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by seadago
Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Is this a G10 rig?
Replies: 25
Views: 1114

Re: Is this a G10 rig?

I think you will find the answers to some of your questions depend on the cut of your sails. The original wrap around sails were fairly flat and triangular, with short luff battens. My new sails are very roachy (too much in fact) with full length battens, so they hang differently. The higher you car...
by seadago
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Is this a G10 rig?
Replies: 25
Views: 1114

Re: Is this a G10 rig?

Thanks Andy, and you are quite correct, it is plural. I've seen traditional vessels in Holland with both, a continuous line, lashed in different ways, and also with parrels attached as you describe to the luff, with wooden beads (kloten) on them. Very old fashioned! Initially, I did not like the con...
by seadago
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Is this a G10 rig?
Replies: 25
Views: 1114

Re: Is this a G10 rig?

Seems a complicate rig, but it isn't really. Remember, Gio adapted the setup of traditional Dutch barges, so the system has been tried and tested. I put grommets every two feet on the luff, and on either side, top and bottom, of the batten pockets. I have five full length battens on each sail. I did...
by seadago
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Mainsheet attachment for 28 CK?
Replies: 8
Views: 821

Re: Mainsheet attachment for 28 CK?

Hi Gerald! That's the downside of it. By now my cockpit is a bowl of spaghetti of lines!! Luckily, when I did the last refit, I installed a couple of extra clutches on the coachroof, that now come very handy. At the moment I'm in Gijon, northern Spain. We crossed Biscay three days ago from Brest. Th...
by seadago
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Is this a G10 rig?
Replies: 25
Views: 1114

Re: Is this a G10 rig?

Getting confused... The luff chord in my sails -and I believe in Gio's design - is a stiff, non-stretch line sewn inside the luff of the sail. The purpose is to provide rigidity to the luff so it will not bulge and bellow in the wind between the attachment points to the mast. It is a fixture of the ...
by seadago
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Is this a G10 rig?
Replies: 25
Views: 1114

Re: Is this a G10 rig?

No, but I don't have a conventional headboard.
My sails have as rings on the head and clew, attached with radial webbing straps. Still, the luff chord is not attached to the head ring.
by seadago
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Is this a G10 rig?
Replies: 25
Views: 1114

Re: Is this a G10 rig?

Hi In setting up my rig, I based myself on Gio's design but did not follow to the letter. I applied the concept with modifications that I thought better suited me and my particular boat. Wether this was a good idea or not is still under debate! Examples: 1) my booms were hanging from a ring half way...
by seadago
Sun Jun 14, 2020 4:08 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Is this a G10 rig?
Replies: 25
Views: 1114

Re: Is this a G10 rig?

Comment to question 5. My sails have a fairly large foot, so I have little room to tension the outhawl. With maximum tension I dare to apply, the attachment knot on the outhawl is right on the block. I have perhaps a foot and half to play with overall. This has been sufficient to trim so far. If you...
by seadago
Sun Jun 14, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Is this a G10 rig?
Replies: 25
Views: 1114

Re: Is this a G10 rig?

I have the factory blue prints to scale for the original sail plan. They show the dimension for the main and mizzen at original configuration. I guess my questions are this. 1. Pros & Cons for the G10 rig. 2. Suggestion of attachment to the mast other than install a track. From what I have read top...
by seadago
Tue Jun 09, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Is this a G10 rig?
Replies: 25
Views: 1114

Re: Is this a G10 rig?

What info do you need?