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Re: [Michalak] Re: Happy Adventure sailing

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  • Gene Berry
    John Boy, remember Sail Oklahoma in October, more than a few of us would like to see HA Gene Berry ... From: John Boy Subject: Re:
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      John Boy, remember Sail Oklahoma in October, more than a few of us would like to see HA

      Gene Berry

      --- On Thu, 5/23/13, John Boy <t1ro2003@...> wrote:

      From: John Boy <t1ro2003@...>
      Subject: Re: [Michalak] Re: Happy Adventure sailing
      To: "Michalak@yahoogroups.com" <Michalak@yahoogroups.com>
      Date: Thursday, May 23, 2013, 3:24 PM
















       









      Our covers are notched to go around the mast.  You could make your tops in three or four sections.  Each section could overlap and even slide on top of each other.  You could make plastic bearing surfaces so they'd slide well without scratching the paint.  You can get those 1/8 inch thick cutting boards from the dollar store pretty cheap.  They're easy to cut with a jig saw and you can counter sink them just enough for a #6 SS screw.  Actually, you need to make bearings for your rudder and leeboard out of cutting boards.  Smooth operation and doesn't mess up the 'poxy on the boards.



      Take a look at the pictures of Caprice, Cormorant, and Jewelbox on Duckworks and you'll see what I mean.



      I've never felt the love for the slot top.  Where I sail, I feel more secure with it closed in.  On Fiddlestix's, Scott's NB, first voyage, we were sailing our boats pretty hard to see what they could do.  Scott's wife said she saw Looney Toon's leeboard come out of the water when we rolled a little on a beam gust. 



      Happy Adventure has a Mississippi Barrier Island trip in her future.  That trip has 5 to 7 mile stretches of open Gulf of Mexico between the islands.  Then there'll be a trip to the Chandeleur Islands.  That's 30 miles south of Bilioxi with a 12 mile stretch of open water.  In a couple of winters, there will be a trip to the Dry Tortugas, they're 60 miles west of Key West.  And who knows, with the right weather window, in 12 to 16 hours of sailing, Happy Adventure can be in Bimini or West End.



      Nope, poly tarp slot covers aren't for me.

      John Boy



       



      I have a blog and it ain't up to date!  http://toon2sailor.blogspot.com/



      “Seaward ho! Hang the treasure! It's the glory of the sea that has turned my head.” 



      Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island



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