Has anyone out there sailed a Butterfly 12'' as a novice, and have any pointers on how sailing the older models might differ from the newer versions? My rudderboard comes up a lot and I have to intermittantly push it back in place while sailing, and there''s no where to secure the line (sheet?). Any or all tips or info would be welcomed.
Well, its been about 20 - 25 years since I sailed one. Hmmmm. The rudder was made to kick up out of the way for beaching. Possibly the pivot on yours may have loosened. I''d check there first. As far as a cleat for the main sheet, there wasn''t any. The only thing I can remember that was done was to install a ratchet block on the boom. This was an extra cost option. It helped a lot by reducing the force needed to control the sheet on long runs.
Hope this helps .