Monday, December 28, 2009

Paper dolls and carbon fiber...

While I'm playing with various sail designs for the new rig (both junk and balanced lug variants) at least the mast portion of the equation seems to be coming along without any mayhem or carnage that I can detect.

Most readers so far have assumed that the new free standng masts will be carbon fiber and pricey but they would be wrong. While I will be using some carbon the masts will be mostly wood and glass. Simple to build and when the dust is all settled I'll be surprised if the total cost of the two new masts exceeds $1200.

An interesting byproduct of all this mast and sail design is my paper doll skills are seriously being upgraded and I am getting seriously slick with a pair of scissors!