Rotating Rig Proposal, Suggestions and Critical thoughts welcome

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by duncan mills, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. duncan mills
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    duncan mills New Member

    Hello all,

    I am planning to rig a trailerable 8m trimaran for coastal cruising, sometimes in restricted waters.

    I am very taken with the idea of a fully rotating rig, ballestron style; however I have reservations about the large loads and stiffness required in the boom and also the challenges it imposes on derigging for trailering.

    An alternate arrangement I propose, is wishbone style, main and fib booms pivoting on the mainmast, bisecting loose footed jib and mainsail.

    Reefing would be accomplished by a roller reef jib, main roller reefing into aerowing type mast.

    would welcome all feedback.
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