Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Boot Key Harbor, Marathon Fl
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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!
Macgyver riding sail...
Wind picked up in Boot Key Harbor to 20-25 and the Solitaire dances on the mooring like a drunken ballerina. In a good breeze she will sail 60 degrees to either side of the eye of the wind. Hard on the ground tackle, and uncomfortable to boot. Need a riding sail. I know anchoring stern to solves the issue, but not on a mooring ball, and a riding sail is gonna cost me rum bucks even if I have it stitched up at the local canvas shop. Besides, I don't have one today and don't know how well it will really work. Hmmmm...
No chunks of Sunbrella or sail cloth just layin around so what to do. Oh lookee here, a new bath towel... 10 minutes later with small small stuff I have a (to small) riding sail. Works too. Needs to be bigger, but good proof of concept. Reduced the swing from 60 degrees each side down to less than 20. Off to the canvas maker when the rain dies down to stitch up a bigger version
"If the wind will not serve, lay to the oars"
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