Re: [bolger] "Corky", the sailing inner tube...
- In a message dated 6/11/01 5:26:55 AM Central Daylight Time, jsatt@...
But what could be expected of "Corky" as far as sailing??? A beam reach at
best??? Have any of you ever used or seen a
Dead downwind only, as far as I can judge. Haven't seen or used a "Corky" but
as a child I fabricated a variety of sailing rigs and arrangements for
innertubes and other unlikely "boats". None of them had a leeboard or
centerboard or keel, which "Corky" also seems to lack, and all were strictly
downwind "capable". To be sure, I didn't expect anything more from my
creations and my sails were remnants of discarded bedsheets attached to yards
of scrap 2X4's, I never contrived a proper rudder and relied on a canoe
paddle for all underwater functions, as well as propulsion upwind. To be
sure, I had a great deal of fun and sense of accomplishment from my
endeavors, (not to mention being out of my mother's hair for extended periods
of time, which she surely must have appreciated), but I was working in
isolation (i.e. no peers with better "boats" to show me up) and probably
would have been unhappy and frustrated if I had to compare my efforts to
those of someone more accomplished.
No Summer this year in MN,
Bill in MN