Any pics of DynaRig or Maltese Falcon stowing its sails inside mast?

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  1. Squidly-Diddly
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    Any pics of diagrams of it "in the act" so to speak?

    Are there just big rollers inside the cross-masts?

    I can't even find a pic of sails half deployed.

    I thought I heard the sails were stowed inside the vertical masts, but that doesn't seem right.

    this has close up, but of what I'm not sure


    http://www.waddiloveyachts.com/maltesefalcon.pdf
     
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    Yachting World: Three Winged Falcon . . . .

    From Doug's link . . .

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    THX, I get it.so the sail is sucked into the vertical mast from the sail's center?

    Because I'm seeing solid panels with maybe some stitched joining in the middle.

    I guess that would make sense because it would be hard to roll it up inside the curved DynaRig cross-masts(what is correct term).

    ANY pics of the sails in 1/2 deployed state?

    I would think THAT trick would be heavily promoted by the maker and owner.

    Right up there with those "hard top convertibles" with about 7 separate panels and god knows how many little servo-motors, pulleys and tracks.
     
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    Maltese Falcon » Furling the sails

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    ‘‘ wind on the beam, furls her sails into her carbon-fiber mast ’’

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    I think so too, but too bad last pic is from aft, otherwise we'd be sure....

    Yards I think.

    Cheers,
    Angel

    PS - a sail pops out of the mast at the start of the vid in post #4
     
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    At 2 min 28 sec in the vid . . . . the top sails are coming out . . . . as triangles . . . . bottom of the sails first . . . . . moving to the outside along the yards . . . . .

    Cheers,
    Angel

    P.S.

    The sails are coming out of the mast with ± their final side form, so the top sails must be coming out as triangles on top of the 2th to top yard, as the top yards are shorter . . . . . For the bottom sails the coming out triangles must be pointed down from the 2th to bottom yard as the bottom sails have a shorter yard at their bottom.
     

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    You might have a look at the first portions of this video
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=KZoS93qkZHw
     
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