55393Re: Cartopper review
- Sep 4, 2007Hi Bruce,
My first BolgerBuild was a Gypsy with the "leg-o-mutton" sail. I found
Gypsy a rather comfortable boat - I often sailed it all day without
grave discomfort. I thought the Cartopper would be merely shortened
version. Maybe I need to build another Gypsy.
--- In email@example.com, "Bruce Hallman" <bruce@...> wrote:
> On 9/4/07, chebacco_30 <chebacco_30@...> wrote:
> > I have a fairly new Cartopper which I have rowed a few times and
> > sailed a few times. Yesterday I sailed it for 3 hours or so on Lake
> > Berryessa. I am quite disappointed with this design and would like to
> > hear from others that have experience with this boat. Any and all
> > suggestions are welcome.
> Sorry to hear of your problems. I know Berryessa, and it the winds
> there can be 180 degrees of variable and gusty especially close to
> shore. Plus is sounds like you experienced an especially strong wind
> On the bright side, at least the water was warm in case you get wet
> dumping that boat. I don't know how to make a narrow hard chine boat
> not be tiddly as it goes from the bottom panel to the chine panel.
> You and I are both pretty big men, compared with that light weight
> To me, the Cartopper has always seemed similar to the Gypsy. You
> might consider adding side facing 'seats' like the Gypsy, so that you
> can quickly scoot your butt from centerline out to windward, like with
> a Gypsy.
> Here is a link to the 1987 Dan Segal SBJ writeup 'Sailing Gypsy' which
> might be interesting.
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