Re: new member with, perhaps, an odd question
Thanks Denise and Zeehag for the reply and info. I am torn over the rig configuration. In part because I am so unfamiliar with the junk rig and in part because I am going to be putting the boat into charter to help pay for it and I know the eye appeal a gaffer has. My experience is on gaff schooners and square riggers so I am confronting my comfort zone I guess. I have looked into the price of conversion and, yes, it is expensive, but from the drawings Mr. Colvin has sent to me, much of the existing rig can be used. Sails, gaffs, booms and additional blocks & line. On the other hand, the satisfaction level with the junk rig by other owners is very high. I'd like to talk with someone who has sailed both and would be willing to share their impressions.