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Aleksandr Pasechnik

Spindrift new New York or New Jersey

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Hiya!

 

Looking to build a Spindrift S11-N and wondering if anybody has one anywhere new New York or New Jersey that I could take a look at? I'm wondering about the size and would love to see how cramped it would be for me (and maybe a friendly passenger) while sailing. I'm a rather tall fellow =] .

 

Thanks all!

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thanks! that does help, actually =]
 

I need a nesting boat that I can store in my small New York City apartment!

 

Are there internal seating area diagrams or dimensions for the 11-N that I could look at to sketch something out on some large sheets of paper on the floor and try for size? Maybe I can make a mockup with some masking tape marks or similar!

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The nesting version of any of the Spindrifts is less comfortable for sailing than the original. Having opposing side seats makes all the difference. Consider a mod to add removable side seats, a couple others have done so, maybe they will speak up.

 

Don, the 12 doesn't have a nesting version.

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I'm in upstate ny near Rochester. My 11N is available to see. Also there is a lot of video in my signature. Great boat , especially for your situation. 

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11 hours ago, Hirilonde said:

The nesting version of any of the Spindrifts is less comfortable for sailing than the original. Having opposing side seats makes all the difference. Consider a mod to add removable side seats, a couple others have done so, maybe they will speak up.

 

Don, the 12 doesn't have a nesting version.

 

Do you mean extending the trimmed seats at the back so that when the boat is assembled, they become full-length benches? I can imagine how one might set up a shelf and supports to do that, though my seach-fu fails me in looking for examples in the forum. I guess there isn’t much room to do something like that in the bow section?

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1 hour ago, Aleksandr Pasechnik said:

 

Do you mean extending the trimmed seats at the back so that when the boat is assembled, they become full-length benches? I can imagine how one might set up a shelf and supports to do that,

 

Exactly, like shelves.  And you are correct, they won't work well in the forward section, but then the aft ones should do the trick. If you can build the boat, and you can imagine the shelves, you are well on your way.

 

In light winds sitting in the bilge works fine.  But as the Spindrift is a tender boat, being able to get one's @$$ out of the bilge to a desirable location for gusts is required some times.

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Alan,

 

I get a kick when I watch it of how boat trim just wasn't going to deter him from perching out on that tiny seat and the smile when he's at the helm.

 

Ted's a senior in HS now, but this video captures all the good sailing has brought our family. We built the 11N together with the kids doing as much as they could at their young ages. And since Teddy has become an accomplished techy with his own 3-D printer (he's getting a much better one for his 18th birthday the 26th) and the NYS Champ in Nordic Skiing (yes, bragging a bit). This adventure of boat building has been fantastic. I can't thank the folks at B & B and all on this board who have enriched our life.

 

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