Re: What size for yard and boom for a balanced lug, 58 sq ft?
- I put a 61sqft balanced lug on my cartopper at one stage. The spars were both 1" diameter hardwood (eucalyptus). They were strong enough but not stiff enough. If I were to remake this rig I will go for 1 1/2" diameter.
Despite the flex in the spars I absolutely love the simplicity and flexibility of this rig. The cartopper experience has influenced me to make a 205sqft balanced lug sail for my Chebacco 25 (still under construction - but the sail is finished)
--- In email@example.com, "Ralph" <ralphwoodard@...> wrote:
> I'm building a 10 ft pram with a 58 sq ft balanced lug sail and I'm looking for advice on what diameter to make the boom and yard.
> I'm thinking of making the boom 1 1/2 diameter and the yard 1 3/8 diameter (my best guess). What have other people used for this size and type of sail?
> Thanks in advance,