2418RE: [Holder12] Mainsail Question for Wayne C
- Sep 1, 2009Hi Dave,
To create a halyard hauled sail out of a sleeved sail you'll need to add...
- Mast hoops
- A masthead block
- A mast cleat or deck cleat
- A halyard
- (optional) Topping lift
Sail supplies -
The Gail Kellor page in Shorty's links is the one you want, but his web site
has been down for awhile. Shorty did a tarp sail hooped on a mast with
Zip-ties... it works but is very low budget and temporary.
What you will be doing is making a mast hoop system like wooden dinghies use
to use before masts with grooves for the sail luff or sleeved sails came
Like this... this is a catboat so just look at the mast hoops, but disregard
the upper spar.
Sailmakers Supply has a book that covers this method.
One thing I'm not clear on is how Gail or Shorty kept the two mast sections
together without the sleeve covering.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Holder12@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Holder12@yahoogroups.com]On
> Behalf Of daveruiz_2000
> Sent: Monday, August 31, 2009 10:31 AM
> To: Holder12@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [Holder12] Mainsail Question for Wayne C
> Dear Wayne,
> I sailed my donated Holder 12 yesterday for the first time and
> was amazed how fast it is!
> There are a few bugs I need to work out though.
> One of them is the way the mainsail is attached. As you know the
> main is fitted over the mast ( I have the early aluminum mast-not
> he special edition). What I found is the main keeps flapping and
> can get a bit unruly if a breeze kicks up while one is rigging
> the boat. I'd really like to be able to raise and lower the sail.
> I have the write-up by Shorty Pen about rigging a halyard system
> to his Holder. However he had a different mast and some of his
> descriptions weren't clear to me.
> My question is do you have a suggestion or a reference about how
> to fit the early Aluminum masts with a halyard system?
> Thanks Wayne.
> Dave Ruiz
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