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post #19 of Old 06-27-2007
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Originally Posted by arbarnhart
I just picked up a Snark. I traded an old acoustic guitar for it (I love Craigslist ).

I got it for a couple of reasons. One is that I want to teach my kids. I want a decent sized boat in the not too distant future. My wife isn't sold on it yet; if the kids become sailors, well...

Another reason is that I built a little pirogue (flat bottom canoe) that I wanted to adapt to sailing. The hardware required to adapt to the Snark rig to my pirogue will cost me maybe $5 and an hour or so. I already have a lee board, I squared off the stern so I just need a pin bracket for the rudder and I have a deck where the mast goes - just need to cut a hole in the deck add a couple of braces and a sort piece of PVC pipe and I am done!

BTW, for others who need instructions, I found an online manual for a Sea Eagle inflatable that has a similar lanteen rig, so while much of the manual doesn't apply, the sail rig is pretty much the same and the general info on sailing applies:

Okay, I actually happen to know what a pirogue is... if you can sail a pirogue (not big on lateral stability) with a Snark rig, you can sail anything, big or small. Best of luck to you and enjoy it....
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