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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.

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1 Steve Mason { 04.18.13 at 3:34 am }

I was given a glass Jollyboat last year. The hull is weak and the decks are soft, but the boat is self bailing with a double bottom. I cut into the deck and discovered that it is cored with end grain balsa, but the glass on the deck is delaminating. I am putting ribs under the side decks and under the bow deck. I plan to cover the entire hull with 9 oz glass in epoxy to strengthen the hull. I have no hull number or manufacturer. I had the aluminum mast but had to build a wooden boom. I purchased used sails and it will have about 135 feet of sail when I get her back out on the water in the next couple of months. Steve Mason, Florida Panhandle

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