Went sailing today with the new tramps. They really work well. No more bow nets needed, Wind was 18 to 20 and chop was nice. A neighbor and I both broke rudder pins within minutes of each other. Had to drift to shore to change them.
As far as hiking out goes, I couldn't detect anymore boat speed by doing so. Hiking to the left isn't bad but on the right there is no way to steer that works. Will need some kind of extension and even then I don't think it may be worth it.
I had high hopes that the nets might be used for sleeping but if you whole weight is on one side you will be in the water! If you could keep your butt in the boat and sleep crosswise it is doable.
Very well made and thought out. I was worried about getting on the boat in shallow water but just climbed over the back onto the tramp and into the boat, just like you would a cat.
I was concerned about how much windage there might be in higher winds but didn't notice any feelings of things getting light. I think it will be good for most occasions.
As you can see I didn't use the dodger today and didn't have too much water in my face. It really fits tight and inboard keeping the water out.
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