RE: [bolger] Re: Learning to sail ..
- The procedure you sent was revised a bit when I got the plans from Mr
Payson. It recommends a 58" long straight tiller also several other
modifications (Mast step, Bowspirit Slot, Chines, Tiller all have new notes)
I can send you a copy for future ref if your interested? I'm going to start
on some of the smaller pieces in my apartment over the next while since I
can easily take them when I move (LOL assuming my wife doesn't kill me
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
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Subject: [bolger] Re: Learning to sail ..
I found an old kickup rudder with a long tiller and aluminum side
plates from an old dinghy (without a blade) for $30 at a local used
sailboat parts store in St. Augustine (www.Sailors-Exchange.com) and
cut a blade for it that roughly matched the plans. One thing you
will want, however you make your kickup rudder, is a tiller that
comes at least 6" into the cockpit.
--- In bolger@yahoogroups. <mailto:bolger%40yahoogroups.com> com, "David C."
>hangs to the proper designed depth, it's just a blade hanging from a
> Steve -
> Don't over think the kick up rudder. As long as you're ruder blade
>Michalak. Just the little drawing (combined with your plans) gives
> If you haven't seen it yet, here's an essay about rudders from Jim
you enough info to build a kick up rudder. Adding the lead sink
weight at the bottom is key -- makes it so much more convenient.
>it's that cute, little bowsprit, but it sure looks like a fine little
> I've always loved the Surf - I've had the plans for years. Maybe
> ---- Steve <paradox_4@...> wrote:
> > Bolger Surf (Crab Skiff).. Just got the plans by mail two days ago
> > from Mr Payson.
> > At the moment I am focusing on the kick up Rudder since many
> > have recommended it to me. An Autocad drawing that I have beenworking
> > on was uploaded to the "Files" Section of this Group and also thethis
> > Canadian Boat Builder Group. If anyone has any suggestions on it
> > please let me know -- It is a work in progress; thus my drawing is
> > just a first draft. I suspect some of the more salty members of
> > group will find mistakes right away. any input is appreciated! -34 Deg
> > C (-29F) = lots of time to study plans :)[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> > Merry Christmas!
> > Steve
> > ---------