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Originally posted by Rupert

The B14 once had the choice of narrow wings and a single trap, unless memory is wrong, again. This would have been when it made a comeback after the Exocet name problem.

Just shows, hope for the false starting Icon yet.

No, you're spot on there Rupert, it was the B14E  (E for Europe).  Narrow rack and single trap - I test sailed one at a very windy QM, on a Saturday morning before heading on to Pickets Lock for the Dinghy Show with the most ridiculous grin I've ever sported!
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Will that (new Icon) be at the Show?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Rupert Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Feb 17 at 9:49pm
The B14 once had the choice of narrow wings and a single trap, unless memory is wrong, again. This would have been when it made a comeback after the Exocet name problem.

Just shows, hope for the false starting Icon yet.
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Add a couple of wires while you're at it :)
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wondering if a B14 would be a good platform for a wing rig and hydro foils
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supposed to be 3 in the UK - looking at their website on sail numbers/members
Formerly - OK 2145 Phantom 1437, Blaze 819, Fireball 14668, Mirror 54145
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Originally posted by Rupert

Might need more space than Hunts to drop the kite, though!

I will be filming.......
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Might need more space than Hunts to drop the kite, though!
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Originally posted by Rupert

I only know one person who owned a Skiff Solo, and he loved it. Had to sell to move to the UK, and now sails a Zero, but has been seen/heard (whatever Facebook counts as) to muse on bringing one across.

He is definitely considering it if we are talking about the same person.....
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Originally posted by 423zero

what issues would I have to contend with if I fitted outriggers to wings on my Minisprint ?


Big wetted surface. Which then needs a big rig to drive it, which rips the mast pot out.


Hasn't stopped me thinking about it, mind, but with a long sliding seat with an ama on each end, so you and up with a Pacific proa you don't have to reverse tack, and you can have security under the seat for those of us who are less nimble. An old IC would work better, though, as less influenced by the drag of the ama hitting the water.
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