Alternative catamaran rigs for self build? Becoming more self sufficient

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by Mark Stevens, Aug 30, 2019.

  1. Mark Stevens
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    Looks great! How well does it get to windward? Can you reef or do you 'Depower' the rig?
    All the best Mark
     
  2. Michael_P
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    concerning the windward-ability I was a little bit limited by the fore-sail, because its attaching is not properly solved yet. For me it was ok, but I can't tell you, what angle would be possible in best case before April 2020 :)
    At the moment, there is no reef-possibility foreseen. Originally my crab claw sail had 16 m². After the first test I reduced it to 12 m². So I have 16 m² in total at the moment. (boat length is 5,5mand weight is about 180kg). I think it would be possible to make something like a reef with a spiller line, like mentioned in Gary Dierking's "outrigger sailing canoes". But I am not sure, wheter this would work well, but I will try it during next summer. But anyhow, I am planning to sew an alternative smaller sail for heavy wind conditions, which is for sure the better option than a reef with pulling up the boom. But what I can do is to use the foresail as a try-sail (or just hide all of the sails and wait for better conditions or for help :) )
     
  3. Mark Stevens
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    Fantastic project, look forward to following your progress. Do you have a facebook page?
     
  4. Michael_P
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    I joined and left facebook in 2010 :) but I am thinking about making an instagram-page about my boat. I would be glad to get closer in contact with people, who are planning to build or who already realized similar projects. I am new in this forum here, so first I will have to find out, how private messages work here.
     
  5. Mark Stevens
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    If you do, stick a link on here, I am sure others would want to follow. All the best
     
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