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Old Jul 05, 2012, 12:27 AM
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I would imagine(but I haven't any practical experience with these rigs)
when you consider the advantages of splitting the rig like that, having two
smaller mains to control,shorter masts,etc. it makes sense.
there is an old timey phrase used for these boats, when the wind was up, the
outer jib would come down, the main furled and they would sail with the club
jib and the mizzen up- it was called "running jig and jigger". it balanced the hull
fore and aft ,and you didn't have any heel from the main. I can see that working
in a harbor, your going slower but have helm pressure and ability to tack with
the jib...

for laughs, i googled and found an old pic of "Kialoa" -this bad boy used to
MOVE - shown here off the wind and using her sailplan to great advantage-
notice the mizzen is "scandalized" - they want all the wind to get in that mizzen
spinnaker.
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