I built this double leeboard because I thought it was more simple and I�m
not very handy. A centerboard would have taken a lot of space in the
readily narrow and cramped boat.
I used to live in Pello from 1976 to 1990. That souvenier shop is really
exceptional. I miss game bird hunting in Pello, there was a lot of hazel
grouse (the one living in fur tree forest) and I might catch seven in a
day. Alright, here we have the "famous" grouse and I might catch ten a day.
Last year I got 52, this season only three. The population shrank because
the mice disappeared and the predators moved over to grouse. Snow fall in
June killed the chicks.
On Wed, Mar 27, 2013 at 2:18 AM, prairiedog2332 <nelsarv@...> wrote:
> Hi Matti,
> You could move up to a larger sail, have another row of reef points and
> keep the leeboard the same. I might consider a bit deeper rudder
> I never have seen leeboards on a dory. They generally have a centreboard
> and some ballast on the bottom. Perhaps a few stones or bags of sand, or
> better yet - some big fish.
> The furthest north I have been in Finland was Pello. Very nice shop
> there with traditional crafts and clothing. We planned to stop at the
> Polar Circle but it was raining so hard we missed the sign. Stopped on
> the way back. Saw reindeer but not Santa. Met many very nice people.
> --- In Michalak@yahoogroups.com, Matti Asikainen <matti.asikainen51@...>
> > Thank you guys! I�m a bit dump on these issues and my sailboat
> English is
> > lousy. So I�ll stick to one leeboard and the position of the mast
> > according to the plans. I have also been thinking of a bit larger sail
> > that would mean a bit larger board I guess.
> > I might try first with a regular size sail though. I have plenty of
> > tarpaulin, 230 g/m2, with a dense net of rip stop cord. Do you think
> > would be a disaster? It has stood up well in my first small sail-row
> > see:
> h?v=kEeLj8PiU8Y <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEeLj8PiU8Y>>
> > It is so narrow that it heels easily and a double leeboard is needed.
> > even tilted the leeboards outwards by 4 degrees so the one on the lee
> > would be more upright. -In the pics the sail is not tensed the
> correct way
> > - I managed to tension it better later. I guess I have the
> > sailboat in Scandinavia, the next one in Finland is 450 km South. I
> live in
> > the Northernmost corner of Finnish Lapland.
> > I chose ladybug because it looks nice and I get a great benefit from
> > photo story in the website of Stewen Murray,
> > *
> > cheers,
> > Matti
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