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Old 16-07-2009, 17:18   #1
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Anchor Sail Pattern / Dimensions?

Hi again guys, I really looked hard for this one, but the best I could find was a vague description of a v shaped sail that attaches to the backstay (?) with the open part of the v facing the mast. This is a sail to stop boats drifting at anchor by the way. Can anyone give any more details/patterns/formulas for calculating dimensions for this kind of sail please? I got a few sail making books and can't find it there either.
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Thanks alot mate. Not a bad price either, as unless you were making 2 of them the cloth alone would cost more than the kit because of the way its cut from a single piece of sail cloth, still... maybe i could make 2... might run into someone that likes mine and wants to buy it...

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You're welcome, Captain! Man, that Silverlite video is really amazing! At full res it looks great, and that video pretty much teaches you how to make your own from scratch. Sweet!
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You might also want to look at https://www.bannerbaymarine.com/store/index.php?action=item&id=15&prevaction=item&previd =2&prevstart== We used one of these on our old Cal 2-29 for many years and it proved a valuable addition. We pondered a kit as well but in the end, the Banner Bay cost proved little more than a kit when all expenses were considered.

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Thanks again guys. great links, although a thought just occured to me that i could possible use/adapt a storm jib for the same purpose now i think about it...
Hmmmm...
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Thanks again guys. great links, although a thought just occured to me that i could possible use/adapt a storm jib for the same purpose now i think about it...
Hmmmm...
Just checked, Anchor sail 12.5' sqr , storm jib 60' squared... probably too big for heavier winds...
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:-) Also, I think the riding sail might have both it's luff and foot "hollow" cut to avoid flapping all the time. That's how I'd do it anyway!
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