Gaffs and their Saddles


Different ships, different saddles In the good old days when gaffs lay at an angle of 45 to 50 degrees to the mast, [...]

Gaffs and their Saddles2021-05-27T09:38:12+01:00

Boom not Bust


The next item on the agenda is booms. Those of you with sprit rigs, bawleys and Drascombes can skip this article with impunity. [...]

Boom not Bust2021-05-27T09:28:12+01:00

Shortening Sail


The subject of this article is mainsail reefing. I’m just dealing with mainsails because I am still on the subject of booms, in [...]

Shortening Sail2021-05-27T09:28:56+01:00

Bits for Booms


A reader of the last article on booms said that it was a bit inconclusive: he was trying to size a boom and [...]

Bits for Booms2021-05-27T09:28:00+01:00


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