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I modified a sail cover that my sailmaker gave me to fit the mainsail he made me. With the lazyjacks hanging from my wishbone boom it's pretty easy to take off and put on.

I bought a boat trailer winch that uses 2" webbing with a big hook and bolted it to a bracket that's then bolted to the north end of my bulkhead. It works very well for hauling the boat up on shore on its dolley. At a very high tide (+13') the rudder and stern of the boat are in the water when it's in this position, but that's OK. I probably need a +10' tide to roll the boat out into the water. Sometimes it lives on the beach. Sometimes it's moored to a buoy I have anchored offshore. When on the buoy I need about a +5' high tide to float the boat to get out. It's actually nice to have it on the mud at low tides. It's easy to get to and work on then.

The dolley. My old dolley had only 4 wheels. I made a longer dolley with 6 wheels when I got the Supercat 20 hull. Holes are drilled into the plywood wheel end pieces to allow the wheels to fill with water and drain as it goes in and out of the water. If you zoom in you can see the thin cinderblocks tied to the sides of the dolley. They help sink it so it can be slid under the hull easily.

There was no place to set a beer down, so I made drink holders. They're made from PVC pipe with plastic caps on the bottom recessed down in each ama. I put 2 in each ama anticipating having someone for crew. I've found that after tacking or jibing you'll realize you left your beer on the other side of the boat. Given that this boat has a 17' beam, in good wind it makes sense to leave your beer there until you tack or jibe again. It's a long way over there and back again. Another approach is to simply have 2 beers open at the same time, one on each side of the boat.

I didn't want the drink holders to fill with water, so I cut short lenghts of a fiberglass ski pole and made drain tubes for them. This view shows a drain tube from a drink holder emptying out on the inside of an ama.

Standing up the entire time you're sailing on a trampoline type boat gets old. I pondered many solutions. The most comfortable seats I've ever sat in were the ones on my boat Best Guess. I didn't see a way to replicate those on this boat. I had some nice, vintage folding lawn chairs that seemed promising. I cut down their legs to make them low profile beach chairs and put some swimming pool foam noodle sections on at the same time. Rope tethers keep them from going overboard, but you can move them around to suit the sailing conditions. They're great! I love em'!