Re: Three River Launched!
- Always liked K/W - especially the food. My daughter graduated from WLU.
Any thoughts about the Kingston Messabout in September?
Bryant- north of Peterborough
--- In email@example.com, "bh100014" <ben.ho@...> wrote:
> Launched at the Conestogo Lake in Ontario. It's a small lake where
> we have a sailing club. That's where my boat(s) reside.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Bryant Owen" <mariner@> wrote:
> > Terrific job. Where did you launch?
> > Bryant
> > --- In email@example.com, "bh100014" <ben.ho@> wrote:
> > >
> > > The Chebcaao Three Rivers was launched last Sunday with much
> > > fanfare, under a beautiful sky with a moderate breeze. The local
> > > newspaper even sent a crew out to report on the story (building
> a 20
> > > footer in ones' garage, in landlocked Waterloo is newsworthy!).
> > > Everything went quite well. I was relieved that the trailer
> > > launching & recovery was fairly straight forward, as the boat
> > > at our sailing club has a very shallow gradient limited by the
> > > line. I've posted some pictures on the Photos file under Ben's
> > > Rivers. Some points of interest:
> > > - I put the boat & trailer through the landfill weigh scale. It
> > > comes up to about 2200 lb. The trailer is a heavy duty one,
> > > including the spare tire is around 700 lb, so the boat weighs
> > > lb. This seems about right, as I added 250 lb of
> > > plus a heavy-duty cabin roof.
> > > - With a cross wind of about 5 knots, the boat takes a
> > > amount of effort to hold on to at the bow/stern lines. My
> > > is my 17 ft Marsh Hen, which has a fairly high side for its
> > > and the Hen takes much less effort. I've mostly single handed
> > > Hen for launch/sail/recover, and assumed I can do the same with
> > > Chebacco; now I am not too sure...
> > > - The wind died (that was when the sailing photo was taken), and
> > > puttered around with the electric motor, sometimes with a full
> > > of spectators. I like the motor! Nice and quiet, just turn the
> > > handle and it goes. The rudder is pleasantly responsive with a
> > > tight turning radius. (Does it begin to sound like a sport car?)
> > > - After a while the wind picked back up to 10 kts. She sailed
> > > in this wind, and is extremely stable (again with my 17 ft Hen
> > > reference). Response is slower than the Hen, which can be
> > > given two times the weight. Very sure-footed, comes about with
> > > hesitation. At this wind there's a slight weather helm, just
> > > right.
> > > - The mizzen doesn't seem to do much, but I think I have much to
> > > learn yet about trimming the mizzen.
> > > - The raising/lower of the gaff takes more effort than I
> > > Also, the gaff jaw rubs hard against the mast such that several
> > > spots were stripped bare of varnish, even though the jaw is
> > > with leather. I think I need to sheath the mast section with a
> > > of SS sheet. Does anyone else have this problem??
> > > - A hundred other small things need to be worked on, such as
> > > to hang the fenders so they don't destroy the rub rail....but
> > > overall I am quite happy so far.
> > >
> > > Cheers
> > >
> > > Ben
> > >