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Old 25-02-2015, 05:30   #1
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What do you call a Sloop without a main rig?

There's a 46 ft or so, aluminum French boat anchored next to me. It has a moderate beam and stern, twin rudders and I suspect a center board. The rig is weird. The single mast is placed way aft. There is no main boom, or mainsail track. Just a large genoa and a large staysail, with long poles on deck. This boat was clearly built to have no main. Is it still a Sloop? Can the thing sail upwind? The boat obviously has plenty of ocean miles.
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Old 25-02-2015, 06:02   #2
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Re: What do you call a Sloop without a main rig?

Possibly this:

Mast aft rig - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 25-02-2015, 15:08   #3
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Re: What do you call a Sloop without a main rig?

Yep, that's it. All the examples in that Wiki post are Cats, but this is on a mono. I wonder if the thing goes to weather or not? Here's a pic, triple spreader. The white horizontal is a bimini, no boom.
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Old 25-02-2015, 18:22   #4
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Re: What do you call a Sloop without a main rig?

Weird. How do you heave-to?

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Re: What do you call a Sloop without a main rig?

What do I call a sloop without a main rig?

Broken.

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Re: What do you call a Sloop without a main rig?

Heave to? It wont even go upwind.
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Re: What do you call a Sloop without a main rig?

Looks to me like the boom is up under the sun awning. It's still a sloop, even if the boom has been removed. There is the possibility that they use the main loose footed. If it's anchored near you, why not go over and ask? I bet you would get an answer. Chuck
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Old 26-02-2015, 08:53   #8
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Re: What do you call a Sloop without a main rig?

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Looks to me like the boom is up under the sun awning. It's still a sloop, even if the boom has been removed......
There is no boom. It was built originally with no main.
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Old 26-02-2015, 09:32   #9
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Re: What do you call a Sloop without a main rig?

I'd call it a Prout.
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Re: What do you call a Sloop without a main rig?

"What do you call a Sloop without a main rig?"

A slow motor boat?
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Re: What do you call a Sloop without a main rig?

More Aftmast rigs??? - Boat Design Forums
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Old 26-02-2015, 10:00   #12
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Re: What do you call a Sloop without a main rig?

i would call the weird french whatcamacallit, a power boat!...clyde
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Re: What do you call a Sloop without a main rig?

I'd call it what it is, a Delta rig.
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Re: What do you call a Sloop without a main rig?

I've seen staysail schooners with no booms and what looks like big fore sails on both masts. Maybe a staysail rig?


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Re: What do you call a Sloop without a main rig?

Is it kind of like this?

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