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  1. Fred from montreal

    Trying the homemade bowsprit and 55m. asymetrical spinnaker with my Etchells

    I designed it as strong as possible and intend to use it in less than 10knt, the gust on the video is about 10knt
  2. Fred from montreal

    Added an homemade bowsprit on my etchell

    Even sailing with side wind or reaching a little?  Does not make much sense to me in that case...
  3. Fred from montreal

    Follow up about the homemade bowsprit i made for my etchells

    Depth meter, gps, bildge pump.  I have a very small battery used for generators also
  4. Fred from montreal

    Added an homemade bowsprit on my etchell

    Tried it last weekend, works like a charm
  5. Fred from montreal

    Follow up about the homemade bowsprit i made for my etchells

    Following the topic : I'v tried it today with a 6-10 knt wind, so far so good
  6. Fred from montreal

    Added an homemade bowsprit on my etchell

    The angle is way more than that, i made the wire pass by the spreader so its just a little less than the angle of the original wires (that were left in place).  I'll take a picture and send it later
  7. Fred from montreal

    Added an homemade bowsprit on my etchell

    Next weekend or the one after
  8. Fred from montreal

    Added an homemade bowsprit on my etchell

    I rounded both end of the tube with a grinder and a file, im thinking about putting something like a cut tennis ball on the back end so the sail dont get stuck between the pole and the stay...
  9. Fred from montreal

    Added an homemade bowsprit on my etchell

    I realised i didnt buy the good kind of wire too late, you have a good eye its a 5/32 7/19 wire.  Will it stretch that much once tighten with the turnbuckle?  Im figuring using the sail in very light wind not for speed records...
  10. Fred from montreal

    Added an homemade bowsprit on my etchell

    One hole back of the other shroud on the chainplate with a turnbuckle
  11. Fred from montreal

    Added an homemade bowsprit on my etchell

    I put wires on top mast to support the head
  12. Fred from montreal

    Added an homemade bowsprit on my etchell

    catalina 25 with swing keel
  13. Fred from montreal

    Added an homemade bowsprit on my etchell

    With 70 feet of rope and a 15 pound anchor so i dont wake up in the night from my sleeping bag ;o)
  14. Fred from montreal

    Added an homemade bowsprit on my etchell

    I don't know the boat but j 105 but 50m makes 592 sqft and the symetrical spi is little less than 400 sqft
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