The bees knees ;-)
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
I want one…!
Katie L is no Slug! Good for you Dylan. She looks like a super boat for your ventures. Sail happy!
Looks really good. Nice to see her on the water so soon.
off again now
lots of work…. got to sell the slug before I really turn this one loose
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!!
Its a lovely boat Dylan, I hope you will be happy in her mate. I love her curvy rear.
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!)
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
Sounds like a good idea(not that I have a clue).Outboard – Possibly not enough oomph, anyway. What are you going to go for?
Mariner or Tohatsu
unless I can blag a free one fro m somewhere
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.
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.
tell me more about your experiences with the Tohatsu – fuel consumption? charging performance? which prop did you have?