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Old 03-04-2007
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Schooners were built to make passages with minimum crew. (Check the history of Maine coasters to learn how large a vessel was sailed by three or four crew.)
They maintain a balanced sail plan when reefed. Their sails are of smaller, more manageable size than single masted rigs, and total center of effort is (vertically) lower too.
Not everyone's cup of tea, but they do have some advantages.
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