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Sailmaking project during coronavirus break : seeking advice
New to the forum, very first post.
I am at home for a little while due to the coronavirus crisis. In order to defeat boredom, I have decided to design and sew a new sail for my boat.
I bought this boat last year. It had only the two working sail, so when the wind was light, I was forced to use the engine. I decided to expand my sail inventory, and the first sail I sewed was a spinnaker for the main mast (see below). I made it from a Sailrite kit. It went pretty smoothly. So smooth in fact, I decided to design the next sail from scratch.
I used Sailcut CAD to design a flying (obviously, as the mast is unstayed) drifter for the mizzen. Now before proceeding, I would like to fish for advice from the community. What do you think? Should I make the foot longer? Should I tack the sail further forward? Should the clew be higher?
I intend to tack the sail to the windward toerail and sheet it to the end of the boom. It will be made of 1,5 oz nylon.
Anybody has specific advice on using Sailcut CAD? I have printed the panels with a 1/10th scale on paper, cut and pasted them together. I can see a pretty smooth draft in the (paper) sail. The shape looks right...
Last edited by Free Rider; 03-19-2020 at 07:35 PM.