I realize that my first post was a little vague and slightly ill-informed. Apologies about that! I would like to add a couple of pictures to give a visual of the types of rigging/sails I am referring to. (With quite a bit of help from denverd0n's post!)
I didn't realize because I am so unfamiliar with all of the different mast
and sail arrangements that are available. I never realized the PSC37 was designed to fly 3 sails. I've never really seen anyone using all three. (Photos, videos, elsewhere)
Here are the lines for Mr. Crealock's PS 37:
(Pulled this from Pacific Seacraft Crealock 37 Review : Bluewaterboats.org
Here's the PSC37 at sea (What I have most often seen - two sails):
('07 - PSC37)
In fact I've only ever seen one photo
showing a third sail and that was on the actual Pacific Seacraft
website after reading through the responses:
Pacific Seacraft : PS 37
The type of rigging
I was originally talking about would be very similar to the following:
Or kind of like:
I guess sail arrangements can be different with every boat that passes by. I just have a lot to learn about it!
Has anyone ever been on a Pacific Seacraft with three sails raised and noticed a difference in performance from just using two?
Thank you for responding, everyone.