Saturday, March 13, 2021

Gaff Sails For Sale

BUILDING OR REFITTING A SAILBOAT? NEED SOME SERIOUS GAFF SAILS?

Beautifully made world cruising sails for a gaff schooner or possibly a gaff ketch. 


Time marches on for all of us and and I am converting from the beautiful foreyard gaff schooner rig to the easier-to-handle Chinese ketch.  I am selling all fore and aft sails and the square sail (SQUARE SAIL AND GEAR HAS BEEN SOLD).

Gaff schooner: All sals set

GAFF SCHOONER RIG ALL FORE AND AFTERS SET

The fore and aft sails were made by Dave Bierig of Erie, Pennsylvania, well known for making sails for tall ships including the brig Niagara. They are made of nine ounce Contender, triple stitched and heavily reinforced. The main, foresail and forestaysail have battened leeches. The main is high peaked, we don’t use a topsail. These are sails built for going around the world the hard way and standing up to anything. 

As on any real cruising boat, these sails have done a number of long passages and have otherwise been kept scrupulously covered while at anchor. They have had very little total use and are in flawless condition aside from a bit of minor staining. They have many, many more miles and years in them. None of the sails has ever required a repair, not so much as a single stitch.

SCHOONER TAIO AT ANCHOR NEAR SEVILLE


 
UNDER WAY WITH ALL FORE AND AFT SAIL

The boat is a steel Colvin schooner, the Aderyn Mor design. She is 41’ on deck, 12’6” beam, 5’ draft, loaded displacement 30,000 lb. Total fore and aft area is 846 square feet. 



FOREYARD GAFF SCHOONER SAIL PLAN
SAIL DIMENSIONS
Main: luff 23’4”, leech 33’3”, head 12’8”, foot 18’7”, area 394 sq. ft., sewn reef points at 6’6” and 13’0”
Foresail: luff 21’3”, leech 26’4”, head 10’2”, foot 10’8”, area 223 sq. ft., sewn reef points at 5’0” and 10’0”
Forestaysail: luff 24’4”, leech 21’9”, foot 8’4”, area 91 sq. ft., sewn reef points at 4’0”, jackline
Jib: luff  30’7”, leech 27’8”, foot 11’11”, area 138 sq. ft.

Total weight of sails is about 85 kg, 187 lb.

US$2500


                              
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Price in US dollars. Buyer can pick up in Kemptville or Iroquois, Ontario, Canada or pay actual cost of packing, shipping and insurance. 


Payment via Paypal, cash, bank transfer or bank money order.

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For further information contact John at gaffsailsforsale@gmail.com