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    temporary sailing stick?

    My understanding of how a square sail on a Norse-type boat is handled when close-hauled is that the tack of the sail is made off to a sailing stick, which is something like a belaying pin stuck...
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    East coast boatbuilders?

    I'm torn between trying to build an Oughtred Elfyn myself or hiring someone else to do it.

    If I do it, it would likely be (somewhat) cheaper but I have never built a boat before and at the very...
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    Re: Elfyn in Traditional method

    Iain worked with Classic Marine in the UK to produce rudder hardware for the Elf. You can see it at:

    https://www.classic-marine.co.uk/product/elf-rudder-gear/

    Since that page says specifically...
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    Re: Elfyn in Traditional method

    As has been said, Elf and Elfyn are glued lapstrake plywood, but Iain did another similar design which is more traditionally constructed. It is design #100 and was named "Woodfish". You can...
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    Re: shroud needles?

    Thanks, lagspiller! That picture makes things *much* clearer!

    (These are probably huge overkill for an Oughtred Elfyn, but I may make some anyway....)
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    shroud needles?

    In the video of some sort of faering at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SgZSs1ogQk, the fellow rigging the boat appears to use what I think are called "shroud needles" to tension the shrouds. (If...
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