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Re: [Michalak] Sails

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  • Eugene Dixon
    Hi Nels    JB is committed to Yawl rig  Mizzen 30 sqft, mast located just about even with rudder  post Did hear from Jm he said ok.
    Message 1 of 3 , Mar 19, 2013
      Hi Nels
         JB is committed to Yawl rig  Mizzen 30 sqft, mast located just about even with rudder  post'
      Did hear from Jm he said ok.
                         finished main mast step and epoxyed in place.
      Eugene


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      From: prairiedog2332 <nelsarv@...>
      To: Michalak@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 6:00 PM
      Subject: [Michalak] Sails


       

      Just in case some aren't aware of this. There is a link at DW to various
      sizes of sails and costs for most of Jim's designs.

      http://www.duckworksbbs.com/sails/jim/sail.htm

      Might be helpful and also to compare, or if considering an optional
      sail plan. For example if wanting to add a mizzen to a Blobster, the
      Mikesboat yawl plan is about the same area.

      http://www.duckworksbbs.com/sails/jim/mikesboat-y/index.htm

      Jim's favourite mizzen size is around 25-27 sq. ft. and if cut flat it
      can be added without upsetting sail balance a lot although the main mast
      might have to be moved forward a bit so the boom clears the mizzen mast.
      Some guys just cant the mizzen mast aft a bit or move it outside the
      transom. The further back it is the more leverage it applies to kick the
      stern over when tacking. Theoretically a yawl mizzen should always be
      located aft the rudder post.

      If wanting to try a lateen rig on a Mayfly or similar sized boat there
      is the Gizmo sail. Just have to locate the mast so the COE is in the
      right place.

      http://www.duckworksbbs.com/sails/jim/gizmo/index.htm

      I ordered a set of Tween plans mainly to get the sail plan.

      http://www.duckworksbbs.com/plans/jim/tween/index.htm

      It would be ideal to be able to read the actual sail dimensions and not
      just the area as some have a lower or higher aspect ration, foot length,
      peak height etc., but guess we can't have everything. Jim also shows
      sail plan options with his plans that don't show up here, like the
      ketchooner rig:-)

      Nels

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