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Old 03-06-2014, 10:11   #16
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Re: Small Sailboat Problems

I use buckets to hold sheets and such. I find the sheet bags to be a pain to keep open when trying to coil line and sheets into them. I drill some holes in the bottom of the buckets so as to allow the water to drain away. Lash them in place with a bungee cord to an eye hook or other hard point epoxied to the cockpit well.

I would avoid using the tiller and rudder as a skulling oar. Hard on the hardware if done for any length of time, IMO. We used to do this with our Flying Scot all the time. I was the one who had to build a new rudder and replace all the hardware.

Canoe paddles worked ok for the Scot (about 900lbs) for short distances. One on each side would do well for your boat. Epoxy some hard points along the side of the cockpit well so you can lash them while out sailing.
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Re: Small Sailboat Problems

If you have an oar with a narrower blade you could velcro strap it to the boom if it wouldn't be too much in the way.

Learn to scull with the oar and you might want to even but in a sculling oarlock on the stern.
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4 people in the boat, a cooler full of the essentials and now you want to add a battery to power the little motor on the stern? You may need some water wings for that boat before you're done.

I know some folks who bought sweeps and they use them to row their Pearson Tritons (displacement over 8,600lbs). Now, that's a bit much for me but this little light displacement boat would easily be propelled by a couple of paddles or some oars in the oarlocks you could epoxy to the deck.
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