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BlueWotsit

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Fairwind assembly help
« on: August 20, 2015, 09:03:24 AM »

After a couple of years absence from the scene I decided to get my enthusiasm back when a Fairwind kit became available to me.

As always a nice comfortable build BUT I cannot believe I dont remember the best way of fitting the main sail to the mast and boom.

There is the usual groove which as always is a fiddly option and I cant remember if that was the only viable option

Any Fairwind owners out there who can give me guidance / upload some photos

cheers
Andrew
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Re: Fairwind assembly help
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2015, 09:52:34 AM »

Thanks for that - shame the link in their article doesnt work but some good info as it is

This comment is the interesting one

" Use a loose footed main and jib so not confine sails to the groove "

Ok the key issues I see with this suggestion

1. The bottom corner of the mainsail where it is scheduled to fit in the groove, does not have a hole in it - should I consider putting an eyelet there  ?

2. On my normal boats (cutters) going up the mast I use mast rings and connect them into the sail  - do you think I should consider just letting the sail edge up the mast run loose ?


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Andrew
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Re: Fairwind assembly help
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2015, 11:39:54 AM »

Hi,


I don't know much about Fairwinds but all is not lost.


These guys will:


http://www.theamya.org/boats/fairwind/


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Re: Fairwind assembly help
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2015, 02:08:32 PM »

useful link will see if i can email them - cheers
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Re: Fairwind assembly help
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2015, 12:35:56 PM »

Can I say thankyou to Rickles for posting the Fairwind sail info,that is just what I was looking for! I too have recently obtained an original Fairwind I think it is and am about to test sail her.Am new to Yachts I must add [from RC gliders] and love it.Thanks again.Lakesidebob.
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Re: Fairwind assembly help
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2015, 04:27:47 PM »

Hi,


I accept your thanks but remember we are all here to help each other.


Many have helped me along the way.


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