First of all: i'm new on this forum. I'm from the netherlands (as you can probably tell from my spelling) and I'm pretty new in canoe sailing. I have had a pouch rz 85 folding canoe with a little sail and a jibsail, what a fun was that!! I had quite some experience with paddling Canadian canoes (mainly German gatz) but my house and garage were to small to store a big canoe. A folding canoe seems a good solution and the additional sail opened a new world, what a great way to cover greater distances and be able to use the wind instead of fighting it. After two years and a lot of trips and a lot of reading one this forum I decided that I wanted something more serious. I found a way to solve the storage problem and bought a old town discovery 169. (My 4 months old son already liked it on the water haha) I found a set wit leeboard, a rudder, a mast, big sail and jibsail in good condition for 30 pounds. The sails are about 40 sq ft. I'm going to make a mast foot out of oak but now come my question: I rather not want to bolt the mat foot on to the hull but I want to glue it with g flex. I also want to stiffen the construction with a mastbrace. Will the gflex hold with this size of sails? Of do I need to bolt the mastfoot?
thanks for thoughts!