WindmillsFrom a new builder
Posted 08 December 2012 - 12:47 PM
Hull 5700 and upward being built by Mark Johannsen of Johannsen Boat Works in Vero Beach, FL.
It will breath new life into the class.
Mark also builds Trinkas and Raiders
not paid pimp'in.....just a fan of the boats
Posted 08 December 2012 - 02:03 PM
me years ago, single handing in a breeze:
Posted 08 December 2012 - 02:24 PM
Posted 09 December 2012 - 02:16 AM
Posted 26 December 2012 - 06:08 PM
Posted 26 December 2012 - 07:53 PM
But a bit heavy.
That hull is for sale at a really great price.
I'd tinkered with the idea of grabbing it and fitting it out with old left-over Windmill stuff from decades of sailing the boat.
But it seemed heretical on such a fine hull.
This would be a great boat for a Windmill owner with a decent rig and sails who wants a new hull.
Posted 26 December 2012 - 10:26 PM
Dave, how much heavier than the minimum is it?
30 over, according to ad for sale.
Good to see Johanssen boats hanging in there, I'm sure Mark will get the weight issue sorted out.
Posted 26 December 2012 - 11:06 PM
The chief measurer says he often sees older hulls 20 to 30 pounds over.
I had a Windmill hull that was 20 pounds UNDER. Terrible hull. Had to unload it for the price of the rig, sails and foils. Then the boat was dumpstered, I understand.
In my opinion, this hull is so stiff that it will be very competitive, especially in waves. Some weight could be removed the same way Mark J.,the builder, got the subsequent hulls down to below minimum (198#), besides a slightly different layup program.
There is reinforcement under the seats not needed. The transom cap is larger then needed. (Has to have 1" of crown shear to shear.) Overall weight can be controlled by judicious rigging.
A little over a half inch of water in the hull is more than 4 gallons, 32#.
For $2500, it is a good option.
Posted 27 December 2012 - 03:30 AM
if anyone is interested in having teh rig and stuff or even rebuilding the boat please send me a message so I can hokk you up with the family with the boat.
Use a link on my regatta website. i generally never notoice SA PM stuff.
Posted 08 February 2013 - 02:52 PM