New Launch in NY

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New Launch in NY

Postby buckeye on Mon Oct 25, 2021 8:55 am

My pocketship, Wild at Heart, launched and sailed for the first time this weekend in Port Jefferson harbor.

No real issues. Everything worked as expected. It was a very nice mellow sail in calm waters and 5-10 knots.
Sailed and handled well. Responsive and felt predictable. Looking forward to more time on the water in more conditions.
Lots of center-console fishing boats out and I think everyone on the boat ramp and on the water paused to pay complements to the look of the boat.

I did forget to put the CB inspection port covers on. So a little water got in down below.
The torqeedo worked great. It will take some getting used to the silence of it. It's quieter than the water slapping the hull.
I had purchased the kit in 2014. Built the keel right away and there it sat for 6 years.
Stopping work travel for Covid, decided to go ahead and get it done.
Had to build under a tent on a sloping gravel driveway.
So I cant attest that everything that should be is level, square and true.
But I did the best I could under the conditions. I'm very pleased with the result.
Great design John and thank you for all you and CLC do.
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Re: New Launch in NY

Postby slash2 on Mon Oct 25, 2021 10:35 am

Congrats!

We need a picture!

Which Torqeedo did you get? I'd like to find out how well it pushes the Pocketship and what kind of range you get.
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Re: New Launch in NY

Postby doug@dougbraun.com on Mon Oct 25, 2021 11:03 am

Congratulations! Post some photos.

Mine is almost finished, and I hope to have it in the water by mid-November.
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Re: New Launch in NY

Postby buckeye on Mon Oct 25, 2021 12:20 pm

PS on water sml.jpg
Wild at Heart
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Re: New Launch in NY

Postby buckeye on Mon Oct 25, 2021 12:23 pm

Pre launch
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at rest
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Re: New Launch in NY

Postby buckeye on Mon Oct 25, 2021 12:59 pm

on the Torqeedo, I bought the 1103 CS.
The short shaft is good with lowerable engine mount.
No idea on range yet but it pushed at hull speed at or below half-throttle, which the company claims will deliver 18 miles.
I figure i have a full additional charge on board in my Lead-acid battery if needed.
Plus I'll have 40 watts of solar on the companionway hood and another 50 in the cockpit when at anchor.

You might notice the bob-stay is a bit different.
I had an ornamental broadsword hanging around and since it's stainless steel, and goes with the boat name(which is also engraved on the blade), I thought it might make an interesting bobstay. I like it.
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Re: New Launch in NY

Postby slash2 on Mon Oct 25, 2021 5:39 pm

I hope to be at that point this time next year. That sailing picture is great incentive!

It's hard to make out the bow-stay, got a closer shot?
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Re: New Launch in NY

Postby buckeye on Tue Oct 26, 2021 6:49 am

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Bobstay from a broadsword
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Re: New Launch in NY

Postby slash2 on Wed Oct 27, 2021 1:50 am

Looks good!
It’s interesting to see what people have done to personalize their Pocketship.

Thanks for the Torqeedo info. I want to go electric myself and am looking at the options. A friend gave me an old trolling motor that I may customize to use on mine.
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Re: New Launch in NY

Postby buckeye on Mon Nov 08, 2021 8:35 am

One other think that is a bit different.
John mentioned in the manual that you might want to put the spinnaker sheet on a track for trimming.
I thought it would also be a handy place for attaching a fender or a spring line or whatever.
I found this track, block, and sheets as a kit intended for a lightning.
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Spinnaker track, block and cam cleat kit
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