Eric, Now that is really cool so don t sweat it. We all go boat less from time to time. I went out of state to work and had a friend ,no longer, of 25 yearsMessage 1 of 9 , Jul 1, 2005View SourceEric,
Now that is really cool so don't sweat it. We all go
boat less from time to time.
I went out of state to work and had a friend ,no
longer, of 25 years take care of my boats and car.
He sold them while I was away and since I gave him
permission to take care of them, there was nothing I
could do. Thus, I don't own a junk rig sailboat, but
I do own a junky car, and like you I am learning a lot
My next boat will be a junkrig, yet I would like to
learn to sail one before I own.
Anybody patient live near northeast Ohio - southern
Michigan who would help on this current project?
--- Eric Gilbert <ericocean@...> wrote:
> Dear all,__________________________________________________
> I don't have a boat, hence I don't own a sail. But
> very interested in junk
> rigs. Thank you for letting me follow your
> Warm greetings,
> Eric Gilbert
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I have owned a Bolger Micro for 3 years and taught myself to sail the sprit boomed rig. As it is a cat-yawl I have found that people who are used to aMessage 1 of 9 , Jul 1, 2005View SourceI have owned a Bolger Micro for 3 years and taught myself to sail the
sprit boomed rig. As it is a cat-yawl I have found that people who are
used to a 'normal' rig find the behaviour of the yawl rig very
When I converted to a junk rig (home made sail new mast in new
position) I found the sailing experience was very similar to what I
experienced from the previous rig. The major benefit is that I can
reef the sail very easily by letting the halyard and I can ain more
sail by loosening a couple of ropes and hauling on the halyard.
So what I am saying is that the sailing of a Junk rig is very simple,
what you need to try out is the rig configuration of the boat you
intend to use. I for one am very sold on the cat-yawl of the Bolger
micro as the balance is very fine and I can sail hands off on many
point of sail and relax. This works well for motoring as well as
sailing as the mizzen acts as a great rudder!