Scott Sandell, who has been concocting different sail plans for his fleet of Europe dinghy's on Long Island Sound, has been working on the next generation Europe dinghy power plant over the winter. He sends along a picture of the first test sail. (Click on picture for higher resolution.)
Scott writes that initial on the water testing shows the new rig needs to be sheeted further out than the second generation mylar sail.
I asked Scott for some more pictures of the construction but Scott says his immediate priority is to disassemble the temporary structure he erected to construct the rig. The mayor of Sag Harbor says the structure must be off Main Street by mid April. Merchants on Main St are complaining of losing customers because of the lack of parking and soon, summer tourists will be swarming Sag Harbor.
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