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February 2011 Blog Posts (2)

Wharram with two masts on each hull, schooner configuration

We are speaking here of un-stayed masts buried in the hulls, carrying junk sails of moderate size. 4 sails of 15 m2 make 60 m2, while it needs 30 m2 sails on two masts, or the same on one mast. High aspect ratio, that means a square sail of 6 x 2.75m with 8 battens and 4 sheets, built very light. Reefing for heavy weather by binding 2 battens together, so stiffening the sail (reefing from the top).

Well, I have done and tested it. Broke 4 test masts in the process (glass/epoxy).

Added by Hans Hammig on February 16, 2011 at 3:52pm — No Comments

Hans Klaar

I am going to visit Hans on a regular basis and need help setting up a mail box for him. I will print his letters and deliver them. I saw him on 29/01/2011. He is already talking of another boat as soon as he gets out. Hans is well and in good spirts. I managed to legally get him all sorts of essentails( Plate, spoon, cup, toiletries, books magazines, ect) so even with his cheerful spirit things can't be too grand.

Added by David on February 4, 2011 at 1:57am — No Comments

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