Monthly: March 2009

24 Mar

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Sunday Cat

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P1230287

 
This is the new boat from Com-Pac. Plans are to call it the Sunday Cat. The boat is being  built in response to customers who like the SunCat daysailer, but would like to have a space for a head.
 
Availability dates and pricing are unknown.—Steve Haines

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22 Mar

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Sculling Made Simple

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scullmatix

Check out this creative new device our friends at Duckworks are offering. The Scullmatix looks like a brilliant, stowable form of auxiliary propulsion for trailersailers.

From the site:  (www.duckworksbbs.com/gear/scullmatix/index.htm)

The principal behind the Scullmatix is very simple: The offset between the handle and the oar causes the blade to turn to the proper angle to move the boat when you sweep the handle in one direction. Then, when you sweep the other way, the handle shifts the angle the other to keep you moving. It is only necessary to keep your grip somewhat loose to allow the handle to make this shift. Watch the two videos and you will get the idea.

 —Eds

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18 Mar

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Winner!

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Thanks to everyone who participated in our little contest, and especially for the many nice comments. We used the random number generator at www.random.org to come up with a winner from the 26 entries we received. 

The winner of the Spydero Salt knife is David Wilkins. 

David’s favorite article was a story we published abour sailing the Marquesas way back in issue #5.

 

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