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    I like all boating and I like to build things
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  1. I would say be as neat as you can be with the epoxy. The hardest part of building is the sanding.
  2. If you don't have a sail made yet and you don't have a mast yet ? You could make the mast with a track and the sail with slides then do a boom reefing/furling system like older (60's) sail boats had. Then just pull a pin at the goose neck and away you go. Just thinking out loud because as you know I would like to have roller furling on my Spindrift.
  3. So great to read about people that use their talent for good and are so willing to share. Seem like a good friend to have. I feel very lucky to have found all of this.
  4. Thrillsbe I can open the videos on my I-pad but not my lap top. Go figure. Anyway you do have a very big "reef point" there. About the battens, I know most things on a boat are a trade off for something else.
  5. Thrillsbe, I was unable to open the videos. Thanks for trying to help. I have found a few different small boats with roller furling on youtube. I just need to adapt some of their rigging to make a simply set up.
  6. If I can ever figure out how to roller furl my sail you will be the first one I tell. It would definitely make life on the Hudson easier.
  7. Thrillsbe, I have a few questions. Do the masts turn as you roll or do you wrap the sail around and around? Does wrapping/rolling allow you to use the wraps as a reef ? How hard is this system to use if it gets breezy ?
  8. Hirilonde, I was thinking of having a tube from the step to the collar that the mast would fit inside of. At the bottom I thought I'd have some kind of bearing the mast could rotate on. I thought the boom would be attached to the tube just at the collar. I could use some ideas on how to attach the out haul and clew to the boom. I'm thinking some kind of car will be needed. I will be "just raising the sail and going sailing" but would still like to have a way of rolling the sail if possible.
  9. Andy, I'm hoping for a simple way of rolling the sail in by pulling a line that could be wrapped around the mast as the sail was pulled out by the out haul when deploying the sail. I have thought that the sail would be without horizontal battens.
  10. Paul, I have seen pictures of the Sea Pearl. I was hoping someone on a Spindrift had done it already. I'm not looking to reinvent the wheel just use the principle of making things go round and round.
  11. I would only do it if the whole sail rolled up. The purpose is to be able to douse the sail in a convenient way.
  12. Pete, I have followed along on your posts about sail handling and the steps you have taken. I have it in my head that if I could roll the sail onto the mast life would be good. A lot of the fun in boating is dreaming up things to build.
  13. I have seen some old posts about roller furling the mainsail and I was wondering if anyone has come up with a way that works well. If so please post pictures and let me know how it's done. The Catalina Expo 14.2 has something (not new but) interesting. Looking for ideas for my Spindrift 11after reading some of the things people have tried to make things easier. 2015 Catalina Expo 14.2 Sail Boat - Walkaround - 2015 Toronto Boat Show - YouTube
  14. Sew a colored thread into the line (halyard) you need marked.
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