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, "Jason Stancil" <jasonstancil@h...>
> A 30 foot main mast does'nt sound like fun to handle, tabernacle or
> not. Sounds like a job for the Chinese Gaff.......the mast would be
> about 7 feet shorter? Plus even with all the aditional lines all
> over gods creation it would actually be simpler to raise/lower and
> reef. I've read before you have concerns about being on deck un
> protected.......that's where you'll have to be to reef the sprit
One thing about having the tabernacle right up in the bow, when the
mast is lowered, there is not as much sticking out past the stern:-)
I am most interested in being able to handle the sailing rig single-
handed from inside the protection of either house or forward hatch.
Seems like Roger Keyes is able to do that with his regular sprit rig,
using double snotters to reef, and perhaps a gallows to control the
sprit boom in place while he reefs? Might be worthwile grying that
just using the standard MICRO rig from Lestat.
The chinese lug is obviously the best, except for all the lines that
will likely foul when the mast is lowered. The result being that one
would probably not lower the mast except for trailering. I wonder,
once the sail is lowered and all the reefs snugged down, just how
many lines are left to tangle?