I am trying not to despair.
Hardly torture, more like insanely good fun.Since the topic of the International Canoe has been raised, let's include an Australian plank tortourer. The Skate
It was designed in the late 50's to be a following on boat from the then very popular VJ (dealt with up thread)
But the timing was unfortunate in that the Cherub arrived shortly afterwards and became 'the boat' for older teenagers and those in their early 20's.
Personaly I've never understood how you come in off a 10ft plank quick enough to deal with a sudden lull. Double tea bagging a skiff (a phrase that now causes much smirking and giggles among Gen X) is bad enough. Getting washed off the end of a plank would seem worse.
A friend of mine sailed one in his youth. Although instead of 'sailing' he described it more as sitting capsized in th middle of the bay most of the time.
Great photo of my mate crewing,Since the topic of the International Canoe has been raised, let's include an Australian plank tortourer. The Skate
Thanks. I'd appreciate that.I'll dig out some more photos.... but yes we keep some tension on and a lashing on the arch .... no failures!
Hi guys, took the bride up to Armidale (she did the morta board, degree presentation thingy, I married a woman far smarter than I, dangerous) so been off the grid for a few days.Interesting.
The 59er came with a bridle attached to the two jib sheet blocks near or on the gunwale arch mounting points.
But I would infer you (and maybe the intended way) attach them to the center of the arch.
Do you keep the rigs lightly tensioned?
Did Julian desigh them that way? Julian where are you?