Vivacity 20

  • 30 Jun 2018 04:57
    Reply # 6350969 on 6348874

    Hi Chris

    I'm pretty new to the junk rig, I just run one on a 10 foot dinghy.

     I had a bit of trouble finding good info on the junk rig at first and I just wanted to say that if you're really interested in understanding the junk rig and how it works you can probably scrounge most of what you need to know off the net if you're good with google.

     but if you want a well referenced textbook of about 85% of the information you need The Practical Junk Rig is a good investment in spite of the hefty price tag.

    most of the rest is new information that can be found here.

    Hope you'll let us know how it goes if you decide to go ahead.


  • 29 Jun 2018 08:37
    Reply # 6349142 on 6348874

    Hi Chris, welcome on board.

    I suggest you go here, and read Arne's Junk Rig for Beginners, for a start.  This will tell you a lot about the mast placement, why they appear to be so far forward, etc and more about junk rig generally.

    After that, why not put Vivacity into our Search Engine on the Members' Area page?  Then you will come across two members, Dag and Mark, each of whom has a Vivacity.  Dag has the yawl that you have seen.  You could contact these people about their experiences, if you wished to.

    After you've done this, you will have a bit more idea of what it is you are trying to do and can then ask more particular questions about details or your individual project.

    As I recall, the Vivacity has a good name as a small cruising boat.  Best of luck, if you decided to go ahead.

  • 29 Jun 2018 02:41
    Message # 6348874

    Hello all.  I have an opportunity to purchase a V20 for a junk Rig conversion.  I had noticed on this site another person in the BC Canada area who converted a v20 to junk.  He set his up with a Mizzen, Im assuming to balance.  It appears that he left the original mast location in place but I cant tell.   If I did a junk conversion, Id think Id prefer a single sail on such a small boat.  I envision doing something to the boat like Roger Taylor has done on his boat with a small house and sealing up the boat a bit.  

    It seems to me I have seen a number of pictures with junk rigs converted boats that appear to have the rigs placed way farther forward than I would have expected.   Is there a reason for this or do some people place their rigs for forward for a reason.  I would expect that the rig should balance just like a JR, right above the keel.

    I guess my questions are:  Does anyone have any comments on the V20 as a conversion project?  

    Can someone point me to the best reading material on determining the best location for a single sail JR to correctly balance the boat?  

    Thanks for any comments.

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