Sunday, October 13, 2013
Cleaned her out, rolled up the sails and opened up the hatches. I left the cover on and added a tarp stretched between two 'pillars'. The tarp is mainly a snow cover we will see how well it works.
I launched later than planned and have not had time to sail as much as I would like but I am very happy with my little boat!!! The plans for winter is to get her ready for overnight trips, i.e. a tent, some way of cooking food and a good way of sleeping.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Naturally the footprint is quite different than the old so I will have to modify the trailer a little.
Monday, September 9, 2013
When we were retrieving the boat we found that the winch on the trailer have been worn out (some of the teeth on the winch drum) despite only having been used maybe 10-15 time (rubbish!!!!). So now I need to find a new winch, turning out to be an expensive hobby..... ;)
So today I removed the old winch and measured the footprint to see if I can find a new that does not require me to drill new holes.
Sunday, August 25, 2013
Sunday, August 18, 2013
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
I was planning to put a net across the cargo compartment under the foredeck, to keep all my gear in the boat in case of a capsize. But as I had some canvass left from making the cover I decided to use this instead. So this is what I did:
Drew the shape on the fabric
Cut it out
Hemmed the edges and added brass eyelets
Installed it in the boat using hooks and bungy cord (in the picture you can also see that I use the main downhaul as the centerboard uphaul)