[MHml] Delta Dore's rig
proa at iinet.net.au
Thu Sep 7 11:55:24 EST 2006
----- Original Message -----
From: "Roy Mills" <rsirfj at shaw.ca>
To: "Informed discussion of multihull issues" <multihulls at steamradio.com>
Sent: Thursday, September 07, 2006 6:44 AM
Subject: Re: [MHml] Delta Dore's rig
> Further reversion to the Radical Bay and its rig. I see that
> its third reef is defined as windward sail reefed and leeward sail
> down, Atlantic proa style. I am surprised, I would have thought the
> safest set up in such obviously hostile conditions was the Pacific
> proa approach with the windward sail down and the leeward sail
> reefed. Comments anyone? Rob?
Makes nix from a capsize point of view, except that as the hull comes up,
the windward rig is in marginally stronger air. Other considerations are
ease of seeing the sail (leeward is easier), ease of reefing (windward
probably feels safer, leeward probably is) and difficulty of easing the boom
once the heel angle is high enough for the leeward boom to hit the water
(probably too late anyway). Good to know that it sails on one rig though.
Means the only reason for having two is symmetry/sales appeal.
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