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  1. J

    Sunfish Sail Question

    haha very true wayne. I guess I do have a bit of experience, as i used to sail some odd years ago, but it wasn't really anything above beginner's sailing (on the charles river). To be honest, I realize it's pretty ridiculous to try to control a sail on land without having much of any experience...
  2. J

    Sunfish Sail Question

    Thanks webfoot. That was actually really helpful. Still goin for it:D, but I did have to make some revisions to my design after reading over that a couple times to see how it'd affect my bike. It seems this will turn out more like a windsurfing bike than a sailboat bike. Thenagain, I haven't...
  3. J

    Sunfish Sail Question

    I've got the forces pretty figured out. It's not too hard. As the rider, I'll be a counterweight for the angled bicycles. Kindof like how a windsurfer....windsurfs
  4. J

    Sunfish Sail Question

    Well, my design's different from all those above (most of those aren't even bikes). Thanks for the diagrams about wind direction. I'm still gonna go for it and try it out. Anyone got any tips about constructing the lateen sail? btw, beldar boathead - thanks for taking me a bit more seriously...
  5. J

    Sunfish Sail Question

    Hello there, Sailing community! Let me start off by saying that I know nothing about either sailing or the sunfish sailboat. I'm trying to design a wind-powered bicycle that has sails, and I'm looking into different types of sails. Can you guys tell me a bit about how a sunfish is different from...
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