Nope. No fishing will be done while in or on the boat. Just lots of sailing, and maybe a little lounging on the tramps. And it turns out the tongue is long enough to launch and land the boat, just the way it is. I'm not saying that more length in the tongue wouldn't be a good thing, just...
Here's a better, more current photo of the new boat. Taken Friday the 13th of November.
This is the first time the boat has been in water since it was built. :eek:
I really feel I should have done more than just shove it off the trailer. Champagne broken over the bow, perhaps? :p
No lockdown here, keeping me off the water. Just my refusal to follow the old saying "measure twice, cut once". :p
When building the trailer to fit the boat, I (stupidly) thought that a 6' tongue would be more length than I needed to reach the water.
So I cut 2' off BEFORE testing it in the...
Leaving the forum, but not leaving sailing. I picked up a 2001 WindRider 16 trimaran a few weeks ago (still haven't had it in the water yet, though). :(
I like small boats, not just because they tend to be faster than larger models of similar design, but because they're much more affordable to...
I loosened the outhaul once in very light wind, but didn't really notice a major improvement.
I like a nice, tight, crisp look to my main, and the shelf-foot just looked saggy and, well, loose. :confused:
My new boat has a loose-foot main. Oh well.
Actually, I've decided to give the WindRider-16 a try. It's said to be much faster than the AT/TI.
The sail has a boom and battens, which, even though it's loose-footed, should help with sail performance and efficiency. It also has the furling mainsail design, like the Hobie. I like that a...
I got the main and furling jib for my Mod II 14.2 from SLO. Excellent work and great people to deal with. Terrific customer service.
I also got my jib snorkel from SLO. It's a nice way to keep your jib looking new for longer, if you store your boat outside, like I did.
I had them add extra...
Seems like a pretty fitting name to me. I wouldn't call the 14.2 "tender", but she sure liked to heel easy in a breeze.
Donner Lake is very pretty. There's a series of snow sheds above the lake you can wonder through. Used to be able to ride motorcycles through them.
The new owner is a real nice guy and keeps in touch. He's promised to get me some photos of her under sail on Donner Lake. :cool:
I never did get a picture of my boat sailing. :(
He sent me this picture a few days ago, showing the name he gave her.
I thought about it. I did LOTS of research on the Hobie forum and YT, then I found a few and arranged to see them, but in the end I decided to take a break from sailing.
I love it, but it's a PITA having to drive 35 miles to get access to my boat, then have to rig, launch, sail, land, wash...
Well, it’s done and she’s headed to her new home in Sebastopol, Ca.
Considering all the time and money I’ve invested (DUMPED) in this boat, I took a MASSIVE financial hit on the sale, but I’m glad to see it go.
It was a great boat, but I just wasn’t using it, and it had the unpleasant habit of...
I will when I get it installed. :p This darn SiP has me hunkered down at home for the foreseeable future.
I can tell you how I'm going to run it, though. I'm going to use the existing Cunningham at the luff, a pair of intermediates along the foot, and this system at the leech (pictured)...
I was watching a sailing documentary the other day, and it seems that you don't add the "II" (2, 3, 4, or whatever the case may be) to the name of your next boat, unless the original boat is still in existence.
If the first boat was destroyed or sank, you can use the same name, but without the...
I can't answer your first question because I'm not entirely sure what you're talking about, but I can answer the second one.
You have to remove the cuddy box to access the inside of the cockpit wall. That's the only way to replace the bungie that holds the hiking straps up.
That bungie is...