Re: Lapstrake, Single Handed Schooner
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Bruce Hallman" <bruce@...> wrote:
>Yes, that's exactly what I do. Of course, I'm a big girl and I have a
> > The ballasted daggerboard is about the same thing as a lifting keel.
> > It is heavy, unweildy, not located in an ergonomically favorable
> > location.
> I see that the daggerboard is located right in the middle of the
> center deck, and I imagine you could stand right above it an use your
> leg muscles when lifting it, no?
black belt in Tae Kwon Do... but I don't find it to be all that
difficult, *and* I used 50% more lead than the plans called for, by
filling the entire 1 1/2" of the frame rather than just one inch.
(The boat really seems to like the effect of the additional ballast.)
There's enough friction to allow the process to be paused part of the
way up, and the little shelf formed at the bottom of the trunk gives a
spot to park the thing in place but retracted, letting you move around
and use both hands to insert the fid.
-- Sue --
(sorry, I've been busy and away from the list for a couple of weeks)
Susan Davis <futabachan@...>
Sue are you still out there?
I was going through back emails and came across this one , part of a conversation that Bruce started with as lapstrake version of the single handed schooner. I had blown right by the Watertribe part.
So how serious a contender could a Singlehanded Schooner be? You could sleep one crew at a time, you could row effectively. You could hang serious amounts of sail out off the wind in light airs. The one shortcoming would be going to windward in light going, might be able to compensate with rowing. You could maybe lighten up the scantlings with the lapstrake construction.
There are vets of the Florida Everglades challenge on the list,maybe they could comment.
Could you rig a seat in the back and row?
You can, and that's job #1 on my list for spring commissioning in a couple of months. I'm hoping to enter her in the Watertribe one of these years. There's just enough room to set up a sliding rowing seat, and you can brace your feet against bulkhead "D". The one problem (other than general heaviness) is that the mainmast and mainmast partner prevent you from leaning back enough for good rowing form over a long distance -- I plan to use rowing strictly as auxiliary propulsion, for getting back in to the mooring area when the wind has died completely. One of these years, I may try an experiment with a yuloh....