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Post Options Post Options   Quote Iain C Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Nov 07 at 8:36am

I should have probably explained why...just look at the construction and the seams all radiate out from the areas of load.

The only way in which it would possibly deal with the load would be to cut it into three pieces so in effect you have a clew with it's radials, head with the same etc and then cut pieces off where the 3 pieces join and restitch.

That way, it might not fall apart, but it's absolutely guaranteed to look like a sack of $h!te!!!!!

I think you need to consign this idea to the same drawer as Aqua's 12 pole and Norfolk's air ballon kite!!!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote andy_cherub Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Nov 07 at 9:25am

lol when I said cut it down I was thinking like either you or ben did to an 800 kite - by taking a sliver out of the top 3/4 & re-stitch, hard to explain - i have a pic somewhere!! Other plan is to have one made, or try and find one from a big rig 12!

Aquas pole, it worked - prob only had a little more flex than simons, but granted a little long and too bendy & Norfolks ballon kite, haha - silly B14 kites! Least it was nothing like Tinners, "THE BALOON" haha! But it got us twining in dick all wind & these were the days before "new rules"!!!

ps I wouldnt cut down an 18 kite! Think im gona speak to a sail loft about this one - my original question was simply, is there a donor kite, like the 800 is to the cherub!! if not - im willing to accept that!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Iain C Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Nov 07 at 9:55am
Ben did his differently to mine.  He chopped the middle out to lose height, I just took a sliver off the leech, clew and head staying the same, purely to reduce the mid girth measurement to get it through.  At the head and clew the thickness of the sliver was 0mm, at the mid point it was about 20mm.  That will work becasue the head clew and tack stay in the same place, you are not trying to make the kite dimensionally smaller, or fit a smaller rig, it was just a measurement fiddle.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote chic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Nov 07 at 10:10am

In general you can't cut down sails and expect them to work as they were designed to. Minor recutting of the leech of a headsail and cutting down such as Iain describes is about all you can realistically get away with for sails that are to be used for racing.

Forgive me for being pedantic, but with the direction it's taking shouldn't this thread be in the dinghy section??

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Post Options Post Options   Quote andy_cherub Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Nov 07 at 11:42am
Dont worry chris, this shouldnt be in the dinghy seciton as all I was asking was: is there a yachting kite which has a mast of about 9m and mast to tack of about 16ft which I can put onto my boat. I dont want to play around with re-cutting sails purely as Iain just described! Its only a trial rig.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote chic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Nov 07 at 5:13pm
Andy, good luck hunting for a suitable sail. You might have more luck on the J80 class association site if you think a J80 asy might be suitable. At 65sqm they're pretty big...
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