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Two old guys, who should know better,  got tired of beating the fleet off the line only to be passed at the weather mark :D

One day at the the January Richmond Midwinters  and on the first reach an executive decision was made - we needed a new boat to put the whipper snappers in their place

Kris and Kim at Henderson Boats agreed to build us a new Bieker 6 - These peeps are passionate about our boat - and doing and incredible build - we think she is beautiful

Gaze your eyes on  newest International 14 - USA 1202 - "Blue Balls" 

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42 minutes ago, Rasputin22 said:

Photos of rudder please?!

Nope. It's in a nice little wood box with a bow on it and won't be opened till Christening....

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12 minutes ago, Rasputin22 said:

How about just the gantry for now?

 

just funnin...  it's the standard setup.

 

Gantry is next up.....

 

and the rudder is still in the WaterRat shop.

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2 minutes ago, Rasputin22 said:

Thanks Raz'r, inquiring minds want to know. BTW, did I say 'Nice Boat'? 

thanks

 

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What rig is going on there? Looks like a 2 spreader from the tack position.

Does Woody have a new home? Or is there another 2 boat program out of Richmond?

The boat looks great! Great choice of color. I wish Hendo was still documenting his builds in the 14 forum.

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1 hour ago, Daniel Holman said:

Quality well done plenty time to get her “bay proof!”

Eggzakly!

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Hendo is building the rig too.   Stiffy with carbon sail track and CST plunger.  Yes Dual Spreaders.

Just picked up the Tuttle Rudder this afternoon - a work of art

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BTW 
Woody is indeed up for sale with her travel trailer,  two center boards,t-foil rudders, sails,  boat covers,  and many extras.

 

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Here are the WaterRat t-foil picts

Mr. Tuttle says these 505 rudders work great on a 14, albeit with a one lateral modification!

Essentially a square dimensionally.

Spruce spline from rudder head to just below the t-foil.   

T-foils are solid carbon.

The orthogonal interface is offset forward to reduce the leading cross section.

From the looks of this thing there is going to be plenty of control in the back of the boat.

(Can the driver hurt his wrist adjusting this thing?)

 

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I’m surprised that your WaterRat contract allowed pics to be posted while you both still live:

maybe he’s mellowed?

ha!

of course, they are wrapped....

clever!

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First sail report:

Conditions: cold, shifty northwesterly. 6-8 knot consistent, gusts to 10. Ripping current from top to bottom.  Did I mention cold? I'm still cold...

Boat was great!  ergonomics are so different from the other ride that we found ourselves a bit more klutzy than usual. Think rack height and spacing from hull topsides to racks. So footwork was a challenge.  I also switched up my hardness and the hook location is about 2" higher than I'm used to.

first 2 races, did we remember how to sail? Didn't seem like it. but that clutziness didn't help.  Head in the boat trying to find shit meant we missed the shifts, etc. Miss a shift and you died.

3rd race we started getting dialed in, stayed with the fleet to the weather mark, had a great run changing positions with the Orange boat multiple times, but had a fubar takedown and a 2 knot current swept us 100 yards past the mark.  Ah well - end on a good note!  Wind was dying and kid had to hit the road by 4 so off the water for the final race. Not a boat issue.

we've got a punch list of things that will help, nothing major.

Happy owners.

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Nice!  Normal growing pains.  List will continue to grow for awhile, then start moving the other direction.  They never fully go away.

Congrates!

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