Page 6 of 6 FirstFirst ... 56
Results 176 to 183 of 183

Thread: efficiency of the sprit rig

  1. #176
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    47°04' 45'' N 8°26' 05'' E
    Posts
    790

    Default Re: efficiency of the sprit rig

    Sprit rigs in action:

    Phoenix III: https: www.youtube.com/watch?v=8M1NnsoTGSw

    Melonseeds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmEdZNLYCTQ

    Melonseeds in a bit more wind: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8FYtr7rADM

    Swampscott Dory (sailing 18:30 inwards): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcQzL5N7oFM
    "Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors". African Proverb

  2. #177
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    22,543

    Default Re: efficiency of the sprit rig

    Quote Originally Posted by Songololo View Post
    Sprit rigs in action:

    Phoenix III: https: www.youtube.com/watch?v=8M1NnsoTGSw

    Melonseeds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmEdZNLYCTQ

    Melonseeds in a bit more wind: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8FYtr7rADM

    Swampscott Dory (sailing 18:30 inwards): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcQzL5N7oFM
    Thanks. I think the Swampscott's stern is really too narrow to effectively sheet the boomless sprit.

  3. #178
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Hasslö, Blekinge, Sweden
    Posts
    498

    Default Re: efficiency of the sprit rig

    Quote Originally Posted by johnw View Post
    Thanks. I think the Swampscott's stern is really too narrow to effectively sheet the boomless sprit.
    I believe the problem has more to do with the cut of the sail, the clew is way too high up.

    /Mats
    My blog about my time as a boat building student and as a rigger apprentice http://kaptenmohsart.blogspot.se/ in Swedish only, but there are many pictures :-)

  4. #179
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Emerald Coast, FL
    Posts
    426

    Default Re: efficiency of the sprit rig

    How about a smaller rig for the Woods Hole boat and use it as the trainer?

  5. #180
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    22,543

    Default Re: efficiency of the sprit rig

    Quote Originally Posted by signalcharlie View Post
    How about a smaller rig for the Woods Hole boat and use it as the trainer?
    The size of the rig isn't a problem, and we do sometimes use it as a trainer. The idea is to have more boats we can use as trainers.

    More info on the proposal here: http://booksellersvsbestsellers.blog...s-to-sail.html

  6. #181
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    North Shore, Massachusetts
    Posts
    7,134

    Default Re: efficiency of the sprit rig

    I've kind of liked the look of these Scandanavian rigs for some time, nearly rectangular... and very little sag in that forestay.


  7. #182
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Location
    Madison Wisconsin
    Posts
    8,649

    Default Re: efficiency of the sprit rig

    Agreed. Though those nearly square spritsails don't have a really snazzy looking profile I've always liked them on Norse boats. They just seem to fit. I have a plan I drew up for one in my "Big-Box-O-Rigs" on my old Macintosh, but have never had the opportunity to build one.

    !BLEKING copy.jpg

  8. #183
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Hasslö, Blekinge, Sweden
    Posts
    498

    Default Re: efficiency of the sprit rig

    Quote Originally Posted by Todd Bradshaw View Post
    Agreed. Though those nearly square spritsails don't have a really snazzy looking profile I've always liked them on Norse boats. They just seem to fit. I have a plan I drew up for one in my "Big-Box-O-Rigs" on my old Macintosh, but have never had the opportunity to build one.

    !BLEKING copy.jpg
    That boat type is very special. It's quite old (18th century at least) and from a small area in the southeast of Sweden (Blekinge), I'd say this particular boat is from the eastern part of that region.
    In the rest of Sweden, all boats (except really simple rowing boats) were double-enders until motors started being used.
    Fun fact, when motors came in use in Blekinge, they started to build double-enders here...

    The aspect of the head is all over the place depending on which region.
    In the northern west-coast it was popular to have the luff longer than the leech, for exaple.

    /Mats
    My blog about my time as a boat building student and as a rigger apprentice http://kaptenmohsart.blogspot.se/ in Swedish only, but there are many pictures :-)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •