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Re: Lightning Pilot in Ann Arbor or Lansing

Originally Posted by ctl411 View Post
Got a lighting sitting next to the house. Great boat hasn't seen much use this year to busy with my other boat. Have you checked out the lighting association web site? Lots of info. They also have rigging setup booklets. Pick a light air days for your first few sails things happen fast and righting a flipped lighting takes some effort and body weight. Make sure you lock the centreboard down if it goes in the trunk you can't right the boat. I think there's a fleet racing in the Lansing area and maybe gull lake.
Thanks, I am taking the craft pretty serious. It reminds me of a sailplane. I flew soar planes out of Richmond field in Gregory, Michigan.
I think next week I'll take it out after I get a mast float, rig some lines for pulling it back over if it flips and a ladder for the stern. I may intentionally put it over to see if my 195 pds can right it.
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