I should have linked to your thread. It was very helpful. We used your design to get a rough idea of how to make a similar one with about the same dimensions. If anyone comes via Google, kenn's very helpful thread is here:
We have become pretty good at a two-person raise and lower without aids, but last year I did something similar to you but with 1.125" aluminum tube. I just used a 2:1 arrangement, but it's proven to be easy enough. The gin pol
Sail Mazinaw was a blast. We met many new sailors and reunited with old friends. Saturday winds were good to us and we loved sleeping in our Sandpiper again. Sailing our area of the Ottawa is always a challenge. Against the wind and against the
Well, after much fiberglass work, a fair bit of fabricating and machining assorted metals and a whole lot of sweat, we were finally able to take Stitch, our CL16 hull #223 (circa 1969 or 1970 I believe) out for a shakedown cruise last Friday.
Check out these photos. After Sail Mazinaw, Sapphire and Shortwave trailered to LaPasse and launched in Windy Island's home waters. It was the best sailing of the season. Windy Island's crew were incredible hosts. Including Sail Mazinaw, Shortwa