... No, I have a full set of SBJ s and I don t think it was ever in the SBJ. There has been much Anhinga discussion in this Yahoo group, years ago, includingMessage 1 of 118 , Mar 5, 2008View SourceOn Tue, Mar 4, 2008 at 10:45 PM, Harry James <welshman@...> wrote:
>No, I have a full set of SBJ's and I don't think it was ever in the SBJ.
> Somehow I had it mind that it was in one of the books but that turned
> out to be wrong. Was it ever in SBJ?
There has been much Anhinga discussion in this Yahoo group, years ago,
including putting up scans of the drawings. Also, Mark Albanese wrote
in this group on Oct 15, 2006 that he read a letter from PCB about
Anhinga and it is posted in whole "somewhere in the archive". If you
dig around and find it, please repost.
When I built my Windsprint I anticipated a noticeable advantage on one side with the balanced lug. What surprised me was that the advantage is to the sideMessage 118 of 118 , Mar 26, 2008View SourceWhen I built my Windsprint I anticipated a noticeable advantage on one
side with the balanced lug. What surprised me was that the advantage is
to the side where the mast distorts the sail. Sail shape on the other
tack includes too much belly away from the mast, I think. This with a
parrel on the yard and a boom downhaul typically pulled tight as I can
> That said the main drawback of the balanced lug over the dipping lug is that on one tack
> the shape of the sail is compromised by the fact that it is distorted by the mast. Over the
> years many "fixes" have been tried and all of them a bit of a kludge.
> ... I am something of a lug
> freak but am the first to admit there was a pronounced advantage on one tack over the
> other that had me wishing for a dipping lug from time to time.