Katie L hits the water

first sail

bloody brilliant


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15 Responses to “Katie L hits the water”

  1. 26 May, 2012 at 10:43 amPaul Mullings says:

    The bees knees ;-)

  2. 26 May, 2012 at 3:48 pmchapman says:

    She looks great; Katie is much prettier than the Slug. In the water with the rudder attached the odd tunnel for the outboard disappears. The trolley and trailer arrangement was very slick, was she easy to line up to winch her back on? Another you tube clip please! Richard

  3. 26 May, 2012 at 4:55 pmSteve says:

    I want one…!

  4. 26 May, 2012 at 9:33 pmAnnie says:

    Katie L is no Slug! Good for you Dylan. She looks like a super boat for your ventures. Sail happy!

  5. 28 May, 2012 at 7:05 amMathew Bailey says:

    Looks really good. Nice to see her on the water so soon.

  6. 28 May, 2012 at 7:13 amdylan winter says:

    off again now

    lots of work…. got to sell the slug before I really turn this one loose

  7. 28 May, 2012 at 8:18 am[email protected] says:

    A very classy looking little boat Dylan. Looking forward to seeing her on the journy. Jill, There are many poor sailers all around the world desperately waiting for some new episodes of KTL starring Katie L. Please have a little compassion and let him have an outboard and a few days off!!

  8. 29 May, 2012 at 9:37 pmJulian Fisk says:

    Its a lovely boat Dylan, I hope you will be happy in her mate. I love her curvy rear.

  9. 30 May, 2012 at 8:39 ammachone says:

    Pretty boat, looks fast too. Is the mainsheet connected direct to the stern rail?
    I’ve got a brand new unused Mariner F6M sitting in my garage if you want to borrow it for a stop gap – I’d want it serviced at the right hours and any breakage repaired + it looked after(it is brand new!)

  10. 30 May, 2012 at 9:50 amDylan Winter says:

    blimey….that is so good of you… but I shall wait

    as for the main… don’t like it, wrong angle

    might bring it two feet forwards to get a better angle

    more like the slug

    but it sails and motors beautifully

  11. 30 May, 2012 at 10:14 ammachone says:

    Sounds like a good idea(not that I have a clue).
    Outboard – Possibly not enough oomph, anyway. What are you going to go for?

  12. 2 June, 2012 at 10:54 amDylan Winter says:

    Mariner or Tohatsu

    unless I can blag a free one fro m somewhere

  13. 3 June, 2012 at 9:39 pmRick says:

    For my 16 footer I went with the Tohatsu long shaft 4hp. Its the smallest they make with the alternator option and it has a small on board tank with connection for a larger remote tank! Best bang for the buck at that time.

  14. 8 July, 2012 at 3:28 pmDave says:

    With my O’Day 222 which is close to the weight of Katie L, I used a Tohatsu 6 hp with the long shaft and it worked fine. It was relatively light (54 lbs) for a 4-stroke and I never had any problem with it. It moved the boat well even in a head wind and modest waves when cavitation wasn’t a problem.

  15. 8 July, 2012 at 5:27 pmDylan Winter says:

    tell me more about your experiences with the Tohatsu – fuel consumption? charging performance? which prop did you have?


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