kinda resembles the mini-sharpie from simplicityboats site, done a couple of em, 1 for rowing one for sailing (hasnt been out yet). watched the video someone posted of the minuet is kinda similar ideas in mind for solo sailing, having controls right in front of you.. and for that I have an idea for an easily reefable balanced lug sail.. takes sewing in a 1.5" rope-laddered slot for the sail to wind down around-over the boom.. which has a peg on it (why the rope-laddered slot!) for a rope ring to act as a stop. a couple loops acting as "bearings" for it to stay same height, and the top sprit can raise or lower for amount of sail showing. simple as pointing to irons, set top sprit height and wind the sail down around the boom, set the loop over the post, cleat the sprit rope tight.
its not much a reach forward for that stuff. (still gotta sew that up outta dollar store nylon shower curtains is cheep available)
the daggerboard box sits right between legs, you sit on the floor and theres a convenient crossbrace for a toehold so ya can lean left right if needed. did a little looking online regarding daggerboard position and sail's center sweet spot, if I fall out it SHOULD just point itself into the wind and about stop, but more likely it'd just blow over.. ouch! little more work for a daggerboard box and they do take up a little room right between your legs, but its right there to raise or lower.
yep and yep.. 2-5/8 gunwales rabbeted the 5/8 for 2" taller sides, then the kids pool noodles clinched on for another inch worth and floatation too. balanced lug might be the better idea for smaller, the mast forward of the sail lessening some of the torque.. one main sheet line through the top of the rudder, similar to how Beede did with the summer breeze but I used nylon webbing mesh.. tiller arm slips over it, then the rope runs through the mesh to a cleat on my left. a pin slips in over the tiller arm so it cant pop off.
small (important?) detail.. I put a wide runner down the center bottom that the daggerboard goes through, then a runner (3/4 x 1-1/8) left-right about 9" away. inside theres crossboards that connect through to those 3 runners, kinda lattices the floor panel to be strong. crossboards arent where I sit, floor is smooth there to shift-slide left-right (toeholds being the forward daggerboard crossbrace).
From: kbgwp <kbgwp@...>
Sent: Saturday, August 10, 2013 12:15 PM
Subject: [onesheetwonders] Updates to my one sheet boat project
I just added 54 more pictures to my album
You can read all about my building and designing of this boat on the woodenboat.com forum. Here's a link to my build thread
. Be sure to view all the pages to get the latest info.
This has been a fun project so far. I haven't gotten a chance to try it out in the river yet but plan to very soon. This boat was built with some pretty crude methods but since it was not a proven design, I didn't want to spend the money on fiberglass and epoxy. I really expect this boat to last me a couple seasons or more unless I break it by hitting rocks or something. It was a quick and cheap project just to prove out my design.
It looks like it will serve my needs.
Brian in PA