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Wated old cotton sail

Post by chris » Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:33 pm

I'm looking for a jib or genoa for a vintage Int 14. I have a great unused vintage main but no jib.
I know this is a long shot as most jibs rot along their wire luff and is a bit eccentric!
I'm currently using an old GP14 Dacron jib which is a reasonable fit so a gp 14 cotton genoa is a possibility ( I was tempted to buy the GP off ebay that sported cotton sails and ditch everything else but didn't dare!)

I would also think about making one from a main sail ( might need two) so redundant cotton mains off virtually any boat might get me there.

Any one got anything in the loft that the mice haven't eaten that they don't want?

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Re: Wated old cotton sail

Post by roger » Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:33 pm

Chris, my brother rang about a chap who had bought a youngish GP but the con man he bought it off had chucked in cotton sails not decent ones I will see if they are still about.
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Re: Wated old cotton sail

Post by Pat » Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:32 am

And any Merlin cotton sails will also find a good home if you can pass them on to Chris, as we have a couple of restorations under way.
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Re: Wated old cotton sail

Post by neil » Fri Aug 01, 2014 7:35 am

I have a set of Pegasus cotton sails. You're welcome to them if they are of use
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Re: Wanted old cotton sail

Post by chris » Fri Aug 01, 2014 8:31 am

Yes please Neil.
I'll pm you.
Thanks

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Re: Wated old cotton sail

Post by roger » Fri Aug 01, 2014 3:15 pm

Hugh thinks the gp ones are still available but I reckon the Peggie ones may be a better fit.

ps I still have Gently`s sails, they are now dry and will drop them over when I have a mo. Are you at Shearwater on Sunday?
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Re: Wated old cotton sail

Post by Ed » Fri Aug 01, 2014 3:44 pm

Don't think I have any.....

but will try to look. It is possible I have some Jollyboat ones and an even lower chance that I have some from I14 K556......but think they went with the boat.

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Re: Wated old cotton sail

Post by Chrisrjwood » Fri Aug 01, 2014 7:52 pm

Hi Ed, I have this Fairey pintle if you want it, pm me

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Re: Wated old cotton sail

Post by chris » Sun Aug 03, 2014 8:35 pm

Still looking for cotton please...

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Re: Wated old cotton sail

Post by kfz » Sun Aug 03, 2014 10:06 pm

chris wrote:Still looking for cotton please...
I had my GP cottons laundered at jeckells? might be good for a laugh but can they make you a new one?

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Re: Wated old cotton sail

Post by chris » Mon Aug 04, 2014 7:39 am

The main problem is that the original type of sailcloth is no longer available, there are some suitable substitutes but so far no sailmaker I know of has manage to source the right stuff in the right weight. Larger yacht size (weight) cloth is OK but that's why I'm after some old sails as a source.

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Re: Wated old cotton sail

Post by roger » Mon Aug 04, 2014 3:24 pm

I will chase Hugh for the gp ones
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