rigging parrels on my NA 29 line size?????

  • 05 Dec 2017 23:31
    Reply # 5614385 on 5614245
    Jim Creighton wrote:

    I used 1/4" Samson Yacht Braid on my NA-29, Marco Polo/Teleport.

    They had a tendency to catch on each other as Arne experienced. Next time I'll do webbing.

    Thanks Jim! That's really good to know. You would THINK 1/4 is too small , given the weight of the sail .... so , maybe somewhere in the middle. I'm digging in my line box today.

    Jonny

    Last modified: 06 Dec 2017 14:40 | Anonymous member
  • 05 Dec 2017 21:45
    Reply # 5614245 on 5611675

    I used 1/4" Samson Yacht Braid on my NA-29, Marco Polo/Teleport.

    They had a tendency to catch on each other as Arne experienced. Next time I'll do webbing.

  • 05 Dec 2017 06:05
    Reply # 5613309 on 5612561
    Annie Hill wrote:

    Yup, webbing is good.  3/8" or 8mm rope just fine if you have some already.  Why the gallows?  Go sailing, you lucky man, while you can.  Maybe you'll decide to keep her, then.  I prefer something like a clove hitch (with a thumb knot in the end for extra security) to a bowline.  It's a bit easier to make the parrel the right length.

    interesting idea (the clove hitch) ...I was just visualizing the line going through grommets in the sail to the other side , but that would work just as well. Funny , the more I get done on the boat ...the more I love her ...but ...I have a master plan!!!!
  • 04 Dec 2017 22:02
    Reply # 5612779 on 5611675
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    I make my webbing type batten parrels a little short and with a loop in each end, stitched up on my sewing machine. Then I lash them on with 3-5mm string at both ends, using whatever method I can think of at the moment...

    Arne


  • 04 Dec 2017 20:00
    Reply # 5612561 on 5611675

    Yup, webbing is good.  3/8" or 8mm rope just fine if you have some already.  Why the gallows?  Go sailing, you lucky man, while you can.  Maybe you'll decide to keep her, then.  I prefer something like a clove hitch (with a thumb knot in the end for extra security) to a bowline.  It's a bit easier to make the parrel the right length.

    Last modified: 04 Dec 2017 20:01 | Annie
  • 04 Dec 2017 15:05
    Reply # 5612122 on 5611675

    Thanks as always for the great info Arne!

    The webbing idea sounds excellent as well.


    J

  • 04 Dec 2017 06:43
    Reply # 5611740 on 5611675
    Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Jonny Kaplan wrote:

    Hi all,

    While waiting patiently for someone to purchase my sweet , sweet North Atlantic 29 , I am still moving forward making her more and more of sailboat as the days go by.

    Now with the engine running great and the bottom scrubbed (still needs a haul though)

    I am going to properly rig the batten  parrels and check the rest of the sail's rigging this week.

    I may even get to take her out for a sail!...even though she has no boom gallows yet.

    Installing the parrels appears to be pretty straightforward: a bowline around the batten and through the sail looping across the mast and repeating the bowline/ batten on the forward end.

    Am I missing something?

    And ...I am wondering what size line to use? My sail is 429 square feet ...and with wood battens is very heavy. I was thinking 3/8" line.

    Any suggestions?


    thanks

    Jonny


    Jonny,
    3/8" for batten parrels  is plenty. Find some slippery line, if you can.

    Actually, on my Johanna, with a similar sail, I soon switched to 20mm flat webbing for batten parrels. These are much less prone to catching each others when raising the sail. I have stayed with webbing on all later boats.

    Arne

    PS: I have played with junkrigs for 28 seasons now, but have never owned a boom gallow yet. That hasn't kept me from going sailing...

    Last modified: 04 Dec 2017 08:51 | Anonymous member (Administrator)
  • 04 Dec 2017 04:35
    Message # 5611675

    Hi all,

    While waiting patiently for someone to purchase my sweet , sweet North Atlantic 29 , I am still moving forward making her more and more of sailboat as the days go by.

    Now with the engine running great and the bottom scrubbed (still needs a haul though)

    I am going to properly rig the batten  parrels and check the rest of the sail's rigging this week.

    I may even get to take her out for a sail!...even though she has no boom gallows yet.

    Installing the parrels appears to be pretty straightforward: a bowline around the batten and through the sail looping across the mast and repeating the bowline/ batten on the forward end.

    Am I missing something?

    And ...I am wondering what size line to use? My sail is 429 square feet ...and with wood battens is very heavy. I was thinking 3/8" line.

    Any suggestions?


    thanks

    Jonny

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