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Post Options Post Options   Quote JimC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Jun 21 at 10:44am
The name on the kite is most likely a measurer rather than the owner.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote skslr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Jun 21 at 9:36am
Yesterday we tested the „entertaining the kids” aspect:

•     Towing an inflatable “unicorn” worked surprisingly well
•     Using the newly installed “free to us” second hand hiking straps to bend over backwards until the head touches the water surfaces worked
•     Trapezing worked
•     Changing to off-boom sheeting and removing the helm’s trapeze wires in combination with the mast mounted far forward and absence of side decks creates sufficient room for 2 adults and a kid even on only 14 foot hull length.
•     Furling the jib adds the area in front of the mast, e.g. when the kite is up

(bullet points sorted according to decreasing importance from my daughter’s point of view )

So overall I think the “detuning” worked 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote skslr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Apr 22 at 7:45am
Our "detuning-projekt" is still alive:

Over the winter my wife made an upper cover, we replaced some cleats and the standing rigging.
At the same time a mouse built a nest in the cockpit structure holding the pole in the bow even though the hull was upside down...

This week-end I sailed it with my 30 kgs daughter so about 120 kgs between the two of us in very shifty and gusty winds (at least force 6 gusts in "forum wind" Big smile), so I opted for the cut-down main (about 8 sqm) and a borrowed jib of a 420 (2,8 sqm). That changed the nature of the boat dramatically compared to the standard int14 sail area and worked very well.

Maybe the hull shape of a 1990s int14 was still better suited to such a small sail area anyway?
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Hi
have you considered a Hornet?
Meets most of your requirements, it is actually in the class rules that you can sail 3 up without the trapeze.
With the right deck layout you could have a competitive 3 person race boat in certain conditions

Great for the kids and your wallet
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Post Options Post Options   Quote skslr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Apr 22 at 9:57am
Not really.  I am not sure there are any in Germany. Not sure if any of the dutch are left after they tried to add twin wires, racks and asymmetric kites in the early 2000s...

I am also not sure they would have met our "requirements" regarding crew weight and self draining cockpit.

Last week we sailed with > 190 kgs  crew weight and the int14 hull was still doing fine :-)
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