in the last couple of weeks Ive been chopping up some windsurfer sails after not having the right sail on a realllly windy, perfect salt day.
most of them started life as surf sails in the 4-5.5m range, these sails tend to have a very similar profile,luffcurve anddepth to the sails we would call a "landyacht sail"
the biggest is only a 2.5m down to a 2.0m
I tried to make sails that needed a short mast and a longer boom, the theory being to have less heeling force , but still get some accelarating power from the long foot. here are the results
a 2.5m stormy from a 5.5m Picasso. the picassos are great recutters, even when making bigger4-4.5m sails. sail sits on a 3.6m cut down RothoWave mast
a 2.4m stormy from a JP? surf sail of around6.5m. again no recutting of the luff, but a mast was made up from an old early carbon 1 piece. the mast only measures in at 3150mm ( add150mm for a regular mini) also quite long in the foot, no flappy bits and battens that tension with an allen key, really stiff carbon tube type battens
Atiny 2m cut from a 4m stuart bell surf sail. stiff carbon battens but only webbing tensioners. shorter in the foot and using that 3150mm carbon mast
finally a 2m from a torn neil pride RAFof about 5.5m. simply made by slicing off the bottom of the sail at the luffpocket hole , and adding reinforcing at the clew and tack
Any plans for a sub 2M sail for tornado days?
looking good Paul, testing this weekend?
now how about bringing in the washing- looks like you forgot- again
Storm sails are great fun on really windy days. This is my new 2.5 Sq M sail. I havent had a wind to sail it yet. It's for the 30+ knot days. Cant wait to try it out.
It is rather annoying not having a chicken sail for those absurd days , isnt it
especially if someone else has one and you dont
i just found a sail
id hidden this one away for use as an actuall windsurfer sail. but given that we still have no lakes, my patches neil pryde VS 5.1 has just been morphed into a
Paul Day VS 1.8
on maonday Tp1 and I had to endure being stuck on a job that we couldnt leave whilst an icy southerly turned to west and ble its way up a 40+ knter. we went home packed for the next day...........4knts
meanwhile i got home , spotted a sailbag and recut a 5.1m sail into a 1.8
this is truly a chicken sail
So are you going to Northern Qld for the Cyclone season?? Paul