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Offline jacbot

Right boat for sails
« on: November 29, 2017, 03:54:05 pm »
Hi to all our biking sailors. I have this mast and sails which I recovered from my grandfather's garage after he passed away. Him and I often took the boat out to Harties or Roodeplaat to go sail and fish. Sadly the boat is no more. He had the sails made in the early '70's, and fitted them to a boat that he bought from Roamer Rand. The sails were made by Fast Sails in Durban, and the mast was made by himself. I'm looking to find out what would be the ideal boat(dinghy) to fit this to. Preferably something I can build myself.

The mast is 4420mm tall, the main sail is 3330mmx2110mm, the jib (is that the correct word) is 2650mmx1430mm.

Any information will be highly appreciated.

Jacques
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Re: Right boat for sails
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2017, 10:49:13 am »
Have a look at some of these options if you want to build yourself.
An Argie may well fit the bill nicely.

http://www.ckdboats.com
 
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Re: Right boat for sails
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2017, 11:04:55 am »
A rotating unstayed mast like that I think would come from an SA dinghy called a Tack or it's more seaworthy brother, the Plus. they are knocking around sailing clubs as tenders now.
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Re: Right boat for sails
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2017, 02:12:08 pm »
A rotating unstayed mast like that I think would come from an SA dinghy called a Tack or it's more seaworthy brother, the Plus. they are knocking around sailing clubs as tenders now.

Don't know what you mean by rotating mast. The mast got bolted down on the boat, and has 3 cables that attaches to the boat. The boom at the bottom of the main sail, sits on a pivot and can basically swing a 180 degrees.
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Re: Right boat for sails
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2017, 03:03:05 pm »
I am quite interested in this one, it is the Glen-L 11
https://www.glen-l.com/designs/sailboat/gl11.html
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Re: Right boat for sails
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2018, 10:06:45 am »
I calculate the sail area to somewhere between 5.5 and 6sqm (x10.8 to get sq-ft).
It should fit a dinghy of around 10ft.
However, to get any kind of speed out of such a small rig your best option would be to build a small, light trimaran. You can build a simple pirogue such as the 14ft canoe on bateau.com for the centre hull (vaka). Search the net for sailing canoes with outriggers to get an idea of the size and volume required in the side floats (ama's). A lee-board with some fore-aft adjustability will allow you to get the boat nicely balanced after some experimentation. Also look at the Bolger Teal for some inspiration.

If you specifically want a mono-hull, you can also consider some longer, slender sail-and-oar designs such as the Flint by Ross Lillistone.
http://www.duckworksbbs.com/product-p/ross-flint-id.htm
 

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Re: Right boat for sails
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2018, 03:20:40 pm »
Thank you, some good suggestions there. Will have a look at them. Not really worried about speed. This will just be something to have a good day out on the water.
1979 Honda CG125 (Sold)
1983 Honda XL600RE (Sold, what was I thinking)
2008 Aprilia Pegaso Trail (Sold)
2009 Kawasaki KLR650
1981 Yamaha XT 500 (Resto Project) 1981 Yamaha XT500 Resto-mod