On the Water And In The Woods

Sea kayaking, sailing, and lightweight backpacking in the-Chesapeake Bay, Mid-Atlantic region

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Kruger - First Sail

A day with consistent and light winds - an excellent day to take the sea wind for it's first sail.

The cleat block worked well. Could do with a two foot addition to the mast height.

And need a jam cleat for the leeboard uphaul.

Light air sail. Will have work out the main halyard rear mounting better - this won't work with the spray skirt in place.

Cruising sail, with two reef points. Not enough sail for today.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Kruger outfitting part 2 - ama and aka connections

Performed the work to attach the aka to the Sea Wind hull. Used Balog Sails struts and fittings. My ama/aka system is from Foldboat. I made the center connection piece. It's sturdier than some of the commercial pieces, and gives me room to mount the leads and cleats for the various lines.