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Old 31-03-2015, 12:30   #16
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Re: Sailcloth for Lee Cloths?

Mesh is what we use and really makes sense in the tropics.
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Old 31-03-2015, 14:53   #17
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Re: Sailcloth for Lee Cloths?

Oh, you guys are too mean!

Here Dockhead, who spends heaps on all sorts of gear for his boat, is now suggesting he do something frugal, and you're all trying to talk him into spending lots more on mesh, sunbrella, and custom built accoutrements for his boat. Surely, we do not wish to short circuit his frugality. Maybe he wants to construct them himself.

Go for it, Dockhead!

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Oh, you guys are too mean!

Here Dockhead, who spends heaps on all sorts of gear for his boat, is now suggesting he do something frugal, and you're all trying to talk him into spending lots more on mesh, sunbrella, and custom built accoutrements for his boat. Surely, we do not wish to short circuit his frugality. Maybe he wants to construct them himself.

Go for it, Dockhead!

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The actions of buying the correct cloth for the job, and making the cloths himself, are not mutually exclusive.
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Re: Sailcloth for Lee Cloths?

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Tom Cunliffe's book, "Hand, Reef, and Steer" discloses a lot about sail cloths and why they are used. So much information, I cannot quote it off the top of my head. It's a book you should have in your personal library.

However, I have no idea what a Lee Cloth is.


I'd like to know
Obviously a cat sailor. In that case, just be happy you don't know about them

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Re: Sailcloth for Lee Cloths?

While on this topic (thanks Dockhead for getting my mind out of winter) Does anyone make any nets to secure the galley? The kind of protection you would use if you get broached, to keep everything in its place until severe weather is passed. Am I nuts thinking this way?
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Re: Sailcloth for Lee Cloths?

Rather than throwing a net over the galley, what happened to: A place for everything and everything in its place?

Seriously, the galley is perhaps the most important place in the boat to organize storage for knockdown safety.
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Re: Sailcloth for Lee Cloths?

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We made 'em for our first Insatiable, used mesh fabric like that for game bags that you stow the fish in that you speared, and polyester webbing. We wanted "knockdown netting" to corral what might go flying. For the galley area, I'd use something like Breezeway (it's pvc mesh), and webbing. Small pad eyes for attaching. "String" for lashing it down.

And now, back to Dockhead's Lee Cloths.

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Rather than throwing a net over the galley, what happened to: A place for everything and everything in its place?

Seriously, the galley is perhaps the most important place in the boat to organize storage for knockdown safety.
I know that TN, but I was thinking about the big stuff- microwaves, stoves, etc...that may rip out if the boat is turned over. I am thinking about installing eye bolts and making it so we can back up the bolt-downs already in place. Only for use in heavy weather, to keep things organized after the blow is over...
I don't know, maybe not a good idea. But I see the effects of turning a boat on its side and also hear of them from other cruisers. Would kinda like to prevent such a mess.

This inspired me.
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Re: Sailcloth for Lee Cloths?

Shouldn't need a net--just good equipment installation technique.
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Re: Sailcloth for Lee Cloths?

dockhead.
just do it.
they not hot.
they not cold.
they not mold.
they still usable
go for it
YES!!! AND i want pictures please.
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