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MC 16.5 launched
Posted by Terry Mcadams on Jul 20, 2004
Well, we finally launched the 16.5 we putzed around building last fall/winter/spring (throw in summer, and we'd have a Howdy Doody princess).
It's slow, particularly into the wind, turns sluggishly and is a tough carry. The wide cockpit also makes for a wetter ride for the stern paddler from the paddle drips(probably need longer paddles). Beam seas tend to splash into the cockpit, so you miss a skirt. But it is stable, nice to look at and should hold a heap of gear for camping.
Can't say I regret building it, as I've yet to sail it, which I'll do next trip if I can get the sail rig set up.
As we speak, a professional builder is using the boat up at our cottage in Nova Scotia. I'll pass on any comments he may offer.
Now I have to finish those two half-scale Chesapeake models I've neglected since March.
- MC 16.5 questions by Jon T on Jul 20, 2004
Re: MC 16.5 questions by Terry Mcadams on Jul 20, 2004
- Re: MC 16.5 questions by Jon T on Jul 20, 2004
- Re: MC 16.5 questions by Terry Mcadams on Jul 20, 2004