Junk rig Corribee needs new sail

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  • 20 Mar 2022 11:16
    Reply # 12673404 on 12630634

    Hi Joao,

    Frank van Zoest and Rudolf van de Brug on this forum could help you out I think in a split junk rig setup.

    Split junk rig turns out to work well on Corribee / Coromandel (same hull / different cabin arrangement). Check out film clips on internet of Coromandel Emmelene sporting SJR.

    Siskin (Coromandel) now has a SJR and experiences remarkably improved performance in light airs while retaining ease of handling, reefing etc when there is more wind.

    SJR drawings and instructions on in Public Domain Files section work!

    Good luck and happy restoring.

    Every person deserves a project.

    Best regards,


    Last modified: 20 Mar 2022 12:19 | Anonymous member
  • 17 Mar 2022 09:11
    Reply # 12669615 on 12630634

    Hi Arne and all,

    I have been reading your papers on sailmaking and doing some seams with my sewing machine - just to understand. Seems quite straight forward, at least for now... I might make a scale model of a sail just because I can't do the real thing at the moment.

    Thank you for taking the time to put this PDF together!

    Kind regards,


  • 09 Mar 2022 00:11
    Reply # 12649612 on 12630634
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    now I have had a go. Take a good look at it and tell med what i have forgotten.


  • 08 Mar 2022 19:54
    Reply # 12649000 on 12630634

    Good evening everyone, 

    Thank you for all your comments!

    I was actually looking at the Bainbridge fabrics as my idea was to keep an eye out and try to buy out of the clearance section. 

    The lightest fabric they have is 170GSM / 3.97SMOZ and I was looking at doing all panels except the two at the top out of this material and adding a camber

    The two at the top I would make with a slightly stronger material maybe 223GSM / 5.2SMOZ and no camber

    Does this make sense?

    And would aluminium poles of 25mm OD and 1.5 thickness be sufficient for the 3.400mm wide sail?


    In the UK Newbridge boats sold Corribees with a junk rig as an option, they also sold a Coromandel and a Virgo voyager model!

    If you do make a sail plan for the Corribee that would be most useful for many owners as they eventually will require new sails. I would be one of the lucky ones!

    Sailboat data link for the MKII model (the model with JR)


    Kind regards,


  • 08 Mar 2022 11:21
    Reply # 12647715 on 12630634

    I've recently dealt very successfully with Extremtextil in Germany, huge range of fabrics and sewing accessories, dyneema braids etc. They do not ship to GB or Norway though, but EU shipping was reasonable, fast and very well wrapped up.  

    I was very tempted to get seconds from Bainbridge but dealing with the UK is a major headache since Brexit. If I were in UK they look like a good option if you have time to keep an eye on their seconds bin. 



  • 08 Mar 2022 07:50
    Reply # 12647410 on 12630634


    Since you're in S England, you could have a look at what Englishseadog on eBay have to offer. I bought cloth from them for quite a lot of sails, always good cloth at a good price. You might have a look at their 4.4oz US cloths for your Corribee (they think it's for model yachts, but I think it's more of a dinghy or small cruiser cloth). They will send samples, or just a metre to try sewing it. If you're able to go to Weymouth, you could handle several different types and weights.

  • 08 Mar 2022 06:18
    Reply # 12647296 on 12630634

    Hi Joao,

    After a long research, comparing specification and prices I choose the OXFORD 600D x 2PU fabrick, polyester, 190 g/sqm one side coated. This is rated as an outdoor one. Sews well and is times less expensive than other considered. Plenty of colours. Had a detailed specification of properties and tests results, but can't find at  the moment.

    Good luck!

    1 file
  • 07 Mar 2022 09:53
    Reply # 12644999 on 12630634
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    about  choice of sail material, anyone’s opinion is just as good as mine. For the 20sqm sail I made for my previous boat (Frøken Sørensen), I used a (ca.) 220g/sqm awning canvas; ripstop polyester (Odyssey III). This was on the heavy side for those small panels, so I suggest you find something between 150 and 200g/sqm. It doesn’t have to be real sailcloth. Awning material is good, and can mostly be had in 1.4 – 1.6m width. This will let you lay the cloth parallel to the battens. It will give spare material for the batten pockets, and then there will be enough offcuts to let you make anything from parachute drogues to shopping bags.
    I would avoid acryl canvas as it doesn’t stand up well to chafe.

    Since I understand that there are many Corribees around with JR, I will eventually make a 4-sheet detailed sailplan for it and upload it in PDF-format.


  • 06 Mar 2022 16:10
    Reply # 12643697 on 12630634

    Hi Arne,

    This is exactly what I am looking for! 

    Could you give me some tips on my choice of materials? The sailcloth specially.

    I am going through your PDF how to's for the sails. Great info, thank you for making it available!!

    As I was saying on my initial email, I just bought the boat. It was on the for sale page around the end of the year as 'Chesapeake' previously known as 'Mandarin Wind'.

    It will need a full refurb. I am starting with the hull and deck this Spring and interior this Autumn.

    The sail I am looking at starting next winter and will also have to redo the rigging.

    At the moment I am trying to have an understanding of what I am setting out to do to be able to budget and assess priorities. 

    But there is not  much point on spending money in bodywork if the engine wont start, so a new sail will be a must.

    Kind regards,


  • 06 Mar 2022 14:02
    Reply # 12643474 on 12630634
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    as luck would have it, a couple of days ago I happened to modify a master sail with AR=2.15, giving it a new top section with 60° yard. This, scaled to your size, turned out to fit very well on your boat. At least, that’s how I would have done it.

    What have I missed?


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