The Coastal classic would be an awesome race to do.... Go for it!
i'd be interestedI'm pretty keen to do the Coastal Classic (unofficially) on a Weta it's about 120 miles, on the 24th of October from Auckland to Russel, anyone want to come down and join me??
Cool! I've gota convince Roger or someone to drive chase boat and someone else to drive the road trailer and dolly's up the coast. If we have two boats it would be better to have one each, bit faster if it's off the wind. PM me your email and I can keep you in the loopi'd be interestedI'm pretty keen to do the Coastal Classic (unofficially) on a Weta it's about 120 miles, on the 24th of October from Auckland to Russel, anyone want to come down and join me??
crewing with you
or in a rental boat
last time i did that route
was over 3 days with the military
in a fleet of montague whalers
My first reaction was forgetting I had 2 tillers but once I got over that, they seem great. The main reason for me having 2 is that my boat handling skills suffer in high winds and it's mostly due to tiller f'k ups. It gets stuck under hiking strap, tramp or wrapped around kite sheet. The support brakets worked fine. There was no real added friction. But the thing is that I haven't tested it yet in wind conditons I want. I'm also worried that those supports are looking to snag a kite sheet as well. so we will see.Dave,
Nice job on the tillers. Your brackets are a nice touch - able to keep the tillers out of the water when the boat is well heeled but still allow you to move them up and forward when sitting further towards the bow. Nicely done.
What is your impression after having sailed the boat with twin tillers?