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#41 Sabre

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Posted 14 December 2019 - 07:15 PM

Junk rigs perform a lot better than some of you realise, out-sailing an equivelent bermudan rig in certain conditions. Their attributes are well suited to cruising. Not for me personally but I get them and certainly wouldnt knock them..

https://www.pbo.co.u...s-junk-rig-1748

Back on topic.. that Dry Glide sounds like the ducks nuts and has been added to my shopping list
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#42 Black Panther

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Posted 14 December 2019 - 07:16 PM

Why all the hatred of junks? Ive come to the conclusion bermudan sloops are not very good but i would never be rude enough to say so to someone who owns one.
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#43 Maté

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Posted 14 December 2019 - 08:12 PM

it rhymes, :)


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#44 raz88

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Posted 15 December 2019 - 05:40 AM

Why all the hatred of junks?


Think a pointless unhelpful comment on a tech question thread suggesting a change to junk rig might be the primary reason?

Plus in general junks are slow, look stupid, and have average windward performance...
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#45 Zozza

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Posted 15 December 2019 - 06:01 AM

Think a pointless unhelpful comment on a tech question thread suggesting a change to junk rig might be the primary reason?

Plus in general junks are slow, look stupid, and have average windward performance...

 

Talking of pointless, unhelpful comments......


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#46 Clipper

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Posted 15 December 2019 - 06:32 AM

Think a pointless unhelpful comment on a tech question thread suggesting a change to junk rig might be the primary reason.


Seems about right.
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#47 Frank

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Posted 15 December 2019 - 06:37 AM

Think a pointless unhelpful comment on a tech question thread suggesting a change to junk rig might be the primary reason?

Plus in general junks are slow, look stupid, and have average windward performance...

My wife's uncle did a 7 year circumnavigation in Junk  rigged boat, including the Aleutians,  Alaska etc. They are a niche cruising rig with pros and cons, not for me but I think they have their place.


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#48 raz88

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Posted 15 December 2019 - 06:55 AM

My wife's uncle did a 7 year circumnavigation in Junk rigged boat, including the Aleutians, Alaska etc. They are a niche cruising rig with pros and cons, not for me but I think they have their place.


Yeah I don't disagree with that. Doesn't help with hoisting the main single handed on a 35 foot Elliott though.
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#49 Zozza

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Posted 15 December 2019 - 07:12 AM

RIght'o y'all can get back to the Elliot and it's mainsail in a sec.  Sorry for the thread drift, unintended as it was, but since a few "damming" comments have been made about junk rigs, I will say my piece and move on...

 

Firstly, Ok...guilty as charged....I made a light hearted comment of a literally just a few words, way early on in this thread about changing to junk rig...(I mean, a JR sail is really easy to raise sail, and to reef) nothing more nothing less, not meant to be taken seriously......so anyway, yeah- I'm guilty as charged for the so called "unhelpful" comment.
 
But jeez, I didn't denigrate bermudan rigs, nor was I intending too.  
 
All rigs are good for what they do...propel a man made machine over H2o......surely one of the greatest inventions of civilisation are boats and the rigs that propel them....I love all boats and their rigs, even the ugly ones. Variety is the spice of life.  I lust love boats full stop.
 
Having said all that - this is a open forum on an internet, so if you want to say all Junk Rigs are ugly, and useless to windward, then I will defend your right to do so as we don't live in communist China.....even if I don't agree with you...but some of them do look kind of ok...

 

Vid is from a light air day on the Waitemata. 'Barrel cut' sail to help with that drive to windward, because yes, flat cut JR sails are not the greatest when sailing to weather, and the camber really does help.  I have no problem getting my short water line boat to hull speed...

 

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#50 Abel Seaman

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Posted 09 January 2020 - 09:12 PM

When i firts rigged my new full batten main i thought i had made a tragic mistake: I had to winch it the whole way.

A few good squirts of silicone lube later, i could hoist the whole mainsail by hand and just use the winch for final luff tension.

Figure out your friction problems and deal to them.

Cheers

John


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