That's a lot less than the 5% of sail area that's said to be best. And an entire world
away from 3 foot draft.
Glad it works for you.
Maybe it's worth it to recall Philip Bolger's note that the more undercanvassed the boat,
the larger the leeboard needs to be; not the other way around.
> > Those keels are 4" deep by 2' long . I am in the process of cutting
> them back to 1 3/4" as the recent rains have given us some big
> shallow lakes. The offcuts will be glued back on to lenghten the
> keels. the important thing when sailing is not to stall on your
> tacksas you tend to just drift sideways. we once out tacked a Mirror
> by heeling the boat almost to the waterline, whilst they were all
> hanging out the sides. beaching under sail is fun when you dont have
> toto stop and pull anything up.
> Go for it
> cheers Paul, sailing once again on the EPHEMERALlakes of Kalgoorlie.
> Its still not deepenough for the schooner