 70 years so far under good care. I'd like to have the new owner continue that tradition. Everything is there and sound. I just wanted to make it look perfect but now I realize there is no time for me to work on her. This boat is a kick in the butt to sail and gets tons of questions and compliments. Boat is watertight, still stiff and quick even by today's standards. I would repaint the interior just for aesthetics but that's it. No rot, no delam, no issues. Hot Moulded US Ply Construction (5 veneers laminated at opposing 45 deg) . Professionally sheathed in fiberglass to preserve integrity about 8 years ago. Designed by Uffa Fox using the "Alarm" lines. Spruce Triple Spreader hallow Mast w/internal halyard winches. Miter Cut cotton Ratsey and Lapthorn (NY) sails from 1947. Still in good shape! Mahogany slats with Oak rails. Foils are solid Mahogany. All hardware is period correct. Mostly bronze. White Hull with bright Transom. This boat is an excellent example of US dinghy racing history. It should probably be in a museum. Regretfully, this boat has to go as I have too many projects at the moment and not enough time. For Sale - $1000 usd. Go see the ad in SA Classifieds under "dinghys". More info here: PM for questions.