Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.

Re: [bolger] Re: Lateen Sail on Zephyr

Expand Messages
  • Christopher C. Wetherill
    Thanks Peter, I am indeed thinking about trying a sunfish sail on Zpehyr. From the sail plan in Instant Boats pp.120, Zephyr sports 81 ft^2 with reef points
    Message 1 of 3 , Sep 9, 2008
    • 0 Attachment
      Thanks Peter,

      I am indeed thinking about trying a sunfish sail on Zpehyr. From the
      sail plan in Instant Boats pp.120, Zephyr sports 81 ft^2 with reef
      points for 52. This should be workable

      V/R
      Chris

      pvanderwaart wrote:
      >> Does anyone happen to know the comparison between Zephyr and a Sunfish?
      >>
      >
      > I can't make out the dimensions of the Zephyr sail on the Instant Boat
      > site. I believe the Sunfish sail is 75 sq feet, and the boom and yard
      > are the same length.
      >
      > Leaping to the conclusion that you are wondering if you can use the
      > Sunfish sail on Zephyr, my answer is probably, with caveats. I'm sure
      > the difference in area is small. The Sunfish sail may give more
      > weather helm due to the longer boom, but you can mitigate that in a
      > couple of ways. The whole sail can be moved forward if need by by
      > moving the attachment of the halyard and the tack. You can fit a
      > bigger rudder blade. Possibly you can figure out a way to move the
      > leeboard back a little.
      >
      > PEter
      >
      >
      > ------------------------------------
      >
      > Bolger rules!!!
      > - NO "GO AWAY SPAMMER!" posts!!! Please!
      > - no cursing, flaming, trolling, spamming, respamming, or flogging dead horses
      > - stay on topic, stay on thread, punctuate, no 'Ed, thanks, Fred' posts
      > - Pls add your comments at the TOP, SIGN your posts, and snip away
      > - Plans: Mr. Philip C. Bolger, P.O. Box 1209, Gloucester, MA, 01930, Fax: (978) 282-1349
      > - Unsubscribe: bolger-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com
      > - Open discussion: bolger_coffee_lounge-subscribe@yahoogroups.com Yahoo! Groups Links
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >


      [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
    Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.