Originally Posted by Curmudgeon
Once again, Mr. Starzinger should call a lawyer.
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Originally Posted by Black Wind
I would like to get more input on the differences between approaches with what is possibly different types of ketch.
Sorry, the drift is my fault I guess. But back to the topic . . . when the wind
comes up, you have a choice between starting to sail like a sloop
- just drop the mizzen and forget about it and reduce sail and heave to like a sloop/cutter would OR you can sail like a ketch and drop the main and sail with mizzen and headsails until you want to heave-to which you probably do mizzen alone (if it is big enough for the wind
We noticed a surprising number of ketches which were sailed like sloops/cutters. In fact we know a few that don't even have a sail on the mizzen boom. It is just used as a big pole to hang the radar
and a wing gen on.
But when we had our ketch we really liked to use the mizzen. We could get rid of the main early - and get it all flaked and sail tied neatly when the conditions on deck
were not so bad. Then we had the mizzen in the cockpit
and could easily and safely deal with it.