Proto 2001 Sail Plan
At the end of the 2007 summer, I discovered
that I could make my own sails. I found this software: Sailcut
that permits me to design and take out the offsets from
the program. So with the x-y coordinates at hand, I was able to
draw the panels and then sew them. It is no big deal for
me , I already have a sewing shop except for the space needed
for sail manipulation. Read a big room.
Anyway I was in a high for a few weeks
because it is really something to produce sails. They are
beautiful objects but so expensive. So I save a lot of money
doing the sails. But the best part is the research process. I
want to add power to the boat but still want to keep maximum
sail area up to at least 25 knots of wind. I am still in the
testing mode, but so far with a flatter sail than the Soling
one I have, and trimming differently, I think I have achieved
my goal. So more testing next summer. I can't wait.
So as you can see on the pictures below, the
sail has a big roach. And the material is some car shelter
woven polyethylene available easily. Very cheap. I went to my
sail maker who was very kind to sell me the furniture to
complete the sail. When I will be satisfied with a sail, I will
made another one with genuine sailcloth.
Proto 2001 SuperBlanc carry
standard Soling spars from Abbott except for the spinnaker
pole which is extended to 10 feet.
| totalsail area
|| 210 sq/ft
|| 87 sq/ft
| Mast height form
| Deck to lower
| Spinnaker is
| Jib is self tacking. A
must for me
If by any means you visitors want to know
more about the subject of sails, you may take a look at hte
books below. They are big names.