THE LAYAG. OOPS.

Since the sail (layag in the dialect Wari Wari) was going to be the only motor, the mast was given special attention. I wanted to avoid any standing rigging (if possible) just to keep things simple, so the mast was a 2x2 with another 2x2 laminated to it for about 60% of its length.

Below you can see one of the two chocks mounted on the transom. I hand carved them out of hardwood. They took a couple of evenings to make.

The sail was made of stiched together red and white nylon panels. Unfortunately, something went wrong during the sail's time on the sewing machine (a peddle operated Singer, of course). The material stretched out of shape and everything went to pieces. The leach of the sail in the picture below should have been straight and tight. It was way too pretty to be THAT screwed up, but it was. After panicking for a few minutes we figured out what went wrong, did some stitch pulling, material cutting, and sewed the whole thing back up correctly. Whew.





DIRECT LINKS TO PAGES:
HOW TO BUILD A SMALL BOAT
I CAN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE!
THE ADVENTURE BEGINS
KEEL HAULING
FIRST THE RIBS
THEN THE SIDES
THE LAYAG. OOPS.
TARIK AND KATIG
ALL THAT WORK

2018-02-08