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Paul Pless
12-13-2015, 04:36 PM
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Paul Pless
12-13-2015, 04:36 PM

12-13-2015, 04:46 PM
Jackyard main top in the second picture.

Paul Pless
12-13-2015, 04:48 PM
Ramona, Alcaea and Merlin


12-13-2015, 05:09 PM
If I were asked to skipper MERLIN across the Atlantic I would demand that the rig be seriously reduced for the crossing; send down the topmasts, a much shorter main boom, remove (?) the bowsprit, make the foresail lose footed, and stow that main stay sail.

12-13-2015, 08:01 PM
I'd just say "Stow all canvas. CHIEF start M/E" :D


John B
12-13-2015, 08:05 PM
She's quite extreme in the ends isn't she, but that would mean she could have a shorter boom and bowsprit and still balance. I bet that happened to her when she dropped out of racing and became a cruiser, she'd still be very pretty like that.