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Search: Posts Made By: VGWS1
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-28-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,322
Posted By VGWS1
I wish, this has been an (expensive) hobby of...

I wish, this has been an (expensive) hobby of mine for some time. Once upon a time I thought I could get commercial interest in this but have been thwarted by conservatism. I'll be sure to let you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-26-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,322
Posted By VGWS1
That is a reasonably accurate description. The...

That is a reasonably accurate description. The sail consists of two flat fully battened skins. The foil shape is induced by mast rotation. The rig has twist adjustment and works reefed. Slab reefing...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-26-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,322
Posted By VGWS1
Have alook at my posts at ...

Have alook at my posts at
http://www.sailnet.com/forums/introduce-yourself/71543-variable-geometry-wing-sails.html#post690943
Wing sails can be made reefable and don't have to present any greater...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-25-2011
Replies: 44
Views: 4,229
Posted By VGWS1
Layers are better. Shells that provide good...

Layers are better. Shells that provide good weather protection can be used through a winde range of conditions. You can then add layers underneath to give extra warmth.

The guy who helped me...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-25-2011
Replies: 44
Views: 4,229
Posted By VGWS1
Imagine that you are cold and wet at night and...

Imagine that you are cold and wet at night and still have hours to go. Ask yourself then how much you would spend to be wrm and dry.

My advice is buy the best gear you can afford. I used to...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-25-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,770
Posted By VGWS1
The point is you can have the best of both...

The point is you can have the best of both worlds. The wing sail I use can give a very wide range of section shapes from a thick, moderately cambered section (12% thickness, 4% camber) to a thin,...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-25-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,770
Posted By VGWS1
Triangular plane forms have poor spanwise flow...

Triangular plane forms have poor spanwise flow characteristics. Spanwise flow is induced when the plan form of the wing (or sail) does not have a constant chord and is not infinitely long (in other...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-24-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,770
Posted By VGWS1
Anything is better than a triangle ;-)

Anything is better than a triangle ;-)
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-23-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,770
Posted By VGWS1
Smile WanderingStar, Thanks for the reply. I also...

WanderingStar,

Thanks for the reply. I also appreciate traditional sailing and have recently been sailing of a 40' gaffer and thoroughly enjoying it. There is a spectrum and every place on it is...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-23-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,770
Posted By VGWS1
Variable Geometry Wing Sails

Hi,

I am new to SailNet and have been prompted to join by reading many posts about the virtues and drawbacks of wing sails. Along with my brother, I have been involved in wing sail research and...
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