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Re: Rig choices

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  • JeffreyM
    I sail a cat ketch and really like the rig. It does require putting up a second mast and sail, but after that it s nothing but good. Single-handing is a
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      I sail a cat ketch and really like the rig. It does require putting up a second mast and sail, but after that it's nothing but good. Single-handing is a snap, since you can "park" the boat head-to-wind for any amount of time (provided you have sea room to lee) while you reef, get the anchor up or down, use the head, make lunch, or just putter. The boat self-steers better with a mizzen, since you can fool with the trim of the mizzen to balance better. The one thing I can't do (not having a jib), is heave-to in the usual manner, with jib sheeted to windward; instead, the boat with main free and mizzen sheeted in tight basically sails gently backwards at a knor or two. On the other hand, if you have to handle a jib, that means putting down your coffee cup on every tack! Not my kind of sailing.


      --- In Michalak@yahoogroups.com, "Eugene Dixon" <edixon193941@...> wrote:
      >
      > Hi Nels
      > If I remember correctly, you have an interest in Jms JB3.
      > dou have plans for it or JB2?
      > i recently purchased plans for JB2 to get alternat sail rigs.
      > JM shows a Yawl rig which I like because it gets the mast forward out of berthing area and woul allow easy closure of slot.
      > Im so new to sailing that I know nothing bore than single balanced Lug. The question is how much more hadling is there to a sail handling with Yawl rig.
      > uses same mainsail{already have it} and ads the mizzen.
      > have EM Jim but have not had a reply.
      > boat is on future trailer bunks, doing interior work, have got to point I need to settle on sail plan.
      > Eugene
      > Jukebox3-- "Traveller"
      >
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