54912Re: [bolger] Tortoise
- Jul 29, 2007On Jul 29, 2007, at 5:51 PM, Bruce Hallman wrote:
>What a great Tortoise! Pound for pound that has to be the bestBolger design.
>I notice your elegant solution to the dagger board question.I made it out of 1/4", to make it as easy as possible for Maggie to
handle. Unfortunately, the rig generates enough power that it really
chicken-wings if left on the windward side, so it's better to switch
on the tack, which means more handling. A heavier board might
actually end up being easier to deal with. One of these years we
might give it a try.
At any rate, the boat sails beautifully. When I get tired up chasing
our 18 month old up and down the beach, I put her in the Tortoise,
named Puff Ball, and we go out for a circuit of the South end of the
lake. She loves trailing her hands over the side, or feeding me
crackers while we dribble along!
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