- Don't take me wrong, I just love my Tortoise, especially how it sails.
Yet, with the tiller centered on the aft transom, a sailer needs to
slide their butt from side to side for each tack.
When you lean back, the square edge of the aft deck then 'cuts' into
your shoulder blades, making the sailing experience less than perfect.
If only the afterdeck had some curved combing which supported your
back allowing a sailer to lean back in bliss on each tack.
Still fits on two sheets of plywood.
Slightly harder to build, but worth it in comfort while sailing.
- Lately I've been thinking of building the 8' Tortoise instead of my 4'2" beam Nymph. Seems
like the carrying capacity would be about the same maybe a little less, but it would take up
alot less deck space. Wondering if anyone has build both the Nymph and the long tortoise
and how they compared?
- Jeff, I have built the 8' Tortoise and am building the
Reubens Nymphy now. I had decided on the June Bug for
a tender, but I want to tow the boat as a dinghy, too,
and that is tough with the JB.
The long Tortoise was a great little boat--rowed well
(though not fast), extremely manuverable, light, and
stable enough to stand up in without fear. Fun to
sail if you were not in a hurry. I sold my Tortoise
several years ago, and thought about another for my
tender, but I don't really want to build the same boat
twice, and I need a little more capacity. The regular
Nymph is prettier than the Tortoise. The T'toise is
easier to build and more stable, and uses less space
--- nonews35 <nonews35@...> wrote:
> Lately I've been thinking of building the 8'____________________________________________________________________________________
> Tortoise instead of my 4'2" beam Nymph. Seems
> like the carrying capacity would be about the same
> maybe a little less, but it would take up
> alot less deck space. Wondering if anyone has build
> both the Nymph and the long tortoise
> and how they compared?
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