Chris Gallienne wrote:Currently working on Part 2, which contains some sections on designers/builders who have contributed to the development of the Western rig. I knew that Bruce Roberts had designed quite a few junk rigs for his boats, but there wasn't much available on his site so I e-mailed him.
He responded positively within the hour and within a few more hours had sent me loads of sailplans , images and other data, together with permission to use them freely. I was very impressed!
David Tyler wrote:A word of warning there: Pacific Spray, down in NZ, is a Roberts design, and Rob and Maren initially built the rig according to his design. It was clear when Rob asked me for advice and I had a look at the rig, that Mr Roberts really didn't have much of an idea about designing the geometry of the sails of a JR schooner. I'm not sure that he had studied PJR and learned how to do it. The sails had to be recut.
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