Sarum 28 conversion

  • 08 Aug 2022 05:16
    Reply # 12876373 on 12874530

    Offset junk rig?  From personal experience, it is astonishing how few people even notice!  You see what you expect to see.

    And, should the sale fall through, there is no necessity to have a metal boat for high latitude sailing.  Any well-found boat will be quite suitable, unless you choose to winter over, frozen in the ice.

    Last modified: 08 Aug 2022 05:17 | Anonymous member
  • 06 Aug 2022 12:55
    Reply # 12875269 on 12875268
    Anonymous wrote:

    Carlton,
    in my first attempt, I plonked the mast in the position where it is easiest to fit it. However, there is also a question of how the mast should fit with respect to the interior. From a technical point of view, the mast can be fitted as far aft as through the hatch, or even maybe further aft, if you go for a hi-balance Split JR. The mast may also be offset a foot to one side without ruining the sailing. Remember, without shrouds, offsetting the mast is technically fully possible (..but will probably generate a lot of questions from by-standers...).

    Soo, take a good look at the boat with the mast position in mind and then tell us what you think.

    Cheers,
    Arne


    Thanks Arne, plenty to think about there - and I can't begin to imagine how much attention an offset junk rig would draw!
  • 06 Aug 2022 12:53
    Reply # 12875268 on 12874530
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Carlton,
    in my first attempt, I plonked the mast in the position where it is easiest to fit it. However, there is also a question of how the mast should fit with respect to the interior. From a technical point of view, the mast can be fitted as far aft as through the hatch, or even maybe further aft, if you go for a hi-balance Split JR. The mast may also be offset a foot to one side without ruining the sailing. Remember, without shrouds, offsetting the mast is technically fully possible (..but will probably generate a lot of questions from by-standers...).

    Soo, take a good look at the boat with the mast position in mind and then tell us what you think.

    Cheers,
    Arne


  • 06 Aug 2022 12:31
    Reply # 12875266 on 12875060
    Anonymous wrote:

    If you can get the boat for < 10k

    Go for it!!

    Work with Arne and create an awesome travelling machine.

    Great video tour of a sister boat here.

    Thanks for the vote of confidence Hans-Erik - and for the link! I'll contact them on Monday. Looks like it's got lots of potential, and we have plenty of dark, long winter nights up here in Shetland to spend refurbishing the interior!
  • 06 Aug 2022 12:28
    Reply # 12875265 on 12874732
    Anonymous wrote:

    What about something like this?

    Arne


    Oh Arne, that looks fabulous, doesn't it?! Thank you - I'll contact them Monday and see if we can come to an arrangement...
  • 06 Aug 2022 03:08
    Reply # 12875060 on 12874530

    If you can get the boat for < 10k

    Go for it!!

    Work with Arne and create an awesome travelling machine.

    Great video tour of a sister boat here.

    Last modified: 06 Aug 2022 03:22 | Anonymous member
  • 05 Aug 2022 19:04
    Reply # 12874732 on 12874530
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    What about something like this?

    Arne


  • 05 Aug 2022 16:22
    Message # 12874530

    Hi all,

    I can't get the Sarum 28 out of my mind as a potential junk rig conversion. As a junk rig newbie, I don't know enough about the subject to know whether this is a brilliant idea or a terrible one but the combination of aluminium construction for high-latitude sailing plus bilge keels and a lowish purchase price seems irresistible...

    I'm looking at this: https://www.harbouryachts.co.uk/Boat-Details/SEKP%201674

    Any thoughts please?

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