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Old Aug 11, 2015, 09:34 PM
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Hey Ryan, nothing... Jim said he would get back to me but i never heard anything more from him.
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Old Aug 11, 2015, 10:52 PM
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RE: class molds.

While at the San Diego Race Week, I had a chance to speak briefly with George Riberio about the condition of the i54 molds.

He said the hull, deck, rudder and fin molds are in reasonably good shape, but the interior reinforcing part molds are damaged beyond repair. He also believes that as structured, no one could make any money building complete boats - too many time consuming parts and the hardware, mast and sail cost would push the cost beyond what people will pay.

I think the answer is to do what the Robinson's have done with the Santa Barbara. Make hulls, decks and foils and supply some plans. This would require a major rethinking of the strict one design rules, but the alternative is a slow death of the class.

There were only 104 boats made and when you subtract the ones lost and destroyed, there aren't enough to keep going forever.

I am working up a proposal about how we could open the rules and will post it soon.
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Old Aug 11, 2015, 11:42 PM
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Hank,
Send me a PM or an email. I will send you an invite to the Yahoo group. Will see what I can do to rustle up the list of used boats.
Also, if you want to borrow a boat for the last race of the season, I think that could be arranged.
Steve,
Sounds like a job for a technical committee. I am guessing we would have to go thru a vote that is published in the AMYA directory? Ryan
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Old Aug 12, 2015, 12:03 AM
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Let me work up a proposal. If people like it we can have the tech committee review it and then go through the AMYA process.

IME, things progress much better if there is a rough draft to work from.
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Old Aug 13, 2015, 12:19 AM
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Hank are you still interested in a boat. George Pedrick has a boat for sale, it needs updating, but that wouldn't be difficult. Ryan
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Old Aug 13, 2015, 10:37 AM
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Hey Ryan, I am... what sort of updating does it need? How much time and $$? Unfortunately I'm a rookie here and wouldn't know a good deal from bad....
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Old Aug 13, 2015, 11:28 PM
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Did you get my PM with my email? If so send me your number and we can chat. Ryan
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Old Aug 18, 2015, 01:45 AM
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Well I guess no more new recruits for now. I will keep looking for new converts. Keep your eyes out for new recruits everybody. Ryan
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Old Aug 26, 2015, 12:27 AM
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All you Nor Cal I 54 sailors, lets bring out the crowd for the last I 54 race of 2015 at Spreckles Lake. Come on you guys lets race this Saturday and have fun. RSVP here or VIA email to me. Ryan
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RSVP here or VIA email to me. Ryan
#77 will be there.
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Old Aug 28, 2015, 01:50 AM
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Well, i've only heard from two of you, come on guys. Who is coming, Bernard, Stephen, Jim H, Jim Hensel? Reply and let us know your coming. Ryan
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let us know your coming. Ryan
The stalwart crew-Jim Hensel, Jason Spiller, Ryan Schofield, Jim Harrold and JET#77 did turn out. The top 4 put on an excellent show of seamanship with the lead passing back-n-forth race-to-race. Awesome.
Apparently, most don't follow this thread.
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