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    Yacht rigging help.
    by Colin H ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ( Rear Admiral)
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    CaptLarry
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    ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€
    73, CaptLarry
    RNinMunich
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    "If it is a โ€œloose footedโ€ jib, I donโ€™t think you need the bowsprit..."
    So it just stays foot loose and fancy free huh Larry? ๐Ÿ˜
    OK OK, I know. Back to the cave ๐Ÿค”
    Was just off anyway ๐Ÿ˜ Fancy a beer Rob? ๐Ÿ˜‹ Get yer coat!
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    Nerys
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    I agree with Capt. Larry, a simple blade keel should be adequate, but rather than have fishing weights stuck on, I'd have a bigger keel to compensate.

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    When the winds before the rain, soon you may make sail again, but when the rain's before the wind, tops'l sheets and halyards mind
    CaptLarry
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    A simple blade keel with long fishing weights attached to the foot might work. A 90ยฐ bend at the hull attachment point, and through mounted to the hull. Fill edges with epoxy. Not scale looking, but functional.
    73, CaptLarry
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    I expect you will be able to use one servo for sheeting both main and mizzen, but I think the jib will most probably be left, like the real Broads boats do laced to a jib boom and a self acting sheet, in other words sheeted in fairly tight for going to windward, My Bella is rigged like that and it seems to work and the jib fills on the opposite side to the mainsail when running dead before the wind. The foresails on my barges, and real ones. work like this too I wouldn't worry about an overlapping jib, complicates things as to work properly, you need two servos.

    I'm sure we'll get your boat sailing well before long.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    When the winds before the rain, soon you may make sail again, but when the rain's before the wind, tops'l sheets and halyards mind
    Colin H
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    Had a quick look inside it today, the sail winch servo seems to be working OK, but the line to the aft sail is broken.
    The rudder and its servo are missing, so replacement required.
    There is a hole above the keel slot that looks like it is where it is screwed in.
    Now I need to figure out how to make a keel.
    Cheers Colin.
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    Fair winds and calm waters, COLIN.
    CaptLarry
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    If it is a โ€œloose footedโ€ jib, I donโ€™t think you need the bowsprit....the jib is supposed to overlap the main just a little to create a โ€œslotโ€ that accelerates the air past the leading edge of the mainsail. This produces more โ€œliftโ€ for greater power. Otherwise, rig the jib boom โ€œclewโ€ as close to the mainmast as you can.
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    Colin H
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    Thank you for your responses shipmates, I now think I know what you mean and I will proceed with cautious anticipation to get her into sailing trim.
    Next issue is the keel or lack of one, I will have to get a look inside to see how it is supposed to be fitted, all I know is that there is a slot in the bottom of the Hull.
    Cheers Colin.
    Fair winds and calm waters, COLIN.
    Nerys
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    Looking at the picture where you have fitted a jib boom and a bowsprit, I think you have more or less solved the problem for yourself. Definitely a Bermudan ketch. Looks as if the standing rigging is all there. A forestay with the jib attached and you may need a bobstay from the outboard end of the bowsprit to the bow, just on the waterline.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    When the winds before the rain, soon you may make sail again, but when the rain's before the wind, tops'l sheets and halyards mind
    RNinMunich
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    Hi Colin,
    Not really my field either ๐Ÿ˜‰ but she looks like a type of ketch to me.
    Can't be a schooner cos part of the schooner definition is that the aft mast(s) is / are taller than the foremast. Looks like a 'Ketch alternate' to me, see attached pic showing various types.
    BTW; I reckon your 'boom' is there but has come adrift from the mast!๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    Correction: reckon you're right Colin, the bowsprit is missing and that's where the foresail is attached.
    I'm sure Nerys will know how to reconnect it properly ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    Young at heart ๐Ÿ˜‰ Slightly older in other places.;-/ Cheers Doug
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