I notice there is no centerboard
pocket, so it certainly is not going to point very high, it might have lee boards that would help.
I built a similar boat from a 9 foot fiberglass
sail boat. I basically cut it in 1/3 and 2/3's, reshaped the rear seat/storage/flotation to accept the bow and added a couple supports to hold the rear of the bow section just behind the rowing seat that also supports the top of the centerboard
pocket. I added waterproof access ports
to both the bow and stern seat/flotation to make them also serve as storage
lockers. My boat did not come with sails
, centerboard or rudder
so I still am working on all those. I've experimented with a few, the centerboard will eventually be a swing back type that will help keep from ripping out the pocket if I run aground hard.
I do have the original mast, I got the boat after it served as a flower garden and flag pole in somebodies front yard. One of the sail rigs will be a loose footed sprit sail using the rowing oars as mast and sprit. One oar has a hole in the end that accepts the pin from the bolted on oarlock from the other oar used as a mast. The upper corner and mast top of the sail will have pockets that catch the business end of the sprit oar and mast oar. I assume I will probably also have a standard sloop
sail with the original mast, but assume the sprit rig will get used more often, when using the boat as a dinghy
on a windy day. It rows very well, I typically row it 20 miles a week just for exercise. I'm even building a dodger
frame for it to use on cold rainy days. It stores well on my davits
, either nested up or whole, but could be put on deck
nested during a storm or long passage
. It can be assembled or disassembled while floating. A stainless pin catches a hole in the lower center of the bow when assembled and lines and cleats
hold the upper edges in place. Those same lines and a hook into the bottoms of the oarlocks hold it together while nested.
I need to get some pictures of it on my website.