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Thread: More about robands

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    St. Simon\'s Island, GA, USA

    Default More about robands

    I would like some advice and discussion about robands. I am considering using them instead of spiral lacing on the Ohio Sharpie. I am open minded.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Rushworth Australia

    Default Re: More about robands

    There's a start for you below in the thread titled "rigging a whisker pole with gaff rig"

  3. #3
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    Oct 2008
    Walney, near Cumbria UK

    Default Re: More about robands

    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Blue Hill, ME

    Default Re: More about robands

    Thorne talked me into using them. I made them for my melonseed and they've worked great and were fun to make, easier than hoops.

    I did the lacing thing on my sharpie and it takes a lot less time to raise the sails with robands vs lacing. There might be some loss of performance as the upper robands can't keep the sail as tight to the mast as lacing.
    Last edited by SBrookman; 03-06-2017 at 05:51 PM.
    Steve B
    RIVUS 16' Melonseed

    "If a man must be obsessed by something, I suppose a boat is as good as anything, perhaps a bit better than most." E. B. White

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