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Forum: Rigging & Sails 11-19-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By BobPattison
Sail Cloth and age

Hmm...You would be talking about a sail that is 45 years old..:o
So: It's possible that the fabric is in good shape, though it is 45 a year old cloth design and finishing. We've been using resin in...
Forum: Rigging & Sails 12-16-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,138
Posted By BobPattison
trysail track

Brenda,
The Harken system is really designed for big boats where stack height gets absurd. It works well, but the 'switch' systems but don't come cheap.
Plenty of wood masts with the old external...
Forum: Rigging & Sails 12-14-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,138
Posted By BobPattison
offshore sail choices

All,

The December issue of Cruising World Magazine (published in N. America) had an article that I contributed to, called ' Choose the right sails for the long...
Forum: Rigging & Sails 08-22-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,809
Posted By BobPattison
Single line reefing layout for Z-spar

Tim,
Attached PDF is from the z-spar manual and shows how the lines run on the Beneteau. It's a little fuzzy (copy) but I think it will set you on the right path. I have the whole catalog..but it's...
Forum: Rigging & Sails 09-27-2011, 12:53 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 38,286
Posted By BobPattison
Finger Patches: Some call them 'tongue' patches...

Finger Patches: Some call them 'tongue' patches as well. I have seen them on sails as long as there have been photographs.

I think they evolved with the advent of miter-cut jibs, but can't be...
Forum: Rigging & Sails 06-28-2011, 07:16 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 38,286
Posted By BobPattison
Sails? Me my friend....Challenge Cream...

Sails? Me my friend....Challenge Cream sailcloth...with external 3-strand 'hemp' rope (polyester the color of hemp) ,hand sewn rings, and finger patches...all designed to be period for the yacht. It...
Forum: Rigging & Sails 06-22-2011, 02:05 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 38,286
Posted By BobPattison
You can make great arguments for both rigs (or...

You can make great arguments for both rigs (or maybe any rig).

But for me... this picture kind of sums it up. Who doesn't love a boat (and rig) like this?

(Black Witch, S.F. Bay)

bob pattison
Forum: Rigging & Sails 05-23-2011, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,626
Posted By BobPattison
svReboot: As a sailmaking professional I...

svReboot:

As a sailmaking professional I would just offer this simple advice; buying sails is not unlike having custom work done to your house: Even with 1000 C-42's out in the world, one could...
Forum: Rigging & Sails 01-20-2011, 02:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,914
Posted By BobPattison
Jerry, You are right about a cruising...

Jerry,

You are right about a cruising asymmetric as it is a probably the best bet for increasing the horsepower in light air and overcoming the displacement/wetted surface issues and the only real...
Forum: Rigging & Sails 01-19-2011, 08:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,914
Posted By BobPattison
Danblu, Hi, just read your post regarding...

Danblu,

Hi, just read your post regarding light air mainsails. Generally, no one to my knowledge builds light air mains for cruising boats. There are 'downwind' mainsails that are used in racing...
Forum: Rigging & Sails 01-19-2011, 02:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 16,565
Posted By BobPattison
James, Thank you for your kind words. ...

James,

Thank you for your kind words.

Crane: They can help with clearance, but typically with a 'big roach' main, the roach is more concentrated in the up high, so the improvement in clearance...
Forum: Rigging & Sails 01-19-2011, 02:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 16,565
Posted By BobPattison
Petr, Regarding Fabrics: There are many good...

Petr,

Regarding Fabrics: There are many good laminates that do really well in cruising apps. We have some of the more basic polyster 'cruising laminates' go 55,000 nautical miles and mostly in...
Forum: Rigging & Sails 01-18-2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 16,565
Posted By BobPattison
Hi Petr, I'm late to this discussion but...

Hi Petr,

I'm late to this discussion but have read several of the replies, many of which are well thought out. I'd like to add my 2cents worth to the discussion on the big roach mains for...
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