Wednesday, August 25, 2010

WCHA Assembly - New Hampshire

Compression Spring Lee Board Tensioner

This allows for lee board tension to be adjusted by adjusting spring pressure.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Parts and Terms of the Sailing Canoe

Continued lessons for the crew….

From Canoe Handling (1885, 3rd Edition 1901) by C. Bowyer Vaux

I’ve had more than one reader ask for articles on sailing terminology. We can all benefit from knowing the various parts and terminology of a typical decked canoe of the day, and most other boats of any time. Again to assist, I’ve called upon Mr. Vaux to continue the lesson. Ed.

HULL. The body of the canoe. The sum of all its parts with the exception of masts, sail, rig, etc. The hull is made up of frame, planking and deck.
FRAME. The skeleton to which the planking and deck are fastened. The body frame consists of keel, keelson, stempost, sternpost, ribs and knees. Read More

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

If You Read This....

Thanks for finding your way here! We have developed a new blog that covers [all] aspects of natural-powered small vessels, including sailing canoes and 'yaks, paddle boards, rowboats, etc. I'd like to direct you there since soon we will leave this blog on its own.

So--please find your way to Paddle and Sail!