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Date Posted: - Sunday - 06/24/07 - 2:57pm
Author: Mike m-40 chaser
Subject: Junk Rig in storms
In reply to: Marty Butzen 's message, "Junk rig for a Mariner?" on - Wednesday - 06/20/07 - 12:10pm

I had a friend in the early 70's that built a H-28 design boat utilizing a junk rig. He left Mississippi and I have never heard from him again. ???? From pitchpoling cat's and broaching every mono I had, I don't think I would care to cross any body of water with the junk rig. They look nice but, when I'm upside down, I want my rigging to come up in one piece. I'm re-rigging my 40 and plan to add a few more stays. In my younger days, when flying a hull and jumping on the front of the leeward hull to see what happens, hanging more sails than the boat could handle, going out in hurricane "Bob", I never wanted a junk rig during any of these events. But, a fair weather sailor might desire such a rig. But, who wants to only sail when the wearher is nice? My suggestion is leave the rigging alone, other than adding a few stays, or buy a day sailer with a junk rig.

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