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Discussion in 'Ask All Sailors' started by RussC, Oct 8, 2017. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. RussC

    RussC

    Joined Sep 11, 2015
    1,104 posts, 443 likes
    Macgregor 25
    US Oregon lakes


    Last edited: Oct 8, 2017
  2. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    5,579 posts, 1,882 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    I’ll check it out Russ.
     


  3. RussC

    RussC

    Joined Sep 11, 2015
    1,104 posts, 443 likes
    Macgregor 25
    US Oregon lakes
    ;)
     


  4. JimInPB

    JimInPB

    Joined Aug 22, 2017
    866 posts, 240 likes
    Hunter 212 & 170
    us West Palm Beach


  5. RussC

    RussC

    Joined Sep 11, 2015
    1,104 posts, 443 likes
    Macgregor 25
    US Oregon lakes
    From what little I've read, these boats are also popular with disabled sailers. partially due to the foot operated rudder and secure seating.
     


  6. markwbird

    markwbird

    Joined Nov 26, 2012
    819 posts, 154 likes
    Hunter 34
    US Berkeley
    These were sorta popular back in the 80's. There was a place on Town Lake in Austin were you could rent them. It was fun to see them sailing around on Town Lake on the weekends.
     


  7. JRacer

    JRacer

    Joined Aug 9, 2011
    703 posts, 172 likes
    Beneteau 310
    US Cheney KS (Wichita)
    A couple of people at our lake had them in the 80's. They were fun and with the pair we could match race them. Not much fun in any kind of waves though. Not much freeboard.
     


  8. Jackdaw

    Jackdaw

    Joined Nov 8, 2010
    8,780 posts, 2,113 likes
    Beneteau First 36.7 & 260
    US Minneapolis MN & Bayfield WI


  9. dziedzicmj

    dziedzicmj

    Joined Aug 13, 2012
    435 posts, 70 likes
    Catalina 270
    CA Ottawa
    Apparently, 2.4 m was developed as an evolution of the Mini 12 (http://www.gaviayachts.com/history.htm).

    A very similar (albeit a bit larger) is Canadian Martin 16 (https://martin16.com/). It is used extensively with disabled sailing programs.
     


  10. JimInPB

    JimInPB

    Joined Aug 22, 2017
    866 posts, 240 likes
    Hunter 212 & 170
    us West Palm Beach
    I've seen this one girl named Tracy race them a few times. She a quadriplegic. They have to load her in the boat with a small crane. I'm not sure how she does it, but I have seen her be the first boat around the windward mark in a fleet that included able bodied sailors in an Olympic class regatta. I was astonished to see her pull that off. It was an eye opener for me.
     


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  11. CloudDiver

    CloudDiver

    Joined Sep 8, 2014
    2,527 posts, 405 likes
    Catalina 22 Swing Keel
    US San Diego
    I have to force myself to stay away from this topic... this is way too tempting! I love small boats because they are just... neat! If i did something on this scale I'd want to do one of these Mini J Class boats. Here is a good link with many pics/examples and even a good video;
    https://www.boatdesign.net/threads/mini-j-class.32980/
     


  12. CloudDiver

    CloudDiver

    Joined Sep 8, 2014
    2,527 posts, 405 likes
    Catalina 22 Swing Keel
    US San Diego
    Oh Man, ya gotta check this out..
     


  13. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    5,579 posts, 1,882 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    Wow looks like your sailing a kayak.
     


  14. JimInPB

    JimInPB

    Joined Aug 22, 2017
    866 posts, 240 likes
    Hunter 212 & 170
    us West Palm Beach
    It's hard to believe that those little toy boats can support a chute.
     


  15. CloudDiver

    CloudDiver

    Joined Sep 8, 2014
    2,527 posts, 405 likes
    Catalina 22 Swing Keel
    US San Diego
    I could do one in cedar strip like I used to build Canoes. If I had a good set of drawings I'd have some forms cut on a CNC router to lay up the strips then I'd VAC bag S Glass sheathing. Thin strips of white oak, purple heart, or similar species used to laminate the keelson, stem, transom, etc... Perfect boat to use 3mm Dyneema for shrouds. I could easily pull off composite chain plates on a small boat like this. I might be able to get away with less than $3K in materials for the hull, including a teak deck ;-)
     



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