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What it is, is a bit confounding. And that's why we throw 'em up there. Love the cockpit cushions! Now what you got, yo?

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2 minutes ago, Varan said:

Or another 8" on the luff.

Maybe the clew tie down was stored in the hatch that is blocked by the vang? Might find more luff in there too. 

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Looks like an overly complicated frankenboat- how many gusts before that bridle let's go from that gunwale rail?

 

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This is a nice boat.

Do all you rock star boys live in glass houses with no sticky on your fingers? Sittin' and bitchin' and how about earning your own friggin' chops???

This is a nice boat.

Yet again, you guys have missed the point of why we sail: FUN.

And you, therefore, are part of the reason that sailing has been in a death spiral of decline over the last so many years. 

 

I was walking the beach in Puerto Vallarta a few weeks back with an old sailing friend and there were 5 or 6 black-sailed boats off the city front and a race committee boat and la-de dah... came home and found out that this was part of the MEXORC series, which used to be sumpin.  Some poster showed a shredded carbon fiber mast truck, claiming some high-wind thrashing they were taking after the start. Looked like a dry lay-up to my eye...

We were there for the start of the race, never saw over 12 knots of breeze. Our plane flew out over a rippled ocean at sunset, and there was little increasing breeze in the interim.Yet the poster wanted everyone to think that they thwarted death once again, as they braved the great maelstrom, bedecked in matching crew shirts and doused with mojitos. Jeeeze guys.

The featured is a really nice boat. Built with skilled hands. Sits on its lines when launched, has WOOD in it! Probably does not need more luff because it doesn't weigh a ton, or the crew may want to clear the boom during a tack. Don't talk to me about longer luffs: the old-rule 14's were the yardstick of measure. This new boat may be even fun to sail, has a  transom flap to drain the innards, to those not old enough to know why transom flaps were invented. Perhaps in a capsize, this boat will not immediately turn turtle, (transom flaps come in here in their own convoluted way; ask Bieker) which may add to the FUN in a relationship with your CREW, who may sleep with you occasionally, (don't ask Bieker) and a kick-up rudder because not everyone sails in the deep waters of the Pacific Northwest, no racks, dual trapezes, or foiling anything to add fodder to your soon-to -be ex-wife's lawyer's complaint in the divorce decree, citing your neglect of  family... just simple FUN SAILING, in a nicely built design.

Maybe if we backed of a click on the pimpin' and returned to our roots of this wonderful endeavor, we could have some recruitment within the sport.

Once again: that's a really nice boat. Go get sticky fingers and give a boat to a kid.

Gleno, Member of the British I-14 Crew's Union. Google it.

 

 

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I think that is a very cool little boat and a very cool little home build (considering most home builds are designs stuck in some imagined halcyon).

and having a scale model to put together seems to be a bit of a confidence builder for those of us who don't use epoxy every day.

the style is refreshing, keep it up zen.

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I think a beachable ballasted home built day boat is a very good idea for a lot of people who do not have access to marina/club facilities. or the budget.

For those of you who do not like the boat or the design concept , show us your favorite boat which meets these criteria.

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36 minutes ago, Groucho Marx said:

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Sadly, there is but one Gary Baijent design for every 1,000 bland, cowardly, and derivative designs.

DRC

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11 hours ago, Editor said:

Love the cockpit cushions!

civilized hiking , as if there would be such a thing ..................

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5 hours ago, Tanton Y_M said:

It reminds me of something. 

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Yeah, but this one looks like it was designed without drugs or alcohol fueling the fire

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4 hours ago, HypnoToad said:

Looks like something you could buy at IKEA.

 

Have you never seen a proper, home-built, stitch and glue boat?  When properly constructed it is nearly as strong and durable as Gougeon style, cold-molded construction.

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Terrific concept. This is perfect for a bunch of guys (and gals) to build in a quasi production mode in someone's barn or garage and launch a whole fleet, a la Thunderbird. When the i550 first came out, I was hoping something like this would follow as that boat was just a little too dependent upon crew ballast for a SH/DHer. And yet I almost pulled the trigger. If this had been available, I would have. Times change and so did my needs and I now have a 40' performance cruiser with a head and some double berths for SWMBO and guests, although I seem to daysail SHed or DHed most of the time.

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Looks like an updated Jollyboat. Designed by Spencer of Ragtime / Infidel fame.

And Cox's Bay in Auckland has a heap of boats of various shapes and sizes to ponder over. Most of them are probably Gary's. In the middle of it is a Mulletie - the original NZ harbour racer.

 

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On 4/25/2018 at 4:04 AM, Groucho Marx said:

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I was wondering when she’d show up....:rolleyes:

She is, of course, excellent......

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On 4/26/2018 at 1:34 PM, Tanton Y_M said:

EYESAILOR.

For the grown up version. 

 

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Oooooohhhh.....:wub:

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Still needs a damn clew tie down. Why spend  $ on plastic sails with nice shape if you're just going to raise / lower the boom instead of flattening / deepening the main with the outhaul. Poppy is sloppy.

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