finally we have water!
- here in Kalgoorlie ,western Australia we finally have a lake to sail
on after 2 1/2 years of dry stuff. Our beloved Lake Douglas, really a
small dam, has filled due to some flash flooding. The June bug is
back on the water but she looks shocking. i hope to get her in the
shed for a spruce up soon. Made a new lug sail from a piece of jib
found at the tipso it should be fun . Last time out I broke an
oarlockand had to paddle the boat. We found that this was heaps
easier than rowing, so I dont even take the oars with me now. I've
made a loooong leaf shaped paddle , and stand up to paddle . Its very
relaxing and efficient, great on thin water and fast as you tend to
heel the boat on each stroke,reducing surface contact area.
The change to a lug sail means even less lines in the boat. I'm
using this as a test to see if I should convert the folding schooer
to a standing set up, with shorter masts, and less lines. Any
Cheers all Paul.
Bolger fleet owner/builder Kalgoorlie , Western Australia