suitable rigs for kids to learn on...
I saw a kid (8 yrs?) using a small rig at the
Indian 'River' the other day. The rig, on closer
inspection, was homemade!
Mast: Used 2"? PVC pipe with larger PVC fitted on for
mast-to-extension adaptor. Extension and foot were
an old (fanatic?) set from an another rig.
Boom: PVC again! 1" this time (I think) and old
fanatic? boom end. The PVC fit well and snug inside the
boom ends and a single pop rivet had been added to secure.
Sail: Cut down and sewed up from old rig. Had a little window
even. But since this is to be a training rig anyway you could
by a little sail cloth and sew something up, right?
The rig looked good and sailed right along!