Mast and Boom for Vg20

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Re: Mast and Boom for Vg20

Post by Capt UB » Wed May 23, 2018 3:42 pm

I had a few great finds for a few larger boats at scrap yards near the shore. I did buy a 58 ft mast in Atlanta, GA., used part of it for a mizzen mast. Checkout old boat yards/marine railways...

Just checkout your build pic's.... Beautiful job building her and she is a looker!!


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Re: Mast and Boom for Vg20

Post by new to sail » Wed May 23, 2018 4:02 pm

Thanks for the compliment, it has been a fun and challenging project. Cutting, gluing and the use of epoxy and fiberglass was quite a learning experience. But now have admit the fairing and painting and drilling holes everywhere for fittings has me a little bit overwhelmed.

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Re: Mast and Boom for Vg20

Post by terrulian » Wed May 23, 2018 7:54 pm

The Hunter rig is probably a bit tall but might do. You can put smaller sails on a bigger rig but not bigger sails on a smaller rig. :wink: And anyway, bigger is not necessarily a bad thing. More sail area in light wind and when it pipes up you perhaps have a slightly larger reef.

I don't know about where you are on the shape of the mast step, but of course that will have to be fashioned to accommodate whatever mast cross-section you choose. I'm presuming it is a deck-stepped mast so this shouldn't present a problem.
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Re: Mast and Boom for Vg20

Post by new to sail » Wed May 23, 2018 8:07 pm

I followed the plans for the size and shape of the mast step. It is deck stepped so that is why with my limited knowledge I am trying to figure out the details from the sail plan. I guess I didn't realize there would be so many combinations to sort through on size and shape.

When I get off work, I will study the plans a bit more.

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