I was looking at some pictures of middle eastern dhows and really liked the look of the sail, but thought that it would be a real pain in the butt to try to tack with a dhow's lateen rig. I started wondering if it would be more effecient to put a raked mast
at the boat's transom and then put a dhow-shaped sail on roller furling
with a jib
boom to help it keep its shape. I drew a picture of the rig and thought it was kind of cool, and started wondering if anyone has ever seen a boat like it. Would it work at all? I figured this would be a good place to check, so I attached my crappy picture here as a .jpg file. Thoughts?