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S/v nirvana
12-28-2000, 03:10 PM
70ft. steel antique. Old owner mistreated equip. Need to replace the mast. Have old mast. Was joined. Most of it is still good, but we think a new one will be easier. We are still poor after this undertaking, but we still have fun! New mast will need to be about 72ft. Gaff Sloop. Tabernacle. Rigging and mast info please!! thanx-happy holidays!

S/v nirvana
12-28-2000, 03:10 PM
70ft. steel antique. Old owner mistreated equip. Need to replace the mast. Have old mast. Was joined. Most of it is still good, but we think a new one will be easier. We are still poor after this undertaking, but we still have fun! New mast will need to be about 72ft. Gaff Sloop. Tabernacle. Rigging and mast info please!! thanx-happy holidays!

S/v nirvana
12-28-2000, 03:10 PM
70ft. steel antique. Old owner mistreated equip. Need to replace the mast. Have old mast. Was joined. Most of it is still good, but we think a new one will be easier. We are still poor after this undertaking, but we still have fun! New mast will need to be about 72ft. Gaff Sloop. Tabernacle. Rigging and mast info please!! thanx-happy holidays!

Frank Hagan
12-29-2000, 06:27 PM
You might take a look at Michael Kasten Marine Design for some ideas. He makes modern gaff rigs using aluminum pipe for the mast instead of steel or wood (although he bends the sails with track rather than using hoops.) His web site is at http://www.kastenmarine.com

I list some references on my Gaff Rig Pages, at http://users2.ev1.net/~fshagan/gaffrig.htm Of the ones listed, the book The Gaff Rig Handbook by John Leather would be best for info on traditional design. But none of them have info on sources that you could use for actually obtaining the materials. But someone here will undoubtably speak up!

Frank Hagan
12-29-2000, 06:27 PM
You might take a look at Michael Kasten Marine Design for some ideas. He makes modern gaff rigs using aluminum pipe for the mast instead of steel or wood (although he bends the sails with track rather than using hoops.) His web site is at http://www.kastenmarine.com

I list some references on my Gaff Rig Pages, at http://users2.ev1.net/~fshagan/gaffrig.htm Of the ones listed, the book The Gaff Rig Handbook by John Leather would be best for info on traditional design. But none of them have info on sources that you could use for actually obtaining the materials. But someone here will undoubtably speak up!

Frank Hagan
12-29-2000, 06:27 PM
You might take a look at Michael Kasten Marine Design for some ideas. He makes modern gaff rigs using aluminum pipe for the mast instead of steel or wood (although he bends the sails with track rather than using hoops.) His web site is at http://www.kastenmarine.com

I list some references on my Gaff Rig Pages, at http://users2.ev1.net/~fshagan/gaffrig.htm Of the ones listed, the book The Gaff Rig Handbook by John Leather would be best for info on traditional design. But none of them have info on sources that you could use for actually obtaining the materials. But someone here will undoubtably speak up!