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Homemade Walker Bay Sail rigging and sail

Anyone ever make a homemade sail kit for a Walker Bay Dinghy? I am planning on doing this and wanted to see if maybe some one else has already done it first.
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Re: Homemade Walker Bay Sail rigging and sail

Sailrite has a business supporting home made sails. Polytarp sails can be made cheaply with some study, I've done this. You can make your own spars of wood, to fit as used sail. I've done that too. Never owned a walker bay, but have sailed several small boats.
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Re: Homemade Walker Bay Sail rigging and sail

As Wanderingstar suggests you should be able to do this pretty handily.
I wonder what kind of sail rig you would use: Gunther rig, Lateen, Marconi, Gaff etc.
I suppose it would make sense to make a sail about the same size as the Walker Bay kit gives you - whatever sail rig shape you use.
You can make a center board, tiller and rudder out of wood.
Mast and boom(s) could be made of wood, aluminum pipe or whatever you choose to try.
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