69380Re: Oldshoe / Japanese beach cruiser
- Feb 23, 2013Joe
I agree that Oldshoe is "unappreciated".
As a day sailer and to send the kids out in their own (properly out of sight) it really takes some beating.
I had great fun building and continue to have great fun sailing. I have absolutely no regrets about having built and it has definitely been a lot of fun for the money (both building and sailing). Realistically she is easy to trailer (except the launching on beaches or bad ramps) and a real joy to mess about in. The mast is only a problem for trailering. Stepping it has never been an issue for me.
My doubt is whether a it's actually worth having a 12' ballasted boat you have to trailer. For similar trouble and little more investment I could have had a 15 or 20' boat which would be a lot more boat. Storing and upkeep of the 12' is much easier of course.
For what she is, I think Oldshoe is fantastic and a tribute to her designer.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Joe T" <scsbmsjoe@...> wrote:
> --- In email@example.com, "prairiedog2332" <arvent@> wrote:
> Very unappreciated design.
> If you haven't seen them, Photos of my Oldshoe in Bolger 6:
> Australian Oldshoe video:
> > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwIcfSNEasU
> > Nels
> > --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "David" <dir_cobb@> wrote:
> > >
> > > 4 years ago I built Oldshoe which has been much enjoyed and well
> > sailed. I am coming round to a major maintenance and wondering whether
> > to order a suit of sails to replace the polytarp ones I have used until
> > now. In all fairness I love the boat and the way it works for what it
> > is.
> > >
> > > David
> > > Santiago, Chile
> > > (Studying my AS39 plans)
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