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    26 days ago
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    There have always been two small boat trips that I have been inspired by, the first is Shackleton’s trip β€œSouth” and the other is Robin Knox Johnson’s round the world trip in his 32 foot Suhaili. This race was recreated in 2018 and again now in 2022. Not feeling confident about joining in I decided to have ago at making a model of Suhaili. The hull is based on the Bearospace Emma but with a modified deck and rig.
    The finished boat seems to sail very well and is remarkably balanced. There is a bowsie on each of the three sheets, so the relative sheeting angle can be adjusted and after an initial sail, a slight easing of the jib meant the boat tracked along quite nicely. The sheets are controlled by an arm, which only just gives enough travel. The sails are my first attempt at β€œhome made”, the battens are very thin plastic strip, perhaps a touch too thin.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7RcsuXsPVg

    The video shows the boat sailing at Fleetwood, excuse any filming or sailing issues - it's difficult to do both at the same time.


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    25 days ago by AndyB ( Warrant Officer)
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    Another good read is Australia the Hard Way by David Pyle. He and his crew sail a Drascombe Lugger to Australia, unsupported in 1968. The lugger is a 18 foot open boat. His book was reprinted a few years ago.
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    25 days ago by roycv ( Midshipman)
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    Although I had been dinghy sailing on and off in the mid 1950s, my interest was inspired by a book from the local library called 'Trekka round the world' by John Guzzwell. His adventures in a home built 20 foot long sailing boat.
    It is an excellent read and this was in 1967!
    Roy
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    26 days ago by NickD ( Leading Seaman)
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    I was inspired to take up sailing by Sir Francis Chichester trip around the world on "Gypsy Moth"
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    26 days ago by TonyAsh ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Sails really well, you've done a good job, well done!
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