Westsail 42 near Brisbane

  • 18 Jan 2022 16:40
    Message # 12276145

    A very different and interesting interpretation of a junk rig.

    Are there any experiences with this kind of setup?

    Wetsnail on gumtree and on yachthub.com


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  • 19 Jan 2022 05:38
    Reply # 12278918 on 12276145
    Horst wrote:

    A very different and interesting interpretation of a junk rig.

    Are there any experiences with this kind of setup?

    Wetsnail on gumtree and on yachthub.com


    Doesn't look like a junk rig, a sort of cut down gaff mainsail, I cannot see anything junk in that. Looks like a cobbled together rig but not intended for serious sailing, but the jib might do something. Not a yacht for real sailors. Maybe a boat for pottering around Moreton Bay and the Broadwater area between Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Hope the boat has got a good engine!
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  • 19 Jan 2022 07:16
    Reply # 12279095 on 12276145

    Two things Horst

    1)
    That is not a junk rig. It is an A-frame rig with a gaff main.

    2) In the right hands there is nothing snail about a Westsail. They are great blue water boats especially when it gets rough and hairy.

    In fact I suggest you delete this thread.

  • 19 Jan 2022 08:17
    Reply # 12279256 on 12276145
    Have a close look. No junk?
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  • 19 Jan 2022 08:36
    Reply # 12279302 on 12279256
    Anonymous wrote:Have a close look. No junk?

    Sorry but I cannot hold back...

    what is the difference between a Junk Rig a RIG JUNK?


  • 19 Jan 2022 13:54
    Reply # 12280784 on 12276145

    Horst not as far as I am concerned.

    No sheetlets and sheets.
    Too few battens/panels.
    More like a mixed breed gunter/gaff.

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  • 19 Jan 2022 17:01
    Reply # 12281817 on 12276145

    It's sad to see that done to an otherwise fantastic cruising ship.

    My suggestion? Scrap the entire rig and start over.

    I agree with David: and , hope she has a good engine.

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