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  1. SemiSalt

    My even newer project for The Man In The Moon

    I just made a dish last night that called for coconut sugar or, alternately, maple syrup. We never heard of coconut sugar and we had maple syrup (the real stuff) in house, so we went with that.
  2. SemiSalt

    My even newer project for The Man In The Moon

    Looking through some old pics, I came across this boat with a somewhat similar cabin profile. Double-ender, though.
  3. SemiSalt

    My even newer project for The Man In The Moon

    Meanwhile, your cocktail shaker: http://www.artnet.com/artists/international-silver/boston-lighthouse-cocktail-shaker-model-352-dCM04DUjQdpKBHdqkzTqhg2
  4. SemiSalt

    My even newer project for The Man In The Moon

    The Psyche mizzen look just like the one Bob drew. For a sprit, I think the inboard end is called the heel. Don't know if that would apply here. The portion of the sail forward of the mast serves two functions (in addition to the driving force of that much sail area). Like any balanced foil...
  5. SemiSalt

    My even newer project for The Man In The Moon

    Think of the sprit boom as half a wishbone. It was all worked out in the 19th century.
  6. SemiSalt

    My even newer project for The Man In The Moon

    On his Chebacco yawl, Bolger dispensed with the boomkin, and used two sheets led to the stern quarters. I think this worked OK with the sharpie-type, triangular spritsail. It doesn't need to be touched when beating, as the lazy, leeside sheet can just be left slack. A wide stern is a help. I...
  7. SemiSalt

    My even newer project for The Man In The Moon

    Years back, I read a review of a C&C which had a short bowsprit. Why a bowsprit? "We got everything else done and the rig needed to be a bit further forward." If you took a boat like Night Wind and rebuilt the bow with enough overhang to eliminate the bowsprit, how much weight would you...
  8. SemiSalt

    My even newer project for The Man In The Moon

    Isn't that a marlinboard?On a balanced lug rig, the vang effect comes from the luff tension on the fotreward end of the boom working with the fulcrum provided by the downhaul. On a standing lud with a sprit boom, the vang effect comes from the tension on the foot of the sail. No gnav needed.
  9. SemiSalt

    My even newer project for The Man In The Moon

    Perhaps the client has seen a graph like this one by Manfred Curry: If you can decipher the markings, the big lobe up and to the left shows a gaff sail generating a huge amount more power with started sheets than a marconi sail.
  10. SemiSalt

    My even newer project for The Man In The Moon

    Great find, especially as Irens will have adapted as much modern technology as he could.

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