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Thread: Needed: Design suggestions for a small sailboat for an old guy

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    Default Re: Needed: Design suggestions for a small sailboat for an old guy

    Here, dead downwind, wing on wing.....For me, the sprit is a big help controlling sail shape. Don’t disagree with Tom, and many sailors with far more experience than I sail happily and well with unboomed sails.....

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    Default Re: Needed: Design suggestions for a small sailboat for an old guy

    Quote Originally Posted by darroch View Post
    I was trying to offer a solution to your whisker pole problem. Sometimes we shape a course because of obstructions or traffic and don't have the option of reaching and gybing downwind. In the broken wing configuration pictured above speed reduction is the point. If the yard is twisting off too much you should reef.
    Yep, you're right--a sprit boom does solve a lot of problems, no arguments there.

    Quote Originally Posted by darroch View Post
    I don't believe you're lazy or simple.
    Hmm... You may be misinformed about at least one of those...

    Tom
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    Default Re: Needed: Design suggestions for a small sailboat for an old guy

    Rich, you ought to check out Belle in the newest Small Boats Monthly.

    Jeff

    BELLE, a 16 daysailer, was drawn up by Daniel Gonneau for his own use, but the lightweight glued-plywood lapstrake hull, combined with classic steam-bent coamings and gaff rig, commanded the interest of small-boat aficionados.



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