After seeing that video,8 yrs ago of course my son and I tried to capsize our 23.5.Did exactly like video,rudder comes out of water,lose steerage and it rounded up everytime.Tender boat but sails great,
What about putting a 2 in aluminum strap around base and tap and screw stainless screws instead of rivets to hold in place did this at spreaders on mine where they came loose 6 years ago worked great,Never a fan of rivets.
Has anyone had problem with the gas cylinders on inflatable lifevest ,2 of mine inflated in boat this last week,Chicago area has had very high temps and humidity but never had this problem before ,Just put new cylinders on both this year.
On my 23.5 I leave it furled on furler.For trailering I took a 5 ft piece of 4 in PVC and cut it lengthwise in half and bolted them together to make back to back U cradle , put it on mast when down sticking it out front about 3 ft to cradle furler.Made bag out of sunbrella to keep furler from...
Glad it worked out with the portable,never like the ones in washboards as Dave said because of getting in and out of boat I,ve sailed with mine for ten yrs now no problems sail.Suggestion I have mine sitting in plastic container with drain open catches what little water is exhaust as dont stay...
Not trying to steal your post but put portable hiare in my boat,23.5 Hunter exhaust out window in cockpit.that way clear companionway.Dont use bith so curtained it off,Works great. Good luck with your install.
Made one similar for my Hunter 23.5 but added a stanthion at back corner at the 90 degree bend as to much flex was afraid it would pull out of deck if leaned on!Bought everything at Wholesale Marine,buddies an electrician,we bent it ourselves.If you try put pool filter sand in pipe eliminates kinks