Original Mistakes.

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Michael Brigg
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Original Mistakes.

Post by Michael Brigg » Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:17 pm

Any Ideas on this rig?
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I am confident that Nigel will tell me it is not a Lateen.

I thought it could be a "Distress Signal" but that I believe would be an inverted ensign.

Has the rigger here attached his halyard to the boom/kicking strap? :oops:

(Could start a new fashion.)
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Re: Original Mistakes.

Post by JimC » Mon Aug 10, 2009 10:18 pm

Michael Brigg wrote:Any Ideas on this rig?
I think its what it says - a lug sail, but badly rigged. I suspect the tack is designed to be made fast at the bow.

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Re: Original Mistakes.

Post by PeterV » Tue Aug 11, 2009 7:34 pm

The tack's unlikely to be made fast at the bow, as that would make it a dipping lug, requiring lowering and resetting on every tack. It's much more likely to be a standing lug with either the halyard not pulled up enough or the tack not pulled down.
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Re: Original Mistakes.

Post by Pat » Wed Aug 12, 2009 6:34 pm

Looks more like the chinese laundry rig :D

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