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>> Home > Forum > Boat Specific Chit Chat! > Sloop Gypsy
Sloop Gypsy
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Ron
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Forum Posts: 160
27th Apr 2018 03:25  
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Ready for it’s first sailing. My wife, Catharine, made this set of sails. Looking forward to seeing it on the water. 15” length.

Here is the maiden voyage! The location blocked the wind unless I took it out more, but I know the rudder will “steer” the boat and bring it into the wind.

When I removed it from the water, some got into the cockpit so it was not completely water tight. Working on that now.


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Baggie
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 32
27th Apr 2018 10:16  
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Wow...good for her. It looks great... I hope it sails as well as it looks. Enjoy!

Ron
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 160
11th May 2018 12:02  
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Improvements:
Added weight to keel
Removed all silicone from deck and port holes
Cut off former cabin and replaced with fully tape sealing cabin
Changes to sheet line exit

Plus more


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Ron
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Forum Posts: 160
13th May 2018 14:39  
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Talk about embarrassing, the little boat would not sail. The wind actually pushed the boat sideways into shore, absolutely no forward motion!

I removed the added keel weights ( washers as seen in photos)

Reduce the sail area, and still no forward motion, just sat in the water, looking pretty with slack sails.

Pondering ???