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Mast Fitting for Batwing

Discussion in 'Canoe Sailing' started by ahimsakid, Oct 25, 2007.

  1. ahimsakid

    ahimsakid Damp Yankee in Tejas

    Does anyone have any pointers to share on rigging a simple batwing sail? I have found good information on developing the sail itself, but I am new to this and don't have details on the best rigging setup. In particular, can anyone describe--or point to details for--the mast fitting at the point where the upper battens converge? Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Dan Miller

    Dan Miller cranky canoeist Staff Member

    Here are a couple examples from Rushton, the first from an old catalog (look at numbers 22 and 23). The second from a vintage Vesper with the Improved Bailey (batwing) sail.
     

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    ahimsakid

    ahimsakid Damp Yankee in Tejas

    Thanks Dan, that was just what I wanted to see. Of course, being a penny-pincher I'll have to see if I can fashion the gooseneck from an old oarlock and fabricate the batten hinge portion with some plate and pins.
    (BTW, love your site.)
     
  4. john hupfield

    john hupfield fire starter/wood burner

    Sure and we have used oar locks in similar circumstances for years.The nylon ones are adequate.
    John
     

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