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Old 20-08-2009, 10:46   #1
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Twin Head Sails?

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I have been a mono hull sailor for years and now involved in building a cat, so exciting times and lots to learn!

The boat is ketch rigged with twin head sails, one from the bow of each hull. I am wondering if anyone has / or has sailed with this rig before, as I would love to hear about your experiences.

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Old 20-08-2009, 11:44   #2
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I have on my wharram worked quite well when direct down wind. didn't use it much bc I am a lazy sailor.
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You can probably glean some info about John Hitch's experience with his twin headsail catamaran - "X-IT"

Main-less rig - Page 2 - Boat Design Forums

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The boat is ketch rigged with twin head sails, one from the bow of each hull. I am wondering if anyone has / or has sailed with this rig before, as I would love to hear about your experiences.
Sailing is sailing. One hull or two is just a technique adjustment. The only place I've seen boats rigged this way is for down wind, tradewinds sailing.

Is this boat heading out for a circumnavigation?
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Twin head sails, one from the bow of each hull? On a ketch rig? The only boat I've heard of with that sort of headsail rig is John Hitch's cat, and that boat does not have a mainsail. How are you going to develop a slot effect?
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