Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Converted Mirror rudder

Spent some time over the last couple of days turning a Mirror rudder and stock into one that fits a Minisail...

Time will tell if  it works, and isn't dead slow. I had to sand the edges much further up the blade, but left the shape as I didn't want to lose area, and the stock needed completely re-modelling. The tiller is new. Black to match the hull, of course!

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Minisail Max

A huge thanks to Phillipe for sending me thse photos of his new, larger Minisail Max sail, made by Morgan sails in Southampton. He had this to say about it:

Last weekend I finaly had the chance to take my revived minisail out on the water again.
A nice temperature and a bit of wind. I do say 'a bit' :(
They predicted windspeeds of 6knots and gusts of 8.
I was gently breezed across the pond and only had to sit ou 4 times in a small gust.
But on the up-side I could give the new "MAX" sail its first outing and it looks great.
There is a significant difference in power and even in soft wind I could take a friend out on the water and get the sailing feeling.
Coming weekend the predictions are 12 knots with gusts blowing to 20 knots.
I guess I will then appreciate a second person sitting out.
The lack of wind, and possibly some inexperience in setting the sail means it doesn't look as good as I think it can, but at least we can get an idea of the shape.