Has anyone ever cut back their tiller so it's more comfortable to sit farther aft and more towards the middle of the boat (it would seem a little more stable if your heavier and easier to carry 2 people) ?
Just wondering- Thanks, James
Yes, but what a cool, classic boat the Sailfish is !! (if you're not interested in racing).
Would definitely be a very fun and wet boat. I'm wondering about taking 2 people on
a Sailfish- how much weight and still have positive flotation (at or above center line of
I need help/advice please. I want to reinforce my 11 yr. old's sailing skills. We go to the beach 2-3 times a year to sail Hobies. She can helm a Hobie 16 (Getaway) with jib as long as I'm on the boat giving instruction. In-between times at the beach I need a small dinghy for local lake to...
I've searched high and low and I can't find anyone who has experienced righting
a capsized Walker Bay rigid. It seems like it would be almost impossible to get back
into it without the stabilizing tubes. Creative work-around maybe ? : )
I'm about 260 lbs. and on light wind days I have to sit on the middle aft
deck (at the middle back of the cockpit) to balance. Has anyone just shortened
(sawed off) part of a wooden tiller to use on non-racing fun days so it's easy to
sit in the middle and steer ? Otherwise it's impossible to...
Just wondering how many miles people have sailed in one direction- in one day- and made it back to the launch site (whether stopping to rest or not) ?
....or anything else (cool stories) related to lengthy distances and/or times (long cruises, etc.).
I'm thinking it might work with Alan Glos' idea of stirrup loop but on a long enough rope (a couple feet shy of the
full length of your body) so you can bend your leg out behind you just a little, away from the boat. Then, while you're straightening your leg out behind you and coming up out of...
Thanks Guys !!!! LOL!!!! Minifish2, I wish I could get one of those 289 footers !!!! :-)
Thanks for all the input guys. I don't know if you remember me from earlier posts, but I'm the
goof that has the "FrankenHack" boat. It's a Force 5- with all F5 rigging and I have Sunfish
rigging for it...
Can someone please tell me some other types of unstayed sailboats (that have a tube for stepping the mast) besides Sunfish, Laser or Force 5 ?? Maybe one that can fit 3-4 comfortably- if possible ??