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Old 26-02-2015, 10:34   #16
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Re: What do you call a Sloop without a main rig?

It kind of looks like a cutter without a boom in the photo.
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Re: What do you call a Sloop without a main rig?

I've always thought that the thing I like LEAST about my Bristol is the rig with large jib and small main. The reason being is that large jibs are hard work to handle, and more difficult to adapt to wind speed. Either you change it (a lot of work), or partially furl it (crappy shape).

This rig seems to increase all these disadvantages.
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Re: What do you call a Sloop without a main rig?

It seems like a two headsail rig would have a superior slot compared with a traditional sloop. No bad turbulence created by the mast also. More low sail area than a mainsail above a boom....Just thinkin out loud....
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Re: What do you call a Sloop without a main rig?

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Heave to? It wont even go upwind.
And it is a cutter rig.
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