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    Nerys
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    Hi Griss,
    I take it you agree with what has been said.
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    When the winds before the rain, soon you may make sail again, but when the rain's before the wind, tops'l sheets and halyards mind
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    jbkiwi
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    I have the same problem with my Optimist Nerys, - no room for passengers in the MX3😁 (front maybe) just squeaks in. Worse with large planes. Like you I've tried to build under 40" for boats, so they can fit across the back seat or rear area. Planes no bigger than 60" span (mostly 48" or less, for the same reason) big wings can be a pain to fit in and easy to damage, as with masts.

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    Nerys
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    Hi Rick, I've been thinking size for some time and haven't built anything over 30" recently, but it's not the length that's the trouble so much as the height and as most of my boats are sailing craft mast height begins to matter. The last two have fully lowering masts and it does make life much easier. As much of my sailing is done from our camper van now we have to consider where to put boats when are moored up somewhere. In the cab is our answer, but getting around with a vulnerable mast and rigging isn't easy , so lowering sailing gear is the in thing from now on. I'm even considering altering some of my older boats.

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    When the winds before the rain, soon you may make sail again, but when the rain's before the wind, tops'l sheets and halyards mind
    Newby7
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    Good you are getting away Nerys. That is a lot of boat to move around. Building boats is great but the size and weight must come into the final decision on how big a boat to build. As we get younger transportation comes more into what we build.
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    I have been building the barge with maximum ease of transport in mind. The topmast comes down and the whole rig lowers to the deck, just like on a real sailing barge. I have realised the advantage of this to the full in the last few hours. We are away in the camper and have brought my 'Bella' yacht. The mast is nearly five feet from the ground and it is not easy to find somewhere safe to put her in the confines of a smallish camper. We are safely moored at the moment and she is in the cab, but one has to be so careful moving her from a safe travelling position to a safe overnight place.

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    When the winds before the rain, soon you may make sail again, but when the rain's before the wind, tops'l sheets and halyards mind
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    Excellent news Nerys.
    Looking forward to seeing the finished articles.
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    Never give up.It will come right in the end.
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    Well done Nerys, hope to see them both on the water soon.

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    Colin H
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    That's great Nerys, at this rate you'll be sailing them soon.
    Keep going lass, cheers Colin.
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    Fair winds and calm waters, COLIN.
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    Excellent news Nerys.
    I am looking forward to seeing some photos of both vessels.

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