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  • brucehallman
    Ref: the recent MAIB V19#23 Bolger on Design: Navel Jelly Instant Galley ... Well, once again PCB floats a boat design which catches my imagination, Try as I
    Message 1 of 3 , Jun 2, 2002
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      Ref: the recent
      MAIB V19#23 Bolger on Design:

      Navel Jelly Instant Galley

      :)
      Well, once again PCB floats a boat
      design which catches my imagination,

      Try as I might, I can't count the
      "seven sheets, or nine" that he
      writes about in the latest issue
      of Messin' About in Boats.

      What am I missing here, I count
      four sails plus two. ...four or
      six sheets. How does he count
      seven or nine?

      Maybe I don't understand the proper
      definion of "sheet". I thought a
      sheet was 'a rope which controls
      the angle of a sail to the wind'.
      Usually attached to the clew, or
      to the boom of the sail. One sheet
      per sail usually, except maybe for
      junk rigs which have a sheet for
      each batten, etc...

      The main and mizzen masts have stays
      which would need to be handled when
      tacking, [I think], but those lines
      wouldn't be 'sheets' per se, and
      they don't add up to seven or nine.

      What am I missing here?
    • lulalake_1999
      What am I missing here? I think that it may be those three sheets that are flappin in the wind that the person who counted was experiencing.
      Message 2 of 3 , Jun 2, 2002
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        "What am I missing here?"

        I think that it may be those three sheets that are flappin in the
        wind that the person who counted was experiencing.


        --- In bolger@y..., "brucehallman" <brucehallman@y...> wrote:
        > Ref: the recent
        > MAIB V19#23 Bolger on Design:
        >
        > Navel Jelly Instant Galley
        >
        > :)
        > Well, once again PCB floats a boat
        > design which catches my imagination,
        >
        > Try as I might, I can't count the
        > "seven sheets, or nine" that he
        > writes about in the latest issue
        > of Messin' About in Boats.
        >
        > What am I missing here, I count
        > four sails plus two. ...four or
        > six sheets. How does he count
        > seven or nine?
        >
        > Maybe I don't understand the proper
        > definion of "sheet". I thought a
        > sheet was 'a rope which controls
        > the angle of a sail to the wind'.
        > Usually attached to the clew, or
        > to the boom of the sail. One sheet
        > per sail usually, except maybe for
        > junk rigs which have a sheet for
        > each batten, etc...
        >
        > The main and mizzen masts have stays
        > which would need to be handled when
        > tacking, [I think], but those lines
        > wouldn't be 'sheets' per se, and
        > they don't add up to seven or nine.
        >
        > What am I missing here?
      • sacalman
        Just a guess here... If the boat has headsails, you have 2 sheets per sail. One for Port, one for Starboard. Scott Calman
        Message 3 of 3 , Jun 2, 2002
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          Just a guess here... If the boat has headsails, you have 2 sheets per
          sail. One for Port, one for Starboard.

          Scott Calman

          --- In bolger@y..., "brucehallman" <brucehallman@y...> wrote:
          > Ref: the recent
          > MAIB V19#23 Bolger on Design:
          >
          > Navel Jelly Instant Galley
          >
          > :)
          > Well, once again PCB floats a boat
          > design which catches my imagination,
          >
          > Try as I might, I can't count the
          > "seven sheets, or nine" that he
          > writes about in the latest issue
          > of Messin' About in Boats.
          >
          > What am I missing here, I count
          > four sails plus two. ...four or
          > six sheets. How does he count
          > seven or nine?
          >
          > Maybe I don't understand the proper
          > definion of "sheet". I thought a
          > sheet was 'a rope which controls
          > the angle of a sail to the wind'.
          > Usually attached to the clew, or
          > to the boom of the sail. One sheet
          > per sail usually, except maybe for
          > junk rigs which have a sheet for
          > each batten, etc...
          >
          > The main and mizzen masts have stays
          > which would need to be handled when
          > tacking, [I think], but those lines
          > wouldn't be 'sheets' per se, and
          > they don't add up to seven or nine.
          >
          > What am I missing here?
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