Posting’s been thin today because of the building – making progress.
One of the things I had to do was finalize the rig dimensions, particularly the sails and it came down to two choices – a junk rig and a traditional square sail and jib affair.
Advantage of the junk is that with those heavy slats, yards and boom, plus the thick mast, there really is almost complete control but the downside is very flat drive in the sails.
Advantage of the traditional is that the area is broken up into smaller chunks, more handlable by someone older and allowing a large number of combinations. With 9 sails, 3 to each mast, would I be wrong in saying the combinations are 9! ? Downside is more work to raise and lower but it’s also an upside as sails can be tucked away in a storm.
So it’s swings and roundabouts and I was dithering, to be honest.…