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  1. copy that, ajax... We'll be another week getting to the water. It's hard to be that patient!
  2. Interesting... I had a Skogman tiller brake on the previous boat that worked that way. Can't find one now. It had very little play in the connections but that little bit of movement was enough to turn the boat. I used a bungee cord to tension the tiller and eliminate the play. We're looking at a smaller boat now. This trick may be perfect for her. Just one side? Or one each side?
  3. You meant bronze, right?
  4. I might just go with one of those comb like flip up "tiller holders" I saw a bronze one once that was a piece of art. Hi Kim, Well, maybe, maybe not. The comb idea was once (long LONG ago) state of the art. And I've sure they were better than leaving the tiller to swing of it's own accord. But the "settings" are so course that I'd try it first on someone else's boat. A couple of years ago, I bought a Sogman Tiller Brake, having tried all the other suggestions and found each had a gotcha. It has a twist lock to set the brake, and a fine pitch screw thread for the fine adjustment. Now comes to the part why I think the comb would not be satisfactory. You see, with what little play there is in my rudder, and it's not much at all, I find the tiller brake works a lot better if I run a bungee around it to hold it against one side of the pin. That looks lie about .010 to .020 maybe of play. But that's enough to allow the head to wander or not. I ought mine for Pride Marine, Canada. Can't find it on their site now tho. But might be worth a call?
  5. Dunno if this will help or not, but it might give you some ideas to work with. We have about the same curvature, so maybe?
  6. Less than an inch curvature in nearly a yard run? This does NOT need to be heated.
  7. If anybody mentioned this, I missed it.... The best small cruising boat is the boat you have!
  8. That seems a little harsh to me, after all, it is economical, indestructible, floats when swamped, has a nice molded lapstrake effect, mounts an outboard... only issue is what it's tied up to. Oh, wait... Tits? Tits would certainly help...
  9. Charlie Cobra? Are you busy?
  10. For Cathrine, for all who led, for all who will follow, You touched a lot of lives here. I pray you felt our touch as well. Peace
  11. would this thread kindly just fuck off and die. There is nothing as light and strong as a wire. At the Reynolds number that sails operate at, a free standing rig is ridiculous. Just my opinion, I could be wrong....
  12. You'd get a fucking awful deck to move around on, for starters. I can't help feeling that would look better upside down. You mean like a keel stepped mast?
  13. Wow, 80% is pretty good isn't it? 80% going to the cause is down right amazing. Usually that 80% goes to "management". Anyway, does anyone know how Cathrine is doing?
  14. good links, Beau.
  15. It's getting there! But that raised foredeck still looks wrong. Would you try one without it?