Comment from: Nick [Visitor] Email ·
Best make that rudder a bit taller and a bit bigger if you plan to rig the boat to sail, so you can tiller steer her. Good to have an emergency tiller too.

Mind you, did you put the mast partners in before you put the deck back down?
You can get round it if you haven't.

You really should get a copy of Edgar March, Sailing Drifters. Loads of diagrams, you would love it. Not cheap, but worth every penny.

Keep going!
12/26/09 @ 22:31
Comment from: mark [Member] Email
sorted for the mast when it goes on, hoping I've got the right position, took it from the fact the chain plates are still on one side, rudder is going to be a bit bigger, we can still stick a tiller on the current one, the chains are connected to a quadrant on deck with a neck for a tiller

just bought a copy of march's book. not arrived yet though. found a copy in the states for a fraction of what UK booksellers wanted - saw copies at anything up to £225!! got one for $40
12/26/09 @ 22:37
Comment from: Mark [Visitor]
Let us all know about the book when you get it. I looked on-line a**zon etc. and it was quite a bit of dosh. However East Riding Library has a copy, so I might try my own library (try before you buy)!!
01/10/10 @ 22:09
Comment from: mark [Member] Email
still not arrived yet. Mind you, we've only seen the postie twice since december 23rd due to the fecking snow!!
01/10/10 @ 22:15
Comment from: Gerry N, in faraway exotic Washington State., USA [Visitor]
The posts only been by twice due to snow? Perhaps you should tell 'em about a fine invention by those pesky American Colonnials. It's called a four wheel drive pickup. They go nearly anywhere and can even be fitted with tire (tyre) chains for icy and snowy conditions. I've heard of a make there in Jolly Old. Land Rover. I've even seen one or two over here.

Good luck and keep a stiff upper lip.

01/21/10 @ 07:20
Comment from: mark [Member] Email
they do actually have a big toyota 4x4 truck, but the track to our place is too much for that as well. Been a tractors only sorta scenario since before christmas.

01/21/10 @ 07:48

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