First things first though:
|Boat has to have a name, right? Glad I live with an artist, or this would look like a Steadman illustration.|
|There we go. Slightly offset due to the offset rudder.|
|Love the simplicity of the sprit sail. If we see the need, we might add a lower sprit as well.|
|The lacing pattern took some figuring.|
|Because of the deep rudder, the gudgeons couldn't be mounted without the boat on her side.|
|Yeah, it's a group effort.|
|Attaching the offset mast with sail in place.|
Then it was off to the water. If you build one of these, make SURE to build in some handles, cleats, tethers, something. . .the little boat with end air boxes gives you very little ways to carry it, much less lower it into the water.
|Fortunately a lot of good friers make for light work. The boat is a handful unless you add handholds btw.|
|Off to the splash. Note the lines tied on the fore cleat for lowering.|
|Yeah, I know its heavy, but mind the faucet!!!|
|Scary angle going in.|
|I had only two requests: A) that she float and B) that she float upright.|
|Paddling out from between the docks. She's VERY light on the water.|
|I did not expect the boat to be this quick under sail. Wow.|
We did wind up moving the leeboard forward about a foot as
the boat had a bit of a lee helm.
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