Slider has a sprit-sloop rig– fairly unusual for a multihull. I chose this rig for a number of reasons, and I like it a lot, but it is a bit more complicated to set up than a more conventional rig. In the course of drawing Slider, I came up with a few ideas [...]
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Slider’s rigging is 3/32″ stainless wire, held around thimbles by a couple of squash-on sleeves. Unfortunately, this leaves a cut wire end showing above the second sleeve. With time, that loose end can become frayed, After a couple of months, the heatshrink tubing I used on the ends became loose, and a [...]
I had a very sobering experience last night.
We’d taken Slider out of the water to get her ready for a trip by trailer to the wonderful peninsula across the bay from Port St. Joe, just west of Apalachicola, Florida. I needed to put up the mast in order to work on the attachments for [...]