Re: Pico - Design # 386 (30-Odd Boats Chapter 32, pg 215 ) - Plans?
- The original rig sounds/looks better to me. Maybe this later one is quicker to completely strike for best rowing in any breeze? But if there's a breeze... But if there's a sliding seat... But... it's a very nice design whatever, enjoy!
--- In email@example.com, "motorpickleman" <bowilkinson@...> wrote:
> Received the plans for Pico with an unexpected surprise. PCB had drawn in 1988 a modified rig - a single sprit sail. The mast is stepped in a well which is located between frames 3 and 5. It does away with the standing rigging and the jib, at the expense of a little sail area and a taller mast. He used an interesting reefing system. Usually Sprit sails are either reefed vertically parallel to the luff, or more conventionally along the foot. The first results in a bag of sail directly behind the mast and spoils the airflow, the second requires the snotter to be unfastened. In Pico, PCB specified a reef along the foot, but from the tack to a gromet along the leech; no haylard is used, the sail is bent to the mast. One would end up with the boom cocked up at quite an angle, which would be good in rough weather, but it seems that one is limited in the ammount of sail one could reef, and that the center of effort of the sail would go up.