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Gaff sail by Robert Simper

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Published by Naval Institute Press in Annapolis, Md .
Written in English


  • Sailing ships,
  • Sailboats

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Edition Notes

Includes index.

StatementRobert Simper.
LC ClassificationsVM311.G33 S55 1980
The Physical Object
Pagination144 p. :
Number of Pages144
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4436784M
ISBN 100870218271
LC Control Number79090907

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The Overview page includes the parts of the sail, and that information won't be repeated in detail here. But I did want to show some additional detail of the typical gaff main sail. To recap that information, the luff is that vertical portion of the sail that is nearest the mast, and the leech is the vertical portion farthest away from the mast. Gaff rig is a sailing rig (configuration of sails, mast and stays) in which the sail is four-cornered, fore-and-aft rigged, controlled at its peak and, usually, its entire head by a spar (pole) called the e of the size and shape of the sail, a gaff rig will have running backstays rather than permanent backstays.. The gaff enables a fore and aft sail to be four sided, rather than. A gaff is a spar, or a strong pole. A gaff rig employs a spar on the top of the sail and typically other sails can be set in conjunction with that mainsail with the gaff. Often, on the smaller, non tall ship, gaff rigs, there will be a small triangular sail that fits between the main and . The author is an expert in the subject of the text and takes the reader through the evolution, demise and rebirth of the rig over a period of more than years. the text is well written and is a must read for anyone interested in the gaff rig in particular or sailing history in general/5(34).

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  The gaff topsail rigging in the plans has me befuddled. It shows the sail attached to the topmast with “lacing”. If that means loosely tied, then I suppose the sail could be lowered as far as the point at which the mast and top mast overlap, but that wouldn’t be . Lacing advice for those of you who own gaff- or gunter-rigged boats. When setting the mast lacing it is crucial to establish whether you have a straight luff or a throat and/or tack knock. Either way, it is of utmost importance that the luff lacing does not pull the sail closer to the mast than it was designed to : Classic Boat.   A properly designed gaff rig has tremendous flexibility for reducing sail, especially if it is loose-footed in the traditional English style. Tricing up the tack and slacking the peak halyard cut area in half in seconds, without having to lower the sail. The gaff stays aloft when reefing when the gear is properly laid out.   There’s no question about it: modern gaffers are go. Almost wherever you look around our shores the number of boats sporting bowsprits, gaff rigs and tan (or perhaps cream) sails is on the increase, writes David Harding. The appeal of these classic-style Author: Laura Hodgetts.