Originally Posted by thannever
This is probably not the right thread, but I was looking for advice on DIY nylon downwind flat sails for multihulls. I have a tri and was planning on tacking the two lower points of a triangle on the amas and hauling up the third with the spin halyard
. I thought I saw advice and some instructions on that somewhere on this site a couple of months ago but cannot find it now. I have a considerable amount of tradewinds downwind in my future, I hope. thanks for any thoughts.
Used sails is a great way to go. If you decide to DIY the folks at Sailrite would most likely provide some advice. These days most all sailmakers use CAD programs to design their sails. They are no exception. The kits consist of precut panels
. All materials are provided to paste the panels
together for stitching. Easy to follow instructions. And good support if you run into a road block.
Don't mean to promote a total endorsement of Sailrite. I have no vested interest in their business. I just through that out because that is the thread topic.
Not sure I would worry too much about cutting an overly flat downwind sail. Especially a spinnaker
. If you go with a symmetric spin tacked down to the Amas. You could just depower by choking the sail down…….ease up for more power. Seems to me an asymmetric
would work equally as well. That totally opens up the used sail market for you……….
Good luck with the sailing plans. We are envious.