Re: Russian longboat with split lugsail - new pics and video
Ummm. . .I think you mean a dipping lug, not a split lug. From what I understand, the split lug was never particularly common. And the reason why is easy to see if you watch Thorne's video--the top half of the forward part of the split sail is doing no favors at all to the flow over the rest of the upper half. It is like a jib that is dreadfully over sheeted and pinchy at the top. I betcha a hundred dollars that if he switched over to a regular lug that his longboat would be both faster and more weatherly, even with that baggy, saggy cotton canvas sailcloth.
Originally Posted by skaraborgcraft
Amphibious Macroplankton Oughtredia doublendus
Mostly found frequenting the littoral and estuarine zones in the southern half of the Salish Sea, though sightings have been recorded both north and south of this area, and occasionally, but rarely, inland, in freshwater environments. This species lives on micro-brewed beer and dutch-oven biscuits,and displays brightly colored nylon and gore-tex plumage during the rainy season. Approach with caution!