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    Question Mayfly 14 sail dimension confusion

    Greetings, yesterday, we finally launched our Mayfly 14 into the water. My first experience with oars went wonders, moving her from her initial location to a restaurant at a distance of about 1km. Having happened during the sunset too, it truly was a moment I will remember my whole life.

    Now, as we are looking into making her a sail, its layout on the plans has me really confused. In the book (boatbuilding for beginners and beyond), on the chapter about making sails, specific luff, foot and other dimensions are mentioned that are not present anywhere on the boats plans.

    Is this some kind of misinterpretation on my part?
    Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: Mayfly 14 sail dimension confusion

    Head: 10 6
    Luff: 4 9
    Foot: 10 6
    Leech: 12 6

    There are also broad seam dimensions.

    Taken from the book. Its on page three of the plans.

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    Default Re: Mayfly 14 sail dimension confusion

    Oh, damn, I was looking at the sketch on the top right of the page, didn’t even check the middle sketch… Thanks!

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    Default Re: Mayfly 14 sail dimension confusion

    for followers who don't have Jim's book

    MayFly sail .jpg

    it is rare when Jim omits a spec

    sw
    "we are the people, our parents warned us about" (jb)

    steve

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