She sails!

Got Lark out for the first sail today. She did great. She is very well behaved.

My one worry was that my rudder area would be too small. This was not a problem. Super light helm, turns effortlessly, and responds well.

My hose friction setup worked perfect to keep the centerboard down.

I read up on a Sunfish rigging manual to get an idea or two about this lateen sail  – it helped.

The winds were reasonably light today – 6 MPH according to NOAA. She still moves along pretty well at that wind speed. The sail seems like a good size for the hull. I have a couple tweaks to do to the sail, but other than that – I’m happy.

Venti has some competition now – I really enjoy this new sail & oar boat!

Double enders are cool.

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About timsboats

Beginning hobby boat builder Wannabee sailor
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