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Lenticular sails
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Hi guys, I take it by the lack of response to my last post you lot also think I'm a crank.I've been researching building my own boat and noticed what problems everyone has with sails,or was it…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by agur paesüld Feb 26.

re sails

All sail have their drawbacks the thing is sails aren't wings as Bertrand has shown the perfect sail shape is a D the problem then is swapping the shape from one side to the other as you tac,…Continue

Started Oct 23, 2011

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agur paesüld replied to sirfbus1964's discussion Lenticular sails
"hey, I think that all the rig choices will come to this one conclusion: a) will you go out to water to experiment, if you finally find the time to leave computations b) will you go out to sail if your case is b), then it seems reasonably sound to…"
Feb 26
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Jun 10, 2012
sirfbus1964 replied to sirfbus1964's discussion Lenticular sails
"the Hoyt sail is an amazing update of a junk rig even though Garry denies this, the Thick sail is a foil like Bertrand's but with hitec  battens the lenticular sail is D shaped, most other sails concentrate on the…"
Nov 19, 2011
kim whitmyre replied to sirfbus1964's discussion Lenticular sails
"Here's the page on the sail: "Thick Sail" It's a "lenticular sail." You made no mention of hull(s). It's very interesting: the "battens" stack as the sail is lowered  for reefing. It's very much…"
Nov 18, 2011
Mawibo replied to sirfbus1964's discussion Lenticular sails
"It's hard to think of a new revolutionary rig, one can think everything has been done especially with millions of bucks. Kitesurfer, paragliders could bring something new but my favorite innovation regarding simplicity, balance and ease of…"
Nov 18, 2011
sirfbus1964 replied to sirfbus1964's discussion Lenticular sails
"not much about the sail plus there ain't much space aboard for cruising "
Nov 18, 2011
kim whitmyre replied to sirfbus1964's discussion Lenticular sails
Nov 18, 2011
sirfbus1964 replied to adriano meis's discussion Outboard Hidea
"not used one myself but place that imports them near me rates them alongside Tohatsu apparently they come from aus  "
Nov 15, 2011
sirfbus1964 replied to david scott fulton's discussion looking for a pahi 31 to 42 or tiki of same sort of size
"there's this one in Portugal Wharram Pahi 31 Catamaran Design For Sale Faro Portugal. Priced for Quick Sale | eBay"
Nov 15, 2011
sirfbus1964 replied to kim whitmyre's discussion Soft-shackles: how to make them and testing of strength
"wouldn't it be simpler to feed the eye-splice through the clew ring then feed the line though its own eye"
Nov 14, 2011
sirfbus1964 replied to Brandon Gamble's discussion How do I heat a Tiki 21?
"use spray carpet glue and one of those cheep survival blankets,pretend it's a mirrored ceiling,or if the condensation is that bad wear a wet-suit, just getting out the wind is the main thing anything else is a bonus"
Nov 14, 2011
sirfbus1964 replied to paul anderson's discussion registration red tape
"as your south African, the Isle of man will let you register under their flag, a red ensign like the British but with a three legged emblem, most of their site deals with commercial vessels but they have next to no…"
Nov 14, 2011
sirfbus1964 replied to Brandon Gamble's discussion How do I heat a Tiki 21?
"had one of those 12v heaters in my vw camper,good enough to defrost a frozen windscreen.best thing is a decent cold weather sleeping bag or if ya get lucky shared bodyheat"
Nov 12, 2011
sirfbus1964 replied to Ann and Neville Clement's discussion Monson Supreme anchor report
"sounds a great bit of kit so I looked them up, take it this is what you mean;About the Manson Supreme Anchor"
Nov 11, 2011
sirfbus1964 replied to David Broun's discussion Norslay rigging
"hi only time stainless steel is a problem is when it contacts aluminium, it's perfectly fine with anything else but eats through ally on anything, that's why braided brake lines are plastic coated been using stainless for years…"
Nov 11, 2011
sirfbus1964 replied to sirfbus1964's discussion Lenticular sails
"finally I knew you of all people would get what i was on about,the only reason the battens bend is so they meet at either end of the sail. It is the cut of the sail that forms your lenticular shape,the tapes either side of the mast restrict the…"
Nov 10, 2011

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I want a Wharram, Just Looking
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
none yet will home build one when finances allow
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England, Wakefield, Yorkshire
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into surfing but live inland so kiteboard instead, unemployed right now so learning a lot from the web
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selfbuild a boat as it's cheeper

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