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
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.
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
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.
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.