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flotsam rubbish sailing boat

1. The makings of T Bone

flotsam rubbish sailing boat

2. T Bone test flight.

flotsam rubbish sailing boat

3. Starboard.

flotsam rubbish sailing boat

4. Port

flotsam rubbish sailing boat

5. Stern.

flotsam rubbish sailing boat

6. Bon Voyage

T Bone was an experiment to see if lifting the sail clear and high of the water surface would be more effective in capturing the breeze. The answer is who knows as while this was an intriguing sculpture that cast a pleasing reflection it was a failed sailing vessel. It set out very well and accelerated to a high speed straight away. But I had set an aggressive port rudder to cut her across the wind to the heads. I underestimated the effect of the vertical plank hull and each time she sped up the blue plastic rudder pulled to port and the blade hull dug in. Resulting in a more of less sideways sailing position. There was also to much buoyancy to far back meaning more of the front half of the hull was in the water trying to turn her backwards. Oh well. She was still upright and heading to the heads of Botany Bay when I left but more like a crab than a Marlin.

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