Re: Lapstrake, Single Handed Schooner
- --- In email@example.com, "Bruce Hallman" <bruce@...> wrote:
>That's been my experience.
> > The challenge is to stand on the deck of a narrow boat and raise
> > the ballasted board from your feet to your shoulders (and raising
> > the associated weight, increasing the height of the center of
> > gravity) without falling overboard or capsizing the boat.
> Good point, though at 4 feet, that boat is perhaps just wide enough.
> Failing that, I see the main mast is located just aft of the board,I'm a little leery of putting that much stress on an unstayed mast.
> and would provide good purchase for a pulley hoist to lift the board.
PCB mentions that Tony Groves built an A-frame hoist, normally left
ashore, to handle the chore on his boat. If one were needed regularly
somewhere remote, I suppose that one that breaks down could be
constructed, and the pieces stored under the foredeck, or on deck
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....