So in flipping my fish for storage for the winter I actually looked down the mast hole. Couldn't see much so I used my iPhone camera to illuminate and zoom in on what's at the bottom. Looking at the photos blown up on my monitor I see it appears stepped. Anybody know why or what for??
Looking at a listing on Craigslist and see a Gen 1 rudder with a "tongue".
Can someone explain this to me or share a better photo?
My rudder pins in to a deck plate where this one has the "tongue" bolted to it.
I use a clip like this...
It isn't the actual weight of the Skipper, it is the amount of that weight applied.
At 290 plus I use the "leftover" of the halyard to wrap around the dagger board as high up as I can loop it, then apply only enough force (weight) to bring the boat over, patiently waiting for the sail to pull...
Currently sailing a Sunfish, which love but....
I would like to move up to a small sailboat that you sit in rather than on.
For sentimental reasons a Widgeon tops my list.
In scanning the ads I found a Sumner Sprite and a Flying J that look interesting.
Any thoughts, opinions, insight???
I'm on Mascoma Lake in Northern NH. Good days I share the wind and the waves with the Dartmouth College sailing team.
Early and late season and big wind days in summer I try to be sure there is other traffic on the lake.
I have only turtled once and it was on a busy summer Sunday. Help was...
Began my season on 4/24.
Have not had the correct conditions for a second outing.
Actually dropped a pool thermometer in 20" of water today and measured 52 degrees.
Fond this article about cold water:
National Center for Cold Water Safety - What is Cold Water?
Agree that it is very early and the water is very cold.
Winds were mild 2-6 mph, and I made sure I loosed the main before every comeabout.
I was NOT going over.
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