On Rigging - for life. (was Re: Reefing Bolger's usual Cat Yawl)
- --- In email@example.com, Douglas Pollard <dougpol1@...> wrote:
> would say after you have sailed one of his boats for 10 years youWilliam Garden wrote at page 35 in the updated & expanded 1998 edition of his book "Yacht Designs" (1st edition was 1978):
> may want to modify the rig. Don't do it. Build a new one and keep
> the old one in the shed so you can put it back after playing with
"But enough about tabloid cruisers of the past, and back to Diane. Diane's rig is similar to that of a Friendship sloop, and, although two headsails on such a little packet is overdoing things, it is what Art had in mind and nothing else would do. The simple sloop rig-jib (sic) and main-sail-of (sic) one of the Friendship sloops in Phil Bolger's book, Small Boats, would be my own choice for a sail plan."
According to the group library database, in SBJ #64 Phil Bolger wrote about Garden's book "Yacht Designs": "...example book...very good..."
I'm enjoying reading this book again just now! It begins with the design of a 36" LOA cradle boat, NOD, an infant's cradle for Garden's grandsons, but a "proper vessel" including "good copper fastenings" that a child up to six years old as they develope can later sail on a pond or along a reedy shoreline. NOD can then be used to store things in about the house, as a laundry bin say, and later repeat the cradle-boat cycle through successive generations of offspring and so "instill in infant mariners an early touch of seafaring":
"Wynken Blynken and Nod one night
Sailed off in a wooden shoe,
Sailed on a river of crystal light
Into a sea of dew."