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  • jreed5939
    Sep 5, 2012
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      Chuck

      Reading your adventures with GAMARAY is what convinced me to buy the plans for the Mayfly 14. I just went and bought all the 1/4 ply this evening (building on a budget) . I hope that my boys and I enjoy it as much as you have.

      --- In Michalak@yahoogroups.com, "prairiedog2332" <nelsarv@...> wrote:
      >
      > I loved those videos in that they illustrated to me a more "relaxed"
      > form of sailing - lounging back and enjoying the moment and the dolphins
      > swimming along with you etc. I have been on canoe trips were some of the
      > group can't seem to wait to get to the destination and miss a lot
      > instead of just enjoying and relishing the moment. And getting impatient
      > with those you lag behind. So often, my wife and I preferred to go out
      > alone.
      >
      >
      > There is a type of tape that doesn't require sewing it down on a
      > polytarp sail. Wish I could find a source for it.
      >
      >
      > You can spend a fair amount of bucks on a high quality sail and rigging
      > it for best performance, but what to do when the wind dies? I think
      > Jim's philosophy is to invest some of the bucks in a small reliable
      > outboard instead, especially if you are a novice sailor. Even a small 2
      > hp OB will drive a lot of Jim's designs at hull speed against a light
      > head wind better than a costly sail.
      >
      >
      > But you are lucky getting a good new sail like you did. Then tweaks
      > sound reasonable cost-wise for sure.
      >
      >
      > Nels
      >
      >
      > --- In Michalak@yahoogroups.com, "CHARLES" <chuckpierce@> wrote:
      > >
      > > Hi, Nels, that is my Mayfly in the 2011 Texas200. At that time, she
      > had the original setup that Jim specifies and the polytarp sail that I
      > built per Jim's instructions in his book, and she did well on that trip.
      > In Seadrift after the 200, a friend noticed that the taped (not sewn)
      > polytarp sail was falling apart, so he sent me a Dacron sail that he had
      > made for a boat that he had never built. I was inspired with the new
      > sail to try some of Michael Storer and Brian Pearson's recommendations
      > for better balanced lug performance.
      > >
      > > Chuck Leinweber's pump up shower made huge contributions to
      > performance both years. :)
      > >
      > > Chuck P
      > >
      > > --- In Michalak@yahoogroups.com, "prairiedog2332" nelsarv@ wrote:
      > > >
      > > > I think this one is set-up pretty close to what Jim writes in his
      > build
      > > > book with a good view of the so-called "tack line".
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgPWwbATdw4&feature=relmfu
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yD0HVh7BEfk&feature=relmfu
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > I notice there is one of Chuck's portable showers on board as
      > well:-)
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > Nels
      > > >
      > >
      >
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