Monday, April 26, 2010

testing times around Rottnest

I spent this week around Rottnest with only one rudder operational. The other one is out of actionafter cracking away at the hull to beam join. Obviously the loads were grossly underestimated. I see where it needs extra strength, so will be doing that work this week in Mandurah.
Sailing with omly one rudder makes it a tacker of sorts. A dangerous sort. All the benefit of a hrry layout is lost and the boat becomes very unstable with the wind from the wrong side.
Still got good surf and found a lot of golf balls too.
HAve to fix the mast sail slug groove this week then it should be off somewhere distant.

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