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534Re: [AtkinBoats] Re: Easily driven boats (and study plans ordered)

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  • David Lightfoot
    Jan 18, 2005
      Interesting pic. Those are pretty scant sails for a boat of that
      displacement but I noticed that Atkin drew in vangs p&s for the gaff
      peak. On a smaller boat that would be scary but I'm sure they will cause
      no big fear factor in a boat with the stability of Martha Green and would
      surely help he point up as well as a marconi rig. Those Atkin guys were
      geniouses as well as practical. No designers that I know of now are
      designating vangs... insurance reasons? I sail a sixteen foot dingy
      (sometimes) with a gaff rig and use them. Best sailing rig I know of, but
      just a bit harry in a gust <g>. And I want to say that a gaff rig with
      zero twist is a whole different animal!

      David Lightfoot

      At 08:21 AM 1/18/2005, you wrote:

      >I just posted drawings of Martha Green in the files section under
      >motroboat drawings. Martha Green is a wonderful little Motor Sailor
      >only 24'long by 8'4" But she has full standing headroom (5'11")for
      >most people this is enough.

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