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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by prv View Post
    Agree. If I had seen that picture on its own, I'd have said "gaff", not "gunter". Gunter should have the yard as nearly parallel to the mast as possible.

    Pete
    Mind you that may just be poor sail rigging, many mirror sailors make the same mistake, or have used a rather stretchy halyard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maxi77 View Post
    Mind you that may just be poor sail rigging, many mirror sailors make the same mistake, or have used a rather stretchy halyard.
    Maybe, but the sail looks fairly well set, if the halyard was that slack it would look like a bag.

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    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.

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    Go 4 Gunta.

    You know its what you really want to do!



    PS Someone mentioned a Corrribbeee earlier on - any reason it doesn't meet your criteria?
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    Quote Originally Posted by maxcampbell View Post
    I think that boat is nearly as ugly as the Slug, .
    I will take any compliments I can get - however they have been pre-barbed

    of course if it was raw good looks then a whisper secret would be the obvious choice

    http://www.whisperboats.co.uk/pdfs/Watercraft%2074.pdf

    http://www.whisperboats.co.uk/



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    Now you're making me feel really s***y - and all that wrong advice on towing capacity, too.

    Cheers Dylan.

    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.

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    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.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babylon View Post
    Go 4 Gunta.

    You know its what you really want to do!



    PS Someone mentioned a Corrribbeee earlier on - any reason it doesn't meet your criteria?
    no bog

    outboard on the stern

    tiny cabin

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    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.

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