With pleasure brother. Good luck on vessel purchase
Triangles, squares, circles.
benefit from practice of flowing leeward tails.
Triangles. Often known as coastal sails
. High power
ratio sails. Leverage sails. Great for coastal where space confined may be an issue. Okay for passage
making where early reduction of sail area may save the straw from breaking the camels back for many of us inclusive of myself. They dance the wind
Lateen sail. Often thought of as a high point sail yet does and doesn't. With halyard
bracing leach, tack bracing luff. Tack luff creates a sail that is assumed to have a long luff yet might have a head
luffing a tack at its feet. Bow to the wind, we crawl. Great for coastal because we can beat upwind.
Cat rig. Fixed luff. Big fixed luff. Open to winds dance hence the mast
is a spar. A dancing sail.
Combination making a dancing vessel that will spear. Like a racing
car. Powerful fast revving, excells with coastal work
But when wind strength grows, such is leverage remains in place and soon overpowers our vessels.
We crawl into storm fronts if caught out.
Square sails. Benefits from reduced leverages if any at all. A very simple yardstick braces head
and allows such sail to torque with wind. Ideally a blue water
sail. A passage
sail. A shipping
Disadvantages include setting of braces to allow head torque and stowing of sail. But heavy wind isn't an issue. Sheets
are controlled outputs of power
. Want more? Want less? Smaller sails in uniform create an array to reduce tensions of control lines. It is simply a sail designed for sheer speed.
Storm speed of vessel? Flexible luffs dance a flexible dance that is humbled by Gale. As dance strength grows Gale winds that are torquing with head of sail invite squares up to feel true and vessel lifts to run into a storm which is a smooth path compared to crawl. How smooth? Chains snap yet some braces are chained!!
Circle. Marvellous invention was discovered near 200 years ago on a vessel named 'Sphinx'
Sometimes confused as a pull me along type of catchment that is CONTROLLED BY THE WIND.
Maybe best used as a Lateen sail opening up to dance?
Maybe I can't explain. Guy eye points yet points with true thus we learn to reach. With focus and tension towards zero guy eye opens a luff creating a small very flexible dance. A conversion sail? Brings triangulated power type sail revs to a torquable leading edge and allows acceptance of invites up.
I like them. Triangles, squares, circles. I don't know how 2 use neither but they all work
excellent if leeward practiced. I think many control lines and inability to explain circle had me thinking of a similar throttle body on a square rig.
That's watt eye work N on.
Looking at junk as a more complicated square rig with simpler control lines.
About a 1 minute per spar extra control line to enable a circular type sail rev enhancer, reducer on pneumatic engine
known as fixed head fixed foot square sail.
Thus if in trouble and needing to reduce she'd gift engine
with a quick squirt as area reduced and visa versa. Drop revs slightly to engage more area thus reducing snap of yards on spar. Nice and gentle yet with fierce thrust.
Should work okay. On a hi. Phone
tomorrow I'll be discussing possible to change later ketch
rig with seller as my possible retirement
home. Intentions are a safe blue water
pneumatic engine system.
I don't really sail well. But remember just flow leeward side incase you need to get out of trouble. Practice makes purr fit.
Edit: 2ND thoughts I'd better add hull
Many like the multiple leverages and high flow of vertical tapered dagger boards
and blade rudders(keel and rudder)
Many like the bracing that Lee flow provides along longer keels with beautiful leverage reduction during broach that lower fore, aft keelson rudder
stock alignments provide especially when braking hull speed
during strong winds during flexible luff lift
towards true. Eg broach speed bursts to gap past lumpy seas with.
Would suit both styles in my opinion but my opinion isn't factual. Just a half truth.