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Old 20-03-2011, 16:36   #16
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Chattcatdaddy,i think the suggestion of a carbon fwd mast on a junk rig on this boat was because most western hulls like this dont have the volume fwd to support a heavy mast like a chinese hull does. Unless the sails on the Luna rig were to be set up for self tacking it is not as easy as a junk to tack,in fact it seems to me that short tacking up a channel you would be busier than a one legged man in an ass kicking contest, a sloop would be easier. If you did set it up to be easier to tack with a Hoyt boom, traveller, club boom etc, you would be sacrificing the sail area to be gained from overlap.
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I don't understand the difficulty in tacking the Luna. Ease two sheets and haul on two. Nothing to interfere with the sail coming over. Am I missing something?
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And why "Luna" anyway?

Boatyard? Boat?

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I don't understand the difficulty in tacking the Luna. Ease two sheets and haul on two. Nothing to interfere with the sail coming over. Am I missing something?
Naah... just the usual... "lets over complicate a simple manouver.."
Its 'Club bar speil...'
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And why "Luna" anyway?

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My guess is it the opposite of an una rig. I have no idea why it's called an una though ....
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hummingway,im not suggesting its difficult to tack, its just that when tacking a sloop all the work is in tacking the headsail particularly with genoas, as the main is self tacking, so, two headsails are more work than one, unless of course they are self tacking, on looking at the sailplan it doesnt show overlapping sails so maybe they are self tacking. When racing we love it when its #3 headsail conditions.
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