A short bit from a long story goes : I can't find anyone who can provide 5.05m of hardwood strip to replace my rubbing strakes. I've spent ages failing to persuade any woodyard to produce either two strips at 33x16mm section or one about 33x38mm for me to split. The originals are complete so I'm trying to avoid a scarf. I've been pretty open about which wood .... "iroko or similar" .. but still no joy.
I can only find a few (4?) refs to using a kicking strap on a Winklebrig here. I'd be interested to hear more ideas / comments on it's efficacy on a gaff sail .... especially from anyone who's tried both with and without. Mine has wooden mast, tabernacle and boom with a high peak sail. Regards Ken