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Gaff Rigged Schooner

Discussion in 'Sports and Recreation' started by TJMay, Sep 5, 2015.

  1. TJMay

    TJMay Beach Lover

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    After many years of sailing my big sloop rigged schooner, I sold her last year.

    It was time but I miss sailing a lot. So, I recently bought a much smaller gaff rigged cat boat. It is a SunCat by Compac. She's 17' long, lives on a trailer and is easy to setup and launch.

    While sailing is sailing, apparently there are many differences in the way a gaff rigged and a sloop rigged are handled.

    If there any sailers who are experienced in sailing a gaff rig and would like to teach an old sailer new tricks, I'd really enjoy a sail one day.

    Tommy
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  2. Truman

    Truman Beach Fanatic

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    Tommy - contact Mark Thompson. I expect he'd be happy to show you the ropes.
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  3. TJMay

    TJMay Beach Lover

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    Thanks.

    I made contact with Captain Mark.

    He is only experienced with sloop rigged boats.

    Anyone else?

    Tommy
     

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