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post #10 of Old 09-13-2009
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In the end you might build your own rig, even design it. When the BSD rig started prying my canoe apart, (she never was built to sail) I built a lower, smaller rig. It was a lugsail, made of polytarp, with bamboo spars. It worked fine until the duct tape let go. If you can build a boat, you can build a sail. Or modify one. I just read about a guy making sails from ripstop nylon with commercial sail tape. You could also find a used optimist sail. Don't give up on sailing to windward.
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