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Iteration on the leeboard bracket for AL DEMANY CHIMAN

The leeboard bracket is giving us a tough lesson in the physics of lateral resistance. My first attempts showed flaws in the bracket to clip the board to the single side gunnel. The second attempt, from late summer, is below. I followed the published models and build a bracket that clips to both gunnels.


The 2012 Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival – skin-on-frame party!

[Editors note: we are doing something here we loath, which is to back-post content to fill in a hole in time. Our only excuse is that the content is genuinely form the period in time, but we never got around to sharing it. Enjoy regardless.]

With the season winding down, we made it out to [...]

Under sail again! Further tuning the sailing rig on AL DEMANY CHIMAN

It took longer than I had hoped to rebuild the lateen yard so that I could get my skin-on-frame outrigger canoe AL DEMANY CHIMAN under sail again. Recently, though, I finally completed that task and yesterday morning life and the weather gave me an opening to get “the sail canoe” under sail for the second [...]

Progress on the sailing rig for the skin-on-frame outrigger canoe, AL DEMANY CHIMAN

So much for being more active with Chine bLog this year… but again, my absence often means there is interesting content. I have, indeed, delved into the sailing rig for my skin-on-frame outrigger canoe, AL DEMANY CHIMAN, and have made good progress in recent weeks after stalling for a while. A tour of recent work, [...]

Update on AL DEMANY CHIMAN – sail plan and leeboard

For those of you that have been following the progress of my skin-on-frame outrigger canoe, AL DEMANY CHIMAN, I thought I’d provide an update. I have gotten a sail-plan more or less in place, working with Todd Bradshaw of “Canoe Rig” fame.

I have added a boom from the original conception. It is now [...]