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Date Posted: - Sunday - 03/ 9/08 - 5:21pm
Author: matts
Subject: ketch rig--thanks to randall, mike and ian

Thanks to randall, mike, and ian for your observations and insights on ketch rigs. They were a great help in putting the piece together.

If you're interested, the article--"The Venerable Ketch"--also includes some observations and opinions from three marine architects I phoned. It also has a few historical vignettes I managed to dig up at the college library (e.a. the first ketch was probably a "nef"--the Viking Kalmar boat which had a mizzen or "after" to help steer the beast--dates back to about 1000 AD. Also, the rig was popular with European navies of the 16th century because of their stability--used them to launch mortars on shore-side nasties).

Anyway, it'll come out in "Sailing" sometime later this year--with paintings (16th and 17th century) and photos (our Mariner 31).

If any of you have some sharp, first-rate action shots of your own rig, send them along (one photo per email, please), and if they get published, I'll split the royalty.

My email is


thanks again,

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