25913Re: another Birdsmouth spar thread.....
- Jan 6, 2003On birdsmouth spars, there's a bit by Gil Fitzhugh about adding
strength to a birdsmouth mast in #31. This also describes Fraser
Howell's broken birdsmouth (no reinforcement in that one). Fraser
has built a new one, I don't see an article about it, but the
registry page gives his email as fraser.howell@...
John (O'Neil, I think), a.k.a. jboatguy, also wrote up his experience
with these spars for Chebacco News in # 32.
Both good articles -- these issues are under "old articles" at
Richard S's www.chebacco.com
--- In email@example.com, Harry James <welshman@p...> wrote:
> John, last name unknown
> Who has been a member of this group, has written an article about
> spars for Boatbuilder magazine. I had similar hesitations about a
> he seemed to think there was nothing to it. You might email him and
> he has to say, he has been very quick to answer my questions.
> On Monday 06 January 2003 07:13 am, you wrote:
> > Thanks proaconstrictor for feedback, and Derek and Bruce, for
> > I decided to go with birdsmouth primarily to save weight, since I
> > trailering and have to step the mast every time I want to go
> > at the same time have also commited to the optional 3' taller
> > better light-air performance. Everything I've read tells me a
> > birdsmouth mast is the best way that I, with my skills and
> > build a strong mast that will be lighter relative to other
> > techniques.
> > Thanks Derek for encouragement on the tapered reinforcement plug -
> > the concept intimidating but I suppose I'll just have to jump in
> > it, I was trying to skip an obviously important step. No need for
> > diagram, I understand the concept, have seen it sketched
> > I do like the idea of doing a separate reinforcement for the foot
> > partners though!
> > Good luck Bruce on your navigator!
- << Previous post in topic Next post in topic >>