I'm new i need help! Junk rig bad idea good idea?

Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by Trevornew, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. Trevornew
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    Trevornew Junior Member

    Ok so i'm in the planning stage i got a lotta time little money but a cheap wood source. I was looking at something like a lorcha, I like that the junk rig is supposed to be easy to use anyone out there use it and have any ideas for me? Also if i take a typical design can i just put a junk sail up without changing anything?
     
  2. Tad
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    Tad Boat Designer

    Two books will help....

    "The Chinese Sailing Rig...Designing and building your own" by Derek Van Loan. a slim book that covers the basics quite well.

    "Practical Junk Rig" by H.G. Hasler and J.K. McLeod. A big book which covers the subject in much more detail.
     
  3. bistros

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    I'd put the Junk rig in the same mental category I do chopsticks: A huge proportion of the people in the world use it, feel it more than adequate for the task and have opted to not change it to what I'm familiar with. I do not believe for a minute that the solutions I am familiar with are superior than those I do not know well.

    Halser built long distance race passage making yachts (Jester, Galway Blazer) with the Junk rig, extolling simplicity and performance. Galway Blazer lost both masts in rollovers, and was subsequently holed by a shark.

    I think Halser did a lot of serious work developing a Western take on this Eastern concept. Certainly the Junk rigs seems simple, light and far less complicated than a traditional (for me) marconi rigged boat.

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    Bill
     
  4. Trevornew
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    Trevornew Junior Member

    Awesome thanks i'll go check out the books. My other question is, i want a very old fashioned looking boat with something of an aft castle look, But since i'm in washington and want to remotly stay out of the rain in winter that would be the cock pit. Any designs that you might recomend? or just easy sailing designs.
     
  5. Norman Brown
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    Norman Brown Junior Member

    Junk Rig

    I have 2 friends sailing round the world in a yacht (Ell Lobo). and find it a very easy, and more effective rig. They used to have a standard rig, So they should know ! They have a web site if you google the name !
     
  6. Trevornew
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    Trevornew Junior Member

    thanks i read some of the stories sounds like they had some bad luck for the last crossing but yeah that is the ultimate intention for me someday not with this boat though it will be the next one, need more experiance first.
     
  7. chowdan
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    chowdan 1980 PAC41 Liveaboard

    Hey Norman and Trevor,

    Do you maybe have the link for the website on hand? i've searched google and can't seem to find it.

    I'd like to read about it.

    thanks
    Jordan
     

  8. chowdan
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    chowdan 1980 PAC41 Liveaboard

    Scratch that i just found it!

    haha
     
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