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Re: [Michalak] Re: Mizzen for Piccup Pram

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  • Gene Berry
    I mounted Andy s Junk mizzen just port side of the rudder and it seems to work very well. Gene Berry ... From: JeffreyM Subject:
    Message 1 of 17 , Jan 19, 2013
      I mounted Andy's Junk mizzen just port side of the rudder and it seems to work very well.

      Gene Berry

      --- On Sat, 1/19/13, JeffreyM <JMichalsbr@...> wrote:

      From: JeffreyM <JMichalsbr@...>
      Subject: [Michalak] Re: Mizzen for Piccup Pram
      To: Michalak@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Saturday, January 19, 2013, 7:06 PM


      I'll likely go with very narrow darts--I want some shape, but not too much strain on the snotter to flatten it out.

      Contemplating the mess in the basement; a Piccup project might be just the thing to motivate me to clean it up. Now I'm wondering what the thinking is on mizzen mast placement: I've seen photos of a mizzen stepped off the transom corner. But I'd think the best thing to do is get it as close to centerline as practical; in my case, to port of the rudder, since my main boom and yard are on that side of the mainmast. That way the main never blankets it close-hauled. Opinions?

      --- In Michalak@yahoogroups.com, "prairiedog2332" wrote:


      > No darts. A mizzen sail pretty much has to be kept flat, otherwise it

      > slats and flutters noisily when hove to or at anchor. I think the foot

      > should be straight as well, as it has a self-vanging effect that way

      > helping in keeping the leech tight and again preventing flutter. You

      > loosen the snotter a bit when off the wind and it will take some shape

      > that way.


      > Leech flutter can also happen if the sprit boom is too low on the mast.

      > Technically it should dissect the angle between the foot and the leech.

      > So it would attach about where the 6'8" figures are shown in Pehr's

      > diagram of Paul's sail. However if it is up that high and the boom is

      > longer to serve as a steering handle - as suggested by John - it may get

      > tangled up in the main boom when tacking. That is why some mizzens have

      > the mast sloping aft to avoid conflict.


      > Best guy to talk to is Polysail Dave as he is the expert. He has his own

      > discussion group.


      > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/60sailing/



      > Nels


      > --- In Michalak@yahoogroups.com, "JeffreyM" wrote:

      > >

      > > Pehr,

      > > What sort of darts would you put in that mizzen? I'm thinking it

      > might be fun to get out the polytarp! (Just have to decide if I'm

      > willing to make a mess of my aft deck and transom.)

      > >





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