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  • So your sprit sail is quadrilateral not triangular... i have a quad-sail rig with two spritbooms, one to head (as per video) and also one to clew... had the sail cut so that when "scandalized" (dropping head and its sprit), the head came exactly down to the tack, leaving a leg'o'mutton double-thickness sail flying...A rather drastic percentage reef (half!) but very neat. Takes some...
    Wayne Gilham Aug 22
  • Here's the link to download or order hard-copy (not free in either case..): http://www.capehorn.com/sections/Pages/Formulaires/angvid.htm Wayne From: bolger@^$1 [mailto:bolger@^$2] Sent: Thursday, August 13, 2015 8:03 PM To: bolger@^$3 Subject: RE: [bolger] Long micro sailing pics (another way to make sailing selfies!) Modern approach is a drone. But if you ever have a chance to...
    Wayne Gilham Aug 13
  • Modern approach is a drone. But if you ever have a chance to see the video made at least 40 years ago by Yves Gelinas of his round-the-world sail aboard his Alberg 30 (his "proof-of-concept" voyage for his invention, the simple Cape Horn self-steering gear), he sent his very valuable 16mm film movie-cam UP A KITE-STRING (!) to take photos of his boat underway, out in the ocean...
    Wayne Gilham Aug 13
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  • Strip-building anything that was originally designed for flat-sheet (plywood) construction, seems counter-intuitive. But I would like to learn more about the idea -- For example: Will strip-plank building (absent "double-diagonal" or longitudinal/transverse layering) be able to take hydrodynamic stresses without "splitting" along a grain-line? (Multi-ply Plywood is known for its...
    Wayne Gilham Oct 11, 2014
  • in response to Chris Crandall's discouragement that Black Skimmer had no place to comfortably sit: In my several years of owning a Black Skimmer, both trailer-cruising and from-marina-cruising the Chesapeake, I found a most comfortable "reading seat" inside the cabin was created by placing a Type IV square "throwing-cushion" on the floorboard just a bit aft of the berth, then...
    Wayne Gilham Apr 18, 2014
  • Phil Bolger sketched out for me, a way to "tabernacle" the standard (long) BlackSkimmer mast.... did that, and used a gin-pole of sorts (dropping into trailer-winch-mounting-tube) that made raising the mast not a terribly big project -- we could arrive at launch-ramp and raise mainmast, drop-in mizzen, put on the sprits, tie-on the leeboards (firmly bolted to trailer for safe...
    Wayne Gilham Mar 11, 2014
  • Phil also designed a few cruisers with his modifications of a "Chinese Junk" rig -- of this, there ARE several proponents. Most recent excellent article on Junk Rigs is by Annie Hill in this month's "Good Old Boat" ( Mar/Apr 2014, on your news-stand right now, if you can find it!) about "Building a Junk Rig" to outfit an older 26' flush-deck fiberglass sloop -- Annie has sailed the...
    Wayne Gilham Feb 28, 2014
  • I remember some Bolger article in MAIB years ago, about a plywood "box" with some sophistication, designed to replace function of typical rigid inflatable as hung from davits of larger cruising sailboats. Anybody have details on such a project? lightweight, easily beachable, suitable for 10-15hp for planing two or more occupants, not more than say 10' long... rowing not a high...
    Wayne Gilham Jan 21, 2014
  • oooooh MY! there's a phrase in the wonderfully-written reply below, that should become a classic on this website, oft-repeated (as it applies to a LOT of discussions): "...It was not the dead pigs fault.." timeless! brilliant, Chief! Wayne Gilham From: bolger@^$1 [mailto:bolger@^$2] On Behalf Of Chief Redelk Sent: Monday, December 23, 2013 8:44 PM To: bolger@^$3 Subject: Re...
    Wayne Gilham Dec 24, 2013
  • may I guess -- that "full-size plans" are drawn to actual finished size of the boat -- for some boats with complex shapes, such could be used as patterns for sawing frames, etc... without going thru the steps of "lofting". Certainly not a requirement for a "box-boat"... Wayne Gilham - previous owner of a Black Skimmer (built by others) On the other hand, in this board's recent...
    Wayne Gilham Jun 24, 2013