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Canada
347 Posts
Posted 1/9/2011, 11:20 am        Report
My local sail maker has told me he will make a custom sail for my mini. Can anyone help me source a plan or layout that I could give him? I was thinking 5.5 m Thanks Brian
TAS
1966 Posts
Posted 1/9/2011, 3:29 pm        Report
Briam, He should be able to come up with a Plan himself.. However Print of pic's of some of the Stuff Paul has done (With pauls permission of course.) He may even have something he could email you. Ron PM Him.
WA
5255 Posts
Posted 1/9/2011, 9:27 pm        Report
you will need to measure your mast bend/length, boom length,and then get him/her to design something with the max depth of the chord about 30%back from the mast. to get 5.5m you will need to add plenty of sail up high, so maybe 6 battens, parallel with the horizontal when sheeted hard. mast pocket size about the size of your windsurfer sails. show him some photos from our landyacht and mini registers, maybe a clemco or hiko shaped sail, they look sweet
Canada
347 Posts
Posted 2/9/2011, 1:20 am        Report
Thanks. I think I will get him out on my mini as well so he gets a feel for what we are trying to achieve.
United States
1052 Posts
Posted 2/9/2011, 2:29 am        Report
sabydent said...
Thanks. I think I will get him out on my mini as well so he gets a feel for what we are trying to achieve.
This can be very important! I have talked to a few people who took sailmakers who were used to making ocean going sails out to a dry lake bed to sail. Until they sailed a landsailer, they had only a vague idea how radically the apparent wind changed, and how much the masts flexed on these machines. Good luck, and as always; PICS
TAS
1966 Posts
Posted 2/9/2011, 10:01 am        Report
Yer Right John, I got surprise at just how flat a LY sail is when I was converting a Windsurfer Sail. Even my Sail-maker was a bit surprised at what I needed to to do and he designs Big Ocean Going Sails. Ron
 
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