Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Sailboat in the water
I'm finally finished (kinda) and got the thing in the water today. It was great! I could easily paddle it like a canoe, and it sailed fine with my little polytarp sail, although it has a leeward helm (the center of lateral resistence is obviously abaft the center of effort). More modifications to come, but for now, I can have some adventure. Woo-hoo! It's everything I've wanted. Stable, unsinkable, paddle-able, .... Sweet.