2022-09-05 (M) SkateSail Rev 1 COMPLETE

The swivel connectors I modified to fit on the fiberglass rods but slid around easily. As long as the sails were open, the fabric rested in place.
Assembled with sails

When I collapsed the sails, they wanted to slide off. In fact, I dropped one in the hallway by accident while walking.

I added hook-and-loop fasteners on the corner where the sails met. I applied the loop side to the underside so my hand wouldn't get scratched.
Center flap with Velcro

I thought the sails would automatically adjust themselves to center the hinge, but there was enough friction to let them misbehave. When I found the sweet spot where both sails were taut, I wrapped a rubber strip over the rod inside the hinge and secured it with a zip tie.
Rubber band under a zip tie

I took the sail out for testing, and the center portion detached quickly. I could reinforce this, but my arm strength was enough to keep the sails open, and the two-piece design folded up more conveniently. I tested at night and failed to get pictures, but I shot a video of the sail opening and closing.
That sorta worked

The rest of the posts for this project have been arranged by date.
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