Chris Boxer has written an account of our tandem sail to Poole and back, where we met Amiina and many others. I’m very pleased to have helped him gain experience and confidence. The more junk sailors the better!
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What a lovely account from Chris. It sounded like a most delightful wee junket!
A little more wind would’ve been nice, but in all other ways it was an excellent weekend.
Nice write up of what must have been a lovely outing Chris!
Query: is your most longer than Tammy’s?
Yes it is slightly. Chris had to rebuild part of his mast because the previous owner threw away the part below the hinge! There is an account on his blog. He’s ended up with a wooden topmast and a bit of extra height.
Would his sail have fit if had stuck to the standard length?
I believe so, but the boom might be a bit low. All panels are raised in this picture.
You can vary the dimensions of course!
I worry a bit whether there would be any chance of a whisbone lifting the sleeve over the most and thus start an involuntary unplanned lowering action of the mast. If you catch my drift…. Could be awkward.
The split junk rig has downhauls to keep the main luff tight, so lifting should not be possible.
Once set I see no difficulties. It is more in the raising where I fear this could happen.
Once set I see no problems.
It’s more when setting sail.
As you might recall Siskin’s sleeve has a significant collar at the top end.
I quite like the aero setup I must say. Especially in the Pete Hill incarnation of that line of thought.
Ockham’s razor at work.
Ah yes I see the problem. You could drill a hole in the mast and add a screw to keep the sleeve down (joking!) But actually, a lashing with an icicle hitch would work I bet. And there might be a way to build more slope around that collar.
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