Is the Y-flyer the perfect day boat for this area? I don't know. The one that came with this one was from the 50's and the bottom hull, dagger board well, deck
, bulkheads, and both sides were suffering from bad rot
. The design seemed very rigid and solid. The one I cut up was very well built, and appeared to be made of three ply panels
for the most part.
The Y-flyer website says that if you want to be class legal
that they have to approve the design of a combination wood fiberglass
hull in advance. I did not make this hull, and I do not even know if it is with in tolerances to use with the Y-flyer plans. I figure if I want a class legal boat, that I will buy one. There is one that needs work that I may get anyway.
How about raising the front deck
and building a recess where the jib
can be stored below deck ready to be raised. A fishing/sun deck instead of a place to pile the jib. A two rod trolling setup will be needed for fishing
. Side floatation and more storage
. I am going to use it as a boat.
Since I do have to make the parts
myself, I figured to make it mine.