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Old 14-03-2011, 14:10   #16
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Re: Can a Ketch Be Sailed without the Mizzen ?

Educate me here - I have another dumb question...

How does one get a sail to stick to a lamp post? I'm intrigued...
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Re: Can a Ketch Be Sailed without the Mizzen ?

I would take a good hard look at the specs for the lamp post, and compare with the spec built mast. It is probably a larger diameter, and heavier, and may not have the same flex and bending strength as the munufacturers mast. I would say you run the risk of a breakage, except that is obviously already a problem.

If you don't have the spec's for either post specifics and I'll try to find something. Whats the worst that can happen, ... it breaks?? Then you're back where you are now.
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Re: Can a Ketch Be Sailed without the Mizzen ?

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Educate me here - I have another dumb question...

How does one get a sail to stick to a lamp post? I'm intrigued...
Mast hoops?
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Gaff Wing style.... large zip up flap that fits round the mast... quite efficient actually...
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Re: Can a Ketch Be Sailed without the Mizzen ?

The experience and satisfaction of building a mast...I dont want to miss, farthermore it is not something one does very often...this being said I am seduced buy the idea of a fast replacement (mast of a 30ft with sail) I can always build my one mast when out in Aisia few years from now.

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Educate me here - I have another dumb question...

How does one get a sail to stick to a lamp post? I'm intrigued...

I was thinking about a junk rig for the mizzen
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Re: Can a Ketch Be Sailed without the Mizzen ?

specs should be in leaky teaky, i think-- saw some numbers written re : our masts......or ask one of the center cockpit guys about theirs-- if wood--- they will more than gladly give specs.....
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Can you get that in LED?
yeah, they've been putting them on roads around here the last couple of years, but I think the solar panels and high placed battery bank would be drawbacks, and I doubt the lamps are CG approved. Ketches sail without the back stick, just be careful if it is also being used as an aft anchor for the big stick, like mine. I'd still run without it, just reduce sail area sooner. When we got our boat, I believe owner #1 only used the mizzen to hoist his big dinghy aboard, never anything else. Junk sounds intriguing. Enjoy your summer.
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specs should be in leaky teaky, i think-- saw some numbers written re : our masts......or ask one of the center cockpit guys about theirs-- if wood--- they will more than gladly give specs.....

Hello zee...

I did ask for the specs in leaky teaky...they answered all my needs

also I may have a few things to ask these guys when I star my refit...so I want to spare them a little for now...you know the saying (too much of anything isnt a good thing)

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yeah, they've been putting them on roads around here the last couple of years, but I think the solar panels and high placed battery bank would be drawbacks, and I doubt the lamps are CG approved. Ketches sail without the back stick, just be careful if it is also being used as an aft anchor for the big stick, like mine. I'd still run without it, just reduce sail area sooner. When we got our boat, I believe owner #1 only used the mizzen to hoist his big dinghy aboard, never anything else. Junk sounds intriguing. Enjoy your summer.

junk would be the easy way if using a post...dont know how well it would work??
but like you say the mizzen Id use occasionaly.

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Re: Can a Ketch Be Sailed without the Mizzen ?

It just occurred to me: I suppose, if you use a lamp post, you'll have an anchor light at the ready too....
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It just occurred to me: I suppose, if you use a lamp post, you'll have an anchor light at the ready too....
600watts !!! ok that would be???? 9 solar pannels hummm!!

I dont have your budget...in fact I have none...anchor light will be kerosene for me!!!

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