Glen L15

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Glen L15

Postby Dan101 » Tue Jul 19, 2016 6:20 am

Does the GlenL15 have a back stay?

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Re: Glen L15

Postby Bill Edmundson » Tue Jul 19, 2016 6:36 am

Dan

No. At least I can't find any pictures that have one.

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Re: Glen L15

Postby Gayle Brantuk » Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:50 am

No back stay--the Glen-L 15 has 2 shrouds and a forestay.

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Re: Glen L15

Postby Dan101 » Tue Jul 19, 2016 2:13 pm

Thanks for your response. Can the 15 be fitted with a backstay and pigtail to hold the boom up? I'm thinking of oar power but the boom and sail will be in the way.

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Re: Glen L15

Postby Bill Edmundson » Tue Jul 19, 2016 3:10 pm

Dan

You could easily do a pigtail that allowed the boom to sag a little further than the sail would let it. Then when you hoist the sail the pigtail would go loose and the wind would hold it off the sail.

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Re: Glen L15

Postby Dan101 » Wed Jul 20, 2016 5:26 am

Thanks Bill, I am assuming you mean a pigtail suspended from a back stay? I was wondering if would be wise to install a backstay on the 15. It would either have to be split or offset to avoid the tiller.

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Re: Glen L15

Postby Bill Edmundson » Wed Jul 20, 2016 5:45 am

Dan

I was thinking of line from the masthead to the tip of the boom. That line would be loose when you raise the sail.

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Re: Glen L15

Postby Dan101 » Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:29 am

Thanks Bill, I like that idea. It will keep the boom up out of the way when the sail is down, and not be in the way.

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Re: Glen L15

Postby Moeregaard » Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:52 am

Just Google "topping lift" and you'll have more information that you'll ever need! Very common on larger boats, but handy on small craft as well.

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Re: Glen L15

Postby mnanfito » Wed Sep 14, 2016 3:18 pm

Somewhat related, has anyone used the Dwyer DM-4 as a mast for the Glen-L 15? If so, what has your experience been? Is it stout enough?

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Re: Glen L15

Postby Mallard » Sun Jan 22, 2017 2:09 pm

Re. Glen l15, ready to cutout/construct the CB but my plans show that the board does not fully retract, i.e., a portion of the leading edge extends below the keel when fully retracted. Am I reading this right?


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