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B14, not too much of a hand ful?

well probably not when youve got used to it but if its just for "the right days"....

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Having re-read the posts, 420 Sailor do you sail at West Kirby?  I sailed my B14 on the marine lake a few times but the Dee is the only option if you have a fast boat and it is blowing over 5 knots.

At 2000 you aren't going to get a 29er.  The B14 is a handful but then again so is a 5000 or an International 14.  All it takes is some learning and the class is so helpful you can't go wrong.  2000 is a good budget for a starter boat as well, getting you a solid boat with some spares.  Int 14's at that price may well be old and abused.  4000's are heavy and need weight on the board to get them upright. 

Beyond this, B14's aren't overly hard.  The other half of my boat was a 420 and 12 sailor and took to the B14 well.  I moved from Laser II's and found the learning curve steep but not insurmountable. 

See the latest issue of Y&Y for an excellent boat test of the B14.
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Originally posted by combat wombat

Having re-read the posts, 420 Sailor do you sail at West Kirby?  I sailed my B14 on the marine lake a few times but the Dee is the only option if you have a fast boat and it is blowing over 5 knots.

At 2000 you aren't going to get a 29er.  The B14 is a handful but then again so is a 5000 or an International 14.  All it takes is some learning and the class is so helpful you can't go wrong.  2000 is a good budget for a starter boat as well, getting you a solid boat with some spares.  Int 14's at that price may well be old and abused.  4000's are heavy and need weight on the board to get them upright. 

Beyond this, B14's aren't overly hard.  The other half of my boat was a 420 and 12 sailor and took to the B14 well.  I moved from Laser II's and found the learning curve steep but not insurmountable. 

See the latest issue of Y&Y for an excellent boat test of the B14.


I bought my 14 for 1750. And it consisted of a carbon mast, boom, pole, 2 Full Suits of sails, 2 Rudder (1 Fixed). A hull which was on weight and un damaged. And all the usual trimmings.
Oh yea and it still makes 800s look slow. My 14 always leaves me with a grin on my face :)
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How heavy do you have to be for a 14. I think we're a bit light!
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Depends on what you meen by light. How much in kilos? The good thing about 14s is that you can depower them so much.  And they are very nippy 
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I agree with BBSC, they depower more than any other dinghy i have sailed. We have taken out my 14 in some silly winds, but works well in the light stuff.

You definitely wouldnt regret having a 14, must admit, the smiles dont wear off

They are a blast off wind.

 

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In kilos like 115 - 120 (without gear)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote BBSCFaithfull Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Jun 07 at 6:44pm
Well Sailor 420. I would say get a test sail. If you asked very nicely i may let you and your crew come and have a go in mine ( when its all put back together) and you could see if it was too much of a handfull or not.
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Ahh yeah i forgot i know its out of my price range but whats the crew weight of the Rs500?
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i think the rs 500 is the same as a 29er (120kg) watch out with the 14, if dont think you can handle a laser 4000( you have enough weight to right it though trust me)you would struggle with a 14 especially being under the ideal weight range just adding to the problem ull face, a b14 is a gd boat but i was under the impression you needed to be heavier to handle it. If u sail on a small lake have you considered somthing like a rs200 or a hobie 405
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