- Finally got my nymph out on the water! Everything was great - took my
kids out one at a time, even made it back to the dock! Last trip
back in I was letting the wind just coast me back to shore and got a
little sidways to the beach. The toungue(?) that goes inside the
boat cracked almost all the way through just above the rail when I
got in close and hit some shallow water. Anybody have any thoughts
on a better attachment method? I wasn't real happy with the leeboard
attachment on the nymph during building but built it per plans anyway.
Thanks for the help.
- Doug, early on I sprang the 'hook' on our Nymph's leeboard in similar
fashion. Since we were launching and retrieving from a lee beach all the
time I did as follows. The remains of the 'hooks' were sawn off . A couple
of extra pieces were laminated onto the gunwale where the board rested,
making the gunwale at that point wide enough to have a slot cut through it.
The board passes down, daggerboard fashion, through this slot and a similar
slotted retainer near the chine. A couple of holes through the board allow a
stout pin to hold the board up while launching / retrieving. The lanyard for
the pin loops over a cleat to hold the board down while tacking (it floated
up otherwise). A kick up rudder is handy, too.
- If you have a stout attachment for the board (as our Brick has) you will
probably break the board, as we did. I think the answer is to make one
that kicks up and don't let the boat get sideways near shore. ( I just
made another board and resolved to be careful.)