So, I talked to another sailing friend who used to sail Moths with us and he recommended Kevin Farrar who has a loft up in New London, Connecticut. Kevin quickly replied to my questions and said he'd be willing to build a pair of sails for us. I send him the deposit and made an appointment for a mast deflection session up at his loft. I brought three masts with the idea that we'd build sails with luff rounds suited to the two stiffest sticks. One of the bonuses of working with Kevin is that he is a past U. S. Europe Class measurer and so he's very familiar with the boats and their sails.
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|How Farr Under? I'm gonna find out.|
|That ain't mashed potatoes on the pavement. Yep, they still had a bit of snow here and there last weekend. I'm sure that they're getting more today since we, six hours south in Maryland, are getting a big "Spring" dump this morning.|
I left the house at 5 am and arrived in New London at 11:30. We quickly got the mast bend data, picked two masts, and then Kevin showed me around the loft. The first floor area where we set up the masts for bend curve data was the area which Kevin used to build his GP-26--a four year project. Sail building occurs on the second floor of the "Monte Cristo" Building. There is a Monte Cristo cottage in New London which was the boyhood summer home of the playwright Eugene O'Neill. I wonder if Eugene needed a garage building as well?
|The arched second story windows of the Monte Cristo building mark the sail loft of Farrar Sails|