Hybird MF14

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Re: Hybird MF14

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Wow! Just a big plain Wow!


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cape man wrote: Sat Jun 11, 2022 6:48 pm Wow! Just a big plain Wow!
X2!
Man does that thing look great or what. How did it sail for you?

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Looks great, how was the sailing?

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There was a light breeze and we scooted right along. Manouverability was great. Gave it a thumbs up!

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Beautiful work!!! Jeff

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That is absolutely one beautifully boat. Glad you had the patience to do the finish work! Tom
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Congratulations on the splash, the first day of hopefully many years of enjoyable use. What you have created will bring a smile to your face every time you look at her. Now that you're finished, it was worth all the effort! :D
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The first test drive showed that the driver can't see the boat and trailer at all in the rear-view mirrors. It's too low for the central mirror and too skinny for the side mirrors. That's a problem when trying to change lanes - you can't tell how much space you need. So I rigged a flag to the rudder bracket:

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The flagstaff is a simple fiberglass contractor's stake padded by rubber grommets and wired in place. The arrangement worked well. I replaced the orange tape at each gas stop because it was flapping itself to death at freeway speeds.

The two-day tow itself was pleasantly uneventful. The light boat and trailer had negligible impact on the Suburban's gas mileage. With the hull strapped down tightly the last hour of logging roads passed without drama. We launched her the day after arrival.

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At home in the North Woods:

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Sailing:

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The hull is quite stable - even shifting my svelte 220 pounds from side to side didn't cause her to tip much. As with any sailboat strong winds cause her to heel. But I managed to not capsize. She accelerates well, too. It's going to be a fun summer!

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Beautiful!!! Jeff

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