End of sailing season time...
I pulled the boat from the lake where it had been on my slip since May. The bottom was green and brown and some growth had become solid.
Last year I had my boat cleaned by my marina and it was not completely done and it was expensive. This year I decided to...
I was looking at the post for access ports, and have a concern. The deck is load bearing for the mast. I have a concern about cutting a hole in this structure. I have no problem with the seats access ports.
It is a great boat to start or restart!
You may want to look at the refitted boat for sale by DHawk in Dayton. I bought my 14.2 in NE Ohio from an owner who got great use form it.
I would go for it if you are working with one to three people in the boat. If more I would go with a 16.5 or...
DK Complete Sailing Manual
by: Steve Sleight, Truman Morris
This is one of the best out there and has a section on centerboard settings for dingies.
One trick not there and should be used with great caution is raising the centerboard to reduce healing force by introducing slipping. I have...
Take a look at Outboard what do I need? Thread. There is more info there. If you need to turn into the wind with much wind at all 30 will not make it. Sometimes it will not even work with all the sails down!
Mine is a centerboard model. I am about 220# and have a battery and trolling motor on board as well.
I sail in winds between 5 and 17-20 mph on a large lake. Heavy power boat traffic at times. The new setup is working much better.
If I knew then...
I just applied the traveler change suggested here and it made a world of difference. The close halled effect was dramaticly better. I single hand in winds 5-17 mph.
Another large change is that it produces much lower interference between my 55 lb thrust trolling motor...
No Pump, but
It will self bail. I keep mine on a dock with a Sailors Tailor Cockpit cover. I use the cover to protect a flaked main sail over the boom . This allows me not to rig the main sail each time. It also keeps down the UV damage on the hatch, tiller and hiking straps.
I am starting this thread to share ideas for sailing locations in South West Ohio and Eastern Indiana.
I am currently sailing on Brookville Lake in Indiana. I am docked at Kent's Harbor where the 14.2 shares space with my houseboat and the sport boat for my kids.
There is a...
I sail out of Kent's Harbor at Brookville Lake in Liberty, IN.
Kent's is very busy, with a lot of boat traffic in tight quarters.
Once on the lake the wind is high and if the boat is not into the wind raising the sail is near imposible.
Thanks and good to hear from you...
Ok... Is 40# thrust enough or do I need more?
I have been listening on this thread and I have a problem. I had a 28# thrust and could not get it to turn into the wind. I like to go out with the jib up to avoid loosing the hanks off the front stay. The main starts down. I want to put it up while...