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    Default Re: Anyone wanna go sailing?

    Get those parts memorized if you wanna go with me....

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    Default Re: Anyone wanna go sailing?

    Ok, I'm out straight away then.
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    hahaha.... too many lines?

    Or too many words? haha
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    Default Re: Anyone wanna go sailing?

    I was looking for a SIMPLE diagram on various types of sailing rigs to give me the nomenclature for something I'm studying.

    Anyway, that came up and I thought it was worth posting. A few years back - probably three - I was reading some books, mostly adventure stuff on sailing in the 1700s and about pirates and several of them used a lot of terms I wasn't (and still am not too) familiar with. The terms were for big ships with several masts, square rigged vessels, with a bunch of different names for sails.

    Anyway, I never could find anything to show me what I was reading. So, I figured this would be good for someone interested in the subject at some point

    Sailboats I typically sail have one mast (called a sloop) and usually two, or three sails up at any given instance. Usually a main sail, a jib and possibly a "foresail" on a cutter rigged sloop (two front sails basically).

    There are "halyards" to hoist the sails up, sheets to control the sails (main sheet and jib sheets) and a few other lines to be concerned with - but a vessel that big, I don't even want to think about trying to move one.

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    Default Re: Anyone wanna go sailing?

    I started reading that but then...


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    Lol!
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