745Re: Question for John and Mrs. Atkins
- Aug 1, 2005Sam Rabl's book "Boatbuilding in Your Own Backyard" (which can often
be found in libraries and used bookstores), contains information on
building very simple rectangular spars out of plywood and lumber.
There are plans in the back of the book for several sailboats,
including spars, which will provide some examples.
--- In AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com, "Mike Dolph" <jdewolfe@a...>
> Do any of the Sail designs include specs and design details forto
> rectangular section masts with internal halyards? I tried to
> these to a Brazilian fellow on another list and I think I failed
> miserably. I couldn't think of a cite except Bruce
> Bingham's "Ferrocement Boatbuilding" which is "out of print" and I
> can't remember ever seeing this online. If Mrs. Atkins has access
> engineering tables etc. or perhaps access to Bruce Bingham who IUSA.
> believe may still work as an illustrator could such information be
> published/sold? There seems to be a dearth of information on the
> subject of wooden mast design and building and it's one of those
> technologies that is just now being lost for lack of use in the
> For once it would be nice to save something for posterity beforeall
> the practitioners are dead.
> Mike Dolph
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