That's a very pretty boat.
I don't think you have harmonised with Dylan's quest yet though. I think PRV missed a off his post.
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Thread: which rig? Bermudan or gunter?
25-04-12, 17:56 #31
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25-04-12, 18:22 #34
I think that boat is nearly as ugly as the Slug, which is saying something, but each to his own.
Advantages of gaff (cos that's what it is).
Easier to raise or drop the mast, as long as it's in a tabernacle - I can do it singlehanded when underway.
Can drop the main or take in a reef on any point of sailing - don't have to turn head-to-wind. Saved us from possible gybe / broach when surfing down the waves off Landguard Point.
Several options for scandalising main.
25-04-12, 18:47 #35
Go 4 Gunta.
You know its what you really want to do!
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25-04-12, 18:47 #36
of course if it was raw good looks then a whisper secret would be the obvious choice
25-04-12, 18:52 #37
Now you're making me feel really s***y - and all that wrong advice on towing capacity, too.
Any boat, as long as you get sailing, videoing & putting them up.
Seriously, though, as someone who ended up with a gaff rig because it was part of a package, I've ended up as a gaff rig fan, and never thought I would.
25-04-12, 18:59 #38
Gunter Rig = Breton Cap and pipe. Bermudan rig = Ray Ban's and Henri Lloyd "Oilies".
Your in no rush, you can't be you had the Slug to start with, so I'd go with the gunter. For what you want to do with it, it'll suit you down to the ground. Easier to drop the mast yourself. Less length to cope with for stowing/trailing and it looks much nicer to my eyes.
Go with the Gunter rigged boat, you know thats what you'd do anyway.....
25-04-12, 19:12 #39
27-04-12, 21:43 #40
Really expected to be taken up on my assertions. I didn't expect to be able to drop the main when sailing downwind
But that is a significant upside, compared to the only downside of not pointing so high.