Originally Posted by nastysailorsyd
Thanks, Syd. I look forward to getting to Charleston and seeing you.
prior to mine is similarly loaded and has made 17 knots under sail, not surfing. But that was top speed. Cruising with decent wind
, the boat will average 10-12 knots while hitting 12-15. I'm not that ambitious, though. I'll be happy to average 8-10 while hitting 10-12. We'll see. I am putting quite a bit of weight onboard with the dinghy
and a few other items. And for the delivery
, we'll have 4 people plus kit. So I'm keeping my expectations very low.
Someone asked about the dinghy davit. We tested it last night for the first time, and it worked perfectly. I'm still shocked how well it works. And how well the davit stows along side the dinghy. We got the measurements perfect (helped that we built a full-size template of the dinghy out of cardboard and sticks of wood).
I'm still wary of the energy cost of running the winch
. I'd like to try the same thing with a 4-part pulley system and a manual winch
, just to make sure that works as a backup. More on this system soon.