This is a truly amazing project:
Brian Vickery, whose name is already familiar to this blog’s visitors, completed his multiple system project for his W500. He designed and hand crafted a folding steering system, an electric trolling motor system, a folding outrigger system, and an full-featured sailing rig.
“I have sailed the critter but the winds we finicky and weak. It tracked well.
When all the way down, the outriggers make this boat as stable as a concrete floor; you cannot make it tip at all. The same outriggers must be up and just skimming the water for it to sail well. Also keep them up when motoring.
I would have liked more time this year to sail, but winter is almost here, and it gets too cold for sailing, as the old body gets wet and cold when doing that.
In fact, due to my recent shoulder replacement and another back operation coming up in January… I may have to park it for a long time, or sell it. It has so much to offer…Brian”
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