Location: Adelaide, South Australia, sailing in the Med.
Boat: Beneteau, Oceanis 50
Re: Can anyone help me identify this type of mast / boom?
Originally Posted by Don C L
Personally I wouldn't classify what Maltese Falcon and Black Pearl have as Aero rigs, they seem much more like high tech, fancy, sheet-less junk rigs, but I am not a naval architect. Structurally, I'd agree with you. What they both share in common with an Aero rig is that the rig is balanced in that sails try to windvane themselves as the junk rig does. The strain is on the mast more than the sheets; sheeting in a junk rig is very easy I understand. I have not sailed a junk rig yet but I'd love to!
I would go with junk rig also.
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