> "The sprit boom could be a wishbone if you are offended by the girt
(ridge) in the sail when the straight boom is on the lee side. I
> wouldn't bother with it myself, but if used, should be the Sidney
> Herreshoff-type with two straight arms joined by a straight strut
> ahead of the mast, forming a triangle around the mast and sail.
> The usual curved-arm wishbone is an awkward object at all times
when the sail is not set." Page 15
Good to know, i'm planing a wishbone for my mizzen. I don't know
what is awkward about the curved arm type, but it should be easier
to build a square one. Anyone want to explain this to me? I've been
out on a bunch of windsurfers and a non-such the curves in those
wishbones did thier job (i.e. the sprit did'nt get in the way).....