Re: [junkrig] L plates
- Hi Ken.
To learn the basic about the junk rig, you may read the book Practical Junk Rig by Hasler and Mc Leod. Or you can buy Mc. Leod's "Design Folios".
His Address is:.
J. K. Mc Leod
> I'm planning on building a 40ft retirement boat and have been taken upwith
> the stories on the ease of control that a junk rig gives. I knowabsolutely
> nothing about this type of rig and would appreciate any reading thatanyone
> can direct me to. Any free tutorials on the web or info of any kind onthis
> type of rig.Ken, the finest bibliography and additional tutorial material is to be found
It is a webpage maintained by Craig O'donnell, who is a member of this list.
Go to the above URL and click on "Chinese Lugsails." As for the books he
mentions, Interlibrary Loan is the best method to have a look at things you
can't afford to just buy. If you are unfamiliar with this process, go check
out information at your local library - a great resource.
Just one additional note: the rig espoused by Hasler and Mc Leod, and
described in detail in "Practical Junk Rig" is not a Chinese traditional
design. They do away with some Chinese aspects in the name of simplicity
and rate it an improvement. Traditionalists like Tom Colvin would probably
not agree. I'm sure that some reading time will give you an idea of what
the arguments for various configurations of the junksail are, and help you
decide what's best for your application. Good luck, and have fun hunting up
the answers to your questions!
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