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19110Re: Balanced Lug Sail Question

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  • Rob Rohde-Szudy
    Apr 7, 2009
      Hey Brent! Hope the piccup is still doing the job!
      Yeah, I learned about Kilburn's way only a couple years ago, after building the light schooner. interestingly, the schooner CAN be sailed with the same sails rigged as balanced lugs if you leave off the jib and move the sheet horses. I tried it with temporary horses and it worked really nicely. Except the foresail horse ended up in a less-than-convenient position.
      Re: Balanced Lug Sail Question
          Posted by: "brent_wm" bminchey@... brent_wm
          Date: Mon Apr 6, 2009 7:04 pm ((PDT))

      Rob, I just assumed that parrals on both yards was the normal way since all of my balanced lug sailing has been done in your old boat. Forgot to mention that downhaul. Need to have it tied off (but with lots of slack until the sail is set) when you hoist in high winds or the boom can follow the yard right up.

      --- In Michalak@yahoogroups.com, Rob Rohde-Szudy <robrohdeszudy@...> wrote:
      > You know, I used that approach, but it can be touchy. Make sure your parrels aren't too tight or you'll end up with the boom and yard making and X rather than laying parallel.

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