Re: Oldshoe build progresses
- I look forward to seeing Oldshoe with a balance lug main. I think that
is a great idea.
One nice thing besides the shorter mast moved further aft the bow- where
there is more buoyancy - is that when it is reefed the COE does not
move forward as much as with a leg-o-mutton main and may be easier to
reef with jiffy reefing.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "gravelyrider" <denandel01@...> wrote:
> I want to thank everyone that responded regarding the Oldshoe. This
group has a great amount of wisdom and experience.
> Realistically ,I now see that I won't be on the water this fall
(frost warning tonight here). I can see that now. while I still want
to use a balanced lug for this boat, I have 6 months to also make the
19' mast and 72 sq ft leg-o-mutton sail as the plans show. It's only
two 20' 2x4's and a tarp. After hearing your comments regarding this
sail, I realize it's the right thing to do.
> Be prepared to see this Oldshoe sailing next spring with 2 different
> I did get the gunwales on and the paint finished over the last week,
but there's still many little , and some not so little, things to do
before the boat can be trailered any distance and used as anything
other than a very slow motorboat.