Monday, February 19, 2007

Sails in the bag

Mike and I made another trip to Joseph Huberman's shop to work out the kinks on the sails for the final time we hope. We removed the sailcloth sleeve in exchange for some stretchy bias cut bright yellow heavy weight nylon fabric. This worked perfectly and allows for complete downhaul control. We also added a thick webbing cup on the top of the sail similar to a windsurfer mast that captures the top of the mast and keeps the load off of the sleeve. Sails today, seats and foot pedals tomorrow. Thanks for checking in.

1 comment:

Capt'n "O" Dark 30 said...

Use a lot of leech cord when off the wind to control sail shape.

It looks like you will need a boom vang as well to control the sail shape when you're sheeted out.

Keep it simple 2:1 vang - but something to keep the boom down when you get into some chop and swells.

It will make a huge difference. Possibly couple miles an hour off the wind.