Racing sparrow 750 launched in Cape town

Joined: October 10th, 2017, 8:52 pm

December 10th, 2017, 6:50 pm #1

Launched my sparrow 750 today in moderate wind and she sailed like a beaut. Weight all up 2.1kg, water line was perfect on bottom of bow and stern. Used claudio device to put camber in sails, jib and first seam of main at 6% worked great did top seam at 10% to much camber so it spoilt some wind going up wind, but was a blessing when tge wind got up. Thanks Bryn great plans and info book really enjoyed the build.
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Joined: September 6th, 2012, 8:54 am

December 16th, 2017, 10:14 am #2

Gary Hirst wrote: Launched my sparrow 750 today in moderate wind and she sailed like a beaut. Weight all up 2.1kg, water line was perfect on bottom of bow and stern. Used claudio device to put camber in sails, jib and first seam of main at 6% worked great did top seam at 10% to much camber so it spoilt some wind going up wind, but was a blessing when tge wind got up. Thanks Bryn great plans and info book really enjoyed the build.
Hi Gary.
Looks good. So satisfying when it first gets wet and sails away perfectly. Will always remember my Sparrow's maiden voyage.
Cheers, Terry.
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December 18th, 2017, 9:53 pm #3

Lord Nelson wrote:
Gary Hirst wrote: Launched my sparrow 750 today in moderate wind and she sailed like a beaut. Weight all up 2.1kg, water line was perfect on bottom of bow and stern. Used claudio device to put camber in sails, jib and first seam of main at 6% worked great did top seam at 10% to much camber so it spoilt some wind going up wind, but was a blessing when tge wind got up. Thanks Bryn great plans and info book really enjoyed the build.
Hi Gary.
Looks good. So satisfying when it first gets wet and sails away perfectly. Will always remember my Sparrow's maiden voyage.
Cheers, Terry.
Well done Gary...All the possible problems throughout the build just disappear as she (him) sails away for the first time.
Hope to see more photos as you twig things.....

Like the cradle that you made,,, very home made,,,just like the boat
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Joined: December 14th, 2017, 4:04 pm

December 19th, 2017, 12:44 pm #4

m-o-t- wrote:
Lord Nelson wrote:
Gary Hirst wrote: Launched my sparrow 750 today in moderate wind and she sailed like a beaut. Weight all up 2.1kg, water line was perfect on bottom of bow and stern. Used claudio device to put camber in sails, jib and first seam of main at 6% worked great did top seam at 10% to much camber so it spoilt some wind going up wind, but was a blessing when tge wind got up. Thanks Bryn great plans and info book really enjoyed the build.
Hi Gary.
Looks good. So satisfying when it first gets wet and sails away perfectly. Will always remember my Sparrow's maiden voyage.
Cheers, Terry.
Well done Gary...All the possible problems throughout the build just disappear as she (him) sails away for the first time.
Hope to see more photos as you twig things.....

Like the cradle that you made,,, very home made,,,just like the boat
Well done, she looks good! You should post some close detail pictures?
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December 22nd, 2017, 1:51 am #5

Well done completing the project, always gives me the warm fuzzies when someone gets one sailing.

cheers, Bryn.
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January 11th, 2018, 6:56 am #6

racingSparrow wrote: Well done completing the project, always gives me the warm fuzzies when someone gets one sailing.

cheers, Bryn.
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Some more photos of the sparrow on a river in Mosselbay
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March 9th, 2018, 8:37 am #7

great photos!
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