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Members of Clontarf Yacht Club are building an IDRA14. Below is the most recent update from the club.

A new year and lots to report from the last few weeks! Most importantly, in November, we passed the first of the measuring tests! Gerry Sargent was appointed as Class Measurer for IDRA 14/166 by the Class Association Committee. The first measurement of a timber IDRA 14 takes place when the keel is in laid and the building moulds are in place. Gerry came to the boatshed one evening in mid-November and spent over an hour and a half, meticulously checking that every measurement on 14/166 is as it should be to conform to class rules.

Not only did he give 14/166 a thorough and comprehensive inspection, but Gerry also showed us some of the original measuring forms so that we could see how we line up with boats made many years ago. The rules allow for a certain tolerance, of ½ inch all round on either side of the prescribed measurements, every boat must be within these tolerances. We were delighted to be in line almost everywhere, and only on the transom were we ¼ inch out, but still within the required range. We’ve passed the first stage of measuring with two more stages to go.

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