well here the story goes
so i finally finished the git rot repair on my 1975 h14, purchased a new halyard, installed new rudder cams, and added a rake adjustment line.
the wind was picking up nicely on the bay with whitecaps, so I decided to go out, i got everything over to the beach and then the problems started, i unhooked the halyard and it zipped to the top of the mast , so me and a friend had to lean the boat over and get it unstuck, then hooking up the sail the wind caught it, (10-15 knots) and i started running it up with a twist in it and the batten caught in the tramp, got that straight and got out there and managed a quick tack with a tiny back around... this is with me 135lbs and my friend 160lbs (too much weight i know) then we're on a reach and i hear a loud snap, looking around i didnt see anything and didnt feel anything so we kept going. i keep looking around trying to find whats wrong and i see that the windward rudder is snapped clean off right below the casting. long story short, we got the boat in without further incident. needless to say as far as sailing is concerned, my summer isnt going well.
Im going to look at a h16 tomorrow so hopefully i can work out a deal there.