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#260775 - 06/28/13 06:06 PM New Spin, made my own darn self!  
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For anyone toying with the idea of sailmaking:
I had Bert Rice Jr design a new spin for me last year. I was interested in trying to tape together my own spin and had good luck in the past with Schurr sails in Pensacola designing kits for me. I put it together relatively easily but when I pulled it up on my boat in the back yard I was worried that it wouldn't work and since my old spin was seriously blown, and seeing that it takes several months to get a new spin made professionally I got a new spin made by Glaser over the winter. Once I used the 2 sails though, I realized that although the sail Bert designed had a different fit, it is sweet. I actually prefer it over the Glaser. Not that the Glaser is bad by any means, and if I ever get a sail professionally made I will ALWAYS use them for my F16. Maybe it is just me liking my creation (should say "our") but it is fast and I actually beat 13 boats last weekend (including 7 F18s) using it.
Moral of the story: you can put together a spin easily without an industrial sewing machine (I used one, but wasn't necessary)and it can be FAST!!!
Next up is a new main!
Now if I could only sail the boat in more than 2 regattas a year!!!

#260803 - 06/30/13 04:13 PM Re: New Spin, made my own darn self! [Re: PTP]  
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What is the difference between the two spins? Is one flatter than the other, or does one have a shorter foot, or longer luff or leach? Have you laid them on top of each other on the grass, just to see where the major differences are?

I've got a fat one, and a flat one but I prefer the flatter one as I can reach up higher and get the boat up on one hull quicker, then bear away and keep it up on one hull easier.

Blade F16
#260817 - 07/01/13 08:06 AM Re: New Spin, made my own darn self! [Re: Timbo]  
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I think the Jr is flatter. the luff is a touch shorter. I should lay them on top of each other. maybe I will do that tonight

maybe I'll get another spin out of it smile

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#263737 - 09/13/13 06:16 AM Re: New Spin, made my own darn self! [Re: PTP]  
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How's that working out?

Pete Pollard
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'When you have a lot of things to do, it's best to get your nap out of the way first.

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