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post #11 of Old 06-18-2007
Boasun
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I noticed that no one mentioned the complicated square sails. That required a larger crew who are hail and hardy and willing to climb in the worst of weather.
Me?? I shall keep my feet on deck and use the fore & aft sails. Either a Cutter, ketch or schooner. Where there minimal mast climbing (especially in bad weather).
Hey don't get me wrong. I love the square riggers. Brig, bark or full rigged. Just that you really can't sail them safely when short handed.
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