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Old 06-27-2007
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I actually sailed the pirogue once with the rig from the picture below. In the picture, it is on a pram I built but have since gotten rid of (and I kick myself for it now). It was a rather hairy ride in a little too much wind and water and way too much sail and the sail ripped out the light duty mast support I had put in the pirogue. The sail below is a 80 SF lug of sorts and the Snark sail is about 35 SF lanteen. I took my 2 boys out in the Snark the other day and one of my 2 daughters wants to go next; I am really glad I got it. There is a little 500 acre lake near here that allows no power boats and only charges $2 to launch a car topper ($3 for a trailered boat) that is perfect for boats than size.


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