"Little Wing"

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Re: "Little Wing"

Postby Dan on Sat Oct 07, 2023 6:35 am

I've tried the PM a couple times and can't seem to get it to work. I'm free this weekend but away next.
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Re: "Little Wing"

Postby Dmitriy on Sun Oct 08, 2023 9:46 pm

Congratulations, Steve!
You did a lot of work and your times are good. Have a nice water travels!
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Re: "Little Wing"

Postby slash2 on Fri Oct 13, 2023 3:23 pm

Last weekend was a bit windy so I worked some upgrades I decided I needed. I put the registration numbers on the bow and the name on the stern:
Little Wing name
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I got this from CLC. Blaine does the vinyl lettering and was really helpful in helping me figure out what would work best.

Went out today. Not much wind, but it was nice to see how the Pocketship responds to least little breath of wind.

My first sail (solo) convinced me I needed a tiller extension and a main sheet cam cleat (don’t tell John!). I’ll only use it in light wind. I have a bit of arthritis and it’s hard to hold a sheet for hours on end. The tiller extension was great.

The only things that I need to deal with (so far) are sticky track cars (hopefully they will wear in) and the jib jam cleats. When sailing solo I find them a pain to release. I’m thinking of putting a block where they are and moving the jam cleats next to the halyard and roller reefing cleats.
Steve Sawtelle
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Re: "Little Wing"

Postby Hooky on Mon Oct 23, 2023 4:16 am

Well done, Steve
There is no better feeling than the initial launch, when you nervously think......will she float........will she be level with the water line.......and most importantly will she sail?

And, "Little Wing" did all three, so well-done mate.

Terry from down under

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