We sewed up a mainsail and jib from Sailrite kits. We had previously made the sail for our Skerry, and it’s not nearly as hard as you might think, provided you have a good sewing machine.
I’ll need a couple of hundred pounds of lead for the ballast. In the past, it was possible to get used tire weights from tire shops, but tire weights aren’t made of lead anymore. So I visited a scrap metal yard in Trenton and asked. They gladly sold me all they had, which was about 150 pounds – enough to get started.