It is a 16.. Nothing crazy done.. No moved shrouds or anything like that.. look at the second pic..
The jib was just left off for that little play session.. I these photos I was just playing in a small area and didn't really want or need anything more to do.. besides.. you can see I didn't need the power.. it had been on that morning while I was watching Slim and J Sohn run away from me..
Besides.. Learn to tack a 16 without the jib.. Once you figure that out.. You will have to try on purpose to blow a tack with the jib on.. using the jib sheet to tension the rig works decent for playing around..
The hulls are covered in contact paper as a quick fix to hide soft spot and hull damage repairs... This winter I may have a buddy print me some quality vinyl in woodgrain.. I really like the way it looks..
Blocks are seaway 5:1 converted to low profiles 6:1..
Village peoples Macho Man 8 track flying on the bridle..
The rest of the boat is just old junk thrown together..
bought a 16 minus hulls from CL.. then scored some hulls and a trailer.. and have been beating the thing to death ever since.. These things are FUN..
and I have hardly nothing invested in that boat... Thanks again John E...
This winter I think I need to get something a little nicer to keep up racing.. but dang... So much fun having a boat I don't have to worry about..
Oh.. and again.. Those pictures.. My 10 yr old daughter shot them from shore with a Nikon d70.. I would come flying up to shore
and then tack when the leeward rudder kicked up... Brought me 20-30ft from them.. and she was shooting with a long lens...