Re: [Michalak] Re: Mizzen for Piccup Pram
- I mounted Andy's Junk mizzen just port side of the rudder and it seems to work very well.
--- On Sat, 1/19/13, JeffreyM <JMichalsbr@...> wrote:
From: JeffreyM <JMichalsbr@...>
Subject: [Michalak] Re: Mizzen for Piccup Pram
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.
> --- 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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