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Old 19-08-2013, 21:25   #1
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The mizzen..yea or nay

On a recent crossing I noticed that we rarely used our mizzen. Although being a small sail, I'm curious how others use this sail..if not at all. Any comments would be much appreciated!
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Old 19-08-2013, 22:35   #2
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Re: The mizzen..yea or nay

The Joy of Ketch

Pretty much says it all......
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Old 19-08-2013, 22:58   #3
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Re: The mizzen..yea or nay

I have sailed a few ketchs. I really appreciate the ability of the mizzen to balance the helm.

It is also cool to be able to head up or bear way without touching the helm.
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Re: The mizzen..yea or nay

Going to weather many ketch sailors do not hoist the mizzen but on a close to broad reach the mizzen adds quite a lot of power especially in light wind and combined with a mizzen staysail.
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Re: The mizzen..yea or nay

i use my mizzen a lot more than i use my main sail.
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Re: The mizzen..yea or nay

With out a mizzen , what do ya lean on ?
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Re: The mizzen..yea or nay

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With out a mizzen , what do ya lean on ?




prolly the admiral or the taffrail.....
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