I tried to lower the rudder by pushing the tiller. Rudder cracked. Just lean back and use your hand to raise and lower as needed.
The hook is used to hold the main sheet and provide some drag (friction) on the sheet. You put the sheet under the hook and pull up to reduce the...
It's been a while but I remember I had an adjustable length tiller extension. Don't know what brand. Google it.
I use the ratchet block but still retain the hook. If I need to lock the mainsheet I attach it to the hook. Don't do this in a high wind condition.
Check out this: http://sailingforums.com/threads/installing-eye-strap-and-racket-swivel-block.16750/
You can also use loose zip ties around the boom.
It would be highly advisable that your lady also knows how to sail so she can move in the right directions and can anticipate tacks, etc. Two on a...
I feel that the sail is too high in that position and will cause too much heel and threat of capsize.
You can try it but be alert to strong wind...
Have you done a capsize practice with all the equipment to be sure you can recover and no equipment is damaged?
Good catch Beldar!
Correct. The Occidental all-inclusive in Aruba has Hobie Waves, a small cat. They were free when we were there years ago. Used to have Sunfish but...
I used the old rudder for many years but as the mechanism got worn the rudder would pop up when going fast in a stiff wind. This was especially...
A rolling hitch with a stopper knot on loose end works great. Can be loosened and moved easily without undoing the knot. Look it up on-line.
I used it in soft sand but not a long run of it. Needed a little more umph to move it. Two people would be a help: one pulling, one pushing.
I have used this for years on Cape Cod: http://www.amazon.com/Davis-Wheel-A-Weigh-Small-Boat-Dolly/dp/B000KKB2S4
Don't know how fast you can get...
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