Cruisers are beginning to see and ask about my new rig for my 65ft trimaran
I have prepared 3 presentations. These links take you to PDF files on boatdesign.net.
The presentations explain:
1. What led me to not put another Bermuda rig on my trimaran.
2. Alternatives I considered and why the mast is now in the back.
3. A very unique kind of rigging that spreads load to 4 chainplates.
Before you read them, remember my goals were in order:
If you follow the presentations you will see I elected to ditch the mainsail
and only go with a big traditional lifting foresail.
has no sail behind it. Some term this kind of mast
as being a "naked mast". Further, some claim this hinders performance greatly.
I disagree, and have provided evidence in my presentations.
My presentations may interest you if the topics of mast compression
, demasting, and weather/lee slack on standing rigging
Just recently my hand-tight style of rigging
supported my 62 foot mast and it stood against super-typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). She tore down the trees in front and behind my sailboat, but the mast stood fine. The eye of this typhoon made landfall within 30 miles of my sailboat.
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