Re: [bolger] Re: launching
> Bruce,Embarassing was all. No damage done, and twice the time
> I am so sorry for the mishap, that's embarassing to say the least.
> David Jost
was lost talking about it, over the simple task of pushing
the boat in the water with my SUV.
Its a funny thing about building a boat,
in that I feel a sense of liberation that almost anything
I can break; I know how to fix. All the spectators were
horrified at the prosect of damage tot he boat, and I felt
"Hey, what the heck, its mostly Home Depot lumber."
Also, I am glad to have mounted UHMW skid strips on each
chine and the keel, which made the task of pushing the boat
on the rough launch ramp easier.
[Probably reduced friction causing the premature launch too.]
Other thoughts about the boat, my tiller arm needs to be
remade with a crook, so that it rests at just the right
height for ergonomic comfort. Also, the height of the seats
is perhaps two inches low for perfect vision out in the forward
direction, though sitting on a pillow is a simple fix.
Stepping the mast wasn't a problem.
And...I hope and expect that the task of sorting out all
the lines and rigging will get more familiar with practice.