Originally Posted by Efraim
I would say the exact opposite is true.
Because of the new sail cloth, designers are now looking back at the "old" rigs to see what advantages they may offer.The best example of this would be recent designs of Nigel Irens.
Although better know for his super fast ocean racing
cat designs, when it came time to design a cruising boat for his own needs he choose a lugger rig, a rig that is usually dismissed by people who have never seen one, let alone sailed a lug rigged boat.
So maybe it's time to ignore all the marketing
fluff from the "boating community" and think outside the box for a change.
Some of you guys must have been cruising 15 odd years or more..
Know any great anchorages
How's my oceans doing.
More so point. Cheers for square to macaroni lead from my gibberish threads. And wholla. A load off junk hence without shrouds.
Although no boat yet, coming.
I like sloops. Rigging
can wait afew years.
Weight ain't an issue, can lead the keelson easy enough.
handed reefing from cockpit
. A torqued luff leading edge. That'll be okay here. Square running into storm. Sloop
walking. Guessing that'll jog.
That'd handle well IMO.
Probably find a sloop
. Stepping another 1or2 shorties should be okay. Sort of thing that can wait a couple of years whilst sailing as is. Merely thinking of response ability. Spare masts. Less prone to instability motion from movement during wind
sort of ideas I deal my thoughts.
Any info? Bumping thread.