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Re: seven sheets, or nine...

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  • 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 1 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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