Multiple headsail, "mainless" sailplan

Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by massandspace, Dec 5, 2017.

  1. fastsailing
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    fastsailing Junior Member

    Using high rake (10...20 degrees) combined with moving the mast step a little forward would reduce structural loads substantially, while allowing same size jibs with same aspect ratio. Position of center of mast would remain the same, upper part moves aft and lower part forward. Also no spreaders would be needed for back shrouds as angle to the mast would be quite reasonable without them.
  2. JosephT
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  3. sharpii2
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    sharpii2 Senior Member

    An interesting idea, but I think the OP was looking for a rig with no moving spars. And except for its suggestive shape, a Lateen has little in common with a head sail only one.
  4. Dolfiman
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    Dolfiman Senior Member

    This photo captured on the net, shot in 2010, it is actually a Baranquilla motor yacht equiped with a mast and two jibs on furls :
    Cata with jib.jpeg

  5. rwatson
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    rwatson Senior Member

    Another view of the Caravell from my previous post

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