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Sailing? Rigging? at Paul Smiths Assembly-2012

Discussion in 'Annual Assembly' started by Jon Bouton, Jun 14, 2012.

  1. Jon Bouton

    Jon Bouton Sucker for an Indian Girl

    I am bringing my Old Town HW, mast & spars, Leeboards & brackets, and a Todd Bradshaw (Addiction Sailmakers) lateen sail based on an early Morris Canoe sail (documented by Todd on his posts to this forum http://forums.wcha.org/showthread.php?8557-Replicating-a-1908-Morris-Lateen-Sail ). I discovered the demo model sail on eBay a few months ago and bought it. I've never sailed, but, since the canoe had the mast step and mast seat and I stumbled across leeboards and spars, lucked onto the sail and can tread water and swim,......

    I'm thinking there may be some folks at assembly Friday afternoon or Saturday or Sunday morning who would like to join me as I try putting this all together and trying her out.

    Anyone interested?

    I see three more Addiction Sailmakers canoe sails on eBay. I'm just sayin'......................

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canoe-Sail-...n_0&hash=item3a75a19e48&vxp=mtr#ht_604wt_1338

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Egyptian-Co...n_0&hash=item3a75a1ab2e&vxp=mtr#ht_670wt_1338

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canoe-Sail-...n_0&hash=item3a75abc421&vxp=mtr#ht_500wt_1353

    Jon
     
  2. kayamedic

    kayamedic Kim Gass

    Jon you will find plenty of sailors. Just unload your boat and cart it to the shore.

    They will come.
     
  3. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    I suspect that you will get lots of advice once you show up with your canoe and sail as Kim suggested. I would be glad to go over it with you but won't have much free time from Friday noon through Saturday morning. Another option is to post some pictures of what you have here and then people can offer comments if anything important appears to be missing. The information at http://forums.wcha.org/showthread.php?4107 may also help and the image at http://forums.wcha.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=1064&d=1136757320 has some suggested lengths of various lines. See you soon,

    Benson
     
  4. Dan Miller

    Dan Miller cranky canoeist Staff Member

    I plan to have my 16-30 there... Though Fitz can attest that they are a somewhat different beast.

    Hope there is a bit more breeze this year than last...
     
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    Jon Bouton

    Jon Bouton Sucker for an Indian Girl

    Thanks, Kim. I'll bring the "basket" of parts and see who shows up.

    Benson, I think you replied to one of my earliest posts when I discovered the mast and spars...and referred me to the image of the sail specs. I forgot that it had line lengths. I'll order the lines and possibly stain them before I come. I know you will be busy! I'll be paying attention to at least one of your "tours". Thanks!
     
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    Jon Bouton

    Jon Bouton Sucker for an Indian Girl

    Thanks, Dan. I'll schedule just enough wind. That never worked before, but that's no reason to give up.
    -- Jon
     
  7. Fitz

    Fitz Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    I'm thinking I will bring my OT Guide that I have rigged for sail. That way I don't have to swim with one of those infernal contraptions!

    The 16-30's are fun but take practice methinks.
     
  8. JClearwater

    JClearwater Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    Jon,

    I will be bringing my sail canoe - we can learn together. I'm sure there will be plenty of free advice. Some of it may actually be useful - however nothing useful from this flatlander I'm afraid.

    Jim
     
  9. Andre Cloutier

    Andre Cloutier Firestarter. Wicked Firestarter.

    I'm thinking I will bring my OT Guide that I have rigged for sail. That way I don't have to swim with one of those infernal contraptions!

    So that swim you took off Killbear point in your Old Town when you donated a shirt to the bay was an elective one?:p:p:p
     
  10. Fitz

    Fitz Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    Absolutely! Killbear was so beautiful that I had to see what was beneath the surface too:p
     
  11. john hupfield

    john hupfield fire starter/wood burner

    You coming this year?
     

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