I built my Navigator
"Meniscus" about four years ago. It started life with
a second hand spruce mast, I think from a 505, which I didn't
have the heart to cut up to produce a yawl, and a second hand
Moth sail (hence the HI). But the
performance and ease was so good, I stuck with the sloop rig.
There are sometimes some quite strong views on yawl or sloop
rig - there are swings and roundabouts to all the different
rigs, and what's important is that builders know what the advantages
disadvantages are of each and sail
I've now got a newer main, (but don't have decent
photos) and have actually built two new masts, one is from Oregon
but is heavy and the second almost complete a birdsmouth hollow
spar from Kahikatea which is about 15 lbs.
I keep toying with the idea of producing an article
for Duckworks, I'll get round to it some time.
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