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  1. #11
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    Default Re: What do you call this type of rig?

    I've a feeling I've seen this boat, or one very like it, in the west of Scotland. A French visitor, AIR.
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  2. #12
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    Default Re: What do you call this type of rig?

    A bi-main cutter?

    Something from a comic book perhaps (check the name on the quarter)

    It's hard to see how that would perform well on any point of sail. I can only conclude the twin mains, small as they are, are purely for balance and the two headsails provide all the drive. Look at the size of the windvane, it's huge! The hull form looks as though it owes its allegiance to motor cruisers. Is it a conversion perhaps?
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  3. #13
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    Default Re: What do you call this type of rig?

    Quote Originally Posted by Porthandbuoy View Post
    Something from a comic book perhaps .....
    Or owned by an Eric Clapton fan?

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  4. #14
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    Default Re: What do you call this type of rig?

    Quote Originally Posted by steppygas View Post
    Surely the twin booms defeat any benefit from having a clean air flow onto the sails?
    It's possible that only one 'mainsail' from the booms is hoisted at any one time. This would mean that the chosen mainsail could be hoisted so as to avoid a wind shadow onto the foresails

    There was a boat similar to this in Bristol Harbour for many years. A Frame mast with twin/cutter headsails. Designed for tradewind (downwind) sailing. As others have said, it's a very strong set up, but I suspect it's a very heavy one as well.

  5. #15
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    Default Re: What do you call this type of rig?

    Quote Originally Posted by RobF View Post

    There was a boat similar to this in Bristol Harbour for many years.
    Yes.

    This one is named 'BEANO'. And I suspect the blue foil is not a windvane, but a lifting rudder or sorts. There seem to be 'halyards' attached to the mid-points of three of the transverse struts. Any guesses?

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