Tim Posted October 5, 2004 Report Share Posted October 5, 2004 CS 17 #86 Escape' has been launched twice. First sail was solo in a builders shakedown launch. I had few technical issues and lots of wind. I saw the quickness of this boat in just a few minutes on the water but didn't want to press my luck until I could go back and fix my snotter and centerboard. Minor issues in the end and I wish I would have realized the easy solutions while still on the water. After fussing with folding the sails I also decided right then to glue my poles together and wrap the sails around them and carry them on top of the boat. This is really nice with the pvc holders to transport them like Gordy's pictures. 2nd launch was the public launch. A couple pictures are here. Calm wind conditions this day. None at all until I trolled out of the creek and into the main lake beyond camera shot from my photographer unfortunately. We ghosted along nicely and we were very pleased at our progress and the boats ability to sail into the wind and tack with so little available wind. My certified sailer instructor/friend was very surprised in his first sail in a cat ketch. He marveled at the safety -no boom to hit your head, excellent stability even when were both on the same side, easy to sail. We were all excited about our next launch date. Thanks Graham for a great design! [attachment over 4 years old deleted by admin] Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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