Friday, December 23, 2011
|My first cruise in a 16 foot McKenzy River Dory along Mississippi's Barrier Islands.|
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
I have been talking to Mack Sails about new sails and they have just about talked me into putting in an inner forestay for a small jib and storm sail. I kinda wanted one anyway. I have just sent them a design idea and I am waiting for a response. Here is a quick sketch I sent them to see if it is feasable.
Below are photos of tht Tiny Tot installation.
|I had to cut a six inch dia. hole for the Navigator built |
bronze thru hull for the pipe. Shown is the cloverleaf
|Here is a closer look at the well made bronze thru hull.|
|I placed it on the forward sette, so I made it easily removeable. The long |
pipe provides great radiant heat and nice draft.
|Close up of the Tiny Tot. I will bolt it to the tile and hinge the two tile pieces |
so I can fold them together for storage.
Monday, December 12, 2011
I have just installed a Tiny Tot charcoal heating stove and I love it. I set it up so I could easily remove it and stow it because I located it on the forward sette and I will not be sailing in cold climates all that often. I installed a Navigator built bronze thru hull for the stove pipe and it can easily be plugged. It is a beautiful piece of hardware. The stove creates a cozy atmosphere, heats the area nicely, and gives off just enough aroma to please. Pictures to come.