Getting closer to the water. Thanks for the video Manie.
I have subscribed and wish you all the best.
Enjoy your time on the water. Love the...
I think they should start with an Optimist Tanker.
All the best Tanker sailors start out in Optimists.
Looks pretty good.
I might tweak a few sail ties a mm or two. ;-)
Any yacht smaller than mine is less fortunate.
Any yacht bigger than mine, less refined. ;-)
It can totally work, even with square windows and all the pop outs.
Just have everyone where scuba gear. No pressure. ;-)
In medium to strong winds boats like the soling sail ok with just their jib. There is considerable leeward helm, but you can foot a bit to induce...
I'm not sure you will need the same sail area as the low aspect ratio lateen sail is a pretty powerful little rig. Not so good upwind, but very...
I am pretty sure they are talking about improving lift to windward, not vertical lift. The Finn's windward performance is very sensitive to...
They are a tough breed.
Enjoy your sailing trials, and tribulations.
there was one on the river here in the 70s. very fast. forgot that was clark mills
I used to use monel for pop-rivets into aluminum, used to be available in the UK.
The 0.6 sounds more realistic for a smaller outboard like the 25 horsepower 4 stroke, but you should be pretty much in the sweet spot at 15 mph....
I know quite a few parents that have built wooden optimists, and they are also pretty competitive, and fun for the kids. Nothing really wrong with...
I bought a used Optimist for my daughter for $2000 and sold it 3 years later for $1800. It was very competive with a Quantum radial sail that had...
Can't wait to see it on the water. Thanks for sharing,
Enjoy your retirement. Fair sailing, or foul if that's what you are into. ;-)
Say 1700 pounds including hull and 2 passengers, on average.
D/L ratio comfortably under 100
Speed/Length ratio ~ 3
Resistance to Displacement...
One great improvement would be a scaled up version for adults. :-)
Wow. Beautiful boat. Sounds like a fun trip. You shouldn't need too much more with 1/2" of cedar, but I will leave it to the experts. Besides the...