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Posts from — September 2010

Sails and spars

I own J US 191 since 1967.It came with sails that dated back to 1958. I have restored this boat several times over the past 40 years, but never got “on board” with the upgrades in spars and sails that I saw in the 1970’s- Bendy booms and masts for instance> I would like to get some suggestions as to current spar types/sources and related sail makers> Judging by the action pictures on this site there have been some huge rigging changes.
I also came across a reference to production of foam cored glass boats( as opposed to the solid glass boats that apparently lacked the stiffness to weight ratio of the wooden boats)I f anyone can put me on to a foam cored jolly source, I’d be grateful.

September 29, 2010   1 Comment