Category Archives: Techniques

Adding a small sail rig to an open canoe

We’ve had a lot of sailing cruisers lately, so I thought it would be good to draw some attention to the opposite – the sometimes nerve-wracking madness that is sailing canoes.

Leeboard support thwart

If you happen to have an open canoe and would like to be able to sail it, here’s a link to help you on your way:
http://www.enter.net/~skimmer/building/building.html

You might also want to consider this essay from Moray McPhail of Classic Marine discussing small boat bouyancy – I know I would!
http://www.classicmarine.co.uk/Articles/Reference%20buoyancy.htm

For these and many other essential articles on the techniques of getting your boat ready for the sprint, see the Techniques page at http://intheboatshed.net/?page_id=100

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