Argie 15, South Africa - Sail Design Help?

  • 11 Jan 2021 23:06
    Reply # 9849961 on 9749068
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Thank you all - I will pass it on. I totally forgot about that beautiful Dinghy Issue! 


  • 08 Jan 2021 23:11
    Reply # 9764577 on 9749068

    He could also look at the fairly recent online edition of the JRA magazine that had a major feature on junk-rigged dinghies.  The cover features a collage of them.  

  • 08 Jan 2021 14:39
    Reply # 9760193 on 9749068

    I look forward to following this..... Having watched Roger Barnes Utubes for some time, I've vainly looked for the maverick sailing dinghy in the pack with a junk rig.  There does not seem to be a single one... at least none that I've spottede.   Hopefully that will now change.


  • 08 Jan 2021 06:04
    Reply # 9756768 on 9749068

    Mike is welcome come and see Nix at the FBYC, she is a standard Hasler-McLeod rig,

  • 07 Jan 2021 18:24
    Message # 9749068
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hello - I've been contacted by our new member in South Africa. Posting it on his behalf and hope someone can help. 

    I had in my mind kind of given up on a junk rig for the little dingy and had resigned myself to using a boomless lug sail for which there is a design available. Much in the line of the rig that is used by Roger Barnes of the UK Dingy Sailing Association. Nice and simple and probably the best place to start. However as an engineer, I am fascinated by the junk rig and I had already also decided that I would build the tabernacle and install the chainplates for the Bermudan rig which the Argie 15 was designed in case there was a requirement to go that route in the future.

    I am looking for some help with the design of a suitable junk rig so if you could point me in the direction of design calculations or somebody who could assist me that would be awesome. I think that I understand that the centre of effort of the sail should be where the original design was so with the help of the original rig and the lug rig – I should have a good idea where to go. Because the area where it would normally sail generally has light airs, I wanted to have the option of a really oversized rig that could be reefed down as required?

    Mike Hofman

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