Re: best rowing boat
- Hello Rob B
We all are happy about the Teals but we tend to be happy in general
My kids 13 and 11 sail one while I stand watch under oar power in the
other one. They love the boat. I plan to change the rudder to a kick-
up rudder because that is the only thing sticking under the boat. At
the present the lee-board hungs over the side with a retaining strop
threaded in the middle of the frame so when we tack we have to tack
the leeboard too which is a bit wet but OK otherwise. I might hinge
it on a bolt stuck in the middle of the side.
I rigged the Teal as a standing lugger with a 65 sqft sail which is a
lot and no boom which is nice against clutter but slightly unstable
down wind. I was watching my kids starting a death roll last week-end
but the helmsman was excellent and jibed without mishap.
I was sailing the other day with my wife and the boat is adequate
even with 2 adults (we are light weight people at 120 kg).
I rowed 6 nautical miles on the coast the other day in less than 2
hours without effort. I think that a good performance for a little
boat like the Teal.
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
> Hi Thierry,getting back to dinghy sailing in my club and it looks like the ideal
> How does Teal performan under sail quick and steady etc. We are
boat for rowing/sailing to join the fun.
> Rob B
> South Australia