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    Posted: 09 March 2010 at 12:11pm
Hi,

 I have all the stuff I need to make the anchor riding sail so will not need to order a kit. Can anyone give me an idea of how much Top Gun I need to come up with...I can get some locally from a fellow but he does not know how much he has left over ( packed away for winter) and I don't know how much I need.  I need to make the larger sail of the two.

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3 yards will do it :)
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Big%20smile

Thanks Matt,

Does it matter how I piece this project together ???

 Can I make  a seam where ever I can make it work out, of my pieces of fabric ?? Obviously somewhere in the middle .

Is the anchor riding sail just a flat piece when it is finished ??

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The seam should be perpendicular to what will be the upper forward edge of the sail - so not the lower foot edge or the edge attached to the backstay. And yes the sail is completely flat. It is really a very simple sail.
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Thanks Matt,

So make the seam perpendicular to what  we would normally call the leech, although in this case it is flown as the leading edge of the sail ?

The illustration in your catalogue has me confused, Embarrassed See the sketch and my concerns at...

http://picasaweb.google.ca/carib2008/AnchorRidingSail#5453691184544345874


The picture in your catalogue shows an actual sail on a boat and it looks like an isosceles triangle.

Could you straighten it out for me .....so I can start making a pattern.

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karin



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You've got it. The sail is flying backwards so the leech is actually toward the bow of the boat. You can follow the dimensions in the link that you sent as these match our kit. But the fact is that the shape of the triangle is really not as important as the overall area of the sail.
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