My first time sailing Slipper, I was somewhat discouraged by her reluctance to tack, or at least, her reluctance compared to Slider, my 16 foot open beachcruiser. So, my first attempt at making her a snappier tacker was to cut a lot of area from the big skegs I installed to support the barn door [...]
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I should be finishing up Slipper, my little 14′ cartop cat, but lately I’ve been spending too much time doodling up a new boat for the next project. I’m scratching away at a design for a 23.5 foot microcruiser, a trailerable cat with a 16 foot sailing beam and lots of sail. My [...]
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 [...]
The first thing most sailors notice about Slider is her sprit mainsail.
Boats with traditional, low-tech rigs are uncommon in most sailing areas, and it’s no different here in the Florida panhandle. We have a couple of gaff schooners over in Destin, and there may be other character boats around, but they rarely make an [...]